A health and safety policy is one of the most essential parts of a company's health and safety management systems. Your policy document should outline what you will do to manage health and safety in your business and who is responsible for implementing and managing it.
If your company employs five or more people, it is a legal requirement for you to have a written health and safety policy, and even if you've only got one or two employees, it's certainly not a bad idea.
This document effectively brings together all of your health and safety documentation into one place - this is how you will manage your health and safety. It includes your health and safety policy, responsibilities, general arrangements, safety procedures, risk assessments, fire risk assessments and any other relevant health and safety documentation.
Your health and safety manual should be the main source of reference when you need to determine how to carry out a particular task safely - it needs to be specific to your company and contain information that is relevant to how your business operates, not just generic information for your particular trade or business sector.
Producing a health and safety policy and manual for your business is not as straightforward as you might think - and it needs to be carried out by a 'competent' person. Fortunately, we've got experience of producing a range of safety documentation for various business sectors, from manufacturing and construction to retail and office based organisations and we'll work with you to develop the exact documentation you need to stay safe, enhance your business and cover all of the legal liabilites placed on businesses in the UK.
If you need to talk through your health and safety requirements with a friendly, efficient and highly qualified health and safety consultant, please get in touch with us and we'll show you how you can benefit from working with us.
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