Health & safety policy
All organisations employing five or more employees must have a written Health and Safety Policy statement. Describing how they will manage health and safety in business, let employees and others know about their commitment to health and safety. This will be your health and safety policy. It should It should clearly say who does what, when and how.
The policy should cover all aspects of the organisation and be relevant to all employees. A Health and Safety Policy demonstrates how seriously an organisation takes its health and safety responsibilities. A good policy will show how the organisation protects those who could be affected by its activities. The policy should be of an appropriate length and relevance to the activities and size of the organisation.
Legal duties and obligations
The Health and Safety at Work Act, says that organisations must prepare their own statement and bring it to the attention of all employees. Th policy should be reviewed and revised as often as necessary. Legally, with or without a written policy, all employers have a duty of care to protect their employees and others from harm arising from work activities.
Developing a health and safety policy
- Setting out a policy.
- Aims of the policy.
- Reach of the policy.
- Informing employees.
- Monitoring and review.
At Sentry, we can supply you with a health and safety policy tailored to your business, keeping you compliant. We can also provide you with an arrangement document which demonstrates how your policy will be implemented.