Health & Safety Policy

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Clearly Communicate your vital Health & Safety arrangements to your employees with our guidance 

The Health and Safety at Work act 1974 requires all businesses to have a Health and Safety Policy.

If you employ 5 or more people this must be documented.

Professional Support and Advice

Have your policy written swiftly and accurately by our team of competent health and safety consultants. Get a policy that is tailored specifically to your business needs as we take the time to understand your organisation.

Questions we are often asked

What does this service cover?

The health and safety policy will be made up of the following 3 parts:

Part 1 - Statement of intent

The statement of intent will list your company's aims for health and safety. You, as the owner or most senior person in the company, should sign and date the statement and display it where all employees can read it, for example on the staff notice board.

Part 2 - Responsibilities for health and safety

This section of the policy will list the names, positions, and roles of the people within your company who have specific responsibilities for health and safety.

Part 3 - Arrangements for health and safety

The arrangements section will describe in detail how your business will control the risks associated with your activities.

Why does my business need a Health and Safety Policy? 

It is a legal requirement under regulation 2 (3) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to prepare and maintain up-to-date health and safety policy.

 

If you have five or more employees, the policy must be documented. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

 

You must also share the policy, and any changes to it, with your employees.

How will my business benefit from having a health and safety policy? 

The effective implementation of an H&S policy can provide the following benefits:

 

  • Reduced risks

  • Fewer incidents

  • Lower employee absence and turnover rates.

  • Fewer accidents

  • Lessened the threat of legal action.

  • Improved standing among suppliers and partners.

  • increased productivity as employees are healthier, happier, and better motivated.

 

All of the above may lead to reduced costs and improved business performance.

Fewer Accidents

Reduced Risks

Happier, Healthier, Motivated,

Workforce

Increase productivity