Does your Business have a compliant Health and Safety Policy?
The law says that every business must have a policy for managing health and safety!
A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety. It explains how you, as an employer, will manage health and safety in your business. It should clearly say who does what, when and how. You must share the policy, and any changes to it, with your employees. Your policy should cover three areas:
- Statement of intent State your general policy on health and safety at work, including your commitment to managing health and safety and your aims. As the employer or most senior person in the company, you should sign it and review it regularly.
- Responsibilities List the names, positions and roles of the people in your business who have specific responsibility for health and safety.
- Arrangements for health and safety Give details of the practical arrangements you have in place, showing how you will achieve your health and safety policy aims. e.g. This could include doing a risk assessment, training employees and using safety signs or equipment.