The law says that every business must have a policy for managing Health & Safety. A Health & 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 3 areas.
1️. Statement of Intent: State your general policy on health and safety at work, including your commitment to managing health & safety & your aims. As the employer or most senior person in the company, you should sign it & review it regularly.
2. Responsibilities: List the names, positions & roles of the people in your business who have specific responsibility for health & safety.
3️. Arrangements for Health & Safety: Give details of the practical arrangements you have in place, showing how you will achieve your health and safety policy aims.
This could include doing a risk assessment, training employees & using safety signs or equipment. If you need some help get in touch with us today.