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Health and Safety Company Policy

The Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 states an absolute duty that all employers who have five or more employees must produce a written health and safety policy. That policy must also be signed by the senior executive and dated. Even where a documented health and safety in not legally required, allot of smaller organisations are increasingly being asked by existing clients or prospective clients to produce a statement of intent for health and safety, as they require all partners in their business to demonstrate that they operate a safety conscious organisation.

A health and safety company policy is a unique document for your organisation that says who does what, when and how. It is a health and safety document that our health and safety consultants can help you prepare that sets out your organisations general approach, objectives and the arrangements you have put in place for managing health and safety. If you employ more than five employees your policy must be documented.

So what should be in your policy?

A written health and safety company policy does not need to be complicated or time consuming. It tells your employees and other concerned parties about your commitment to health and safety with your organisation, and should simply describe how you intend to implement and monitor your health and safety control measures.

A health and safety policy developed by our health and safety consultants consists of:

  • Policy: general vision and arrangements for the whole business.
  • Risk assessment: a regular review of how you remove or control hazards, and whether you are doing enough, or if you require further controls.

A policy will only be effective if you and your staff implement it correctly, follow it through and review/audit it on a periodic basis.

Whether you are a start up business or wish to audit your current health and safety arrangements, at Mentor our health and safety consultants will help your business develop a policy bespoke to your organisational needs, which is both legally compliant and represents the work ethics that you employ. We will guide you in the right direction, and keep you on top of all the latest health and safety legislation and current interpretation of health and safety case law by utilising the expertise and experience of the Mentor health and safety consultants.

Health and Safety Mentor takes a pragmatic and constructive approach to safety ensuring that your commitment to safety enhances your organisation rather than hindering it. We work with your employees to ensure that they are involved in the process. If you require further information on completing a policy then please contact one of our health and safety consultants on 08444 933 062.