Your business must have a health and safety policy, if you have fewer than five employees, you don’t have to write anything down. If you have more than five you must legally have your policy documented and be able to produce this upon request. Failure to do so can result in heavy penalties.
Most businesses set out their policy in three sections:
- The statement of general policy on health and safety at work sets out your commitment to managing health and safety effectively and what you want to achieve
- The responsibility section sets out who is responsible for specific actions
- The arrangements section contains the detail of what you are going to do in practice to achieve the aims set out in your statement of health and safety policy
We can help you devise a new health and safety policy for your company, or renew an existing one. Our health and safety policy statement provides you with easy-to-read, concise documents that cut through the red tape.