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.
If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.
You must share the policy, and any changes to it, with your employees.
Your policy should cover three areas.
Part 1: 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.
Part 2: Responsibilities for health and safety
List the names, positions and roles of the people in your business who have specific responsibility for health and safety.
Part 3: 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. This could include, for example, doing a risk assessment, training employees and using safety signs or equipment.
The legal requirement to write a policy is included in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations explain the steps you must take to manage health and safety.
ScaffSafe provides a variety of policies which suit all businesses depending on the size of the organisation. To make it easy to understand, we will offer four selections. These can be sold as blank templates or fully branded to your business.
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if these do not suit, we will offer a fully bespoke service where they are written exclusively for your business. costs for this service will vary due to time and creation costs. Based on our Clients feedback, the branded policies have enhanced their businesses.