Health & Safety Policies & Procedures
Policies and procedures should be bespoke to the organisation/activity. These should be monitored and reviewed to ensure that they are achieving the correct outcome.
Elite Safety Services support businesses with the development and implementation of a bespoke health and safety policy.
What are health and safety policies and procedures?
Your health and safety policy outlines how you approach health and safety in general.
As an employer, it explains how you will manage health and safety in your workplace. It should state clearly who does what when and how. Companies with five or more employees should write down their policies.
Employees’ health and safety at work must be respected, managed, and provided for by their employers. The consequences of not implementing the appropriate policies and procedures can be severe.
With the help of Elite Safety Services, you can make sure that your business adheres to all of the necessary obligations, standards, and requirements.
The Health & Safety policy should contain the procedures (tasks, responsibilities, rules, etc.) in place to achieve the necessary level of health and safety in the workplace. Such procedures should include:
- Are you aware of the risks at your workplace? Do you monitor them and reduce them as much as possible? Are your employees informed and up-to-date about potential hazards and risks? Do you manage any hazardous materials, equipment, or machinery?
- Does your staff have the appropriate training, education, and information about these risks? Do you do everything you can to manage and minimize these risks? What is your reporting structure and management structure when it comes to health and safety?
- Are clear monitoring systems in place?
- What happens in an emergency? If something goes wrong, what happens next?
Health & Safety Policies & procedures FAQs
What is a Health & Safety Policies & procedure document?
The health and safety policy outlines your general approach to health and safety. In this document, you will describe how you will manage health and safety in your business. In it, you should explain whom to contact, when to contact them, and how to contact them. You should write down your policy if you have five or more employees.
What are the main sections of a health and safety policy?
Statement of intent
You should list your company’s health and safety goals in your statement. It should be easy to understand. The statement should be signed and dated by you, as the owner or most senior person in the company. A review date should also be set. Your statement of intent must also be posted where everyone can see it, such as on the staff notice board.
Responsibilities for health and safety
This section of your safety policy lists the names, positions, and responsibilities of the people in your company who have specific health and safety responsibilities.
Health and safety arrangements
Details of the specific systems and procedures you have in place are presented in the arrangements section. How you control the risks associated with your business activities should be described in detail in this section of your policy. Be sure to tailor it to your business.
How much do Elite Safety Services charge?
Each project is different. As such Elite Safety Services will prepare you a full quote on what is required for your business and how much it will cost.
Elite Safety Services are a great support to The City & Capital Group.
As we grow our business and offer home working, ensuring we comply with all health and safety requirements is important.
Health & Safety is such a minefield, but Scott made the whole process straightforward. We can rest assured we are not just compliant today. As our business changes shape, Scott will be on hand, an extension to our team!
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