Health and Safety Policy
The health and safety policy is the basis of each organisation’s safety management system. It is also the organisation’s commitment to securing the health, safety and welfare of all their employees and anyone else that may be affected by their business activities.
All organisations should have a health and safety policy and if five or more persons are employed then this policy must be written down. It will contain the following sections:
- A Statement of Intent: The organisation’s commitment to securing the health and safety of employees and others affected by their business activities.
- The Organisation and Responsibilities: This defines the key responsibilities of staff and managers and the designated person responsible for the formulation and implementation of the policy.
- Arrangements: These are the arrangements the organisation has in place to ensure the implementation of the policy and includes the specific health and safety procedures.
Well constructed health and safety policies will set the direction of the organisation to ensuring continuous improvement in health and safety. With this in mind, the policy should influence all activities, including the selection of people, equipment and materials; the way work is done and how organisations design and provide goods and services.
At OM Safety Solutions Ltd, we can assist you in developing a suitable comprehensive safety policy for your company, ensuring that it is relevant to your organisation and the work that you and your staff undertake.
The Health and Safety Policy is a core element of all of the Business Safety Solutions we offer, with the added benefit of unlimited updates in line with any changes in legislation or working practices within the organisation.
Contact us to find out how we can help your business remain safe and compliant, or to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert consultants.