Not only is it a legal requirement, by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, to have a Health and Safety Policy in place, it also demonstrates a business’s commitment to managing workplace health and safety. The Policy is also a reflection of what the business does and what it wants to achieve in the field of health and safety.
Wrong or incorrect implementation of appropriate health and safety policies and procedures can result in severe consequences, including fines and even imprisonment.
At OPEX we work in partnership with all our clients to ensure your business and its employees remain protected. Our health and safety consultants will review and tailor all health and safety policies to ensure it meets your specific health and safety requirements effectively rather than simply supplying you with a generic health and safety policy template as other companies do!
Your Health and Safety Policy will be constructed in three distinct sections:
- Statement of Intent highlighting your Company's commitment to health and safety management in the workplace;
- Individual health and safety responsibilities for you and your staff;
- Company arrangements relevant to your Company work activities and safety systems With this in place as well as being legally compliant it will demonstrate to your staff and also your clients and stakeholders that you understand your obligations for health and safety and have systems in place to ensure it is a priority of your business.