Written Health and Safety Policy & the Purpose and General Content Of Health and Safety Policy Document.

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Question:

  • Outline the legal requirements whereby an employer must prepare a written health and safety policy.
  • Identify the three main sections of a health and safety policy document and explain the purpose and general content of each section.



Part (a)

An employer must prepare a written health and safety policy when he employs five or more persons.

Part (b)

  • Statement of Intent – which demonstrates management’s commitment to health and safety and sets goals and objectives for the organisation),
  • Organisation – the purpose of which is to allocate health and safety responsibilities within the company
  • Arrangements – which sets out in detail the systems and procedures to show how the policy is to be implemented



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