Health and Safety Policy in North East England
At Northern Safety we provide a range of health and safety policies in Stockton, Middlesbrough and the Teesside area as well as Durham, Newcastle and North East England. If a company employs five or more people, then a written Health and Safety Policy must be in place and is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Should you be based in the North East of England and require a Health and Safety Policy, you’ve come to the right place, Northern Safety have you covered.
What is a health and safety policy?
Describing how you manage health and safety in your business will inform your staff and others about your commitment to health and safety. This will be your health and safety policy, it should clearly say who does what, when and how.
A Health and Safety Policy sets out how health and safety issues are managed within organisation’s- and because Health & Safety regulations and best practice guidance are constantly changing, it is more important than ever for businesses to demonstrate their obligations are effectively managed.
Do I need a health and safety policy?
All organisations that employ five or more people must legally have a written health and safety policy, however we recommend that all organisations have one. This is because it allows you to take time to consider potential issues and how you can address them which could save you time and money in the long run, as well as ensure your company’s safety.
What should a health and safety policy include?
When creating your new health and safety policy, you should consult with your employees. Understand and gather their experience, they may have points that you, yourself have not thought of.
Your policy should include:
- A statement of intent, this will show your commitment to having a safe and healthy working environment.
- A list of who is responsible for what.
- Information on how your main health and safety issues will be managed.
At Northern Safety, we have a wealth of experience when it comes to providing health and safety policies and have working alongside a large selection of businesses across Stockton and the North East, ensuring the safety in their work place.
Health and safety policies from Northern Safety
Northern Safety Ltd can formulate a Health & Safety Policy that demonstrates a company’s commitment to planning and managing health and safety at work. The Policy would establish who is responsible for such things as first aid, health and safety, fire risk assessments, investigating accidents etc. Once a Health and Safety Policy has been introduced to the workplace, Northern Safety Ltd can offer assistance with its implementation so that it becomes a natural part of the business operation.
For a professional health and safety policy in North East England, look no further!
Should you require a heath and safety policy in Stockton, Middlesbrough and the Teesside area as well as Durham, Newcastle and North East England, call Northern Safety today. We can provide the information you need to ensure that you receive a policy that works for you. Simply call our training health and safety advisers today!