Health & Safety Policy and Procedures
What is it and why is it required?
A robust health and safety policy help with identifying risks to your staff and others who work or come into contact with your business including contractors, visitors and members of the public. It is a legal requirement to have a health and safety policy in place, to identify reasonably foreseeable risks and to reduce those risks so far as is reasonably practicable. For you, this means having a thorough policy statement, good organisational responsibilities and tight procedures in place so that you can manage risk and comply with legislation.
What are the benefits?
A robust Health & Safety Policy provides a comprehensive system that you can easily work to in order to achieve good health & safety performance and legal compliance. A well-written policy ensures a streamlined and unified approach for staff and contractors to understand and follow. A good Health & Safety Policy also provides a competitive advantage and enhances reputation, whilst, most importantly, ensuring the safety of your workplace.
How can the S2 Partnership help?
One of our highly-trained consultants will attend site to gather the necessary information to prepare a comprehensive Health & Safety Policy & Procedures document. This will include all aspects of responsible Health and Safety Management relevant to the activities of your organisation and may cover aspects such as asbestosAsbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK1. Asbestos was extensively used in construction materials up until the late 1990s, and is present in a significant number of bu..., contractors, permits to work, electricity, gas safety, working at height, COSHH, and other issues that will have an impact on your organisation that all comply with the current regulations and legislation.
It will also specifically include a review of existing company procedures and the production of new policy and practice documentation including:
- permit to work documentation (including worked examples) and guidance on how and when it should be used;
- guidance on dealing with contractors including general site rules;
- guidance for staff on safety responsibilities at different levels in the organisation;
- safety check documentation for sites; and
- guidance documentation for staff dealing with hazards that may affect them (including lone worker policy and practice).
Please contact us for more information.