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Our service involves the review and development of individualised and tailor-made policies for you depending on your type of business.
What Policies do I need?
The policies that your company requires depends very much on the type of business you run. If you cook food you will need a food hygiene and HACCP policy. If you are a construction company, you will need a scaffolding and protective equipment policy. If you are a financial institution, you may need a policy on tiger kidnapping. Companies with staff working from home should have a home-working policy. A school will need "safety on outings" policies. Every business is different. It is important that policies are written with your business in mind.
A Health & Safety Policy is a Working Document
A Health and Safety Policy should clearly say who does what, when and how. The policy does not have to be complicated or long-winded but it needs to be clear and easily understood by all workers. It will only be effective if you and your staff follow it and review it regularly to ensure it is "fit for purpose".
There are many advantages to having up-to-date and robust policies in place.
A health and safety policy lets your staff and others know about your commitment to health and safety, as well as fulfilling your duty of care to your employees. Health and Safety Policies will reduce workplace accidents, reduce stress in the workplace and your Insurance Company will be very happy.
An effective Health & Safety policy should:
- Provide clear unambiguous information to employees from the start
- Document Employer's expectations
- Enhance performance
- Avoid internal and legal disputes
- Focus on your Mission
- Communicate information you are legally obligated to provide