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Health and safety policy templates

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Our Health and Safety Policy Templates ensure a safe and compliant work environment, protecting employees and minimising potential risks.

If you need policies to communicate your company rules and support regarding health and safety, these policy templates provide an effective legal framework.

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health and safety policy templates.

What are Health and Safety Policies?

Health and safety policies are a set of guidelines and procedures that outline an employer's commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment for their employees. These policies typically cover a wide range of issues related to health and safety, including hazard identification, risk assessment, and management, as well as procedures for reporting and investigating accidents and incidents.

By establishing clear and comprehensive health and safety policies, employers can help ensure that their employees are protected from workplace hazards and that the risk of accidents and injuries is minimised.

What legal and best practice aspects should employers be aware of when implementing Health and safety policy templates?

Here are some key UK employment law considerations to keep in mind when implementing health and safety policies:

  • Compliance with legislation: Health and safety policies should comply with all relevant legislation, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

  • Risk assessments: Employers must carry out risk assessments to identify potential hazards and put in place appropriate measures to control them.

  • Employee consultation: Employers should consult with employees on health and safety matters, and involve them in risk assessments and decision-making processes.

  • Safety training: Employers must provide employees with the necessary information, instruction, and training to enable them to work safely and carry out their duties without risk to themselves or others.

  • Workplace facilities: Employers must provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, including adequate lighting, ventilation, temperature, and toilet and washing facilities.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Employers must provide PPE where necessary to protect employees from identified hazards and ensure that it is used correctly and maintained.

  • First aid: Employers must have adequate first aid provisions in place, including trained first aiders, first aid kits, and emergency procedures.

  • Accident reporting: Employers must have procedures in place for reporting accidents and incidents, and investigate them to prevent future occurrences.

  • Enforcement and penalties: Employers who fail to comply with health and safety legislation may face enforcement action and penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

  • Review: Health and safety policies should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that they remain relevant and effective.

  • External Factors: Employers must consider external factors that may impact health and safety, such as weather conditions, environmental factors, or changes in legislation or regulations.

Having clear health and safety policis can help ensure that employers meet their legal obligations to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. They can also help prevent accidents and near misses, and drive improvement.

Why buy our Health and safety policy templates?
  • The documents are easily editable and implementable, saving you time and money
  • All content is designed by CIPD accedited Chartered HR practitioners with operational experience in this area
  • You will maintain compliance with ACAS guidelines, legislation, and industry best practices
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  • Email notifications for any templates added to this toolkit
  • 12 months of unrestricted access without any additional costs (any update in that period is free to you)
  • A 25% discount on all library, toolkit, and template purchases/renewals

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