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Health and safety policy

Reviewed 30 November 2021

A health and safety policy sets out your general approach and commitment together with the arrangements you have put in place for managing health and safety in your business. It is a unique document that says who does what, when and how.

Health and safety

Statutory Provisions

All Health and Safety Act(s), Regulations, E.C. Directives and Policies which apply to the Department are held in the HR Department

Regulations specific to this Department are held in [location].

These Act(s), Regulations and Policies should be included on the induction checklist and be brought to the attention of all new employees.


Methods of work governing the activities undertaken in this Department are laid down in the Departmental Guidelines.

These Guidelines take account of safe practice, identify hazards and the means of controlling them. Health and Safety aspects of working methods are reviewed annually as part of the Health and Safety audit procedure or more frequently if deemed necessary by management or a Health and Safety Representative.

Hours worked, breaks taken etc will be recorded and the information monitored to ensure all employees meet the requirements of the Working Time Regulations (1998)



The procedure for dealing with fire and evacuating this department in the event of fire is displayed at [full location].

Fire evacuation drills are carried out annually and may be initiated without warning.

Each member of staff is familiarised with these arrangements during induction.

Each member of staff must attend a fire lecture annually. It is the responsibility of the Department Manager to ensure that this is done and that records of attendances are kept. Any fire incident must be reported as soon as possible to the Safety Officer.

Accidents and First Aid

The First Aider for this Department

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Absence documents

Absence can come in many forms, some unavoidable (emergencies), some vital (family, holidays - for wellbeing), some manageable (education, long term absences), and some unwanted (such as absenteeism - short term sickness).

Disciplinary documents

Disciplinary procedures enable you to ensure that employees keep to the rules.

Health and safety policies

Model policies to help you create and maintain legally compliant rules for your organisation on health and safety.

Grievance documents

Grievances may be concerned with a wide range of issues, including the allocation of work, the working environment or conditions, the lack of opportunities for career development or the way in which someone has been managed.