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Chartered Health and Safety Consultants covering the following areas: Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Wem, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Kidderminster, Worcester, Pershore Malvern, Royal Leamington Spa, Worcester, Worcestershire,Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, Stafford, Stoke, Burton upon Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Northampton, Daventry and surrounding areas.
Health and Safety Consultancy and Safety Training for schools, nurseries, academies, hospitals, care homes, domiciliary care, retailers, shops, offices, pubs, hotels, manufacturing companies and small contractors.
Risk Assessments, Workplace Audits, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Warden, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, CoSHH Assessments and more.
A written health and safety policy is a key element to successful health and safety management system and is also a legal requirement for any organisation that employs 5 or more employees.
Your Health and Safety Policy should tell all your staff and other stakeholders:
Even where a policy statement in not required by law, smaller organisations are increasingly being required by clients or prospective clients to produce a statement of intent for health and safety, as evidence that they understand their responsibilities and obligations to run their practices safely.
The cost of writing a health and safety policy can vary depending on the type of activities undertaken and the number of people employed by an organisation.
For further information, contact me for an informal discussion.
Under s.2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 any employer who has five or more employees must produce a written safety policy. The policy must be signed by the senior executive and dated. As it is intended as a living document, it must be reviewed on a regular basis, and revised to account for any changes in the law or in working procedures.
Do I need to have a Health and Safety Policy?
A health and safety policy should include:
A health and safety policy should take into account the actual risks generated by an organisation and how they will be managed; that is why all of the Health & Safety Policies which we write take into account our clients size, structure and activities. For small organisations this will require a telephone consultation. For larger organisations or those with more complex activities, visits to premises and observation of activities may be also be required.
How can we help?
The theory sounds quite straight-
We can help you identify where you are with your existing policy (if you have one) and then provide some solutions to ensure it is understandable, practical and reflects how you do things and link safety management with your working processes.
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