What policy and procedures do your need?
Put simply, A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety. It explains how you, as an employer, will manage health and safety in your business. It should clearly say who does what, when and how; this should include the procedures (tasks, responsibilities, rules etc.) you have in place to achieve this.
Typical health and safety policy and procedures should include:
- The risks present in your workplace: are you aware of the risks? Are you monitoring them and reducing them wherever possible? Are your staff informed and updated on potential hazards and risks in the workplace?
- How you are managing any hazardous substances, equipment or machinery? Are your staff informed, educated and trained in these areas?
- The actions required to minimize these risks: are you doing the best you can to ensure all risks are managed and minimized?
- Whose responsibility it is to ensure these actions are taken? What are your reporting lines and management structure when it comes to health & safety?
- Who records and monitors incidents and tasks? Do you have clear monitoring systems in place?
- What happens in case of emergencies? What happens if the worst happens?
How can we help you?
Brio can develop a bespoke health and safety policy for your workplace, whether it be a specific area of your workplace such as a Pool Plant Room, or your whole facility.
We can offer a comprehensive range of policies and procedures such as:
- Procedures for a strategic health and safety management approach and the specific health and safety policy for the organisation.
- The health and safety arrangements for specific health and safety hazards e.g. accidents, permits to work, stress.
- Example detailed service area health and safety arrangements/normal operating procedures, specific operating procedures can be implemented
- A procedure on ensuring documentation is kept up-to-date.