Health & Safety Policy

Did you know?

 

The Health and Safety at Work (General) (Guernsey)Ordinance, 1987 and The Health and Safety at Work(Jersey) Law, 1989 both make legal references to the preparation and revision of general policy statements with respect to health and safety at work where 5 or more persons are employed.

 

A Health & Safety Policy is usually made up of three parts:-

 

  • A Statement of Intent (what you intend to do to ensure the safety of your staff, visitors, contractors and other person who may be affected by your workplace activities).

 

  • A Written Policy Statement which shows your staff, and anyone else, your commitment to health and safety together with the organisation details (who will be involved) This section names those who will have responsibilities for health and safety matters in your company.

 

  • Workplace Safety Arrangements (how you will put it in place) this section explains how you will control the main hazards that have been identified in your risk assessment.

 

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

 

A policy is different from a risk assessment. A policy is a general vision and arrangements for the business as a whole while a risk assessment is a regular review of how you remove or control hazards or whether you are doing enough or if you require further controls.

 

The policy will only be effective if you and your staff act on it, follow it through and review it on a regular basis.

 

Need a Health & Safety Policy or your existing one updated?

 

Contact info@normandiehs.com at Normandie House to discuss your specific requirements.

 Directions to the Normandie Office 

 

+44 (0) 1481 253953 

or email info@normandiehs.com

 

Normandie Health & Safety Ltd

Normandie House

Rue a Chiens

St Sampson

Guernsey

GY2 4AE