By law if you employ five or more people, you must have a written health and safety policy under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
Your staff should all be aware of the Health and Safety policy of your company and therefore it should be displayed in the companies office.
Having such a policy is the key to your company achieving acceptable standards, thus preventing accidents and health related instances at work.
Ladder Use Policy
Make sure employees are fully aware of your policy regarding use of ladders in line with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
Ladder Safety Checklist
This checklist helps employers to inspect and maintain ladders. Under PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) an employer has the responsibility to inspect and maintain such equipment to ensure that they are safe to use.
Working at Height Permit
A permit-to-work form allows work to start only after safe procedures have been defined. It provides a clear record that all foreseeable hazards have been considered before commencing work.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to provide adequate training to their staff. This policy example shows how you intend to fulfill those responsibilities.
New Employee Induction Checklist (MS Word)
When new employees start, use this checklist as a record of training and instruction provided and as a reminder of what training the employee may need to receive.
Company Rules for Health and Safety at Work
Show new employees and existing staff that you take health and safety seriously. This document make it clear that blatant disregard for health and safety at work rules will not be tolerated.
Reporting Health and Safety Incidents Policy
Under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) all accidents occurring during working hours should be recorded. This example policy outlines who is responsible for recording accidents, when they should be reported and which incidents should be reported to the Incident Contact Centre.
Accident Report Form
Use this form for the recording of accidents in line with RIDDOR and the above Health and Safety Incidents Policy.
First Aid Policy
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 oblige employers to provide suitable first aid arrangements in the case of their staff or visitors requiring treatment. This example policy outlines general procedure and responsibilities.
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