Health and Safety Policy

Why Do I need a Health and Safety Policy?

Possessing a written Health and Safety Policy is a requirement under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, applicable specifically to organisations employing five or more employees.

The Act defines that you must have a written Health and Safety Policy statement of the general policy and that this must be reviewed on a regular basis and revised to account for any changes in working procedures.

In relation to a written company Health and Safety Policy, although smaller organisations (less than 5 employees) are not required by law to possess one, they are increasingly being made aware of the fact that clients or prospective clients may need to see a Health and Safety Policy as a demonstration of their Health and Safety commitment.

Elements of a Health and Safety Policy.

Your Health and Safety Policy will define the key responsibilities of staff and managers and the designated person responsible for the formulation and implementation of the policy.

Well constructed Health and Safety Policies will set the direction of the organisation by demonstrating senior management's commitment to continuous improvement in this area.

PA Safety Services can provide:

  • The identification of requirements.
  • Auditing of current Health and Safety Policy.
  • Writing of a bespoke Health and Safety Policy for your organisation.

For further information on any aspect of your company Health and Safety Policy or to discuss your individual requirements please contact our office on 01935 412545 or alternatively email