Guide to preparing a safety policy statement for a small business
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Published by HMSO in London .
Written in English

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Other titlesOur health and safety policy statement., Writing your health and safety policy statement.
Statement[Health and Safety Executive].
ContributionsGreat Britain. Health and Safety Executive.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages12
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Open LibraryOL20541610M

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The policy statement should provide a clear indication of the company's objectives and plans for occupational health and safety. The following issues should be covered in the statement: senior management's commitment to the establishment of a healthy and safe workplace and to the integration of health and safety into all workplace activities. These are policy statement, responsibilities, and arrangements. Understanding each section and what it should cover, which is relevant specifically to your business, can help you know what to include when writing your policy. Policy statement This is your statement of general policy on health and safety in business. NIOSH has produced a useful guide, Safety and Health Resource Guide for Small Businesses, with telephone numbers, e-mail and Internet addresses, and mailing information to enable small businesses to contact government agencies, private organizations, consultants, and others who can help with occupational safety and health issues. Health and safety: A guide for small business owners. you’ll find a thorough guide to what you need to know about health and safety as a small business owner. In this article, we’ll cover: including developing a health and safety policy and make suitable arrangements for employee welfare – see below for an explanation.

Why prepare a Safety Statement? 4 What a Safety Statement should cover? 4 Who is responsible for preparing the Safety Statement? 5 Who must have access to the Safety Statement? 5 Preparing your Safety Statement and carrying out risk assessments: 6 Draw up a health and safety policy 7 Identify the hazards 8File Size: KB. Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business Page 2 of 12 Decide who will help you with your duties As an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and Size: KB. Statement of Health and Safety Policy will fit any type of business. This document needs the company letterhead, date, signature and title only. Feel free to tailor it to fit your company as you see best. STEPS TO TAKE IN PREPARING YOUR PROGRAM: 1. Review, edit, and print the Statement of Health and Safety Policy onFile Size: KB.   1. Company Values and Mission Statement. In order to be successful, your employees have to be in alignment with your company's values, missions, and goals. That's why you need to lay out those aims at the beginning of your employee handbook. All you need to do is provide a statement that encompasses what matters most to you as a : The Hartford.

If you write a policy, be prepared to enforce the policy -- whether it is a policy setting limits or a policy supporting goals. You need to have your handbook be a true reflection of your business.". Record Keeping for a Small Business Participant Guide Money Smart for a Small Business Curriculum Page 6 of 18 Keep Good Records The term “record keeping” refers to the orderly and disciplined practice of storing business records. The HSA has developed a Business electronic Safety Management And Risk assessment Tool to help small business owners/managers prepare risk assessments and a safety statement for their workplace. FAQs on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act are dealt with here.   The OH&S Policy emphasizes the overall intentions and direction of how the company will relate to occupational health and safety. This statement needs to come from top management, since it is a primary directive for how every individual in the company will perform their jobs in relation to occupational health and safety.