If you have five or more employees, you must have a written policy. The policy does not need to be complicated or time-consuming. A policy will only be effective if you and your staff follow it and review it regularly. We recommend that you carry out an annual review of your health and safety policy or when there is a significant change to your business. Ensure that your health and safety policy is suitable for your needs. Do not simply obtain and use a health and safety policy from another Company because it looks and sounds good. There is no harm in getting a few examples and considering what other organisations are doing to meet health and safety compliance. At the end of the day, it is your business but you should be able to achieve your aims and objectives that are laid out in your health and safety policy. So keep it simple to start with. You can always amend it once your business has developed a good understanding of health and safety and has a good safety culture. You can set targets and objectives that will help your business to achieve greater things. It shouldn’t just be about meeting health and safety compliance but adding value to your business.
TL Safety can assist you in developing your health and safety policy, your health and safety arrangements and when requested, your safety management systems. TL Safety do not offer “off the shelf” solutions, we write our policies, procedures and management systems to reflect the way that you operate your business. When you are ready, TL Safety can assist you to gain safety accreditations such as CHAS, SMAS, Safecontractor and OHSAS 18001. Do not think that safety accreditations are just for Contractors. We can assist you to gain a recognised safety accreditation
regardless of the industry that you work in, even an office environment.