The ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ framework helps employers to identify the key actions needed in the management of health and safety in the workplace.

A health and safety policy ensures that you have a written record of what you are going to do to manage health and safety in the workplace, it shows who holds which responsibilities and sets out clear directions for employees to follow. the policy should be written by somebody within the business.

Your risk assessment can be used as the basis for creating the health and safety policy.

Be sure to continually monitor and review your policy’s performance to ensure it remains appropriate and so that any problems can be quickly identified and rectified. this includes investigating any accidents to learn where controls have failed and looking to see whether anything has been learnt from reviews and inspections.