The Policy

The health and safety policy should be written by somebody within the company, whether it’s the employer, a competent leader or a manager, as it must reflect the company’s values, beliefs and commitment towards health and safety.

You can ask an external specialist to help you with the policy but the actual document should be produced within the company.

Remember that it’s important to consult the workforce when creating the policy. Use your risk assessment to gather people’s thoughts and opinions and ensure that the policy reflects what has been discovered.

The policy should also be approved and signed by the person at the top of the organisation, such as the employer.