Summary

The preparation of a company health and safety policy is the starting point for managing health and safety in the workplace.

Such a policy sets out how the organisation will approach and discharge its duties in relation to the management of occupational health, safety and welfare.

Where an employer has five or more employees, the policy must be in writing.

Employers' Duties

  • Employers have a duty, under s.2(3) of the , to prepare, implement and revise, as necessary, a health and safety policy. Employees must be informed of the policy and of any amendments made to it.

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