• A health and safety policy is a document that outlines an organisation’s commitment to, and procedures for, health and safety.

  • Employers with five or more employees are required to prepare a written statement of their health and safety policy under the .

  • Employers who have fewer than five employees are exempt from the requirement to have a written policy.

  • The health and safety policy should be tailored to the individual company.

  • The policy should include a general statement that expresses a commitment from the organisation to their employees’ health and safety.

  • It should clearly identify who is responsible for what.

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