A health and safety policy indicates an organisation's commitment to health and safety. It also sets the strategic direction for the organisation and how it will continually improve performance. There is a legal requirement for the preparation of this policy, but the size and scope of the documentation for it can range from a single simple statement to detailed sets of manuals.

This topic gives an overview of how to compile a health and safety policy and explains its three components and how to lay it out. It also considers the reasons for having a health and safety policy, its objectives, and how to communicate the policy to the workforce.

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