The Health &
Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 also says that the policy must
be regularly reviewed and revised, and must be brought to
the attention of all employees.
current position, Jewel Safety Solutions can help. If you
have no current policy at all, we can work with you to
develop a brand new policy.
already have a policy, but feel it is a little outdated and
not quite to your needs. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we
can review and update the policy – trimming any sections not
relevant and adding any required sections.
The level of
detail will be proportionate to the level of risk in your
business and completely tailored to your business.
organisations with 5 or more employees are required to have
written arrangements for the:
of health and
safety measures. This essentially means that some form of
health & safety procedures should be in place.
It is a legal
requirement for organisations with 5 or more staff to carry
out documented health and safety risk assessments of all of
their significant hazards. The Health & Safety Executive
guidance advocates a 5 step approach to risk assessments
Identify the hazards present (a hazard is anything with
the potential to cause harm e.g. slippery floors,
electrical equipment, lifting heavy objects, stress,
machinery, fire etc.)
Identify the people at risk from the hazards e.g.
employees, contractors, visitors etc. Particularly
vulnerable employees should also be considered e.g.
young people and new/expectant mothers
Evaluate the risk, taking into account the likelihood
and severity of any accidents. Existing controls in
place should be identified and evaluated
Record the findings on a suitable form
Review the risk assessment regularly
Solutions can assist in writing risk assessments or
reviewing existing ones with a fresh eye.
As part of
managing health and safety, every employer has a duty to
review and audit their management systems to ensure they are
followed and they are compliant with the latest changes in
health and safety legislation.
At Jewel Safety Solutions we can offer this service to you,
whether we write your policies and procedures or not.