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Health & Safety Policy Development

There is a legal obligation on companies to produce a health and safety policy. Your health and safety policy should influence all of your activities, including the selection of people, equipment and materials, the way the work is done and how you design and provide goods and services. A written statement of your policy and the organisation and arrangements for implementing and monitoring it shows your staff, and anyone else, that hazards have been identified and risk assessed, eliminated or controlled.

Ask yourself:
estimated annual cost to society through accidents and ill health is £11 to £16 billion Do you employ more than 5 employees?
25 million working days are lost annually Do you have a health and safety policy?
25000 people are forced to give up work through injury What did you achieve in health and safety last year?
Uninsured losses amount to £315 per employee How much are you spending on health and safety and are you getting value for money?
accidents account for 37% of profits How much money are you losing by not managing health and safety?
accidents account for 37% of profits Does your policy prevent injuries, reduce losses and really affect the *way you work? Honestly?

If you are happy with your answers to the above questions then you are well on the way to developing an effective health and safety management system, if not then Medway Safety Ltd can assist you with the development of your policy.

An effective policy for health and safety is not only a statutory requirement; it is the cornerstone of successful management in this risk area. Medway Safety Ltd consultants can assist with the development, preparation and implementation of such policies, ensuring their relevance and the desired impact.

From an initial site visit to discuss the nature of your business and identify the core processes, your personalised and company specific Health and Safety Policy will be generated for integration into your existing business practices.

The manual will comprise of the following areas:

On-site investigation The Health and Safety at Work Policy Statement
Taking of witness statements The Management organisation and structure for Health and Safety
Gathering of evidence, measurements, photographs The Health and Safety responsibilities of individuals
Collation of supporting documentation The Procedures for Managing Health & Safety
Collation of supporting documentation Forms for the effective maintenance of the system

This will be updated in accordance with changes to legislation or any changes within your workplace.

Your manual would be presented by one of our Consultants who will familiarise your appointed member of the management team with the contents and the practical implementation.

Please telephone for an informal discussion concerning your requirements.