Any company that employs 5 or more members of staff has a legal requirement to have a Health & Safety policy in place. A well constructed Health & Safety policy sets the direction for the organisation. This is administered by demonstrating senior management commitment, setting Health & Safety in context with the other business objectives. This ensures commitment to the continuous improvement of the Health & Safety performance.
The document should identify key responsibilities for Health & Safety within the organisation for both managers and staff. Further to this it will identify the director or key senior manager with the overall responsibility for formulating and implementing the policy.
The general arrangements for Health & Safety within the organisation should be outlined in this policy.