Health and safety legislation demands that safety procedures and safety plans are clearly documented. The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 requires any company that employs more than four people must have a written policy in respect of their health and safety. Health and Safety Procedures should be tailored to the specific needs and produced so that standards of accident prevention are clearly defined, together with the methods for their implementation. In addition, employees’ health and safety handbooks are used as a reference by employees who have to work to the standards defined by the safety procedures. These should be produced as an extension of the safety procedures and complete the package of documentation required.
Not only should companies adhere to procedures and plans, they ought to have:
- Health & safety audits and inspections;
- Risk assessments;
- Training in health and safety.
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