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Sample Health and Safety Policy for a Company
This statement recognises the companies obligations under the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
The company will in the conduct of its activities:
•Protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of employees and others who may be affected by its activities.
•Recognises and meet its responsibilities and duties as an employer to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent accidents, injuries and occupational ill-health.
The company will also, so far as is reasonably practicable:
Provide and maintain safe working environments which are without risks to health, safety and welfare.
Set standards that comply with the relevant statutory and industry-specific requirements relating to health, safety and welfare with regard to the effect on employees, contractors, visitors and the public.
Safeguard employees and others from foreseeable hazards connected with work activities, processes and working systems.
Ensure that when new substances, plant, machinery, equipment, processes or premises are introduced, adequate guidance, instruction, training and supervision are provided for safe methods of work to be developed.
Train all employees to be competently aware of their own responsibilities in respect of relevant health and safety matters, ensuring they participate in the prevention of accidents and co-operate with measures taken to prevent industrial disease.
Promote good health amongst employees and be concerned with the prevention of occupational and non-occupational disorders and diseases.
Undertake inspections and review activities to ensure the Company's objectives for health, safety and welfare are being met.
Co-operate with appropriate enforcing authorities.
The Policy must be enforced by all Directors, Managers, and Supervisors and be observed by all employees.
The responsibilities for determining the Company's policies on health, safety and welfare matters including revision of this Policy, lies with the Directors.
Employees shall recognise personal responsibility for observing the Company's Safety Policy, and should develop interest and enthusiasm in health, safety and welfare issues.
The implementation of this Policy will be undertaken by Line Managers with support from an Appointed Safety Adviser, who will monitor compliance with the requirements, and give advice on health, safety and welfare matters generally.
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