D Part 13 Health And Safety Policies

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  • 1. Health & Safety Policy
  • 2. HSWA Section 2(3) 5 or more employees (written!) Statement of general policy Organisation Arrangements for implementation Revise where appropriate Bring statement and any revision of it to the notice of all his employees
  • 3. Statement of General Policy Safety same as production, quality etc. Signed by Chief Executive Compliance with law is minimum Avoid injury/ill health sfairp Reminder of employees duties Review policy in light of changes Commitment to monitor h&s Etc.
  • 4. Organisation Nomination of key personnel and their relevant duties Provision of competent advice – safety, occ health, emergencies, first aid etc. Key duties – RA, control of contractors etc. May specify “H&S Director” Organisation flow chart may be a good idea
  • 5. Arrangements The systems and procedures necessary to put the policy into effect and will include systems and procedures for: Risk Assessment Housekeeping Monitoring (proactive and reactive) Maintenance of machinery First aid Fire safety
  • 6. Arrangements cont. Emergency procedures PPE Safe systems of work Consultation – involvement of safety reps Permit to work systems Hazardous substances Accident investigation – statistics Near misses
  • 7. Arrangements cont. Occupational Health Manual Handling DSE – eye tests, glasses Medicals & health surveillance Lines of communication