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Health and Safety Policy

In the UK a health & safety policy is a legal requirement for companies where 5 or more people are employed.
The policy should be brought to the attention of all employees and reviewed at predetermined intervals.

The policy should consist of the following;-

General Statement
This details the aims and objectives of the company with regards to health & safety. The most senior person in the company should sign the statement.

Organisation
This detail what organisation exists to manage health & safety. This should include accountability, lines of responsibility and management systems.

Arrangements
This details what arrangements exist for securing health & safety in the workplace, such as provision of trained first aiders, safety inspections and providing eyes sight tests for employee who are users of display screen equipment.

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