Health and Safety Policy Template Bundle

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Health and Safety Policy Templates

Health and Safety Policy Template Bundle

Our bundle of health and safety policy templates & examples includes the General Policy, Statement of Intent, Responsibilities & Health and Safety Arrangements.

Do you need a Health and Safety Policy template?

The law in the UK says that every business must have a policy for managing health and safety.

A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety.

It explains how you, as an employer, will manage health and safety in your business. It should clearly say who does what, when and how.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

How to write a Health and Safety Policy

Our short Safeti School Health and Safety Policy podcast below will help provide you with some additional guidance on how to write a health and safety policy… 

Benefits of Health and Safety Policy

There are numerous benefits of having strong policies and following good practices in the workplace.

Positive outcomes result from employer’s taking ownership of their duty of care for their employees and anyone else who may be on their premises.

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Benefit 1 | Protecting your staff

Following health and safety guidelines is primarily to protect employers and their staff from injury, illness or coming into any other form of harm in the workplace.

One of the main benefits of following health and safety practices is to prevent common workplaces injuries & illness such as back pain, falling from height, asthma, injuries from slips and trips and asbestos-related illness.

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Benefit 2 | Reducing absences

Following health and safety guidelines and maintaining a safe work place will reduce the risk of work-related illnesses and injuries, and therefore reduce staff absences. Employers therefore also save money on the direct costs of absences, such as sick pay/reduced salaries.

Benefit 3 | Improving productivity

If your colleagues and employees are able to work in a safe environment, this will improve morale and overall productivity.

It is difficult to argue that happy and motivated staff won’t be more productive than those who feel like their well-being is low priority.

Benefit 4 | Increased Profitablity

By maintaining health and safety practices in the workplaces, and therefore reducing absences, claims and improving productivity. You will be saving money by retaining staff.

As money spent on absences, recruitment & staff turnover decreases, the bottom line will benefit.

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Benefit 5 | Protecting the business

The other major reason to pay good attention to your health and safety obligations is that the regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, and the courts have immense power to punish individuals and companies who are not taking their obligations seriously.

Now you are aware of the benefits of a strong health and safety policy, it’s time to complete the health and safety policy template for your business.

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