Part 1 of the Policy details the Company’s intent to operate its business
within Regulation and guidelines set out under the Health & Safety at Work
It is sub-divided into 3 sections:
This is an official statement of the company’s intent to carry out its
processes according to the Regulations and Guidelines set out under the HSAW
The section sets out the objective and scope of the policy, designates responsibility to individual positions within the company, defines the obligations of personnel and explains how the measures contained in the policy will be applied.
It sets out guidance for precautionary measures that must be taken including the requirement for Information, training and instruction, Planning and control, welfare issues and how to maintain high standards of Health & Safety through Measuring, monitoring, reviewing and auditing.
It is a legal requirement for the Director in charge of Health & Safety to sign the policy and this should be done at the end of section 1.
The inter-relationship of the various parties involved in the management of safety is shown in a flow chart diagram.
The section sets out the particular responsibilities and duties of the formal
positions shown in the organisational chart.
This will usually include the Director in Charge of Health & Safety, Managers, Supervisors, etc, depending on the Company hierarchy.
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