A written health & safety policy is a legal requirement for any company employing 5 or more staff.
The policy should consist of three key sections:
- Statement of Intent (What the company intends to achieve with regards to health & safety – it’s objectives, targets and goals).
- Organisational Responsibilities (Who is responsible for what, from Managing Director and the Board, down through layers of management right the way down to employees).
- Arrangements for Implementation (How the company is going to achieve its aims – the detailed procedures that will be followed to ensure staff remain safe and
healthy). This should be specific to the company, and might include such topics as risk assessment, training procedures, manual handling, work at height, workplace transport, personal protective equipment, consultation with employees etc.
The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 also says that the policy must be regularly reviewed and revised, and must be brought to the attention of all employees.
Whatever your current position, CCAS can help. If you have no current policy at all, we can work with you to develop a new policy.
Maybe you already have a policy, but feel it is a little outdated and not quite to your needs. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we can review and update the policy – trimming any sections not relevant and adding any required sections.
CCAS offer annual health and safety support contracts that are totally tailored to our clients’ requirements.
By taking out a contract, CCAS are taking on the role of your “competent health & safety advice” as required by UK health & safety legislation. Details of our qualifications and experience can be provided for use when tendering for contracts. We can also assist with pre-qualification questionnaires, whether for specific clients or national schemes such as CHAS or Safe Contractor.
Contracts start from just a few hundred pounds a year for a telephone / email support contract.
However, most companies need more help than this and many go for our basic annual support contract, which includes:
- A tailored health & safety policy (a legal requirement).
- A full audit / inspection of existing practices / procedures followed by a report.
- A health & safety manual including all required forms, templates etc.
- Unlimited telephone / email support.
- Newsletter update service to keep clients up to date with changes in legislation, recent court cases etc.
There are many options that can be added to the contract for clients with more complex needs e.g. risk assessments, regular progress visits / reports, training etc.
We employ many expert health and safety consultants, in all regions of the South East. This means that you will always get to deal with a local health and safety consultant.
Contact us for an informal discussion on how we can help, or to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our expert team