The UK’s health and safety laws and regulations are among the most advanced in the world. They cover every aspect of the workplace, including physical and mental issues that may occur.
When developing your health and safety policy, you must consider hazards (physical and mental), roles, responsibilities, and how you will manage health and safety in the workplace.
The Health and Safety Executive recommends that your health and safety policy is structured in three parts:
- General statement on health and safety at work – your H&S mission statement
- Responsibilities – who is responsible for what
- Arrangements – how health and safety will be managed and put into practice