Your Health and Safety Handbook should be used as a tool to help your employees understand how they can work safely within their role, and to minimise the risk against them and others.
The handbook itself will act as an effective method of communicating your health and safety policy to staff, and while the handbook is not a legal requirement unlike the health and safety policy, it will ensure that you are actively engaging with staff about your organisation’s health and safety, leaving you in a good position to meet your compliance and regulatory obligations.
What should a Health and Safety Handbook include?
Your Health and Safety Handbook should clearly set out in detail the responsibilities that are expected of your employees, along with the general rules of safety that they have to adhere to.
Common inclusions within the handbook may be; working at height policies, alcohol, smoking and drug policies, accident and reporting procedures, and also your organisations first aid arrangements.
It is important to note that the handbook should be kept easy to read, and clear to follow.
If you are in the process of creating an employee handbook and would like assistance, our expert and qualified Health and Safety Consultants can help. Our consultants can provide practical support and also a bespoke approach to your situation to ensure that your handbook is fit-for-purpose.
How can I get in touch to find out more?
If you would like to find out more about our Health and Safety handbook service, you can get in touch with our experts today. This can be done either via email or by calling 0800 883 0334.
Professional Services Director
Professional Services Director
- International Certification of Enterprise Risk Management
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Joint Honours Degree – English, Literature and History
- Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
- Management of Portfolios (MoP)
- PRINCE2 and DSDM Agile PM Practitioner
Sarah Davies is our Professional Services Director and has spent nearly two decades working with organisations across the public and not-for-profit sectors. Starting her career with the Audit Commission before moving into strategic leadership roles in Police, Fire and Social Housing; Sarah has substantial experience in Strategic Procurement, Value for Money and leading complex and large-scale business and digital transformational change programmes and operational services.
As Assistant Director of Business Improvement at a housing provider, Sarah introduced and embedded a new Enterprise Risk Management Approach and advised in the EU procurement of a new repairs service, including an emergency procurement. During her time as Head of Strategic Change for Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue, Sarah was the Lead Officer for Digital and Organisation Transformation and Efficiency Programmes; delivering three major collaborations/ mergers with other organisations, including the development and implementation of a back-office shared service for UK Policing (using Oracle ERP technology).
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