Questions On Health And Safety Policy

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Pg. 16 Structuring a written health and safety policy 3 Three headings to structure the document: • General Policy of Health and Safety. • Responsibilities in the company. • Clear instructions and information, and adequate training in the company. 4 How would you expand on the three headings? • General Policy of Health and Safety: With a General policy of Health and Safety it needs what health and safety precautions needs to be prevented and how this needs to happen. All machinery and the workplace should be maintained and safe to make sure it is safe for the employees to use. The statement of a general policy on health and safety at work sets out your commitment to managing health and safety effectively, and what you want to achieve in your companies health and safety. • Responsibilities in the company: The Company’s employees as well as employers need to know their responsibilities in the company and need to take blame if they do not take responsibility for the rules they may have broken. The health and safety policy on responsibilities sets out who is responsible for specific actions and what will happen if they do not follow the rules which the responsibilities follow. For example An employer must be ready to take responsibility of a new employee and if they do not know how to use a machine and the employer makes them use it regardless the employer must be ready to face the consequences if the employee get injured as they have not been taught how to use the machine
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