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Example of what a written policy might contain

There is no legal requirement to provide a policy statement on return to work. This offers suggestions directly to you as an employer.

What should a written policy look like?

There is no one size fits all, the format needs to be one that suits your circumstances, e.g. a statement or a set of guidelines, ranging from half a page of short points for a small company to a longer, more detailed document for large companies with expert resources.

It is useful to:

What do I need to include in a written policy?

Information that is useful to put into a policy statement, includes:

If your organisation has a line management structure and access to human resource or occupational health support you may also wish to consider including:

Key actions for a successful policy statement

Updated 2010-01-04