To implement your health and safety policy, you need to establish and maintain an effective health and safety management system that is proportionate to the risks.

You should set the direction for effective health and safety management, and a policy that sets a clear direction will help to ensure communication of health and safety duties and benefits throughout the organisation.

Policies should be designed to meet legal requirements, prevent health and safety problems, and enable you to respond quickly where difficulties arise or new risks are introduced.

Updated: 2021-01-18