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Health and safety policy, organisation and performance review

Updating author: Mary Lawrence, Osborne Clarke

Summary

  • Employers with five or more employees are required to prepare a written statement of their health and safety policy. (See General health and safety policy)
  • The Health and Safety Executive has adopted a "Plan, Do, Check, Act" approach to how health and safety should be managed. (See Plan, Do, Check and Act)
  • The board should set the direction for effective health and safety management. (See Leadership of health and safety)
  • Auditing is a structured process of collecting independent information about the health and safety management system and drawing up plans for corrective action. (See Auditing and reviewing performance)