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Health and safety policy, organisation and performance review

Updating author: Ruth Wintersgill


  • Employers with five or more employees are required to prepare a written statement of their general policy setting out their intentions, approach and objectives for improving health and safety, and the arrangements that they have in force for achieving their objectives. (See General health and safety policy)
  • An effective management structure and arrangements are required to deliver the policy. (See Organisation)
  • Planning is essential for the implementation of health and safety policies. (See Planning)
  • Employers should measure performance against agreed standards to reveal when and where improvement is needed. (See Measuring performance)
  • Employers should apply the lessons learned from experience. (See Auditing and reviewing performance)

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