Health and Safety Policy

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 Section 2(3) requires employers to have a written Safety Policy where five or more people are employed. M.E.L. (Health & Safety) Consultants Limited have vast experience in the preparation of comprehensive documentation which enables our clients to create a safer working environment and meet the statutory requirements imposed upon them.

The Policy should include:

  • A general statement of intent.
  • An organisational structure.
  • Arrangements for achieving the policy aims.

A health and safety policy must establish your general approach and objectives (your vision). It should also determine any arrangements you have put in place, in regard to managing health and safety in your business and achieving your objectives. This policy can be deemed to be a unique document which declares who performs what, when and how.

A written policy statement demonstrates to your staff, as well as others, your commitment to health and safety in regard to your concern for their wellbeing. For example, it will detail how your company will implement and monitor health and safety controls as well assure that they are regularly assessed.

A Health and Safety policy will only be effective if acted upon and followed by you and your staff. If you would like to discuss creating a company policy with M.E.L. please contact us on 01708 555544 to arrange a free consultation with one of health and safety professionals or Enquiry Form