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All organisations employing five or more people must have a written health and safety policy.
If you employ less than five people there may still be advantages in having a written policy.
A health and safety policy demonstrates your commitments to health and safety, and states how you will manage occupational health and safety to meet your business or organisation's legal responsibilities.
Your policy should outline the following:
Statement of intent
Health and safety policy blank statement [PDF]
Health and safety policy worked example [PDF]
You can also call our Adviceline for free confidential advice, to request a workplace visit, or to register for our Award programme, which recognises and accredits good practice.
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