Health and safety policy templates

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Our Health and Safety Policy Templates ensure a safe and compliant work environment, protecting employees and minimising potential risks.

If you need policies to communicate your company rules and support regarding health and safety, these policy templates provide an effective legal framework.

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What are Health and Safety Policies?

Health and safety policies are a set of guidelines and procedures that outline an employer's commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment for their employees. These policies typically cover a wide range of issues related to health and safety, including hazard identification, risk assessment, and management, as well as procedures for reporting and investigating accidents and incidents.

By establishing clear and comprehensive health and safety policies, employers can help ensure that their employees are protected from workplace hazards and that the risk of accidents and injuries is minimised.

Health and safety policy templates
health and safety policy templates
health and safety policy templates

Which legal requirements and best practices should employers keep in mind?

Here are some key UK employment law considerations to keep in mind when implementing health and safety policies:

  • Compliance with legislation: Health and safety policies should comply with all relevant legislation, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

  • Risk assessments: Employers must carry out risk assessments to identify potential hazards and put in place appropriate measures to control them.

  • Employee consultation: Employers should consult with employees on health and safety matters, and involve them in risk assessments and decision-making processes.

  • Safety training: Employers must provide employees with the necessary information, instruction, and training to enable them to work safely and carry out their duties without risk to themselves or others.

  • Workplace facilities: Employers must provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, including adequate lighting, ventilation, temperature, and toilet and washing facilities.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Employers must provide PPE where necessary to protect employees from identified hazards and ensure that it is used correctly and maintained.

  • First aid: Employers must have adequate first aid provisions in place, including trained first aiders, first aid kits, and emergency procedures.

  • Accident reporting: Employers must have procedures in place for reporting accidents and incidents, and investigate them to prevent future occurrences.

  • Enforcement and penalties: Employers who fail to comply with health and safety legislation may face enforcement action and penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

  • Review: Health and safety policies should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that they remain relevant and effective.

  • External Factors: Employers must consider external factors that may impact health and safety, such as weather conditions, environmental factors, or changes in legislation or regulations.

Having clear health and safety policis can help ensure that employers meet their legal obligations to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. They can also help prevent accidents and near misses, and drive improvement.

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Use this model adverse weather policy to detail what steps you will take as an employer in the event that employees are affected by severe weather conditions.

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Policy Template ensures employees have access to professional support, fostering a positive and resilient workforce.

Use this model eye test policy to help meet your legal obligations for providing eye tests to employees.

Our Fire Safety and Prevention Policy ensures a secure workplace, mitigating risks and safeguarding employees and assets.

This model policy helps you to ensure that you have sufficient numbers of competent first aid personnel available to deal with accidents and injuries occurring at work.

Our health and safety policy prioritises employee well-being, ensures legal compliance, and fosters a culture of safety in a proactive and accountable manner.

Use this if you require a robust and practical Introduction to General Health and Safety policy.

Our Lone Working Policy Template promotes safety and sets guidelines for employees working alone, ensuring their well-being and minimising risks.

Use this if you require a robust and practical Personal safety policy.

Use this model PPE policy to help protect your employees from exposure to work place hazards and the risk of injury through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)


Use this if you require a robust and practical Procedure in the event of an accident policy.

Use this if you require a robust and practical Smoking policy.

Use this if you require a robust and practical Stress at work policy.

Use this if you require a robust and practical Working Time Regulations policy.