Health and Safety
Example health and safety policy
Setting the scene
Daly Response Alarm Systems supply and install intruder alarms to residential and
business premises. Manager John Daly employs 22 people – a mixture of of
staff and engineers who work remotely. Cleaning is shared by the ofce-based staff on a
rota basis.
John prepared his own health and safety policy statement using HSE’s template.
He then thought about what he should include in his policy, such as remote working,
personal protective equipment, staff consultation, training etc. He decided that he and
his assistant manager were the most competent (experienced and capable) people to
take responsibility for health and safety issues.
John presented the policy statement at a staff meeting and decided to review and update
the policy every year or straightaway if there is a significant change in the workplace.
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Policy statement
Part 1: Statement of intent
This is the health and safety policy statement of:
Our health and safety policy is to:
Signed Date
Print name Review date
John Daly
Daly Response Alarm Systems
- prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
- manage health and safety risks in our workplace
- provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, to ensure employees are
competent to do their work
- provide personal protective equipment
- consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety
- provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
- ensure safe handling and use of substances
- maintain safe and healthy working conditions
- implement emergency procedures, including evacuation in case of fire or other significant
- review and revise this policy regularly
17 November 2018
John Daly
17 November 2019
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Part 2: Responsibilities for health and safety
1 Overall and nal responsibility for health and safety:
2 Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice:
3 To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people
have responsibility in the following areas:
4 All employees should:
• co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
• take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and
• report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).
John Daly (Manager)
Paul Phillips (Assistant manager)
John Daly and Paul Phillips – safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid
and work-related ill health
John Daly – monitoring, accident and ill-health investigation, emergency procedures, fire and
Paul Phillips – maintaining equipment, information, instruction and supervision, training
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Part 3: Arrangements for health and safety
Risk assessment
- We will complete relevant risk assessments and take action.
- We will review risk assessments when working habits or conditions change.
- We will give staff and subcontractors health and safety induction and provide appropriate training
(including working at height, asbestos awareness and electrical safety).
- We will provide personal protective equipment.
- We will make sure suitable arrangements are in place for employees who work remotely.
- We will consult staff routinely on health and safety matters as they arise and formally when we
review health and safety.
- We will make sure escape routes are well signed and kept clear at all times.
- Evacuation plans are tested from time to time and updated if necessary.