All employers with more than five workers must have a written health and safety policy under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The statement should set out the employer's approach to safety management and identify mission and objectives. It should also clearly state where responsibility lies for health and safety management in the employing organization and specify procedures that are used to ensure safe and healthy working. The latter might include training programmes, precautionary measures, systems for dealing with and recording accidents (see accident book), and arrangements for storing hazardous substances.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.