Health & Safety Policies

If you’re an employer, you must ensure the healthy and safety of your workforce is considered and managed. This is done in the form of a health and safety policy. This is also a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

DDR Consultants has the expertise and experience to help you meet your legal obligations.

It is your duty of care to your staff to implement policies and procedures that keep them out harms way as best as possible. If you don’t, you could face severe consequences. For example, businesses who have blatantly ignored health and safety guidelines laid out by the government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have faced fines, compensation claims, prosecutions and loss of business.

Did you know?

In 2018, the HSE reported the following:

  • 1.4 million people suffered from work-related illnesses
  • 144 workers were killed on-the-job
  • There were 550,000 workplace injuries
  • £15 billion (approx.) was spent on work-related injuries

What is a health and safety policy?

Most businesses have a policy that is laid out into multiple sections, such as:

  • Statement of Intent
    This covers your policy on health and safety at work and your commitment to reducing the chances of an accident. For example, it could include a statement detailing how every employee is trained to competently carry out their role.
  • Responsibilities
    Who is responsible within your organisation for implementing your policies and procedures? This could be multiple people depending upon the size of your business.
  • Arrangements
    This is specific to your business and sets out how the responsible staff will meet your commitments.

How can DDR Consultants help you?

We are qualified experts who can create you a bespoke health and safety policy to meet your exact requirements. This means you’ll get what your business needs, as opposed to an unnecessarily large policy covering unrelated activity.

Our health and safety policies can, depending on your needs, cover issues such as:

  • Driving Policy
  • Fire Procedures
  • Permit to Work
  • Manual Handling
  • COSHH
  • VDU
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Incident Investigation & Near Misses
  • Working at Height

Let DDR Consultants help you:

Established in 2009, DDR Consultants has helped a wide variety of businesses, from construction companies through to public sector organisations, office-based companies and many more. We have the knowledge and experience to help you no matter how you operate and do business.

In addition to providing you with a clear health and safety policy, we can help you with the implementation and any necessary qualifications for you to meet your obligations.

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