Health and safety policy statement

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

If you are an employer with 5 or more staff you should have a written Safety Policy.  If you do not, you are in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and liable to prosecution and a fine.  The purpose is to ensure that the management of health and safety is properly addressed and that health and safety goes beyond the adequacy of material conditions (important though these are).