Health & Safety Policy Document
We write Health & Safety Policies for businesses
A health and safety policy sets out your general approach and commitment together with the arrangements you have put in place for managing health and safety in your business. It is a unique document that says who does what, when and how.
Every organisation has a duty of care to its employees, tenants in their premises & visitors or contractors in their workplace
Health & Safety Policies and Your Company
Does your business need a Health and Safety Policy?
No matter what size your company is, you will need to have certain arrangements, procedures or rules in place to make sure that accidents are prevented during the course of your day-to-day business.
It is good practice to record all of these details in a policy document. If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down.
Premier can produce a Health & Safety Policy for your business
Our consultants will assist with as much of the work as is required & do not shy away from dealing with complex & sometimes difficult situations. This includes provision of all documentation to build your own business specific health & safety policy manual. Premier Risk Services also take the time to train you and your employees in how to understand and use the safety policy effectively.
Benefits to your business
Policies written by fully qualified safety Consultants.
Built around your business.
- Quick Turnaround.
Implementation, Training & Review.
Fully Compliant with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Reasons to let Premier Risk Produce your Health and Safety Policy
Premier Risk will build a health and safety policy around the workings of your business. Fully tailored to your requirements the finished policy will be fully compliant with regulations including HASWA (Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) and will reduce your risk, your employees risk, your customers risk and the risk to members of the public.
Your health and safety policy will be completed by a fully qualified safety consultant who will liaise with you throughout the whole process from the initial consultation to the implementation of the completed policy.
Our Health & Safety Policies Contain
Statement of Intent
A written policy statement which shows your staff, and anyone else, your commitment to health and safety.
This section names those who will have responsibilities for health and safety matters in your company.
This section explains how you will control the main hazards that have been identified in your risk assessment.
Industries we serve
Construction is a high risk industry & consequently enforcement authorities, including the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), pay particular attention to the risks associated with this type of environment. In addition, Principal Contractors are becoming much tougher with their sub-contractors with regard to safety at work.
Having a strong health & safety management culture will assist small construction firms to secure business opportunities. Companies employ us to assist with the requirements of a scheme such as CHAS &/or Construction Line, to satisfy safety at work legislation documentation & provide evidence of a safety culture.
Small business owners cannot afford a full time health & safety manager nor do they have the time to get involved in detailed legislative requirements themselves. Outsourcing your health & safety function is the only cost effective way to stay within the law & become known by your Principal Contractors as a low risk. In turn, this increases the likelihood of your company winning more contracts.
During the early stages of our assistance, a full & detailed review of your existing documentation, systems & procedures is undertaken. Our assistance programme is tailored to suit your organizational needs, either by working alongside your internal health & safety manager or acting as your “competent person” under the terms of the legislation. Site audits, whether in Leeds or anywhere in the UK, including safety walks are undertaken which identify any areas of concern. Using our regular visits, our consultants are able to provide coaching to your staff on how to address health & safety issues.
Corporate & Retail
Rretail Managers are often baffled by the amount of legislation they need to comply with & are usually highly involved in other business activities. Consequently, they cannot find the time to attend to the risk assessment process & the subsequent action required to reduce the risk. Our solution is that we drive this forward for you.
The retail sector can be particularly at risk due to the level of public interaction and the fact that customers need to enter your establishment to purchase your good and services. Unlike staff, it is difficult to highlight the hazards in your store to customers who are simply browsing for goods. Therefore it is critical to make sure that you are sure that your safety procedures are thorough and water tight. As failure could result in expensive compensations claims for injuries, no matter how minor, by your customers.
Factories & Workshops
Compensation culture & employer’s liability insurance have made health & safety compliance an issue that can no longer be ignored. Accidents at work will never be completely eradicated but when they happen, they can take up a significant amount of Management time.
Premier Risk Services is working with several organisations who needed to involve outside help after a visit from the HSE or a letter from their insurers pointing out their statutory duties as an employer. Small business owners are often well intentioned but simply do not have the time to build, manage & maintain a safety culture.
Most small businesses cannot afford a full time health & safety manager nor do they have the time to get involved in detailed legislative requirements. Outsourcing your health & safety function is the only cost effective way to stay within the law & benefit from good employee relations as well as lessen the claims ratio following accidents.
During the early stages of our assistance programme, a full & detailed review is undertaken. We get involved in completing the paper work for you. After a period of time, our consultants assist in coaching your staff in how to manage health & safety themselves allowing our consultants to retain an advisory role, & thereby reducing the costs of employing your health & safety consultant. We are different because we are happy to get stuck in & be a member of your team when required to do so.
- Safe systems of work (SSOW)
- Employee training programmes
- Risk assessments of equipment & machinery
- Fire risk assessments
- Noise assessments
- Working in confined spaces
- Safety audits
- Safety inspections
- Annual action plans
Offices & Call Centres
It is a common misconception that offices are so low risk that there is no need to take health & safety seriously. The HSE provide statistics showing that one of the major reasons for sick leave is back complaints, hence a requirement for risk assessments for users of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) & Manual Handling.
Let us take the strain.
If you are a Manager who is unsure of what to do & lack the time needed to sort out all the risk assessments, you may be feeling overwhelmed by it all. This is where Premier Risk Services can help you. We have developed the systems to get you legal with the minimum of fuss. We will do all the work for you & report back with proposed solutions. Then we will help and work with you to get you where we agree you want to be. Remember, we are on your side & aim to provide peace of mind.
Oil & Petrochemicals
Premier risk Services provide safety services to Oil & Petrochemical companies. Offering safety consultancy services to high risk industries, where safety is at its most critical.
Offering safety packages for refineries and storage facilities, Premier can design a package to suit your requirements ensuring you are offering a safe environment for your workers whilst complying with safety regulations
Oil & Petrochemicals
Other sectors we provide safety services for are:
Education & Learning Environments
Power & Utilities
Food & Restaurants
Farms and Agriculture