Workplace health and safety

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4. Health and safety policy

Describing how you will manage health and safety in your business will let your staff and others know about your commitment to health and safety. This will be your health and safety policy.

It should clearly say who does what, when and how. If you have five or more employees, you must have a written policy.

The Health and Safety Executive has produced a risk assessment and safety policy template to assist businesses.