An employee Health and Safety Handbook is an efficient way of communicating your Health & Safety Policy to staff whilst also providing health and safety information, including company rules, policies and safe working procedures for employees to follow.
This document will also show your commitment as a business towards health and safety.
Your Health & Safety Handbook should help employees understand how health and safety is managed in your workplace, and how work activities may affect them or others. It should therefore set out, in detail, employees’ duties and the general safety rules they must follow.
There is no legal requirement to have a Health and Safety Handbook, however the handbook will enable you to fulfil the legal duties as set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Agility Risk and Compliance will create a health and safety employee handbook which will cover the following:
A health and safety employee handbook will help you ensure that you have consulted with your employees, and provided them with relevant information:
All employees should be:
Once the Health & Safety Handbook has been issued it is important for employees to familiarise themselves with its contents, that is why it is recommended that the language used in an employee handbook is kept clear, simple and concise. Employees should also include information on who to contact for any further clarification if required. It is recommended that you retain evidence of this information provided to employees.
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