Health and Safety policy
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets out that
“Except in such cases as may be prescribed, it shall be the duty of every employer to prepare and as often as may be appropriate revise a written statement of his general policy with respect to the health and safety at work of his employees and the organisation and arrangements for the time being in force for carrying out that policy, and to bring the statement and any revision of it to the notice of all his employees.”
The Health and Safety Executive provide guidance to employers to ensure that they meet their responsibilities in respect of the current health and safety legislation.