Flashcards in 2.2 Purpose And Importance Of Setting Policy For Health And Safety Deck (5):
Nebosh Learning Outcome 2016
2.2 Explain the purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety
2.2 Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety
The role of the health and safety policy in decision-making and the differing needs of individual organisations
- duty to prepare a safety policy (linked to 1.4)
- when to record in writing.
What are the LEGAL Duties to prepare a health and safety policy and when is it to be recorded in writing?
- Section 2 (3) of the Health and Safety at Work. Act 1974, and the Employers' Health and Safety Policy Statements (Exception) Regulations 1975 require employers, with (five or more employees).
- To prepare and review on a regular basis a written health and safety policy together with the necessary organisation and arrangements to carry it out and to bring the policy and any revisions of it to the notice of their employees.
- This does not mean that organisations with four or fewer employees do not need to have a health and safety policy – it simply means that it does not have to be written down.
- Regulation 5 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations requires
- Employers to make appropriate arrangements for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of their preventative and protective measures.
ORGANISATION in the context of health and safety means the:
- People and their responsibilities