Sole Trader/Partnership Builder Health and Safety Statement
This Sole Trader/Partnership Builder Health and Safety Statement has been designed for a sole trader or a partnership working in the building industry, and sets out their commitment to safeguarding their employees' health, safety and welfare at work. It is recommended that all businesses (irrespective of size) should at least provide a statement of their intent to develop and maintain a health and safety action plan. This Health and Safety Statement is the first step in that process.
If your business has five or more employees you must have a written Health and Safety Policy in addition to the Health and Safety Statement.
This statement has been written to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which sets out employers’ health and safety duties.
This Sole Trader/Partnership Builder Health and Safety Statement, when complete, must be signed and dated by the business owner or partners.
This template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.