Health & Safety (H&S) Policy Statement
The employer must, if he employs five or more employees, have a written statement of:
- his general policy on employees' health and safety at work;
- the current organisation and arrangements in force for carrying out that policy.
The employer must revise this written statement as often as may be appropriate, and he must publicise the statement and any revisions to all his employees.
The employer should also have a health and safety policy as regards the protection of non-employees, such as workers and the public affected by his undertaking.
"Management of H&S", covers the more detailed documentation required as a basis for health and safety management systems regarding the protection of non-employees as well as employees.