As an employer, you have a duty of care towards your employees. Ensuring that their health, safety and welfare whilst at work is respected, managed and provided for is essential under the health and safety legislation.
If you do not implement the appropriate policies and procedures, the consequences can be severe. Priority 1 will work with your organisation to ensure that you are both compliant and that you adhere to all the necessary obligations, requirements and standards.
According to statistics published by the HSE, there were over 70,000 non-fatal injuries reported by employers in 2016/2017 (RIDDOR). If such an injury happens in your workplace you could face serious consequences unless you have the correct health and safety policies and procedures in place.
A health and safety policy is one of the primary documents all organisations should have in place. It sets out your health and safety objectives, responsibilities and arrangements, and guides your health and safety delivery.
Having a health and safety policy is a legal requirement which delivers many benefits including clear communication of your health and safety management.