3  Health and Safety Management

Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 stipulates that every employer with five or more staff must have a written health and safety policy. For those small companies without a policy guidance is available from the HSE (see Essentials of Health and Safety at Work, ISBN 0-7176-0716-X and A Guide to Preparing a Safety Policy Statement for Small Business, HSE c100/10/95, ISBN 0-7176-0424-1). Also useful is John Ridley’s Risk Management published by Butterworth-Heinemann and Allan St John Holt’s Principles of Health and Safety at Work, IOSH Publishing.

This should be read along with the approved code of practice for The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992. Then a full production safety ...

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