What should a Health & Safety Handbook contain?
Your Health & Safety Handbook should help employees to understand how health and safety are managed in their workplace.
Depending on your business activities, your Health & Safety Handbook may include information on:
- General personal safety
- Your accident or incident reporting procedures
- Your first aid arrangements
- Your fire and emergency procedures
- Manual handling aids and techniques
- The use of display screen equipment
- Electrical safety
- Storing and handling hazardous substances
- Advice on work-related stress
- Using personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Working at height
- Your alcohol, drugs, and smoking policy
- Safe driving and use of mobile phones
- Arrangements for vulnerable workers, such as young people or expectant mothers
- The safe use of machinery and equipment
- Occupational health provisions.
It’s a good idea to get each new employee to sign to accept what your company stands for in terms of health & safety, at their induction.
Who should write your Health & Safety Handbook?
If you don’t feel sufficiently competent to create a Health & Safety Handbook, Stallard Kane can create one for you as part of our Health & Safety service. As a Stallard Kane customer, you will receive regular communication. We will keep you updated regarding any necessary changes in Health & Safety legislation, either in person as part of your contracted audits and site meetings or in our regular news updates on our website or via email.
How to contact
For further assistance for your business, talk to our Health and Safety Team by calling 01427 420 402 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and #oneoftheteam will be happy to help.