Health and safety policies and procedures are important for any workplace.
They help to ensure that everyone in the workplace is safe and healthy.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety law. It introduces new responsibilities for managing the work-related risks that could cause serious injury, illness or even death.
Health and safety policies can vary depending on the workplace. However, some examples of the arrangements detailed in health and safety policies include:
- Risk assessments
- Safety procedures
- Training of workers
- Consultations such as safety committees or on-site meetings
- Emergency and evacuation arrangements
We can conduct an independent review of your current documents, assist you with any gaps, or help you integrate your documents into health and safety management system.
A health and safety system should give business practical solutions, not lengthy documents that sit on a shelf.
It should include details of your:
Leadership and commitment
Hazard and risk management processes
Training and supervision
Incident management systems
Systems for worker participation
Emergency management procedures
Processes for managing contractors
If starting from scratch, that is no Health and safety policies and procedures we help develop documentation relevant to the risk category, industry and size of your business.
Developing a strong health and safety culture protects workers and makes good business sense.
Reducing the number of accidents and injuries will result in a motivated and productive workforce, reduce absenteeism and reduce disruptions to your business.