What is a health and safety policy?
A Work Health and Safety policy outline a businesses WHS obligations to people who interact with it. The policy should apply to staff, contractors, other workers as well as customers.
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INTRO – Creating a set of policies and procedures is one of the most time-consuming aspects of the HR function. Is the policy and procedure correct? Does it comply with a maze of law and compliance? Has an important clause been missed? Do employees know about it, and have they acknowledged it!
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Do sample health and safety policies give you certification
Unfortunately it is not as easy as that! Workplace health & safety policies should be tailored specifically to your workplace. This policy is a general policy that is more suited to office environments. Workplaces with more specific requirements than those covered in this policy should seek advice and adopt a policy that is suited to their workplace.
What are the typical sections of a health and safety policy manual
A health and safety manual is a complete handbook outlining a businesses approach to health and safety. The policies and procedures outlined within often follow the legislation ISO45001.
Worknice customers get access to a complete health and safety handbook. The sections are below:
Normative References 8
Terms and Definitions 9
Understanding the Organisation and its Context 11
Understanding the Needs and Expectations of Workers and other Interested Parties 13
Determining the Scope of the WHS Management System 14
WHS Management System 15
Leadership and Commitment 16
WHS Policy 17
Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Authorities 18
Participation and Consultation 19
WHS System Legislative Matrix 20
Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities 24
WHS Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them 26
Information and Communication 31
Documented Information 32
Operation Planning and Control 33
Management of Change 34
Emergency Preparedness and Response 39
Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation 42
Internal Audit 43
Management Review 44
Incident, Non-Conformity and Corrective Actions 45
Continual Improvement 46
1 Procedure WHSP 1 – Legal Other Requirements 47
2 Procedure WHSP 2 – Legal Compliance 49
3 Procedure WHSP 3 – Control of Records 51
4 Procedure WHSP 4 – Training, Competence & Awareness 53
5 Procedure WHSP 5 – Document & Data Control 55
6 Procedure WHSP 6 – Document Control Example 57
7 Procedure WHSP 7 – Emergency Preparedness & Response 60
8 Procedure WHSP 8 – Monitoring & Measuring 63
9 Procedure WHSP 9 – Non-Conformances & Corrective Action 65
10 Procedure WHSP 10 – WHS Management Reviews 67
Workplace health and safety forms:
1 WHSF 1 – Job Description 68
2 WHSF 2 – Employment Application Form 69
3 WHSF 3 – Training Record 75
4 WHSF 4 – Performance Review 76
5 WHSF 5 – Service Report 82
6 WHSF 6 – Contractor Approval Checklist 84
7 WHSF 7 – Contractor Approval Scoresheet 87
8 WHSF 8 – Contractor Contract Clause 95
9 WHSF 9 – Contractor Expression of Interest Letter 96
10 WHSF 10 – Contractor Inspection Checklist 97
11 WHSF 11 – Contractor Letter 104
12 WHSF 12 – Internal Audit Form 106
13 WHSF 13 -Management Review Meeting Record 108
14 WHSF 14 – Non-Conformity Report 111
15 WHSF 15 -Contract Non-Conformance Form 112
16 WHSF 16 -Register of Legislation 113
17 WHSF 17 – WHS Record Master List 115
18 WHSF 18 – Archives Register 116
Chemical Register 117
Company Risk Register 118
Confined Space Permit 120
Confined Space Register 125
Consultation Statement 126
Contractor Environmental Risk Assessment 128
Contractor Insurance Details Form 134
Document Review Schedule 136
Ergonomic Checklist 137
Evacuation Pre Drill Checklist 141
Forklift Checklist 143
Hazard Notification Form 145
Hot Work Permit 147
Incident Report Form 151
Induction Checklist 153
Investigation Form 156
Job Description Inserts 160
Managers WHS Reports 163
Performance Plan Inserts 165
Plant & Equipment Register 167
Rehabilitation & Treatment Plan 169
Residual Current Device Register 171
Return to Work Plan Template 172
Risk Assessment Form 174
Safe Work Method Statement Template 177
Schedule of Inspection Template 179
Vehicle Checklist 180Site Inspection Checklist 182
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