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Health and Safety Manual

Sample Pages

"Your Company name" shown in these samples below will be changed to your Company's name and other relevant details will be included in your Health and Safety manual & will appear printed in black in the manual

Your Company name

Table of Contents

The actual contents will depend on the needs of your company

Page
AmendmentsIntro page 2
ContentsIntro page 3
Instructions for UsingIntro page 7
SECTION 1 - HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
GENERAL POLICY STATEMENTSection 1 page 1
ORGANISATION
Health and Safety - Organisation ChartSection 1 page 4
ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAFETY AND WELFARESection 1 page 5
Accident ReportingSection 1 page 5
Company VehiclesSection 1 page 5
ContractorsSection 1 page 5
ElectricitySection 1 page 5
Equipment, Plant and MachinerySection 1 page 5
FireSection 1 page 6
Ladders, Scaffolding, Crawling Boards, Etc.Section 1 page 6
Plant and MachinerySection 1 page 6
Statutory InspectionsSection 1 page 6
TrainingSection 1 page 6
Welfare FacilitiesSection 1 page 7
ARRANGEMENTS FOR HEALTHSection 1 page 8
Alcohol and DrugsSection 1 page 8
Computer Screens (V.D.U. / D.S.E.)Section 1 page 8
First AidSection 1 page 8
Health ProblemsSection 1 page 8
Noise/VibrationSection 1 page 8
Personal Protective EquipmentSection 1 page 8
VibrationSection 1 page 8
MONITORING AND REVIEWSection 1 page 8
SECTION 2 - HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY GUIDANCE
RESPONSIBILITIES
AccidentsSection 2 page 5
Dangerous SubstancesSection 2 page 5
Electrical EquipmentSection 2 page 5
Emergency ServicesSection 2 page 6
Equipment e.g. Guarding Checks Etc.Section 2 page 7
General Fire SafetySection 2 page 7
General TrainingSection 2 page 7
Housekeeping and PremisesSection 2 page 7
Personal Protective EquipmentSection 2 page 7
Reporting, Advice and ConsultancySection 2 page 8
Statutory Testing e.g. Compressor, Lifting EquipmentSection 2 page 8
STAFF RESPONSIBILITIESSection 2 page 9
Company EmployeesSection 2 page 9
Company VehiclesSection 2 page 9
Outwork on Other Company SitesSection 2 page 9
VisitorsSection 2 page 9
Fire InstructionsSection 2 page 10
Specific Emergency SituationsSection 2 page 11
Bomb ThreatSection 2 page 11
Suspicious PackagesSection 2 page 11
Gas LeakSection 2 page 11
Power CutsSection 2 page 11
Rules for ContractorsSection 2 page 13
USE OF EQUIPMENTSection 2 page 14
Abrasive Wheels EtcSection 2 page 14
Safe Use of ChemicalsSection 2 page 14
Safe Working on MachinerySection 2 page 14
WeldingSection 2 page 14
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, 2007Section 2 page 16
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006Section 2 page 16
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations, 2005Section 2 page 16
The Control of Substances Hazardous To Health (Amendment) Regulations, 2004Section 2 page 16
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, 2005Section 2 page 16
The Electricity at Work Regulations, 1989Section 2 page 16
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992Section 2 page 17
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981Section 2 page 17
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, 1998Section 2 page 17
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999Section 2 page 18
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992 (as amended)Section 2 page 19
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (P.P.E)Section 2 page 19
The Pressure Safety Systems Regulations, 2000 Revised 2004Section 2 page 19
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998Section 2 page 20
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005Section 2 page 20
The Reporting of Incidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, 1995 (R.I.D.D.O.R)Section 2 page 21
The Work at Height Regulations 2005Section 2 page 22
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992Section 2 page 22
StressSection 2 page 23
SAFETY INSPECTIONSSection 2 page 24

Note: Sections Marked * are NOT included in the standard package

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"Your Company name" shown in these samples below will be changed to your Company's name & will appear printed in black in the manual

"Your Company name"

Health and Safety Policy Statement

Introduction

It is the policy of"Your Company name" to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, visitors, and contract employees.

This Health and Safety Manual has been prepared in an effort to prevent injuries, illnesses, and death from work related causes and to minimize losses of material resources and interruptions from accidental occurrences. It is directed toward the control of all types of hazards encountered in the performance of official duties.

This safety manual is a part of a continuing programme for providing safety information to personnel. We all share in the responsibility for the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and visitors. Use this manual as a guide in working safely in your workplace.

If you have any queries relating to Health, Safety and Welfare issues please contact your Head of Department or in their absence the Managing Director.

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"Your Company name" shown in these samples below will be changed to your Company's name and "Your Health and Safety manager's name" will be changed to your Company's Health and Safety manager's name & will appear printed in black in the manual

"Your Company name"

Emergency Procedures

Purpose:

To establish "Your Company's" policy and procedures regarding management and employees response to various emergency situations. Examples of an emergency are fire, and bomb threat.

Overview:

The procedures cover the following topics:

  1. Fire Reporting and Response

  2. Evacuation

  3. Bomb Threat

  4. First Aid

  5. Hazardous Material Spill

  6. Robbery

Policy:

"Your Company" has developed plans that address emergency situations that may arise in "Your Company" locations and which may threaten human health and safety, and damages "Your Company's"assets. Management is responsible for implementing the Emergency Action Plans. These Emergency Action Plans will meet the following objectives:

1. Provide a means of notifying employees, customers and local authorities of an emergency situation.

2. Provide for a safe and orderly method of evacuation of employees and customers from "Your Company's" premises.

3. Account for all employees who occupied "Your Company's" premises at the time of evacuation, should one occur.

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"Your Company name" shown in these samples below will be changed to your Company's name and "Your Health and Safety manager's name" will be changed to your Company's Health and Safety manager's name & will appear printed in black in the manual

"Your Company name"

Statutory Inspections

Admitting an HSE or Environmental Health Officer:

Purpose:

To establish "Your Company" policy and procedures regarding management and employees response to various statutory inspections. Examples are HSE and Environmental Health inspections.

Overview:

The procedures cover the following topics:

If an HSE or Environmental Health Officer requests to conduct an inspection, the senior management member of "Your Company" is to ask to see the officer's credentials. The inspectors carry an identity card bearing their photograph and a serial number. In every case, verify the authenticity of the compliance inspector's identification by calling the nearest HSE or Environmental Health office.

Note: DO NOT REFUSE ADMITTANCE TO THE OFFICER .

The senior management member on duty is to contact the Health and Safety manager immediately.

There are no time limits specifying how long an inspector may remain on the premises.

Violations are considered to be "alleged violations" until they are confirmed in writing.

  1. "Your Company" may contest (appeal), in writing any part of the notice within 15 working days after it has received it.

  2. Management will ask for clarification about any point(s) an inspector raises that they don't understand.

  3. Management and employees must not admit to violating any safety standard.

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