There are a number of Health and Safety standards with which businesses have to comply and businesses should create their own health and safety policy, providing a general statement of your policy on health, safety and welfare of employees, non-employees and visitors on your premises. Angus Council provide a guide and template for creation of a policy for your workplace - download the Health & Safety Policy template.
Information relating to health and safety at work is available from the Health and Safety Executive and Angus Council's Environmental & Consumer Protection team can also answer queries. The council carry out frequent inspections for business premises and information in relation to health and safety inspections can be found on the Angus Council website.
Healthy Working Lives helps employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. They provide advice to businesses of any size of type, free of charge, to help improve health & safety in the workplace. Advice includes:
- Legislation & policy
- Hazards in the workplace
- Health risks at work
- Equipment and working safety
- Promoting health at work
The Health and Safety Executive provide a 'Basics for business' guide which will provide information on topics such as managing the risks in your business, first aid and insurance.