All employers of more than five people must have a written health and safety statement setting out their general health and safety policy, and the organisation and arrangements for carrying out this policy.
The employer must also bring the statement and revisions of it to the attention of employees.
To comply with the law fully, an employer should carry out a full and proper assessment of its health and safety obligations and how it will fulfil them.
The specific policy of the employer’s actual business undertaking and the workplace(s) where its employees work should be set out. This will require detailed and technical assessments of risk in respect of all the operations carried out in the workplace.