When we talk about Policy what you we really mean?

A health and safety policy describes how you will manage health and safety in your business and will let your staff and others know about your commitment to health and safety. It should clearly say who does what, when and how.

Policy is the bedrock as it forms the foundations in order to achieve an effective, robust positive culture within an organisation. There are three recognised elements to a policy which are:-

Written statement of intent

This is a public statement of how the organisation views its obligations, how it intends to comply, resource, communicate and implement its Health and Safety management systems.


This needs to set out who is responsible for what, remembering that responsibility can delegated but not accountability.


This is how the organisation is going to do what it has stated it will do.

How can we help you?

DRA can assist you with all policy requirements from general statements to lone working. We can draft, agree and help you implement your policies as required. We have a range of audit and inspection services that can indentify shortfall and improvement areas.