Working Conditions are Safe & Hygienic

How to comply 1 - what it looks like in practice


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Health and safety management for all workers


  • A policy is a plan detailing how you are going to manage health, safety and environment issues within your workplace. Most businesses set out their policy in three parts:
  • The statement of intent section sets out your commitment to managing H&S and what you want to achieve.
  • The organisation section states who is responsible for what.
  • Arrangements that detail what you are going to do
  • You should identify a person responsible for health and safety. This may be the manager of the operation or another senior manager on site.

Risk Assessments

Conducting risk assessments

  • Risk assessments should be conducted annually, and reviewed every six months.
  • They should be conducted by a person trained to conduct risk assessments.
    • Risk assessments can be conducted by both ‘site area’ and by specific task/machine.
  • Individual risk assessments should be carried out for both young and pregnant workers.
  • Each issue that is identified as a result of the risk assessment should have a corresponding action, timeframe and person responsible for seeing through the action.
  • Findings of risk assessments should be fed back to senior management in management meetings, as should the subsequent actions that are taken to deal with
  • the issues.
  • Documentary evidence should be kept of risk assessments. Refer to Appendix 2 for a form to use to record information. Use a new copy of the form for each area or machine’s risk assessment.

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