Health and Safety Policy

This is a Health and Safety Policy Template to adapt to your own use. 

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) makes it a legal requirement to have a written Health and Safety Policy if you have more than five members of staff.  

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 provide more detail on how to meet your health and safety responsibilities. 

Your Health and Safety Policy should cover: 

  • your commitment to managing health and safety 
  • responsibilities for health and safety 
  • practical arrangements around health and safety 
  • More information on policy requirements is available here. 



This template covers the main areas you may need to consider in this area, but you will need to read it in the context of your own organisation, which may mean amendments to make it fully relevant are necessary. It does not constitute legal advice and further steps may be necessary to ensure you comply with current UK legislation.