Health and Safety Policy – New Guidance

Health & Safety Policy, a new example from HSE – Do you need to make changes, what can be learnt?

The HSE has recently published new guidance and issued an example policy statement which is downloadable from its website.  The intention is to act as a guide to small businesses wishing to complete their health and safety policy statement from a simple template.

Its certainly worth taking a look at and it incorporate the principles of HSE’s other documents and guidance such as 5 steps to risk assessment.  However, it is simply an example of what the HSE would expect (and be happy) to see in a small business.  By all means take a look and see what changes have been made but in terms of updating your own statement their is no need for a change unless you feel it is necessary.

The only other thing which you need to remember is sign it, date it and display it.  Take a check now and make sure that your policy statement is on display, perhaps next to your insurance certificate (Employers Liability) and Health and Safety Law Poster.  The statement should have been signed by your Chief Executive or Managing Director within the last 12 months.

Electrical Safety Training

Electrical Safety Training


This course covers the full 17th Edition Regulations and is open to all. The 3 Day Novice Course is suitable for those who are qualified or want more in-depth knowledge, OR anyone who does NOT hold any of the acceptable
prerequisite qualifications applicable to the 2 Day Refresher Course.

AIMS: To inform candidates of the changes brought about by the introduction of 17th Edition


  • Harmonisation with European Standards
  • Part 1: Scope, object and fundamental principles
  • Part 2: Definitions and Terminology
  • Part 3: Assessment of general characteristics
  • Part 4: Protection of safety
  • Part 5: Selection and erection of equipment
  • Part 6: Inspection and testing
  • Part 7: Special locations

Please note the 17th Edition IEE Regulations will be referred to during the course, a copy should be made available for candidates use. These are available at £ 65.00 each

COST: £ 125.00 + VAT per candidate per day plus City and Guilds examination fee of £ 45.00 + VAT

Acceptable Prerequisite Qualifications
Applicable to the 2 Day Refresher Course are:
– City & Guilds Level 3 certificate in the re-quirements for electrical installations BS7671: June 2001 (2381)
– City & Guilds Level 3 certificate in electro technical technology installation (buildings & structures 2330-07)
– City & Guilds Level 3 certificate in electro technical technology electrical maintenance (233008)
– City & Guilds Level 3 certificate in electrical installation part two (2360

Health and Safety Executive HSE Area Offices

Health and Safety Executive HSE Area Offices

Please note: HSE no longer publishes these details and you may find the the information below is now out of date.

South West
The Pithay, All Saints Street, Bristol BS1 2ND
0117 988 6000

Priestley House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke RG24 9NW
01256 404000

South East
3 East Grinstead House, London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1RR
0845 345 0055

London North
Maritime House, 1 Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8HF
0181 594 5522

London South
1 Long Lane, London SE1 4PG
0171 407 8911

East Anglia
39 Baddow Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0HL
01245 284661

Northern Home Counties
AW House, 6-8 Stuart Street, Luton LU1 2SJ
01582 34121

East Midlands
Belgrave House, 1 Greyfriars, Northampton NN1 2BS
01604 21233

West Midlands
McLaren Bldg, 2 Masshouse Circus, Queensway, Birmingham B4 7NP
0121 200 2299

Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff CF2 1SH
01222 473777

The Marches House, Midway, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs ST5 1DT
01782 717181

North Midlands
Birkbeck House, Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4AU
01602 470712

South Yorkshire
Sovereign House, 40 Silver Street, Sheffield S1 2ES
01742 739081

W & N Yorks
8 St Pauls Street, Leeds LS1 2LE
01532 446191

Redgrave Court,
Merton Road,
L20 7HS

The Triad, Stanley Road, Bootle L20 3PG
0151 922 7211

North West
Victoria House, Ormskirk Road, Preston PR1 1HH
01772 259321

North East
Arden House, Regent Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 3JN
0191 284 8448

Scotland East
Belford House, 59 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3UE
0131 247 2000

Scotland West
375 West George Street, Glasgow G2 4LW
0141 275 3000

Northern Ireland
No area office, however, Health and Safety Inspectorate 83 Ladas Drive, Belfast, BT6 9FJ

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