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Is it a legal requirement to have a health and safety policy in your industry?

by , 28 October 2014
A health and safety policy is a great way to enforce health and safety rules in your workplace. But, it's not always a legal requirement.

This policy is only a legal requirement if the Minister of Labour makes it compulsory for your industry.

And that means if you fall outside of these industries, you can elect to create a health and safety policy. But if your industry is one of these it applies to, ignore this requirement at your own risk.

Read on to discover which industries health and safety policies are compulsory for...

There's only one sector that MUST have health and safety policies


The Minister of Labour has only made it compulsory for companies that fall under Section XIII of COIDA to have health and safety policies.
 
These industries include:
 
  • Iron;
  • Steel;
  • Galvanising;
  • Artificial limbs;
  • Garages;
  • Metal; 
  • Etc.
 
Here's why this particular sector MUST have health and safety policies.
 
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This is why it's compulsory for this sector of industry to have a health and safety policy

 
This sector accountant for the majority of compensation claims according to the Health and Safety Advisor.  
 
This means these companies need stricter rules for enforcing health and safety in their workplaces.
 
If you fall into this sector, ensure you have a legally compliant health and safety policy, so you don't end up breaking the law.
 
If you want more information on how to create a health and safety policy for your company, check out the Health and Safety Advisor. It contains all the requirements for an effective health and safety policy. 
 
If you have any questions, visit the Health and Safety Club. Our experts are always ready to answer any questions you have. 
 


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