Construction company health and safety policy

Construction Health and Safety Policy

If you are a construction company and have more than five employees including company owners or directors, you are required by law to have a Company Health and Safety Policy in place. You must also have all of your health and safety procedures in one place to demonstrate legal compliance.

However, even if you have fewer than five employees, most CDM sites, principal contractors and local authorities won’t consider using any construction company that doesn’t have their own Company Health and Safety Policy. Furthermore, Health and Safety Policies have to be fit for purpose and tick all the boxes.

Created by our HSE experts, our construction health and safety company policy is not just designed to tick the right boxes for the contractors that you’ll be working for, it’s also designed for ease of use. All of our documents come in an easily-editable Microsoft Word format.

Many company policy documents require extensive signatures, alterations and amendments to personalise them to a specific company or a specific contract that has been awarded. This construction health and safety policy from HSE Docs has avoided this by adding all of the editable information on the front page. 

Your policy statement has to be user-friendly for all concerned, so we’ve created a single cover sheet where you enter your company name, date, and signature. Simply complete as needed and your HSE policy is ready to use.

This Company Health and Safety Policy is for construction companies and is approved by local authorities, principal contractors and H&S managers.

It’s purely for construction companies, so if you’re running a TV repair shop it’s of no use to you and you'll need to choose one of our other health and safety policies. Our range includes a general health and safety policy and one specifically for mechanical and electrical.

Our construction health and safety policy is a full and comprehensive document that covers construction companies safety management structure setting out both the employee’s and employer’s responsibilities.

It also lists safe working practices and includes such things as the accident reporting procedure, manual handling and first aid procedures

This policy statement included is suitable for construction companies that carry out new build or refurb work and covers all trades from groundworks to painting.

Although it is primarily a health and safety policy statement for construction companies, it doesn’t just cover tradesmen. It covers everyone in the organisation including management, cleaners and office staff.


1 Organisations responsible persons and acceptance signature. (Listed on cover page)

2 Policy Statements

2.01    Health and safety policy statement
2.02    Risk assessment policy statement
2.03    Environmental policy statement
2.04    Equal opportunities policy statement
2.05    Modern slavery and human trafficking policy statement

3 Organisation

3.01    Safety management structure
3.02    Employers responsibilities
3.03    Employees responsibilities
3.04    Information for employees
3.05    Designated responsibilities

4 Safe working practices

4.01     Accident reporting procedure
4.02     Alcohol and drugs
4.03     CDM (Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015)
4.04     Confined Spaces
4.05     COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health)
4.06     Damaging knee (from kneeling)        
4.07     Desk work. Musculoskeletal injuries and posture fatigue
4.08     Desk work. RSI (Repetitive strain injuries)
4.09     Disciplinary rules
4.10     DSE (Display screen equipment)
4.11     Electrical installations
4.12     Electricity
4.13     Falls from heights (hop ups)
4.14     Falls from heights (Kick step)
4.15     Falls from heights (Step ladder)
4.16     Fire/explosion
4.17     First aid procedures
4.18     Hand arm vibration
4.19     Manual handling
4.20     Noise
4.21     Objects falls from height
4.22     Office equipment
4.23     Permits to work
4.24     PPE (Personal protective equipment)
4.25     RSI (Repetitive strain injuries)
4.26     Safety signs
4.27     Slip, trips and falls
4.28     Struck by objects
4.29     Training
4.30     Vehicles
4.31     Waste management
4.32     Welfare facilities
4.33     Work equipment
4.34     Working at height
4.35     Young persons



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