Construction company employee handbook

It's common for companies to overlook the need for an employee handbook, especially if they have never had one before and everything seems to be going well. However, businesses must have a handbook to outline their policies and guidelines for employees. We recommend downloading and reading a free document to help you understand the importance of having an employee handbook. Also, conducting your research on the topic will further show why having an employee handbook is an invaluable asset for any organisation.

An employee handbook is a crucial document that outlines your company's health and safety policy. It serves as a tool to communicate your terms and conditions, working conditions, policies, and practices to your staff. By agreeing to the policies outlined in the handbook, employees can better understand their roles and responsibilities and the expectations set by the company.

As per your company's health and safety policy, every employee is required to sign an agreement accepting the company's standards and policies related to various aspects such as health and safety, equality and diversity, working in confined spaces, drug and alcohol usage, and more. This list is comprehensive and covers all the necessary protocols for maintaining a safe, healthy, and professional work environment.

It's essential to ensure that your employees know the policies and procedures governing your company. The Construction Company Employee Handbook is a comprehensive guide outlining the rules and regulations employees must follow while working at your company. To ensure that your employees are informed and aware of their responsibilities, the full table of contents for the handbook is listed at the bottom of the page. This allows your employees to see all the areas covered in the handbook. By getting your staff to sign and agree to the policies outlined in the manual, you are taking steps to protect yourself and your company. This ensures everyone knows your business's expectations and requirements and helps prevent future misunderstandings or disputes.

The front page of our employee handbooks for construction companies contains the following text:

  • Upon receipt of this handbook, employees must familiarise themselves with its content and follow the guidelines to comply with Our safe working practices.
  • If any part of this document is unclear, the reader should contact a manager or supervisor who can clarify the issue and offer further explanation.
  • Once an employee has read and understood this handbook, they should complete and hand the acceptance form to a manager or supervisor.
  • The acceptance form will remain in the relevant personnel file for the duration of employment.

The rear cover of the handbook contains the employee acceptance form, which is listed below:

  • Employee health and safety handbook
  • Acceptance form
  • By signing this acceptance form, you agree that you have familiarised yourself with the content of this employee health and safety handbook and agree to follow the guidelines set out to comply with Our safe working practices.
  • Please date, sign, and print your name below. Then, hand this acceptance form to your supervisor or manager, who will place it and keep it in your personnel file for the duration of your employment.
  • Date ____________________
  • Print Name _______________
  • Signature ________________

    The table of contents for the construction company employee handbook is listed below. As you can see, it is comprehensive. Once an employee has signed the acceptance form, they have agreed to your T&Cs. They have agreed to work in accordance with your H&S Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy. They have agreed to the employees' responsibilities as set out in section 2.02, the alcohol and drugs policy as set out in section 3.03, and much more.

    Without an employee handbook, any disciplinary action can be disputed and challenged because employment contracts don't list the specifics contained within this handbook.

    Employers should give their staff an employee handbook to protect themselves and tell them what they expect. If you run a company without issuing company handbooks, buy this one today. They're an essential part of employing people.

    As with all our documents, this employee handbook is in Word™ format and is available for instant download.


    1 Policy Statements

    1.01    Health and Safety Policy Statement
    1.02    Risk assessment policy statement
    1.03    Environmental policy statement
    1.04    Equal Opportunities Policy Statement

    2 Organisation

    2.01    Safety management structure
    2.02    Employers responsibilities
    2.03    Employees responsibilities
    2.04    Information for employees
    2.05    Designated responsibilities

    3 Safe working practices

    3.01     Accident reporting procedure
    3.02     Alcohol and drugs
    3.03     CDM (Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015)
    3.04     Confined Spaces
    3.05     COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health)
    3.06     Damaging knee (from kneeling)        
    3.07     Desk work. Musculoskeletal injuries and posture fatigue
    3.08     Desk work. RSI (Repetitive strain injuries)
    3.09     Disciplinary rules
    3.10     DSE (Display screen equipment)
    3.11     Electrical installations
    3.12     Electricity
    3.13     Falls from heights (hop-ups)
    3.14     Falls from heights (Kick step)
    3.15     Falls from heights (Step ladder)
    3.16     Fire/explosion
    3.17     First aid procedures
    3.18     Hand-arm vibration
    3.19     Manual handling
    3.20     Noise
    3.21     Objects fall from height
    3.22     Office equipment
    3.23     Permits to work
    3.24     PPE (Personal protective equipment)
    3.25     RSI (Repetitive strain injuries)
    3.26     Safety signs
    3.27     Slip, trips and falls
    3.28     Struck by objects
    3.29     Training
    3.30     Vehicles
    3.31     Waste management
    3.32     Welfare facilities
    3.33     Work equipment
    3.34     Working at height
    3.35     Young persons



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