Company Health and Safety Policy - CONSTRUCTION

Construction company health and safety policy

If you are a construction company with more than five employees, including company owners or directors, you must understand that you are legally obligated to have a Company Health and Safety Policy. This policy serves as a tangible demonstration of your commitment to legal compliance and the safety of your workforce.

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.

Our construction health and safety company policy, crafted by our HSE experts, is not just a compliance tool. It’s a solution designed to alleviate the burden of policy creation. All our documents are conveniently provided in an easily editable Microsoft Word format, making it a breeze for you to adapt them to your specific needs.

Many company policy documents require extensive signatures, alterations, and amendments to personalise them to a specific company or contract awarded. This construction health and safety policy from HSE Docs avoids 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. Complete it as needed, and your HSE policy will be ready to use.

Many companies have health and safety policies not designed to cater to specific industries. Such policies outline the overall approach that the employer takes to managing health and safety in a business. The policy outlines the company's roles and responsibilities and the procedures to be followed. However, this company's health and safety policy is specifically designed for the construction industry and may vary slightly from a general company health and safety policy.

The outline of a company's health and safety policy must ensure that the relevant employer or the most senior person establishes an apparent health and safety policy at work. This policy should include a commitment to managing health and safety and achieving a safe and healthy workplace. It should be signed and reviewed regularly to remain up-to-date and relevant.

In addition, it should identify the names, positions, and roles of the people in their business who have specific health and safety responsibilities. This will help ensure everyone knows their responsibilities and that health and safety are effectively managed throughout the organisation.

It should also provide details of the practical arrangements to achieve the health and safety policy aims. These could include conducting a risk assessment, training employees, and using safety signs or equipment. By implementing these practical measures, you can create a safe and healthy workplace for everyone.


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

It also lists safe working practices and includes procedures for accident reporting, manual handling, and first aid.

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

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

As an employer, you are responsible for managing health and safety in your company. This document outlines the general approach to health and safety and clearly states the responsibilities of everyone involved.

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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