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health & safety policy statement

Post by sunnyside » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:14 am

I have had an issue with an eho in N.I regarding our company H&S policy statement and the fact that it refers to english law, we are registered in the uk does it need to be ammended to reflect N.I Law?

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Re: health & safety policy statement

Post by fatwolf » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:27 am

I would say yes.

The NI assemblyy seem to have different are have added things to exsisting legislation, and have passed there own Acts. The web links below have information about both.

http://www.hseni.gov.uk/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/nort ... egislation" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: health & safety policy statement

Post by Safety » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:31 am

I would also agree with fatwolf.
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Re: health & safety policy statement

Post by liamr » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:32 am

Northern Ireland is governed my UK law. but NI has it's own law society (link below) maybe browse on that, and you'll probably find that both are relevant.

http://www.lawsoc-ni.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

the uk one is..................

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/home.law" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: health & safety policy statement

Post by Ian Rienewerf » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:10 am

A policy statement is a statement of intent only - i.e. "we will do the right thing".

The HSE sometimes confuses things by also calling the manual and procedures a policy.
However, the "policy statement" itself should only be saying that you will comply with your legal requirements - job done.
There is no need to quote specific regulations or acts, or countries of issue.

An easy way around it would be to say " we will comply to UK law"
But what happens if you then do some minor work in the EU.

It sounds like your "Policy" needs a re-hash,
and there might be a little room for improvement within the document review /approval procedures.
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