How Often Do You Need to Review Your H&S Documents?

How Often Do You Need to Review Your H&S Documents?


Having up-to-date documents is vital to keeping up with ever-changing Health & Safety law and remaining compliant. However, re-drafting risk assessments every week will take up a lot of your time, so how often should you review your documents? Let our Health & Safety consultant Steve fill you in:

You should review your Health & Safety policy at least once a year, or when there is a change in legislation that is relevant to your organisation. There are also a number of points in your business’ lifetime that should be accompanied by a review of your Health & Safety policy, such as changes to work procedures, significant business growth or the introduction of new services or products.

Your risk assessments will also need to be kept up date to remain compliant. To keep everything together, these should be reviewed at the same time as your Health & Safety policy. However, if there are any changes to work procedures, you should review the relevant risk assessments. Furthermore, if you have an incident that wasn’t anticipated by risk assessments, you should review the risk assessments and ensure the hazard is included, and controls put in place.

For more information on Health & Safety documents, or for a Free Review, call on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

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Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

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I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

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