Departmental health and safety policies


D3. Each Government department is expected to provide a detailed safety policy relevant to its operations and control of workplace risks. This must be drawn to the attention of all civil servants within those departments and other persons as appropriate.

D4. Standards set in the UK legislation can be used by an employer to demonstrate that everything reasonably practicable has been done to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

D5. Health and safety should be considered throughout all work activities. It is desirable that departments are pro-active rather than reactive to events/accidents. It is essential that risks to civil servants and members of the public are clearly identified and systems and plans implemented to control the risks. Health and safety should be considered at the planning stage of all new activities and projects.

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