Health and Safety Documentation

Health & Safety Policies and Management Systems

Writing health and safety documentation is a daunting task, but it's a critical aspect of ensuring workplace safety and legal compliance. At CQMS, we understand the challenges businesses face in creating comprehensive health and safety policies and management systems. That's why we offer tailored solutions to meet your needs and alleviate the burden of documentation.

Crafting Your Health and Safety Policies

Your health and safety policy is more than just a legal requirement—it's a commitment to the well-being of your employees. Our team specialises in creating bespoke health and safety policies and manuals that reflect your organisation's values and priorities.

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and the Environmental Protection Act 1990 place a duty on employers to:

  • Prepare a written Health & Safety Policy Statement (when employing five or more persons)
  • Set out the Organisation and Arrangements for implementing the Health & Safety policy
  • Revise and update their Health & Safety policy regularly
  • Bring the Health & Safety policy and arrangements to the notice of all employees

How can CQMS help you?

Working with you, CQMS will create a bespoke Health, Safety & Environmental Policy & Procedures document for your company. We will also help to develop the management structure for a Health & Safety culture within your company by:

  • Writing a Health & Safety Policy for you
  • Helping you implement the Health & Safety Policy
  • Advising on employer responsibilities
  • Maintaining and monitoring your Health & Safety policy to ensure it remains suitable and sufficient

Risk Assessments

Every company with 5 or more employees is legally required to have written risk assessments, which have been carried out by a ‘competent person’. Risk assessments are a fundamental aspect of maintaining workplace safety. A risk assessment looks at all your company’s work activities and considers what could go wrong and what could put your employee’s health and safety or lives at risk. The workplace risk assessment then recommends what action should be taken to either eliminate or, if not possible, reduce the risk as far as reasonably possible.

How can CQMS help with your Risk Assessment?

Our team of experts will conduct thorough risk assessments tailored to your specific work activities, covering areas such as:

  • General risk assessments to comply with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • COSHH risk assessments to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Manual handling risk assessments to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • DSE risk assessments to comply with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
  • Fire risk assessments to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

With our meticulous approach, you can rest assured that potential hazards are identified and mitigated effectively, keeping your employees safe and your business compliant.

Fire Risk Assessments

As the custodian of a building, ensuring fire safety is paramount to protecting lives and property. For example, as an employer, owner, or occupier of premises that aren't a 'single private dwelling' (a private home), you need to make sure a suitably competent person completes a Fire Risk Assessment. Not only is it a legal obligation, but it's also a fundamental aspect of responsible property management and business operations.

How CQMS can help you:

CQMS will support your company and carry out your Fire Risk Assessment as per PAS79-1: 2020 (part 1), the Code of Practice.

CQMS will produce a fire risk assessment report detailing the findings of the assessment including an action plan.

For More Further Information:

Contact us today to schedule your assessment and take proactive steps towards a safer workplace environment.


Ensure the health and safety compliance of your business, call us on 01476 566 665 to discuss your requirements.