Is your Health and Safety manual available, up to date and signed?


Is there a Health and Safety Manual available and is it up to date and signed?

Reason for This Question

A health and safety manual and signatures are necessary to prove that you have a commitment to health and safety and have provided information to your staff.

Possible Answers

Red: No signatures recorded or evidence of senior management buy in.
Amber: Some signatures missing
Green: Signatures recorded

Common Issues

  • No H&S manual in place
  • No signatures
  • No page numbering system
  • No version control
  • No issue dates

Fail Rate

35.14% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.

How to Stay Compliant

Ensure you have a written health and safety policy available to staff which is up to date and signed by an authorised person.

Additional Information

What is a health and safety policy?

The HSE states “Describing how you will manage health and safety in your business will let your staff and others know about your commitment to health and safety. This will be your health and safety policy. It should clearly say who does what, when and how. If you have fewer than five employees you don’t have to write down your health and safety policy.”

Our Solutions

Health and safety manuals are available as part of our Health and Safety Management System packages.

Health and safety manuals are stored online with our PYRAMID™ Online Risk Management System meaning they are available any time, any where.

This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.