In addition to our moral and financial obligations, health and safety law requires the Parish Council, as an employer, to bear overall duty for the care of its staff, Councillors, contractors, visitors and members of the public on its premises. To comply with these obligations, we have developed arrangements for health and safety management, in which all staff and members of the Parish Council have a contribution to make.
The purpose of our Health and Safety Policy is to set out our commitment to health and safety and to define the organisational arrangements for health and safety management.
It is not sufficient merely to read this policy. Our commitment to health and safety must be translated into effective action, and it will be the responsibility of the Health and Safety Working Group to ensure that this happens.