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Policy

This chapter focuses on the key factors to consider in developing an effective

health and safety policy. Construction organizations which successfully achieve

a high standard of health and safety practice invariably have in place clear

and accepted health and safety policies. Moreover, these policies embrace the

organization's social and corporate responsibilities for health and safety and

develop a holistic and supportive culture in which good practice becomes the

norm rather than the exception. Clear health and safety policies provide for

the systematic and cost-effective identification, monitoring and control of health

and safety risk and are prerequisite to the planning and organization of an

effective health and safety management system.