A health and safety policy is an important part of your business, setting out to staff members how they should be conducting themselves and showing your customers that this is a priority for you. If you don’t currently have an official policy and just do things your way, then this needs to change – industry experience isn’t enough here, as it doesn’t filter down to your employees, subcontractors and customers.
If you are concerned about writing a health and safety policy, don’t be. The main thing is to convey what you are doing and the steps you take, and much of it is common sense. You can hire an external agency to write your policy for you. This is probably a good idea for most electrical contracting businesses unless it is something where you have direct experience, as they will be able to ensure your policy includes everything it has to include legally.