The main points of health and safety policies and procedures are based on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements, for example, COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation.

The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date and in place for all
service users, and that all members of staff are trained in necessary areas, such as manual handling and data protection, along with general things such as reporting faulty appliances or any needed maintenance and showing where it should be recorded and who it should be reported to. As well as having regular supervisions and staff meetings to inform them of any changes to the way the business operates in regards to health and safety.