1 June, 2023

How to Write a Health & Safety Plan for Your Project | Video

By Mike Clayton

1 June, 2023

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Health and Safety is nobody’s idea of a fun discipline. The PMI’s PMBOK Guide 7th edition offers one short paragraph on safety and the APM Body of Knowledge talks about health only in the context of stress. But Health & Safety is another thing that is your responsibility as a Project Manager. So, if you decide it is a necessary document to have, how do you write a Health & Safety Plan for Your Project?

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The Five Sections of a Project Health & Safety Plan


  • Person or people responsible for the Project and for Health & Safety
  • Applicable legal Health & Safety standards, regulations, and legislation
  • Applicable organizational or site Health & Safety standards, rules, and policies (like alcohol, protective clothing, etc)
  • Specific Health & Safety risks (for example, use of specific equipment or procedures)
  • Out of hours working
  • Locations of specific H&S equipment


  • Address General risks and general activities to maintain good Health & Safety practices.
  • Document specific Health & Safety activities to respond to identified risks.
  • Set out a process for periodic Health & Safety inspections, reviews, and other checks.


  • Emergency procedures
  • Emergency contacts
    – including the location of the nearest hospital

After a Health & Safety Incident

  • Reporting procedures – who, when, how



  • Author of Plan
  • Authorization by Project Manager and/or Project Sponsor
  • Notification to the organization’s Health & Safety lead

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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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