Date June 2009
especially at heights cannot be stressed enough. All
operatives working above 2m height are fully trained
(in house and also by external training and examination)
in appropriate measures, and all safety equipment provided
is of the latest type.
and Safety at Work etc., Act 1974 and all other subordinate
legislation, imposes a statutory duty on employers to
ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health
and safety of their employees whilst at work. This duty
also extends to others who may be affected by that work.
Employees also have a statutory duty
to take care of themselves and others who may be affected
by their acts or omissions.
To enable these duties to be carried
out, it is our responsibility to ensure so far as is
reasonably practicable, that health and safety matters
are effectively assigned, accepted and fulfilled at
all levels within The Company's organisational structure.
A. The Company will, so far as is
reasonably practicable, ensure that:
Adequate resources are provided to
ensure that proper provision can be made for health
Systems of work are provided and maintained
that are safe and without risks to health.
The place of work is safe and that
there is safe access to and egress from the workplace.
Arrangements for use, handling, storage
and transport of articles and substances at work are
safe and without risks to health.
All employees are provided with such
information, instruction, training and supervision as
is necessary to secure their safety and health at work
and the safety of others who may be affected by their
The provision and maintenance of all
plant, machinery and equipment is safe and without risk
Risk assessments are carried out and
Health surveillance is provided where
The working environment of all employees
is safe and without risks to health and that adequate
provision is made with regard to the facilities and
arrangements for their welfare at work.
Monitoring of work activities is undertaken
to help maintain agreed performance standards.
B. It is the duty of all employees
To take reasonable care for the health
and safety of themselves and other persons who may be
affected by their acts or omissions and to co-operate
with The Company with regard to any duty placed on The
Company to enable the discharge of its duties under
the Act and any Regulations and Codes of Practice.
Not to interfere with or misuse anything
provided in the interest of health and safety.
To understand that non-compliance
with either of the points above may lead to disciplinary
The Health and Safety Policy will
be reviewed periodically, amended and updated as and
when necessary. The Policy, and any subsequent changes,
will be promulgated to all employees.
The Company will provide and maintain
effective procedures for consultation and communication
with employees and, where appropriate, trade union safety
representatives on all matters relating to health, safety
and welfare in order to ensure the effectiveness of
the Health and Safety Policy.
The Company management will keep the
Health and Safety Policy under continual review.
It is the overall policy of The Company
to plan, regularly review, develop and progressively
improve organisation and arrangements to provide, so
far as is reasonably practicable, a workplace and working
conditions which are safe for all staff and others who
may be affected by The Company's activities.
High standards of Health and Safety
will be achieved by putting this policy into practice.
The fostering of a positive health and safety culture
will secure involvement and participation at all levels,
and will be sustained by effective communications plus
the promotion of competence to enable all employees
to make a responsible and informed contribution to the
health and safety effort.