his Policy has two basic objectives:-
To provide a sage working environment and to ensure that all operations are carried out safely.
To ensure the co-operation and involvement of all employees in achieving safe working.
Under the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 the company has a specific duty to:-
Provide and maintain plant and systems of work that, so far as is reasonably practicable, are safe and without risk to health.
Make arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
Provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of it’s employees.
Maintain and place of work under it’s control, in a condition which, so far as is reasonably practicable, is safe and without risk to health and to provide and maintain safe means of access to and from such places of work that are safe and without risk to health.
Provide and maintain a working environment for employees that, so far as is reasonably practicable, is safe and without risks to health and is adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for welfare at work.
Conduct it’s business in a manner which will not put at risk the health, safety and welfare of other persons not in its employment.
Employees have a duty whilst at work to:-
Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others persons who may be affected by their acts or emissions.
Co-operate with the company in the steps it takes to meet it’s legal obligations.
Report to their supervisor, or Health and Safety Officer (HSO), any physical condition, system or practice which they consider unsafe, or potentially unsafe.
Inform the HSO of any work situation where the employees’ training and instruction leads them to reasonably consider represents a serious and immediate danger to health and safety, or of any shortcomings in the company’s protection arrangements for health and safety.
Refrain from intentionally, or recklessly, interfering with, or misusing, anything provided in the interest of health and safety.
Any failure to comply with a statutory, or company requirement, could result in legal and/or disciplinary proceedings being taken.
Health and Safety Organisation
The company recognises that the health and safety of it’s employees and members of the public is essential.
Not only to the efficient operation of it’s business, but to the discharge of its responsibilities.
Every employee has the responsibility for the health and safety to themselves and others.
However, the responsibility for ensuring effective organisation, and arrangements for the safety of the workplace and the safe operation of plant and machinery, lies with the management.