Health & Safety Policy

BUSINESS MANUAL

BM-06 HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

The company is fully committed to meeting its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and associated protective legislation both as employer and the company.

 

To achieve these objectives, the company has introduced and shall maintain a Health & Safety Management System. It has appointed designated members of staff responsible for health and safety; to keep workplace health, safety and welfare procedures under constant review; to liaise with the HSE whenever necessary, and to keep the company and its management team aware of new legislation; EU Directives, Regulations and British Standards in order to ensure on-going legal compliance and continual improvement in health and safety.

 

The main responsibility for health and safety lies with the chairman and board of directors.

 

Company employees agree as part of their contract of employment, to comply with their individual duties both under the HSWA 1974 and MHSWR 1999, and will co-operate with their employer to enable compliance of duties under the acts. Failure to do so may lead to disciplinary action.

 

The company will comply with its duties towards employees under the HSWA 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, so far as is reasonably practicable in order to:

  • Provide and maintain plant, and systems of work that are safe and without risk to health, a safe place of work, a safe system of work.
  • Ensure the safety and 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 may be necessary to ensure the Health and Safety at work of its employees.
  • Carry out and make regular risk assessments available to employees.
    Take appropriate preventive/protective measures.
  • Provide employees with health surveillance where necessary.
  • Appoint competent personnel to secure compliance with statutory duties and
    to undertake annual reviews of this policy.
  • Continually improve Health and Safety and the Management System.

This Policy has been prepared in compliance with section 2(3) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and binds all directors, Managers and Employees, in the interests of employees, customers and visitors.

 

We respect that our customers and visitors respect this policy, a copy of which can be obtained on from our web-site.

 

Issue Level: A: August 2013