Health Safety and Environmental Policy and Procedure

Effective from: 1.1.20
Approved: Board of Directors
Responsible officer: Cordelia Singh
Next renew due: January 2022

 

Scope

Applicable to all staff, learners and members of the public accessing the company premises and operations

 

Purpose

To ensure a healthy and safe environment for all staff, learners and members of the public.

 

General Statement of Intent

The Company is committed to promoting high levels of Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management. It is the company’s intention that its activities are carried out in accordance with relevant statutory provisions and complies with the letter of the Law detailed with HASWA 1974 Section 2 (3). All reasonably practicable measures are taken to avoid risk to its employees and others in particular vulnerable individuals (young persons, disabled individuals, new and expectant mothers), and the natural environment that may be affected by its activities.

The company recognises and accepts its responsibility as an employer for providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, learners and the public and will take steps to meet this responsibility paying particular attention to the provision and maintenance of :-

  • Plant, equipment and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health • Safe systems of work in the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substance
  • Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable all employees and learners to avoid hazards and to contribute positively to their own safety and health at work
  • A safe place to work with safer means of access and egress • A safe and healthy working environment
  • Adequate welfare facilities

The successful implementation of this statement requires total commitment from all employees and each individual has a legal obligation to take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety, and for the safety of others who may be affected by his or her own acts or omissions. The organisation also acknowledges its obligations of the possible effects of the adjacent community, together with protecting the natural environment.

The company is committed to providing a working environment that promotes good health and mental wellbeing of all employees.

Information, instruction and training, as is necessary, to enable the safe performance of our work activities will be available to all employees and others who may be affected by company operations.

The company management team will ensure that all processes and systems of work are designed to take account of H S & E and that staff, are properly supervised at all times.

Adequate facilities and arrangements will be maintained to enable employees and their representatives to raise issues of Health and Safety.

Competent people will be appointed to assist the company in meeting its statutory duties including, 4 where appropriate, specialists from outside the organisation.

All employees must co-operate with the company to enable its statutory duties to be complied with and safe working practices will be monitored through observation of practice.

The company will review this statement and regularly monitor it to ensure that its objectives are still valid, being achieved, and where necessary, will be revised to take into account legislative or organisational changes.

This statement of intent will apply to all companies, premises and operations for which the company has responsibility.

 

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