1. Overview
    • The Company aims to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees and workers, and in connection with its activities will take all reasonable steps to avoid, reduce, or control any foreseeable risk to the health and safety of any person.

 

  • The policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, officers, interns, casual and agency workers, and anyone else under our control. It does not form part of your contract of employment and can be amended at any time.

 

  1. Our obligations
    • The Company will observe the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant regulations and codes of practice.

 

  • The Company recognises that health and safety is a management responsibility equivalent to that of any other function and is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure that this policy is maintained and adhered to at all times.

 

  • The Company will:
  • Assess the risk to the health and safety of employees and others and identify measures to avoid, reduce or control the risk;
  • Provide and maintain safe work locations, equipment, personal protective equipment and systems of work;
  • Ensure that all necessary safety equipment and devices are installed and maintained;
  • Provide employees and workers with information, instruction, training and supervision to enable them to carry out their duties safely;
  • Take action to prevent accidents and work related illnesses;
  • Consult employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
  • Monitor and review the management of health and safety at work and the Company’s health and safety policy;
  • Implement and communicate any changes to the health and safety policy which it deems necessary from time to time to ensure its suitability and effectiveness.

 

  1. Duties and Responsibilities
    • Although health and safety is the responsibility of each and every individual employee certain members of management and staff have specific responsibilities to ensure the Company’s health and safety policy is maintained at all times.

 

  • The Managing Director has overall and final responsibility for giving effect to this policy.

 

  • The Management are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of health and safety policies.

 

  • Managers are responsible for the day to day implementation of health and safety policies in the areas under their control.

 

  1. Your responsibilities
    • All employees have a responsibility to take reasonable care for their health and safety and the health and safety of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work (e.g. other employees, contractors, customers etc).

 

  • In particular, all employees have a responsibility to:
  • Observe safety rules and comply with any health and safety instructions and directions issued by the Company;
  • Report all accidents or incidents that have led or may lead to injury and co-operate in any subsequent investigation;
  • Use equipment [and any protective clothing] supplied in accordance with the training and instruction provided and not interfere with such equipment;
  • Report any potential risk or hazard or malfunction of equipment.

 

  • Any failure by an employee to comply with any aspect of the Company’s health and safety procedures, rules or duties will be regarded as misconduct which will be addressed under the Company’s Discipline and Capability Policy.

 

  1. Health and Safety Training
    • The Company will provide employees with reasonable training and instruction on health and safety risks applicable to their role.

 

  • The Company’s health and safety policy and emergency procedures will form part of the employee’s induction process

 

  1. Risk assessments
    • Risk assessments will be carried out by competent individuals who have knowledge of the workplace and experience of the work carried out enabling them to identify the risks and identify means of reducing them.

 

  • Copies of risk assessments will be kept by the Management and reviewed at appropriate intervals.

 

  1. Accidents and First Aid
    • If you suffer an accident on the Company’s premises you (or someone on your behalf) must report that fact to your manager as soon as practicable after the event. All accidents should be reported, however trivial.

 

  • All accidents will be recorded in the Company’s accident book which you can gain access to via your manager.

 

  • The Company will ensure that sufficient First Aid provision is made, including First Aid kits and other specialist equipment as appropriate.

 

  • The Company has trained first aiders who are identified on the noticeboard. In the event of an accident or incident requiring trained medical assistance you should contact a First Aider and give your name, location and brief details of the problem.

 

  • The Company has emergency procedures which should be followed in the event of a fire or bomb threat. These procedures can be found in the Employee Handbook.

 

  • As part of its overall Health and Safety strategy the Company has put in place policies on smoking and on the use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. These policies can be found in the Employee Handbook.