COMPANY POLICY FOR HEALTH SAFETY & WELFARE
It is the Company’s intention that work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions and all reasonably practicable measures taken to avoid risk to its employees or others who may be affected.
Management and Supervisory Staff have the responsibility of implementing this policy throughout the Company and must ensure that Health & Safety considerations are always given priority in planning and day-to-day supervision of work.
All employees are sub-contractors are expected to co-operate with the Company in carrying out this policy and must ensure that their own work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out without risk to themselves or others.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF STAFF
Review and keep up to date a statement of the company policy for Health & Safety and provide the organisation necessary for is implementation.
Be aware of the statutory requirements affecting the Company operations and seek further advice when necessary.
Ensure that staff at all levels receives appropriate training.
Monitor the safety performance of sites and take appropriate action whenever a site’s safety performance is not up to Company standards.
Set a personal example by wearing the appropriate protective clothing.
Actively promote at all levels the Company’s commitment to effective safety management.
Plan safety into work activities and ensure the site teams have adequate information, knowledge and equipment to carry out operations.
Report any problems or improvements to this policy to the appropriate director.
Carry out work to company standards and bring to the attention any improvements required or problems being encountered.
Carry out work out to the company standards with minimum risk to employees, other contractors, members of the public, equipment and materials.
Ensure that all employees arrive on site with P.P.E implement disciplinary procedures against any employee who does not make full use of this equipment.
Do not allow horseplay and reprimand those who consistently fail to consider their own or others safety.
MANAGING SAFETY EFFECTIVELY
Safety on our contracts is a top priority management function.
Ensure all clients Health & Safety rules and procedures are adhered to and communicated to operatives.
A copy of our Health & Safety Handbook is issued and available to all members of staff and updated as necessary (2014 Revision at present in use). This forms a benchmark for on site Health & Safety and outlines general procedures as well as trade specific guidelines.
Be particularly aware of the following:-
Wear protective equipment provided e.g. safety helmets, goggles, respirators, etc.
Work in a safe manner at all times.
Use the correct tools and equipment for the work in hand.
Keep tools and equipment in good condition. Check all power tools are Portable appliance tested at the appropriate intervals.
Do not play dangerous or practical jokes on site.
Notify all injuries and unsafe situations.
Do not work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Know where all available fire exits are in relation to works undertaken.
Follow instructions – IF IN DOUBT, ASK