Health, Safety and Welfare Policy
It is the policy of the Company that its operations shall be conducted in such a way as to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all its employees and of any other person who may be affected by its operations. This policy will be actively pursued by the Managing Director, Senior Management and Safety Advisors. The Managing Director is accountable for the overall implementation of the policy.
1. The Company requires that a high standard of health, safety and welfare shall be achieved and consistently maintained at all places of work.
2. The Company acknowledges that health, safety and welfare and operational efficiency are complementary and that the proper use of working practices and accident prevention techniques are an important aspect of management responsibility.
3. A safe and healthy working environment shall be established and maintained at all working locations.
4. The requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all legislation relevant thereto, shall be regarded as the minimum standard of health, safety and welfare to be achieved.
5. Information and instruction on, training in, and supervision of, matters necessary for the health, safety and welfare at work of employees shall be provided by the Company as required.
6. All employees, regardless of status, found to be deliberately and consistently negligent in the performance of the Company policy on health, safety and welfare shall be subject to summary dismissal.
7. The Company shall promote improvement in health, safety and welfare matters via informative handouts and promotional posters, and shall develop and implement safety incentive schemes as necessary.
8. Audits and inspections shall be undertaken at all sites on a regular basis. The findings of all such audits shall be passed to the relevant local management for action and information.
9. Adequate planning and consideration of health, safety and welfare matters shall be applied prior to commencement.
10. The Company shall at all times take all necessary steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of persons not in its employ and members of the public.
11. The subject of health, safety and welfare shall be included in the agenda of all relevant management review meetings.
12. The Company shall ensure that any sub-contractors engaged to undertake work shall conduct themselves in a responsible manner at all times and will comply with all statutory and local requirements regarding health, safety and welfare.
13. Upon commencement of employment all employees shall be inducted to the Company in health, safety and welfare matters.
14. No employees shall be permitted to work whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
15. All employees will be encouraged to submit suggestions and ideas for improving health, safety and welfare issues within all company operations.
16. All work activities shall be subject to Risk Assessment as per the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations1999. All details of Risk Assessments shall be communicated to all employees prior to commencement of associated task.
17. Health checks shall be undertaken with all new employees prior to starting work. The health checks are to determine whether prospective employees are fit to undertake their duties. Additional health checks shall be undertaken as appropriate.
18. Statistical analysis of health, safety and welfare performance shall be collated and analysed and will be communicated throughout the company.
N Davison, Managing Director – Portrack Handling Ltd
The Grange Business Centre