HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
This Statement of Health & Safety Policy together with the accompanying
procedures have been prepared to assist all Directors, Managers and Employees
to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated Regulations,
Agreed Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes.
Failure to comply with both the Health and Safety at Work Act or associated
Regulations by Directors, Management or Employees could result in a criminal
conviction leading to either a fine or imprisonment.
John Merritt the Managing Director has overall responsibility for Health
and Safety matters within the Company.
The Directors and Management of the company recognises the need to achieve
the best practicable standards in preventing accidents, injuries and
ill health to employees and in doing so will ensure a priority is given
to the assessment of risk and subsequent health and safety planning and
to ensure the provision of proper information, instruction, training
The nature of the company's business is such that it needs to be flexible
in its organisational arrangements to act both as Main Contractor and Specialist
Works/Sub-Contractor on a wide variety of construction sites and recognises
the duty to provide and exchange health and safety information with others
We will achieve this by:
- Ensuring adequate resources are provided, both financial and otherwise,
to support all health and safety activities.
- The provision of clearly defined safe systems or work giving due
consideration for the financial aspects at all stages including tender.
- Paying particular attention to the provision and maintenance of a
safe means of access and egress.
- Providing such information, instruction, training and supervision
as may be necessary to personnel at all levels.
- Ensuring adequate and suitable protective equipment, which is appropriate
for the work, is provided.
- Assessing the risks to health by examining substances or materials
and their use storage and transport method in the workplace in conjunction
with the provision of adequate control measures, monitoring and training
- Making arrangements for consultation between management's and employees.
- Making arrangements to have in place a system, which provides effective
communication between clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and any other
person who may be affected by our work.
- Providing plant and equipment, which is tested, certified and safe
- Displaying and communicating such written information as may be necessary
to assist in the implementation of safe practice.
- Ensuring proper measures are taken to maintain high standards of
welfare hygiene, cleanliness and housekeeping.
- Ensuring procedures are in place with regards to fire prevention
and emergency procedures
- Identifying workplaces, which may be difficult to evacuate in an
emergency, draw up evacuation procedures and ensure they are under
the control of trained people.
- Ensuring adequate information is available for those who are temporarily
- Carrying out written risk assessments for all operations, which have
a significant risk, recording the risks and control measures and communicating
such information to employees.
- Ensuring the contents of the manual are kept under regular review
to ensure compliance with current Health and Safety legislation.
All employees have a part to play in the implementation of the Policy and
in particular must co-operate with others to ensure they are able to carry
out their duties, and must understand they have a duty to work in such
a manner that does not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse
anything provided in the interest of health, safety or welfare.