Health & Safety Policy Statement

Health & Safety Policy Statement

It is the policy of the company:

  1. To promote and encourage high standards of health, safety and welfare (HSW) at work through hazard identification, risk assessment, risk reduction and elimination. This is an integral part of our overall business strategy for the Security, Fire and Electrical Installations and Maintenance and improvement in Occupational Health & Safety.
  2. To take all reasonable measures to avoid risk to employees and to other persons including the general public who may be affected by our work, these include:
    1. providing and maintaining safe places of work, access and egress,
    2. providing sufficient suitable work and protective equipment to carry out the work safely,
    3. providing and maintaining plant and systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risk to health; and
    4. allocating sufficient resources (financial and otherwise) for health, safety and welfare.
  3. The Managing Director, Danny Cosker, has overall responsibility for the policy and to ensure safety is our highest priority. Managers and others assist through delegated responsibility in issuing instructions and setting a personal example in promoting this policy.
  4. Our employees are legally bound to co-operate in executing this policy and ensuring everything reasonably practicable is done to avoid and/or reduce risks and that work is carried out in a manner not to cause injury to themselves or others. Management are committed to the consultation and participation of all staff in Health and Safety matters. The co-operation of everyone is vital for the success of this policy and peoples well-being.
  5. That any breach of the policy or any safety requirement by anyone on site or within their work area will be regarded seriously and may attract disciplinary action or the imposition of penalties.
  6. To provide information, instruction, training and supervision for work to be carried out safely and to identify hazards and risks and precaution/control measures to be taken.
  7. To seek health and safety advice as necessary.
  8. To monitor policy and workplace safety performance regularly.
  9. To consult on HSW issues with employees or any other person. To consult and co-operate with others to ensure HSW is maintained to a high standard and that other activities do not jeopardise the safety of our employees.
  10. To comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant legislation.

Where the company is appointed Principal Contractor, it will be the responsibility of the company to control the construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor, therefore the company will: 

  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the entire construction phase.
  • Take account of the health and safety risks to everyone affected by the work (including members of the public), in planning and managing the measures needed to control them.
  • Liaise with the client and principal designer for the duration of the project to ensure that all risks are effectively managed.
  • Prepare a written construction phase plan before the construction phase begins, implement, and then regularly review and revise it to make sure it remains fit for purpose.
  • Have ongoing arrangements in place for managing health and safety throughout the construction phase.
  • Consult and engage with workers about their health, safety and welfare.
  • Ensure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout the construction phase.
  • Check that anyone they appoint has the skills, knowledge, experience and, where relevant, the organisational capability to carry out their work safely and without risk to health.
  • Ensure all workers have site-specific inductions, and any further information and training they need.
  • Take steps to prevent unauthorised access to the site.
  • Liaise with the principal designer to share any information relevant to the planning, management, monitoring and coordination of the pre-construction phase.

Signed:

Danny Cosker, Managing Director

Date:

31st January 2023

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