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HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
Thank you for purchasing this example construction Health & Safety Policy please carefully read through and ensure it is suitable for your requirements.
Risk assessments should be carried out on all your tasks and operations which will tell you where the significant risk elements of your operations are and which ones should be addressed by this policy document.
This example policy also contains different types of risk assessment forms and policies/procedures for site work, if you are unsure how to conduct risk assessments please click here
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Revision No - Date
1.0 POLICY STATEMENT 3
2.0 PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION 3
3.0 ORGANISATION AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 3
4.0 EMPLOYEE/CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES 3
5.0 STAFF CONSULTATION 3
6.0 SAFETY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBLE PERSONS 3
7.0 ARRANGEMENTS FOR CARRYING OUT DUTIES 3
7.1 Risk Assessments 3
7.2 Serious or Imminent Danger 3
7.3 Working At Height 3
7.4 Work Instructions (Method Statements) 3
7.5 Manual Handling Assessments 3
7.6 Noise 3
7.7 COSHH Assessments 3
7.8 Display Screen Equipment (DSE) 3
7.9 Young Workers 3
7.10 Fire Safety 3
7.11 Smoking 3
7.12 Health & Safety Training 3
7.13 Communication with workers 3
7.14 Pregnant Workers 3
7.15 First Aid Arrangements 3
7.16 Emergency Procedures 3
7.17 Lone working 3
7.18 Machinery Maintenance 3
7.19 Machinery Operation 3
7.20 Transport Safety 3
7.21 Accident Reporting and Investigation 3
7.22 Welfare on residential Contracts 3
7.23 Welfare on Construction Projects 3
7.24 Equipment Inspections and Records 3
7.25 Pat Testing 3
7.26 PPE 3
7.27 Asbestos 3
7.28 CDM (Construction Design & Management) Projects 3
7.29 Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAV) 3
8.0 GUIDANCE 3
9.0 MONITORING HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES 3
10.0 RECORDS 3
11.0 FURTHER INFORMATION 3
12.0 CONCLUSION 3
13.0 CDM POLICY STATEMENT 3
14.0 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT 3
15.0 STATEMENT OF POLICY ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS 3
16.0 HEALTH & SAFETY FORMS 3
General Risk Assessment - Form RA/F1 3
Detailed Manual Handling Assessment - Form RA/F2 3
COSHH Assessment - Form RA/F3 3
Fire Risk Assessments - Form RA/F4 3
Expectant Mothers Assessment - Form RA/F5 3
Young Workers Assessment - Form RA/F6 3
Staff Information & Training Record Form - EHS/F1 3
Staff Induction Records - Form EHS/F2 3
Equipment Inspection Record - Form EHS/F3 3
Contract Audit Inspection Forms EHS/F4 3
Fire Checklist - Form EHS/F5 3
Contractors Safety Information - Form EHS/F6 3
Contract Start-Up Information - Form EHS/F7 3
Safety Policy for Site Work 3
1.0 POLICY STATEMENT
GENERAL STATEMENT OF INTENT
YOUR COMPANY is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees, customers, members of the public and anyone else who are affected by our operations.
The company commits to operating in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (etc) Act 1974, The Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999 and all other applicable regulations and codes of practice, so far as is reasonably practicable.
The management will ensure that significant risks are assessed and suitable and sufficient measures are adopted to allow each employee/contractor to carry out his/her duties safely and without risk to health. Suitable equipment will be provided and maintained in a safe condition, and safe systems of work will be devised.
The company shall strive to achieve continuous improvement in Health & Safety performance.
YOUR COMPANY Management will provide all necessary resources including time to ensure that all Health and Safety matters are adequately funded. This includes, training, personal protective equipment, adequate equipment/tools, maintenance for this equipment, external advice where necessary and any other resource necessary to ensure the Health and Safety of our staff.
Each employee/contractor will be made aware of his/her responsibility for his/her own health and safety and that of others. All employees/contractors will be given the opportunity to consult with the management on matters relating to Health & Safety, or to appoint a representative to do so.
Where necessary the company will arrange or provide suitable training for both management and operatives, in particular where new work practices or equipment are introduced.
The company will seek external advice as necessary to keep its health & safety policy, working practices and equipment up to date and in accordance with current legislation.
Ultimate responsibility in all areas of safety rests with the Managing Director/Chairman/Proprietor. This duty is of no less importance than any of the responsibilities attached to that position.
Reviews of Health and Safety Policy will be made annually no later than 31 August . The monitoring of all issues relating to this policy is the responsibility of the Managing Director/Chairman/Proprietor
2.0 PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION
The principal health and safety legislation affecting the company’s operations is listed below.
Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002
Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulation 2006
Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2003
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1969
Environmental Protection Act 1990
Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
Groundwater Regulations 1998
Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996
Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
Health and Safety (Information for Employees) Regulations 2009
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2002
Health and Safety (Safety signs and Signal) Regulations 1996
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Noise at Work Regulations 2005
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 1992
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005
Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (updated 2008)
Safety Representatives and Safety Committee’s Regulations 1977
The Clean Air act 1993
The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
The IEE Wiring Regulations (17th Edition)
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Working Times Regulations 1998
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
The above lists most pieces of legislation relevant to construction companies, however please check and ensure that any other legislation affecting your company is listed
The company will formulate a policy and implement procedures to ensure that it complies, as a minimum, with the provisions of the above legislation for the benefit of all employees/contractors. This policy will be brought to the attention of all employees/contractors by means of an induction when first joining the company. Any significant changes in the policy or in the relevant legislation will be communicated to all employee/contractors via the management structure as appropriate.
3.0 ORGANISATION AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Please read and amend to suit your company management structure
The company is owned and managed by INSERT MD/CHAIRMAN NAME HERE who is directly responsible for Health and Safety matters within the company. The responsible person will seek external assistance where necessary to ensure that the company meets both its statutory obligations and the objectives laid down in this Health & Safety Policy.
The organisation of the workforce is the responsibility of INSERT NAME HERE, who holds the position of INSERT POSITION HERE and who is responsible for ensuring that the company’s Health & Safety Policy and associated procedures are implemented by all site operatives.
Day to day management of the company’s Construction, building maintenance, refurbishment etc services operations is the responsibility of INSERT NAME HERE who may be supported by site managers, each responsible for one site or customer premises. Depending on the size and nature of the site, the responsible person may be supported by one or more supervisors responsible for the direct supervision of the company operatives.
Each and every employee/contractor has a statutory duty to take reasonable care in relation to his/her own health & safety, and the health and safety of any other person who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions.
Therefore, It shall be the duty of all employees/Contractors whilst at work:
To take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others, who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work
To co-operate with the employer to ensure compliance with all the company Health & Safety policies and procedures
To refrain from intentional or reckless interference with equipment and/or systems provided in the interest of Health, Safety and the Environment
To co-operate with management when required on such things as accident prevention and all procedures with regard to Health, Safety and the Environment as set out in the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and all associated Regulations and ACOPs
To maintain good standards of housekeeping in the yards and on client premises
To report any accident or incident including near-misses (whether or not personal injury results) to the office
To report any defects in equipment without delay to their immediate Supervisor and not to attempt repairs which they have not been authorised and specifically trained to undertake
To ensure that no potentially hazardous item, substance or machine is brought on to site or used without the prior knowledge and authority of their immediate Supervisor
To use and if applicable wear any item of Personal Protective Equipment. It is a requirement of law that any equipment supplied for safety must be used, and when not in use it is properly cleaned, stored and maintained.
To undergo any Health, Safety, Environmental and operational training deemed necessary by the company
5.0 STAFF CONSULTATION
If an employee/contractor becomes aware of any potential breaches of health & safety law, or unsafe working practices he/she must notify the MD or Site manager.
If an employee/contractor feels that health & safety procedures may be improved, for example by use of alternative equipment, he/she will be encouraged to discuss any suggestions with the management.
6.0 SAFETY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBLE PERSONS
The company has identified the following safety functions and has designated those persons named below as responsible for carrying out those functions.
1. Risk Assessments INSERT NAME HERE
2. Manual Handling Assessments INSERT NAME HERE
3. COSHH Assessments INSERT NAME HERE
4. Fire Risk Assessments INSERT NAME HERE
5. First Aid Arrangements INSERT NAME HERE
6. Emergency Procedures INSERT NAME HERE
7. Accident Reporting and Investigation INSERT NAME HERE
8. Welfare INSERT NAME HERE
9. Equipment Inspections & Records INSERT NAME HERE
Where any of the above named personnel are unable to carry out their duties, for any reason, responsibility will pass to INSERT NAME HERE to ensure that suitable provision is made to ensure the discharge of each function.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR CARRYING OUT DUTIES
Please read through the following arrangements and ensure they are suitable for your company, please then add any further policy arrangements that are specific to your company and remove any that do not apply
The MD or his nominated representative will prepare a generic risk assessment covering the common risks encountered in the company’s normal business. If necessary, external assistance will be sought to carry out the generic risk assessments. The significant findings of the risk assessments will be relayed to all staff. Copies of the risk assessments are appended to this health & safety policy.
The MD or his nominated representative will carry out site specific risk assessment for new site which the company’s employees/contractors are obliged to work. Such assessments will consider the health and safety of employee/contractors and the public on site. In particular the company is aware of the number of serious injuries from the incidence of Slips, Trips and Falls. The MD therefore will pay particular attention to eliminating these hazards from each site.
Serious or Imminent Danger
These procedures are in line with Regulation 8 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
It is a policy of the company that no employee or sub-contractor will be made to work in dangerous conditions without due regard to health and safety and all employees should be aware that there are regulations and procedures regarding serious or imminent danger
Managers, supervisors and employees are reminded that they must not under any circumstances undertake work or instruct others to undertake work where there is a risk of imminent danger without the correct levels of personal protective equipment, training and safety procedures being in place
The firm authorises any employee to remove himself/herself to a relative place of safety when he/she has reason to believe he/she is at serious risk or in imminent danger. Work will not resume in that area until the problem has been neutralised
Some emergency events can occur and develop rapidly, thus requiring employees to act without waiting for further guidance, for example, in a fire. Employees must, on arrival at new sites, make themselves familiar with the emergency procedures, escape routes and location of fire fighting equipment etc prior to starting work
Under no circumstances will work activities take priority over safety considerations
Working At Height
It is the policy of the company to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Work at height will be avoided wherever possible, where work at height can not be avoided; the site foreman is responsible for carrying out a risk assessment and selecting appropriate work equipment to access height and ensuring the appropriate safety measures to prevent falls are implemented.
Only trained and competent staff will be allowed to work at height and apprentices will be closely supervised.
Where the risk of a fall can not be eliminated the foreman will put in place measures and equipment to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall should one occur.
Work Instructions (Method Statements)
Work Instructions (Method Statements) will be developed for all the companies operations, information from the risk assessments will be used to formulate these documents which will be used in training and given to members of staff, the work instructions will be reviewed and updated either periodically or when something significant changes
Manual Handling Assessments
The MD or his nominated representative will carry out specific manual handling assessments for any necessary operation which has been highlighted as requiring a detailed assessment by the general risk assessment. Manual handling assessments will consider the load to be handled, e.g. tools, equipment etc, its size and weight, the individual, the task and the environment in which the task takes place. The assessment will also consider the possibility of utilising mechanical means to minimise the risks arising from manual handling.
Regular exposure to high noise can cause deafness and tinnitus. Noise assessments will be carried out when ever it is suspected that noise levels may be above 80db(a), and hearing protection will be provided for all operatives. Where noise levels are at 85db (a) or above the company will take measures to reduce the exposure of noise to its employees by means other than hearing protection, the wearing of hearing protection shall also be enforced
For all materials or substances utilised which may be hazardous to health, a formal COSHH Assessment will be carried out by the MD or his nominated representative, using the form RAF/F3 appended to this health & safety policy. A register of hazardous substances shall be kept at the head office along with all relevant Manufacturers Safety Data Sheets. Significant findings of the assessments will be communicated to the relevant operatives, together with the necessary MSDS sheets and instructions for use.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
Working with Display Screen Equipment is recognised as being a major cause of injury and ill health, the company will carry out risk assessments and provide information instruction and training to its entire DSE user staff. Employees must carry out the recommendations of the risk assessment and must report instances of injury or ill health suspected of being caused by DSE work to the person responsible for Health & Safety at their earliest convenience
Risk Assessments must be carried out in compliance with The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Health & Safety (Young Persons) Regulations 1997
In line with the Health & Safety (Young Persons) Regulations 1997, young persons are defined as those full or part-time employees under the age of 18 years. This includes young persons on job experience working within the firm
There are also special provisions for young people in the Working Time Regulations 1998 concerning limits of hours of work, rest from work and annual holidays
There are particular definitions of people by age in Health & Safety Law:
a young person is anyone under 18 years of age
Young workers are seen as being particularly at risk because of their possible lack of awareness of existing or potential risks, immaturity and inexperience
The responsible person will therefore:
Assess risks to young workers
Take into account their inexperience, lack of awareness and immaturity
Prohibit certain activities where higher risks are identified
Not allow the young person t operate any machinery or equipment without proper supervision and training
Provide training to ensure competence before allowing any unsupervised activity to be undertaken
Provide suitable supervision at all times
Not employ any person under the age of 14 years for any paid or nonpaid employment
It is the responsibility of the site foreman to ensure that all fire safety procedures implemented in client buildings and on client sites are communicated to staff, where YOUR COMPANY staff are carrying out hot work, the operative must first obtain the appropriate hot work permit from the building manager and ensure he has the appropriate fire extinguisher to hand. 2 hour fire watch will be maintained after any hot work.
Fire risk assessments will be carried out in all areas occupied by the organisation, the risk assessments will consider sources of ignition, sources of fuel and any extra sources of oxygen over and above what is present in the air. The assessment will evaluate the risk of a fire starting and the effect of the fire on people. The assessment will indicate control measures to remove or reduce the risk of fire starting. The significant findings of the assessment will be communicated to the relevant persons together with the necessary instruction and training.
Means of Escape
In the event of fire occurring, it is vital that staff and other persons are able to evacuate the premises
All existing doors through which a person may have to pass to get out of the premises must be capable of being easily and immediately opened from the inside. YOUR COMPANY staff will not block or otherwise obstruct exits provided for emergency evacuation
Access routes must always be maintained unobstructed to exit doors (internal and final exits) sufficient to allow easy access by the number of persons likely to use those routes, (750mm minimum) and employees must observe any line markers to indicate areas which must be kept clear
Stairways in buildings must be free from any risk of fire or spread of fire eg unauthorised portable heater, combustible material etc
Under no circumstances should fire doors be wedged open unless they are retained by automatic magnetic release systems or similar which are connected to the fire alarm system.
The firm generally operates a no-smoking policy at client premises. This is necessary in order to protect the Health & Safety of all employees. Smoking is a risk to health and the third major cause of fire, therefore, your co-operation in this matter is actively sought. No-smoking areas must be strictly adhered to
Good housekeeping is most important. Waste or packing materials should not be allowed to accumulate in any building. No combustible materials should be kept in rooms and stairwells should be kept clear of combustible materials at all times.
From 1st July 2007 there will be a general ban on smoking in all enclosed workplaces and vehicles.
It is the policy of the company that all of our workplaces are smoke free and all employees have a right to work in a smoke free environment. The policy shall come into effect on 1st July 2007. Smoking is prohibited throughout all client sites with no exceptions. Smoking is not allowed in company vehicles. This policy applies to all employees, consultants, contractors, customers and visitors.
Health & Safety Training
The firm will provide as much training and re-training as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all staff in the firm. During staff induction and upon any job transfer, safety training will be provided to ensure that the staff are trained in Health & Safety matters to a level appropriate to their responsibilities.
Every new employee will receive a safety induction on day one of his/her employment. The training will consist of fire safety, manual handling, and display screen equipment use (where necessary), environmental and general safety. New employees will also be given instruction and safety training on the equipment they will be required to use whilst discharging their duties. A training record form EHS/F1 will be maintained at the company offices for each employee
Communication with workers
The company uses a variety of methods to communicate information with employees and sub contractor. A monthly informal meeting is held to discuss any issue, including safety. We will also pass information to employees with pay slips as required. A notice board in the head office is also kept up to date.
Communication with employees whose first language is not English will be carried out using one or more of the following methods;
Ensure adequate time to consult with employees where language and/or literacy may be issues so they can absorb the information and respond to you.
Use an interpreter; this may be a trained work colleague.
Get information translated and check that this has been done clearly and accurately by testing it with native speakers.
Use pictorial information and internationally understood pictorial signs where appropriate
Where information has to be in English, use clear and simple materials, and allow more time to communicate issues
The company recognise that pregnant workers are more vulnerable to injury and as such will carry out specific risk assessments where a worker notifies them of a pregnancy, such assessments will consider the workers duties working conditions and hours, where it is deemed that a risk to the mother or baby is present, suitable controls will be introduced
First Aid Arrangements
The MD or his nominated representative will ensure that as a minimum the organisation has an appointed person for first aid. The appointed person will be responsible for maintaining the first aid kit and taking charge after an accident, this includes calling for a person qualified in first aid or ambulance if necessary. Where visit are carried out to other premises, the person responsible for Health & Safety will ascertain the first aid procedures to be followed, and details will be provided to all organisation employees/contractors required to work in or on such premises.
Where work is carried out in the customer’s premises, the MD or his nominated representative will ascertain the procedures to be followed in case of emergency, e.g. lone worker injury etc. and details will be provided to all company employees/contractors required to work in or on such premises.
All employees/Contractors who are required to carry out lone working will be given information instruction and training on the specific hazards of lone working, the MD or his nominated representative will ensure all lone workers carry mobile phones to ensure they are able to be contacted, the MD or his nominated representative will put in place any such measures he deems necessary to ensure lone workers can contact help in the event of an accident or an emergency, such measures will include training, pre arranged call in times, etc.
All machines including power tools, jet wash equipment, saws, drills etc shall be subject to regular inspection by the contract managers, who will withdraw damaged or unsuitable equipment from service immediately.
All machinery shall also be subject to maintenance and service as per the manufacturers instruction and maintenance schedule OR at least annually
All employees/contractors who are required to operate machinery will have the appropriate training and license to operate such machinery. It is company policy to take severe disciplinary action against any person found to be operating machinery without the necessary competence.
It is the policy of the company to only employ drivers who are competent.
Driver approval and competence
A person may only operate YOUR COMPANY Ltd vehicles if he or she;
Has held a full UK license for a minimum of 2 years
Has not been disqualified from driving for drink and/or drug offences in the last 5 years nor has any prosecution pending
Holds the correct license for the type of vehicle being operated
Drivers must inform the company of any circumstances that may lead a driver to being unfit for driving duties.
Drivers must inform the office immediately they become aware of any pending prosecution for any driving offence.
All drivers will be asked to present their licenses to the office these will be photocopied and returned.
Accident Reporting and Investigation
All employees/contractors must report any near miss, accident or injury to the Head Office. Details of all accidents will be entered into the company’s accident record book.
It will be the responsibility of the MD or his nominated representative to notify the Health & Safety Executive in respect of any accident or occurrence for which notification is required by the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1997 (RIDDOR).
Any accident resulting in more than minor injuries, or incident which might have resulted in serious injury, will be investigated by the MD or his nominated representative. Depending upon the circumstances of the accident, the MD or his nominated representative may seek the assistance of an external Health & Safety Advisor, both in the investigation and the formulation of preventative procedures to avoid repetition.
Welfare on residential Contracts
In most cases company employees/contractors will be able to use toilet/washing facilities within the customer’s premises. It will be the responsibility of the Site Manager to ascertain if this is possible prior to commencement of a contract. Where it is not possible, it will be the responsibility of the Site Manager to establish the location of suitable temporary or public facilities.
Due to the nature of the work, it is not reasonably practicable for the company to provide messing facilities. In some cases, employees/contractors may be able to use Customer’s facilities, but where this is not possible; employees/contractors will be required to make their own arrangements. However, it will be the responsibility of the MD/ Site Manager to identify potential public facilities within the vicinity of the work.
Welfare on Construction Projects
Welfare facilities provided for construction projects shall be implemented as per schedule 2 of the CDM regulations 2007. A full list of these requirements are provided to each contract manager
Equipment Inspections and Records
Each employee/contractor must carry out a daily inspection of any equipment prior to its use, and must immediately report any defect, or suspected defect to MD/Site Manager. The Site Manager will carry out 6 monthly inspections of all company equipment, ladders, PPE, tools, etc, and will keep a record of such inspections. For the purposes of record keeping, each item of equipment shall have its own unique reference, which shall be clearly marked on it. Markings must be maintained so that they are clearly discernible at all times.
Where an inspection reveals a defect, it will be the responsibility of the MD/ Site Manager to ensure that the equipment is not used until such time as a suitable repair has been affected. If the equipment is beyond repair it must be discarded, whether or not a suitable replacement is available, and any work relying on the use of such equipment must be suspended until a suitable replacement is available.
All portable electrical appliances will be tested in accordance with the regulations, at the recommended intervals, “as may be necessary to prevent danger”. It will be the responsibility of the site manager to ensure that all equipment provided is suitable for the task, including any provided by a Customer.
Personal Protective Equipment will be provided by the company and the relevant PPE must be worn at all times whist carrying out work. Details of the correct PPE will be made available to employees, no employee/contractor will be permitted to start work without the correct PPE and the necessary information, instruction and training to enable him to utilise the equipment correctly and without risks to safety and health. It will be the responsibility of each contract manager and his site foreman to monitor the wearing of PPE on sites under their control, persons found to be persistently breeching PPE rules will be subject to disciplinary procedures including ejection from site
Asbestos is recognised as being an extremely hazardous substance and as such must be treated with the utmost care. When working on site staff and contractors will assume any suspicious material is asbestos and stop work unless there is conclusive evidence to the contrary.
No disturbance such as drilling, breaking or cutting etc shall be carried out to any material suspected of containing asbestos fibres. Any suspicious material shall be reported to the site or building manager immediately.
A Management Survey should always be made available. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition prior to starting work.
Refurbishment and demolition surveys should be made available where refurbishment work or other work involving disturbing the fabric of the building is carried out.
YOUR COMPANY policy is that we will not generally work on asbestos products. Under limited circumstances and when authorised, YOUR COMPANY employees, with an appropriate current training certificate, will be allowed to work on non-licensed asbestos products as prescribed by the HSE. This type of work will be risk assessed separately from other tasks. Notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW) must be notified to the HSE before commencement of work. A copy of the RAMS must be signed by all employees when working with asbestos. YOUR COMPANY will record all projects involving NNLW and keep records of employee health checks for those working on NNLW, this must be carried out prior to the start of work and renewed on a 3 year cycle.
CDM (Construction Design & Management) Projects
YOUR COMPANY recognises the requirements of these regulations and makes every endeavour to comply.
The regulations call for:
Competence of all - A person must be capable of carrying out duties placed on him / her and must only accept knowing they are competent to carry out the task.
No person may arrange for a person to carry out works unless he is either,
Under supervision of a competent person
The business selects personnel based on ability and where possible seeks demonstration by certification. A training plan is maintained and personnel are encouraged to take on additional training in order to improve skills. Additional “in-house” training refresher sessions are provided in order to keep personnel up to date with current regulations.
Co-operation of employees, contractors and others
Every person involved in works must seek the co-operation of any other persons concerned at the same or adjoining site so far as necessary in order to ensure all may carry out works safely.
Similarly, he must co-operate to ensure others may continue with their works safely.
All persons involved must report anything which is likely to endanger the health or safety of himself or others.
Supervisors have been appointed in order to ensure work is managed such that it may continue safely where multiple trades or activities may be ongoing simultaneously. Liaison with others allows arrangements to be made that enable all to continue.
Co-ordination of activities
All persons must co-ordinate their activities with one another in a manner such that “so far as is reasonably practicable”, the health and safety of persons carrying out the work and anyone affected by the construction work will remain safe from harm at all times.
It is recognised that all works may not be able to continue at the same time, therefore Supervisors will discuss and plan such that the project may progress safely.
Prevention of accidents
Every person must ensure general principles of prevention are applied “ so far as is reasonably practicable”, to ensure the safety of all and works during all stages of a project.
This is a priority in all activities and the business ensures that method statements and risk assessments are produced identifying arrangements for safe working. All personnel are briefed on these to ensure they understand these arrangements and the risks that may be encountered by not following procedures.
Duties of Contractors
All Contractors and Principal Contractors have specific duties placed upon them under these regulations and all must be aware and endeavour to comply.
The regulations spell out these requirements for both Contractors and Principal Contractors
The business is fully aware and endeavours to comply so far as is reasonably practicable. All personnel have been made aware of these duties through “in-house” training
The CDM Regulations apply to most common building, civil engineering and engineering construction work.
As of 6th April 2015, domestic projects are also included.
The appointed Principal Designer will be responsible for carrying out the ex-CDMC duties and ensuring the completion of the Project Health & Safety File. In the event that a Principal Designer is not appointed, then the Contractor main duty is to plan, manage and monitor the work under their control in a way that ensures the health and safety of anyone it might affect (including members of the public).
HSE must be notified of the site if the construction work is expected to either: last longer than 30 days; have more than 20 workers simultaneously involved or exceeds 500 person days of construction work.
In the case of a domestic project, as above; if using more than 1 contractor a health and safety file must be produced. In any case, the Contractor must produce a Construction Phase Plan suitable for a Domestic Project.
If a Project fits into CDM by any of the above factors, then HSE should be notified on-line before construction work starts using form F10.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAV)
Anyone who regularly and frequently is exposed to high levels of vibration can suffer permanent injury. The construction industry has the second highest incidence of vibration white finger (VWF) injury which is one of the more common forms of HAV.
The company will ensure that staff are not subjected to excessive vibration through power tools etc, the company will endeavor to source low vibration tools and limit exposure to such tools the company will also provide adequate information instruction and training to its staff and contractors on the risks of HAV
The company commits to operating to the very highest standards of Health Safety and Quality and will therefore carry out its operations in accordance with best practice as advised by the Health & Safety Executive and also various trade bodies and associations, this best practice will be reviewed on annual basis and adopted annually or when evidence that significant improvements can be made by adopting sooner
Guidance documents are kept at head office and will be made available to staff and other interested parties
9.0 MONITORING HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
At monthly intervals the MD or his nominated representative will carry out a health & safety audit on one contract, selected at random. The audit will consider the effectiveness of the welfare facilities; emergency procedures, safe methods of work etc. identified at the outset, and will identify any corrective action required. Where the MD considers it necessary in order to maintain the desired level of health & safety, they may seek the assistance of an external Health & Safety Advisor in carrying out audits and identifying corrective actions.
All records will be kept by the MD, in written form indicated in the various appendices. Such records will include:
Generic Risk Assessments
Staff Training and Induction Records
In addition to the above general records, the following contract specific records will be maintained for each major contract.
Contract Start-up information
Specific Risk assessment
Method Statements and Safe systems of work.
Accident Record Book
11.0 FURTHER INFORMATION
Further information on health and safety issues can be obtained from the Health & Safety Executive, South East Area:
Health & Safety Executive
Rose Court2 Southwark BridgeLondonSE1 9HS
Tel 020 7556 2100
Fax: 020 7556 2102
Help Line 0845 345 0055
H&S Information Line 0121 607 6200
Accident Reporting 0845 300 9923
Employment Medical Advisory Service
The above policy is designed to suit the construction services business to which it relates. Should the nature or size of the business change significantly this policy will be reviewed and up-dated, as appropriate.
13.0 CDM POLICY STATEMENT
YOUR COMPANY will take all necessary measures to ensure high standards of safety, health and welfare at work for all our employees and sub-contractors in fulfilment of our moral and legal responsibilities under the Health & Work, etc., Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992, and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
The health and safety of our employees, sub-contractors and all those likely to be affected by our operations is the recognized responsibility of the Directors.
The company’s safety policy details the responsibility of safety matters at all levels of management and is displayed to all employees and sub-contractors working for the company. Our policy sets out the company’s safety standards and responsibilities and is reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that all changes in legislation are incorporated and that our procedures and their implementation remain effective.
The CDM regulations established a safety management network at all stages in the development of a construction project. Responsibilities are imposed on the client to appoint a CDM Co-ordinator who is responsible to review designs and where possible safety risks, ensure co-operation amongst all designers and prepare a health and safety plan.
The chain of responsibility for day to day matters on site is delegated from the Directors to the site managers who are charged with ensuring safe working practices throughout the course of the contract and that the Health and Safety Plan is followed. This may involve instituting specific safety measures appropriate to the project and ensuring safe methods of work are adopted by any specialist sub-contractors. The company will employ the services of HS Direct Ltd to provide specialist advice on all health and safety matters as well as making site inspections and reporting their findings to both site management and the Directors. We are therefore able to ensure that our methods of working and high safety standards are maintained in line with our stated policy.
COMPANY NAME DATE
14.0 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the company to ensure that all our activities are, so far as is possible, sensitive to all issues relating to the protection of the environment.
Environmental considerations are taken into account in all purchasing decisions. All plant, equipment and materials used by the company are, to the best of our knowledge environmentally friendly.
Good Housekeeping is the duty of all employees; waste material is disposed of responsibly.
All Company vehicles are run on unleaded fuel or diesel.
This policy is under constant review and whenever possible more environmentally friendly products or methods of work will be introduced.
SIGNED BY THE EXECUTIVE WITH OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
15.0 STATEMENT OF POLICY ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
YOUR COMPANY are concerned about the dangers associated with misuse of alcohol or drugs by people in the workplace.
Under no circumstances are employees to attend work after using alcohol or narcotic drugs, be in possession of alcohol or drugs whilst on site or consume alcohol or drugs on the site.
Employees are also required to report to management any known side effects from prescribed medications.
This is incorporated in our health, safety and welfare policy and rules for staff. Any breach of this policy will be treated as gross misconduct and dealt with accordingly.
SIGNED BY THE EXECUTIVE WITH OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTH & SAFETY
COMPANY NAME DATE
16.0 HEALTH & SAFETY FORMS
General Risk Assessment - Form RA/F1
Task Description Location Date of Review Assessor Print Name Supervisor Print Name Equipment or Plant no Signed Signed Persons Affected Individuals or Groups Hazards/Consequences Existing Control Procedures Likelihood
(b) Residual Risk
(a x b) Priority IF THE RESIDUAL RISK IS NOT TOLERABLE PLEASE GO TO NEXT SHEET TO ADD FURTHER CONTROL PROCEDURES Risk Assessment Notes
Likelihood Severity Priority 1 Highly Unlikely 1 Trivial 1 Urgent action – (Risk no 15 – 25) 2 Unlikely 2 Minor Injury 2 High Priority – (Risk no 10 – 12) 3 Possible 3 Over 3 day Injury 3 Medium Priority – (Risk no 8 – 9) 4 Probable 4 Major Injury 4 Low Priority – Risk no (2 – 6) 5 Certain 5 Incapacity or Death 5 Very Low Priority– No Action required (Risk no 1) LOGO Risk Assessment Sheet
Form RA/F1 REF No Date
LOGO Further Control Procedures Ref No Date Task Description Location Hazards/Consequences Further Control Procedures Required Implementation Responsibility Probability
(a x b) Priority Safe System of work / Method statement
Likelihood Severity Priority 1 Highly Unlikely 1 Trivial 1 Urgent action – (Risk no 15 – 25) 2 Unlikely 2 Minor Injury 2 High Priority – (Risk no 10 – 12) 3 Possible 3 Over 3 day Injury 3 Medium Priority – (Risk no 8 – 9) 4 Probable 4 Major Injury 4 Low Priority – Risk no (2 – 6) 5 Certain 5 Incapacity or Death 5 Very Low Priority– No Action required (Risk no 1)
Detailed Manual Handling Assessment - Form RA/F2
LOGO MANUAL HANDLING ASSESSMENT FORMS RAF/2
Each task and where appropriate, individual, should be assessed and the following factors taken into consideration:
Assessments can be carried out on a generic task basis but where it is felt an individual operator is a significant factor in that Assessment, names should be included
The Manual Handling Task Assessment forms have 28 questions which are scored individually from 1 to 5 depending on the degree of risk involved in that particular operation/factor and the following criteria should be used:
SCORE 1 Insignificant or no risk SCORE 2 Some risk but no extra control measures required SCORE 3 Risk of injury but the present control measures are considered adequate SCORE 4 Risk of injury and extra controls required to reduce risks to acceptable levels. Details contained on the back of individual reports and cross referenced with questions 1 to 28 SCORE 5 Risk of serious injury - Immediate remedial action required. Details contained on the back of individual reports and cross referenced with questions 1 to 28
Total scores on each sheet give an overall risk factor when comparing one task with another. As a rough guide those scoring less than 50 could be considered low risk, between 50 and 60 medium risk and those above 60 higher risk
MANUAL HANDLING TASK ASSESSMENT
REF NO: AREA: THE TASK (name) Score 1 - 5
GENERAL 1 Are the contents of the load insecure? 2 Is the surface hot, sharp or otherwise hazardous? 3 Is the load to be carried? 4 Does the task involve twisting? 5 Is the load to be pushed/pulled? (delete as appropriate) 6 Does the operator need to bend? 7 Is the load likely to move suddenly? 8 Is the load difficult to hold ? (grasp) 9 Is there a risk of injury ? (from the load) 10 How many times per shift/day is the task carried out? ……. Times 11 What is the weight of the load?……….kgs 12 Is the shape irregular? 13 Is the centre of gravity offset? 14 Distance to be lifted or lowered …….. cms 15 How much reach is required? …… cms 16 Is the back bent? 17 Is the operator seated (5) or standing (1)? 18 Does the task involve climbing with the load? 19 Have any injuries occurred doing this task in the past 12 months? The environment 20 Is the workstation floor space inadequate or unclean? 21 Is the workstation floor slippery? 22 Is the layout poor? 23 Are there any obstructions to a good lift? 24 Does the ambient temperature affect the task? 25 Is the standard of lighting poor? 26 Could adverse weather conditions increase the risk of injury? The operator 27 Are the operators untrained in lifting techniques? 28 Are any of the operators unsuitable for the task?
REDUCING THE RISK Y/N COMMENTS A. Can the need to move the load be eliminated? B. Can the task be done mechanically at reasonable cost? C. Can other aids be introduced at reasonable cost? D. Can the load be made lighter? E. Can the movement of the load be improved? F. Can the ergonomics be reduced? G. Can the workstation environment be improved?
Recommendation to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury
Attach further sheet if necessary Signature Assessor: Date: Signature, Senior Manager: (exec manager) Date: Signature H&S Appointed Person: Date: Date Recommendations Carried Out Re-assessment form no. Signature:
COSHH Assessment - Form RA/F3
LOGO COSHH ASSESSMENT FORM RA/F3 Name of Substance COSHH
Reference Your ref Supplied By Enter suppliers name and address here Date of
Assessment Persons at Risk Staff Public Young/Pregnant
Workers Review Date Visitors Contractor Assessor Print Supervisor Print Signed Signed Description of Substance Method of use Hazards Identification and PPE Routes of Entry Personal Protective Equipment (Tick Required Boxes) Tick here for none Inhalation Absorption Ingestion Location Hand Protection Protective clothing Protective Footwear Safety Glasses Face Shield Face Mask Respirator Work premises Risk Phrases
Safety Phrases Occupational Exposure Standard (OES) Maximum Exposure Limits (MEL) Workplace exposure Limits (WEL) Frequency & Duration of Exposure Amount Used
Large Cubic Metres How many times per day
1 – 5
5 – 10
More than 10 Duration
1 – 5 Minutes
6 – 30 Minutes
31 – 60 Minutes
1 Hour & Above SUBSTANCE PROPERTIES (Tick all that apply) Oxidising Explosive Flammable
Highly Flammable Toxic Harmful or Irritant Corrosive Carcinogenic
Mutagenic Dangerous for environment
Control Measures General Precautions First Aid Measures Further Controls Required Responsibility By When Date Done Spillage Procedure Fire Prevention Handling and Storage Disposal Considerations COSHH Assessment Comments
Assessor Summary YES/NO Further action 1. Has the assessment considered all factors pertinent to the use of the substance? If NO please give details of further action required 2. Has the assessment considered the practicability of preventing exposure? If NO please give details of further action required 3. Has the assessment considered the steps to be taken to achieve and maintain adequate control of exposure where prevention is not reasonably practicable? If NO please give details of further action required 4. Has the assessment considered the need for monitoring exposure to the substance If NO please give details of further action required 5. Has the assessment identified all action required to comply with regulations If NO please give details of further action required COSHH Assessment Please tick The task is safe to be carried out with current control procedures. Tick if no further action required The task is safe to be carried out subject to actions listed Tick if use of the substance is not causing significant problems but requires some action to bring it within COSHH guidelines, Action should be prioritised and specific dates set for completion Task/Substance is Unsafe, significant non-compliance with Health & Safety standards Tick if the task or substance has potential to cause significant problems to users, use of substance to be discontinued until problems have been rectified
The Task/process should be re-assessed on a regular basis either annually, or if there are significant changes to the task or process or if there is a significant change in personnel who carry it out it e.g. young/inexperienced workers, pregnancy, workers with pre existing conditions such as asthma, dermatitis etc
Signed Assessor Date
This Assessment has been discussed with the user their line manager and action agreed
User Line Manager Date
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Fire Risk Assessments - Form RA/F4
Floor/Area/Room No Reference No Use Assessor Print Name Supervisor Print Name Signed Signed Sheet Number Date of Assessment Persons at risk Identify The Fire Hazards Sources of ignition Sources of Fuel Sources of Oxygen Evaluate the Risk of the Fire Starting Evaluate the Risk to people Remove or Reduce the Hazards that might start a Fire Remove or Reduce the risks to people from fire Further Action Required By When? Responsibility Risk Assessment Comments LOGO FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT FORM RA/F4
Expectant Mothers Assessment - Form RA/F5
LOGO EXPECTANT MOTHERS' ASSESSMENT FORM RA/F5
(Carried out in line with Regulation 16 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999)
1. NAME :
2. DEPT : 3. DATE OF INITIAL ASSESSMENT : 4. DATE PREGNANCY NOTIFIED :
(In writing) 5. CERTIFICATE SUPPLIED (MD OR REGISTERED MIDWIFE) : YES NO 6. APPOINTMENT IN FIRM AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TYPE OF WORK CARRIED OUT :
a) Does the employee carry out any manual handling operations? YES NO b) Does the employee work with any harmful substances? YES NO c) Does the employee carry out any other hazardous function? YES NO 7. IF 'YES' TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, GIVE DETAILS :
8. WHAT HOURS ARE WORKED?
DO THESE NEED TO BE MODIFIED?
9. WHAT CHANGES TO WORK PRACTICES ARE REQUIRED AT THIS STAGE TO MINIMISE RISK :
10. WHAT MEASURES HAVE BEEN AGREED SHOULD THE EMPLOYEE BECOME ILL AT WORK:
To rest and recuperate on site :
To return home (if necessary) :
11. FOLLOW UP MEETING (ONE) (Amendments to Box 8/9) :
12. FOLLOW UP MEETING (TWO) (Amendments to Box 8/9) :
13. FOLLOW UP MEETING (THREE) (Amendments to Box 8/9) :
Date maternity leave expected to commence : Date of next assessment meeting :
I agree that this is a true record of the above meeting :
Signature of Assessor :
Signature of Employee :
Young Workers Assessment - Form RA/F6
LOGO YOUNG WORKERS ASSESSMENT FORM RA/F6
(Carried out in line with the Health & Safety (Young Persons) Regulations 1997 and the Working Time Regulations 1988 and 1999)
2. DEPT : 3. DATE OF ASSESSMENT : 4. DATE DUE TO COMMENCE EMPLOYMENT :
5. ARE THEY DESIGNATED AS A YOUNG PERSON OR CHILD? (Delete as necessary)
6. APPOINTMENT IN FIRM AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TYPE OF WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT :
a) Will they be required to carry out manual handling operations? YES NO b) Will they come into contact with any harmful substances? YES NO c) Does the job involve using hazardous machinery? YES NO d) Will they be required to carry out any other hazardous function? YES NO 7. IF ‘YES’ TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, GIVE DETAILS :
8. WHAT HOURS ARE TO BE WORKED:
DO THESE MEET THE WORKING TIME DIRECTIVE?
YES NO 9. DATE INDUCTION TRAINING ATTENDED: 10. WHAT OTHER ADDITIONAL TRAINING MUST THEY UNDERGO BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO START WORK:
11. WHO WILL BE THEIR APPOINTED SUPERVISOR WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AND WHAT LEVEL OF SUPERVISION HAS BEEN AGREED:
12. WHAT ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE PUT IN PLACE BEFORE THEY COMMENCE WORK: 13. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAVE BEEN SENT A COPY OF THIS RISK ASSESSMENT:
School Liaison Officer:
Contact No: Parents:
Signature of Supervisor:
Signature of Young Person/Child:
Staff Information & Training Record Form - EHS/F1
LOGO STAFF TRAINING RECORD EHS/F1 EMPLOYEE
Date Of Training Type Of Training Training Organisation/Person P = Pass
F = Fail
Staff Induction Records - Form EHS/F2
LOGO STAFF INDUCTION RECORD EHS/F2
Contractor Name Date Of Induction Topics Covered Further Training Identified
Equipment Inspection Record - Form EHS/F3
LOGO EQUIPMENT INSPECTION RECORD EHS/F3
Appliance Date Inspected by Location Condition Comments/Action
Contract Audit Inspection Forms EHS/F4
CONTRACT AUDIT & INSPECTION SHEETS FORM EHS/F4
Site: Audit Month: Address: Date: Contractor: By Whom:
Serial Heading Function Yes No Location/Remarks Additional Comments
Signature:……………………………………… Office Manager: …………………………………..
Name: ……...……………………………………. Date: ………………………………………………………
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Where significant problems/observations are noted a copy of the inspection sheet should be passed to the Managing Director within 2 Days
Fire Checklist - Form EHS/F5
LOGO FIRE CHECK LIST EHS/F5
Yes No N/A Comments Daily checks Escape routes Can all fire exits be opened immediately and easily? Are fire doors clear of obstructions? Are escape routes clear? Fire warning systems Is the indicator panel showing “normal”? Escape lighting Are luminaires and exit signs in good condition and undamaged? Fire fighting Equipment Are all extinguishers in place? Are fire extinguishers clearly visible? Are vehicles blocking fire hydrants or access to them? Weekly checks Escape routes Do all emergency fastening devices to fire exits (push bars and pads etc) work correctly? Are external routes clear and safe? Fire warning systems Does testing a manual call point send a signal to the indicator panel? (Disconnect the link to the receiving centre or tell them you are performing a test) Did the alarm system work correctly when tested? Did staff and other people hear the fire alarm? Did any linked fire protection systems operate correctly?(e.g. magnetic door holder released, smoke curtains drop) Escape lighting Are charging indicators (if fitted) visible? Fire fighting equipment Is all equipment in good condition? Additional items from manufacturers recommendations. Monthly checks Escape routes Do all electronic release mechanisms on escape doors work correctly? Are fire door seals and self closing devices in good condition? Do all internal self closing fire doors work correctly? Escape lighting Do all illuminaires and exit signs function correctly when tested? Fire fighting equipment Is the pressure in ‘stored pressure’ extinguishers correct? Are the cylinders in good condition? Six monthly checks General Has the system been checked and maintained by a competent person (Usually ADT)? Escape lighting Do all luminaires operate on test for one third of their rated value? Additional checks from manufacturers recommendations. Annual Checks Escape routes Do all self closing doors fit correctly? Escape lighting Do all lumianires operate on test for their full rated duration? Has the system been checked by a competent person? Fire fighting equipment Has all fire fighting equipment been checked by a competent person? Miscellaneous
Contractors Safety Information - Form EHS/F6
LOGO CONTRACTORS SAFETY INFORMATION EHS/F6 This information (which is part of the organisation Health & Safety Policy) applies to all Contractors and others under their control, engaged to carry out specific work on client premises and forms part of the contract.
IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SECURE A HIGH STANDARD OF SAFETY IN ALL AREAS UNDER OUR CONTROL. Therefore, the following conditions are an integral part of the contract.
Contractors employed by YOUR COMPANY are required to:-
Familiarise themselves (and their personnel) with the work site and any hazards that may be encountered.
Conduct their activities in accordance with safe practices, taking precautions to protect the work site, all employees and others that may be affected by their activities.
Ensure that a Method Statement (safe system of work) is implemented at all times and that you can provide the evidence of insurance to cover any common law damages which may arise from your activities
Ensure that signs and guards are placed around any floor openings or hazardous obstructions and that any removed guard, duct covers or barriers etc are replaced before leaving the area unattended
Comply with our Health & Safety Rules and Health & Safety Policy.
Comply with all occupational Health & Safety Laws applicable to the work being undertaken.
Ensure their personnel are provided with suitable protective clothing and equipment.
Keep their employees within the areas designated for the work being undertaken and access to it.
Engage on the Contract only such persons as are skilled, experienced and competent in performance of their trade or tasks.
To carry out and record a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Risk Assessment prior to commencement of any work whenever this should be deemed necessary.
Not to commence any work designated 'High Risk' without the appropriate 'PERMIT TO WORK' having been issued.
Be aware of the requirements of RIDDOR.
Provide copies the assessment of site specific risk and COSHH assessments along with the appropriate method statements for the tasks in hand to the appropriate individual.
CONTRACTORS ARE NOT RELIEVED OF ANY OF THEIR DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER STATUTE OR COMMON LAW.
Contract Start-Up Information - Form EHS/F7
LOGO CONTRACT START-UP INFORMATION EHS/F7
Address of Premises:
Type of Premises:
Description of Works:
Safety Policy for Site Work
SAFETY POLICY FOR SITE WORK
(To be given to all employees/contractors engaged to carry out work on customer premises)
This information (which forms a part of our Company Health & Safety Policy) is provided to assure all site operators of our commitment to Health & Safety in the workplace.
IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SECURE A HIGH STANDARD OF SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.
Employees of this company will:-
Report to the relevant Manager / Site Foreman before commencing any work.
Report back to the company representative on the completion of any lone working
Familiarise themselves with the work site and any hazards that may be encountered.
Conduct their activities in accordance with safe practices, taking precautions to protect themselves and any others that may be affected by their activities.
Carry out all work to the high standard that which they have been trained
Comply with site operators Health & Safety Rules and emergency Procedures.
Comply with all occupational Health & Safety Law applicable to the work being undertaken.
Remain within the areas designated for the work being undertaken and access to it.
We are also committed to:-
Engaging on the contract only such persons as are skilled, experienced and competent in the performance of their trade.
Ensuring that ‘suitable and sufficient’ Risk Assessments are carried out and significant findings recorded prior to commencement of any work, along with appropriate Method Statement.
Ensuring that all work is carried out to the highest standards of safety and quality
Providing all our employees with suitable protective clothing and P.P.E.
YOUR COMPANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES ARE FULLY AWARE OF THEIR DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER STATUTE AND COMMON LAW. WE ADHERE TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF ALL HEALTH & SAFETY LEGISLATION.
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