The organisation regards the management of health and safety as an integral part of its business and as a management priority. It is our policy that all activities and work will be carried out in a safe manner and we will ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees and others who may be affected by our activities.
Our target is for zero accidents and zero work-related ill health to be achieved by applying current best practice in health and safety management. Compliance with current health and safety legislation is therefore regarded as the absolute minimum standard acceptable.
Proper management of health and safety issues is seen as an integral part of the efficient management of the organisation’s activities and critical to developing the professional culture of the organisation and establishing, and maintaining a solid reputation with all of our clients.
The names of the individuals responsible for health and safety issues and the arrangements to implement this policy are set out in the organisation’s more detailed health and safety policies. The objectives of this policy are fundamental to our business and senior management is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of this policy are achieved. Management, staff and operatives have responsibility for implementing the specific arrangements made under this policy throughout the organisation.
All employees are expected to read the relevant sections of the staff handbook, familiarise themselves with its provisions and carry out their defined responsibilities. A copy of the staff handbook will be held in the HR department and will be made available to all employees. Employees are expected and encouraged to be proactive on health and safety issues as part of the continued development of the health and safety culture of the organisation. All employees, contractors and sub-contractors are required to cooperate with the organisation and their colleagues in implementing the policy and shall ensure that their own work is without risks to themselves and others as far as reasonably practicable.
The organisation will provide appropriate training and make available competent health and safety advice and adequate resources including time and money so that legal obligations may be met.