Health & Safety Policy
The Health & Safety at work Act in 1974 imposes statutory duties on employers and employees: and to enable these statutory duties to be carried out it is the policy of this Company, so far as is reasonably practical, to ensure that responsibilities for safety and health are properly assigned, accepted and fulfilled at all levels within the Company's organisation and that all practicable steps are taken to safe guard the health, saftey and welfare of all persons under our control.
1. It is the intention of this Company, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure that :
a) The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work are safe and without risks to health.
b) Arrangements of the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances for use at work are safe and without risks to health.
c) Such steps are taken as necessary to secure that there will be available in connection with the use of any articles at work, adequate information about the use for which, it is designed and about any conditions necessary to ensure that when put to use, it will be safe and without risks to health.
d) The provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety of all employees.
e) With regard to any place of work under the Company's control, the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health, and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it are safe and without risks.
f) The working environment of all Company employees is safe and without risks to health and that adequate provisions are made with regard to the facilities and arrangement for their welfare at work.
g) The Company will nominate a person who will be directly responsible for carrying out the Company's Health & Safety policies and to consult and discuss with employees any matters affecting their health and safety at work.
2. It shall be the duty of every employee at work :-
a) To take reasonable steps for health and safety himself and if other persons who may be affected by his acts of omissions at work.
b) As regards any duty or requirement imposed on his employer to any other person by or under any of the relevant statutory duties to co-operate with the Company as far as is necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.
2. ALL PERSONNEL - DIRECTLY EMPLOYED OR SUB-CONTRACTORS
The cause of accidents on site are many and varied, but most could be avoided with reasonable care and foresight.
We cannot attempt to catalogue every hazard but the following are some of the causes of accidents on building sites:
a) Failure to ascertain location of all underground services before digging commences.
b) Failure to adequately protect excavations, holes/or to remove protection when no longer required.
c) Causing unnecessary obstruction with plant and/or materials etc.
d) Poorly errected scaffolding, towers, staging etc.
e) Failure to wear protective safety helmets, glasses etc. when necessary.
f) Misuse of tools and/or equipment being used on site for which they are not designed for.
g) Lack of attention to site tideness, poorly stacked materials and/or site waste.
You are reminded of your legal duties to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts of omissions.