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HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY


FOREWORD

This Safety Policy and its companion Safety Manual have been produced by SDK (Environmental) Ltd, not just to meet the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Etc., Act 1974, but to promote a healthy awareness of our working practices and environment, and therefore to encourage all staff to take an active interest in maintaining proper safe working practices for themselves and their colleagues.

 

A copy of the Safety Policy will be given to all existing staff, and will be given to all new staff as part of their induction training.  Copies will be available at all offices of the company


HEALTH AND SAFETY - ORGANISATIONAL LAYOUT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the responsibility of the Directors to ensure that the safety policy and manual is implemented and that it is reviewed and modified when required. It is the responsibility of individual managers to ensure on a day to day basis that the safety policy and manual is adhered to, and it is the responsibility of individual employees to carry out their work in conformance with the requirements of the safety manual. Any suggestions for improvement of the safety policy and manual or any constructive criticism is both welcome and encouraged. Any employee who has any comment or suggestions should speak to Mr. D. Nairn

DIRECTORS
  • financial provision for Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Policy and Manual
  • regular review of Health and Safety requirements
SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORS
  • implementation of Health and Safety Policy and Manual
  • reporting of issues affecting or requiring amendment of Health and Safety Policy and Manual
  • liaison with Proprietor for continuous improvement of Health and Safety
EMPLOYEES
  • working to the requirements of the Health and Safety Policy and Manual
  • reporting of Health and Safety incidents and problems
  • liaison with Supervisors for continuous improvement of Health and Safety. All employees have the right to a private meeting with Proprietor to discuss any concerns should they not wish to involve their supervisor

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

  1. It is the policy of SDK (Environmental) Ltd to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of all its employees whilst in the course of their employment, as well as other persons on its premises, and the community at large in so far as they are affected by its activities.
  2. The Directors of the Company are responsible for implementing the policy on a Company wide basis, and will
    1. prepare and publish details of the organisation of the company . This Statement of Safety Policy includes such details.
    2. ensure that all staff are made familiar with the Policy in order that it can be implemented as an integral part of working routine
    3. review and modify this Policy from time to time
  3. SDK (Environmental) Ltd. recognises, and will implement the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 with particular regard to
    1. the provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are, so far as reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health;
    2. arrangements for ensuring so far as it is reasonably practicable, safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage, and transport of animals, articles, and substances;
    3. the provision of such information, instruction, training, and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of its employees;
    4. so far as is reasonably practicable as regards any place of work under the control of the company to maintain that place in a condition that is safe and without risks to health, and to provide means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks;
    5. where employees are required to work in premises, or at a location over which the company has no control, suitable guidance, instructions, and where necessary additional training will be provided to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that any risks associated with the work or the premises are minimised
    6. that the health and safety of persons not in its employ are not, so far as is reasonably practicable, placed at risk either by the activities of the company or
    by any premises or facilities made available for use by members of the public.
  4. To ensure that the commitments given in paragraphs (1) to (3) above are implemented, the company will, as an integral part of its management, make adequate financial resources available to meet Health and Safety requirements
  5. No Safety policy is likely to be successful unless it actively involves work people themselves. The company will co-operate fully with any request from employees in the appointment of Safety Representatives and will provide them with sufficient facilities and training to carry out this task. SDK (Environmental) Ltd. acknowledges that with small numbers of employees dispersed at geographically distant locations it may be difficult for employees to make such appointments. In the absence of any appointed Safety Representatives, the company will encourage individual employees to freely make their views known on Health and Safety matters.
  6. SDK (Environmental) Ltd reminds its employees of their own duties under Section 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 to take care for their own Safety and that of other persons, and to co-operate with the company so as to enable it to carry out its own responsibilities successfully.
  7. A copy of the Safety Policy will be issued to all employees
  8. Safety guidance and procedures for specific work practices are given in the Safety Manual. A copy of the Safety Manual will be kept at all offices of the company and is available for inspection by any employee. The Safety Manual should be consulted before any new or unfamiliar work is undertaken.