It is the policy of Emery Electrical Limited to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the health and safety of their employees while they are at work and of others who may be affected by their undertakings.
l) While Emery Electrical Limited is responsible for providing the circumstances under which work can be carried out safely, all employees (including everyone involved with the organisation of work on the site) also have a legal duty not only to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions, but also to co-operate with their employer in his efforts to carry out his responsibilities under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and any other applicable subordinate legislation.
2) If individuals are concerned over any matter relating to safety or health, be it regarding application or procedures, they must not commence work or enter areas of potential danger without first clarifying matters with their manager.
3) The attention of all persons on site is specifically drawn to sections 3 & 4 of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974.
4) The Managing Director is responsible for all matters concerning health and safety at work throughout the firm and for the implementation of this policy statement. Every member of management/supervision is responsible for:-
(a) The practical implementation of the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act together with any related legislation and approved code of practice.
(b) Ensuring that suitable and adequate safety equipment is available and used.
(c) Ensuring that the operations under their control are so far as is reasonably practicable conducted without detriment to the health and safety of employees or others who may be affected by their activities.
5) The files of the company's safety instructions will contain the following information:-
- Copies of the company's standard instructions.
- Details on approved Codes of Practice.
- Location of the Accident Report Books.
- Any related legislation and other current relevant
information on aspects of safety.
6) The contracts engineers are appointed Safety Supervisors for the purposes of the Construction (General Provisions) Regulations 1961. Engineers will advise supervisors and contractors on how to recognise and guard against foreseeable hazards, the particular problem of the job concerned, and how to meet the responsibilities placed upon them.
7) By Sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, all employees have a duty to take reasonable care of the safety of themselves and any others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. They also have a duty to co-operate with their employers and others to enable them to comply with their duties under the Act. The Act also prohibits the intentional or reckless interference with or the misuse of anything provided in the interests of safety, health and welfare. All persons on site are reminded that failure to comply with the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 or any subordinate legislation applicable to the work renders them liable to personal prosecution. Further, breaches of the rules contained in this document, which are based on the requirements of legislation, may result in the termination of employment or contracts as applicable.
8) The safety supervisors are to ensure that each operative is made aware of the company's Safety Policy, reads it carefully, understands it and confirms by his signature that he has done so.
Mrs L Austin
7th December 2006