It is the policy of Maybourne & Russell Limited to:
Provide, so far as is reasonably practical, safe methods of work, safe working conditions and a healthy environment for all, assessing the risks inherent in the construction process to:
- Provide comprehensive health and safety management, control, monitoring review and reporting to ensure safe handling and use of substances;
- Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
- Ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, co-operation, and exchange of information between subcontractors and other parties involved in projects under its control;
- co-operation with the project CDM Co-ordinator;
- Provide all health and safety training or information as may be necessary to company personnel at all levels;
- Provide risk assessment having regard to individual capabilities;
- Establish emergency and other procedures for serious and imminent danger including arrangements when working in danger areas;
- Provide all health surveillance’s where required;
- Provide all personnel involved in company activities with health and safety assistance,
- Display this policy and such written instructions as are necessary to assist in the regulation of healthy and safe practices on our sites;
- Establish means of consultation on health and safety matters;
- Encourage and promote personal responsibility and effort on the part of all employees to avoid and prevent health hazards and injuries to themselves and others;
- Ensure compliance with regulations affecting the working environment;
- Review this policy at 12 month intervals.
It is a legal duty of an employee, while at work, to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions whilst at work, and to co-operate with the Company and the company’s Safety Advisors in any way necessary to enable the company to perform and comply with their duty or requirement under the regulations. This co-operation will extend to:
- The proper use of materials and equipment in a safe manner;
- The use of PPE (personal protective equipment);
- The prompt reporting of defects or safety hazards.
The company will consult with employees with respect to Health, Safety and Welfare in accordance with Statutory Requirements to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to make the policy effective.
For the execution of the policy the following organisation and arrangements apply:
The senior manager/foreman on site, or at a place of work will be responsible for the implementation of the company health and safety policy, and will be accountable for failure to achieve the required standard.
To achieve this objective the senior manager/foreman will ensure that:
- All works are carried out in accordance with all relevant Acts, regulations, company policy and procedures, as defined in the staff health and safety and COSHH manuals, prepared project safety plans, and other company or safety advisor instructions;
- Employees have been trained or instructed to work in a healthy and safe manner;
- Safe access to and egress from all places of work under the company's control is provided and maintained, protective equipment and clothing are available and used when required by the risk assessment;
- Substances hazardous to health are assessed and controlled in a safe manner; operations are conducted in such a manner as to reduce as far as is practicable the risk of property damage, fire or theft, and to maintain a secure minimum hazard environment;
- All accidents and dangerous occurrences are investigated, reported and preventative action taken against repetition RIDDOR;
The company provides health and safety assistance and auditing through its Safety Advisors. They will have access at all times to all sites and employees, and will be responsible for bringing to the notice of management any deficiency observed, and for stopping any operation where the company's employees or other persons are at risk.
Arrangements will be made to submit safety reports and discuss health and safety matters at board meetings, and safety management meetings. In addition, safety matters will form part of all progress meetings with client or subcontractor.
Mr. N. Maybourne is the Director responsible for the implementation of company policies, together with each Director/Manager within his own realm of responsibility.