In recognising the joint nature of the task of reaching and maintaining a high standard of safety and health, the company reminds its employees, sub contractors that they are responsible for their own behaviour to ensure they do not add to the dangers of others.
They must therefore, adhere to the rules and regulations for safe working, and report to their manager any hazard which they themselves cannot correct.
Section 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc, Act 1974 places a specific duty and responsibility on every employee to:
To take reasonable care of the health and safety of himself and other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work.
As regards any duty imposed on his employer, to co-operate with him so far as is necessary to enable that duty to be performed.
To refrain from intentionally or recklessly interfering with or misusing anything provided by the company in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
All employees are reminded that they maybe prosecuted by the Enforcing Authority for breaches of their statutory duties under the Act.
Any action so arising will be without prejudice to any further action the company may take.
Any employee involved in an accident or dangerous occurrence is requested to ensure the facts are reported to their immediate superior.
The company requires every employee to co-operate in the implementation and development of this policy, and in the creation and maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment from which all will benefit.
It is the duty of the management to:
- Ensure there is an effective company health and safety policy.
- Periodically appraise the effectiveness of the policy and ensure that any necessary changes are made.
- Provide adequate staff, funds and materials to meet the health and safety requirement.
- Assume full responsibility for health and safety within their area of control.
- Ensure that they receive regular reports from the managers on matters relating to health and safety.
- Ensure the company’s health and safety programme is understood at all levels.
- Evaluate all risks in the area of control relating to accidents at work, health risks at work, loss or damage to company property and risk to the public through its activity.
- Ensure that all liability is covered by insurance, and advise the extent to which risks are acceptable, whether insured or not.
- Review insurance and loss records periodically, and advise when action is necessary to correct adverse trends.
Ensure the company’s safety policy and its implementation and organisation is carried out in so far the commercial environment is concerned, and those working within it.
Ensure that protective clothing, etc., is readily available.
Review all accident reports, ensure that a full and satisfactory investigation is carried out and put in hand any corrective measures required.