Health and Safety

H_SThe Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a statutory duty on employers in so far as reasonably practicable the health and safety of their employees whilst at work. This duty also extends to others who may be affected by that work.

Employees also have a statutory duty to take care of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. To enable these duties to be carried out, it is our intent to ensure that responsibilities for health and safety matters are effectively assigned, accepted and fulfilled at all levels within our organisation.

So far as reasonably practicable, we will ensure

  • Adequate resources are available for health and safety
  • Risk assessments are carried out and periodically reviewed
  • Systems of work are maintained which are safe to health.
  • Provide training for Health & Safet
  • Health surveillance will be provided for employees, where appropriate

It is the duty of all employees at work

  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others
  • Not interfere with or misuse substances in the interest of safety.
  • Their work environment is safe
  • Their place at work is safe to work in

Routine Health & Safety Practice

  • Review Health and Safety Policy annually, amended and updated a necessary
  • Communication of any such changes to be shared
  • There are established and effective procedures for consultation and communication at all levels on all matters relating to health safety

Detailed reference information for employees can be found in the Employee Information Manual, which is kept at Ridgeway House.