Health and Safety Policy Statement
CONISTON LIMITED recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an Employer for providing a safe and healthy place of work.
It is the intention and policy of the Directors to promote the highest standards of Health and Safety at Work practices not only for employees but also others affected by the Company operations. Coniston is committed to the prevention of injury and ill health and continual improvement in H&S management and H&S performance.
It is an enforced policy of the company that at all times its operations are executed in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of all its employees, and all persons likely to be affected by its operations. These include Clients staff, visitors, consultants, sub-contractors and the public where appropriate.
All operations will comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations) 2002 and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 including the ACoPs recommendations and other relevant legislation. This policy will be amended and updated or any future introductions will be integrated as necessary.
Coniston shall set annual health and safety objectives to ensure continual improvement. These objectives shall be regularly reviewed (including at management review) with documented timescales for achievement. The health and safety management system (and objectives) shall be subject to regular audit in line with the audit schedule.
Without prejudice to the generality of an Employer’s duty of care, particular attention will be paid to:
• The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practical, safe and without risk to health.
• Arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practical, safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage, or transport of goods and substances. Particularly hazardous materials are subjected to COSHH.
• The provision of such information, instruction, training, and supervision as is necessary to enable all employees and others to avoid hazards and contribute positively to their own health and safety at work.
• The provision and maintenance of a safe place of work with safe access to and egress from that place.
• The provision and maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment.
• Adequate site welfare facilities and reporting procedures
• Liaison with, and the support of the company health and safety adviser.
The Health and Safety Coordinator of the company has responsibility for the
co-ordination, development and implementation of this policy and procedures and will ensure that the nominated safety officer / consultants are carrying out their duties efficiently and conduct regular monitoring of performance and safety standards.
The nominated safety officer / consultants have a mandate to advise all levels of staff on the implementation of safe working practices. This will include regular site visits and the use of training sessions as appropriate to relevant staff.
Whilst realising that the legal and executive responsibility for health and safety rests with management there is also an obligation on employees and others to exercise personal responsibility and take reasonable care for their own and others health and safety. Employees are both required and encouraged to co-operate with management and also to take an active role in furthering and assisting in the operation of the company safety policy and procedures.
No safety policy will succeed unless it actually involves the work people themselves and Coniston will provide advice and training on health and safety matters to employees at all levels to aid this objective.
This policy and the Health and Safety Management System shall be subject to period review to ensure it remains relevant and appropriate.
The requirements and intent of this policy are communicated to staff through a variety of different mediums and forums. These take place both on a regular scheduled basis or ad hoc, as and when required. These include:
• A copy of the published policy constantly available from our website
• Memos of reminders and updates, as and when necessary
• A verbal instruction and signed confirmation of instruction during all staff members initial induction
• Reminders and updates via on-site tool box talk, as and when necessary
• Reminders and updates via contract review meetings, as and when necessary