Health and Safety Policy
- It is the policy of Regional Building Control Ltd here in after called ("The Company") to seek to provide safe and healthy working conditions in order to prevent injury and ill health, to set and maintain high standards of health and safety practice and to continually improve Occupational Health and Safety management and performance. The Company will enlist the active support of all staff in achieving these objectives.
- Company Policy in relation to Health and Safety at work is:
- To promote standards of safety, health and welfare that fully comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 and all other relevant statutory provisions, approved codes of practice and other related requirements to which the company subscribes;
- To provide and maintain safe and healthy work places and safe systems and methods of work in order to protect employees and visitors, clients and customers in so far as their Health and Safety may be affected by the Company's activities;
- To provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for the staff with adequate facilities and arrangements for their welfare;
- To provide all employees with the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision needed to work safely and efficiently with any plant and/or equipment involved in carrying out their work instructions;
- To operate an Occupational Health & Safety Management System in full compliance with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007;
- To develop safety awareness amongst employees and individual responsibility for health and safety at all levels of operation;
- To encourage full and effective joint consultation on all Health and Safety matters;
- To ensure that Health and Safety is never compromised for other business objectives;
- To undertake an annual review of this written statement of the Company's Policy document, making any necessary changes to update it;
- To set and review Occupational Health and Safety objectives and targets.
- Director responsible for Health and Safety
The Managing Director Colin Jackson has overall responsibility for ensuring that the policy is implemented and that all relevant information, resources and facilities are available to employees to carry out their Statutory and Company responsibilities so far as is reasonably practicable.
- Employees Responsibilities
Employees are reminded that they have both a legal responsibility under section 7 of the 1974 Act and The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999, and a clear duty to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that they do not endanger themselves or anyone else who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work. Employees are required to co-operate with the Employer and others in order to comply with statutory requirements and such co-operation is vital to the success of the Company's Policy.
Under section 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 there is a duty on everyone not to misuse anything provided, and not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with or fail to use, or refuse to use, anything provided in the interest of their health, safety and welfare, such as personnel protective equipment, fire fighting equipment or other approved equipment supplied by the Company.