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5.2 Health and Safety Policy
The policy, which has been approved by the Managing Director, is reproduced below;
Martin Collins Enterprises Limited [The Organisation] is a SME, which manufactures and a range of synthetic riding surfaces, undertakes construction activities and supplies specialist plant machinery. Management of health and safety is of equal importance to the economic success of the business and protection of the environment.
The Company is committed to provide safe and healthy working conditions and hence prevent work-related injury and ill health to our workers and all other stakeholders: clients, subcontractors, members of the public and anyone else affected by our activities, projects or services.
This will be achieved by eliminating hazards and reducing occupational Health and Safety Risks. We will comply fully with all relevant health and safety regulations and codes of practice. We will implement and maintain a Health and Safety Management System to help deliver these policy commitments and provide the necessary resources in personnel, finance, and time. This policy will be regularly monitored to ensure that the objectives are achieved. It will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised in the light of legislative or organisational changes.
We require all directors and managers to demonstrate leadership in health and safety matters to develop and maintain a positive Health and Safety Culture.
Our Company arrangements for First Aid, Emergency Evacuation, Fire Safety and Accident Reporting are displayed on our Health and Safety notice boards. These are also contained within our Company Health and Safety Manual, which details all arrangements in relation to our Procedures and Instructions.
We will set Health and Safety Objectives at least annually, which reflect our commitment to continual improvement in Health and Safety Performance and the Health and Safety System. We recognise that we need the participation of all our workers to achieve our Health and Safety Objectives.
We will consult our workers on all health and safety matters, which include:
· Needs / expectations of Interested parties
· Health and Safety Policy
· Roles, responsibilities, and authorities
· Legal and other requirements
· OHS Objectives & how to achieve them
· Controls for outsourcing, procurement, & contractors
· What is monitored, measured, and evaluated
· Audit programmes
· Continual improvement
We will invite participation in the following areas:
· The consultation & participation process
· Identifying OHS hazards, see 6.1.2 in OHS Manual.
· Assessing risks and opportunities
· Eliminating hazards and reduce risks
· Competence requirements: Training
· Communication; message & method
· Effective OHS control measures
· Investigating incidents and non-conformities
· Corrective action plans
Effective Hazard identification ensures hazards in the workplace are recognised and understood, so suitable arrangements are established and maintained. Our Procedures consider the following:
· Type of hazard: Physical, chemical, biological, psychosocial, mechanical, electrical and energy
· Routine and non-routine activities and situations
· Human Factors
· New or changed hazards
· Potential emergency situations
· Changes in knowledge/information about hazards
We will provide relevant Health and Safety information, training, and instruction for our workers. Copies of MCE’s health and safety policy are sent to contractors and clients on request. The policy is accessible on the Company Web site.
Competent advisors will be appointed to assist us in meeting our statutory duties including, where appropriate, specialists from outside the Company.
Everyone has a legal obligation to take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety and for the safety of others who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions.
Signed (master copy signed and available on request) Name V. Descamps
Position Executive Director Date 28/01/2021