Health & Safety Curio Policy
1.0 Company Health and Safety Policy Statement of Intent
1.1 The Objectives and Principals
The Curio group Health and Safety Policy is to prevent, insofar as it is reasonably practicable to do so within the scope of the undertaking which for the purposes of the health and safety management system is defined as “Design, installation, maintenance and facilities management of ozone plant and associated equipment”. During the course of the work or duties being undertaken, any accidental occurrence resulting in:
Injury to any person.
Damage to, or loss of any plant, equipment, property, materials or products.
Delays in any processes or operation.
Events that may otherwise be detrimental to efficiency and/or prestige.
Adverse impact upon the environment.
The Policy is applicable to all Curio group employees. This includes the employees of Sub-Contractors, Self Employed Persons, Consulting Practices and the Client.
The application and promotion of the Policy is the responsibility of the board of directors of this Company. Whilst duties and tasks may be delegated, the overall responsibility remains that of directors to ensure that the Company complies with all relevant statutory health and safety legislation, common law and Approved Codes of Practices.
All Company employees, regardless of their status, are expected to abide by the principles of this Policy as and where applicable. We also expect the co-operation of all those mentioned within the roles and responsibilities section of this Policy to work in such a way that accidents to themselves and others will be prevented.
In line with the company commitment to continually develop this policy and management system the directors recognise that individuals can make important contributions to the development and implementation of policies and arrangements. The directors will give all opportunities for participation in this process and actively encourages involvement of employees either directly or through their line managers.
To ensure that this Policy can be successfully implemented, the Company and its Board of Directors will provide such reasonable funds as is necessary.
1.2 Precautions and Planning
Suitable and adequate measures shall be taken to safeguard any person, plant, equipment, property, material or product likely to be exposed to any known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the processes, tasks or operations being undertaken. The Company will take into account at design and tendering stage, those factors which assist in following the principles of control as highlighted in the Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 (regulation 4).
All activities shall be conducted in a responsible manner and so planned and controlled that the possibility of unplanned events occurring is reduced to the practicable minimum. It is recognised that accident prevention is a joint responsibility of all persons associated with the undertaking of the business and that to understand their joint responsibilities, good communication and consultation will be necessary.
1.3 Information, Training and Instruction
Information from risk assessments, performance monitoring activities, employee feedback and advice from our designated Health and Safety Advisors, will be used to identify the health and safety training needs of employees. An effective system for the communication of health, safety and welfare information will be maintained so that employees are made aware of the known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the work or duties assigned to them.
Where necessary employees will also be suitably trained or instructed to enable them to carry out their tasks in a healthy, safe and efficient manner. The practicalities and Method of Work training will be carried out by the managers, lead engineers and overseen by the directors with support from the health and safety advisors when necessary.
Employees will be trained in the safe use of plant/equipment which they will be using for their work. Where certification is not required, employees will be instructed on how to use plant/equipment safely, directly by manufacturer/supplier/hirer, or by the appointed competent person within the company who themselves would have been instructed on how to use the plant/equipment properly and safely.
To ensure all the Company’s employees are kept up-to-date with safety matters the Company has formulated a library of safety information, Codes of Practices and Health and Safety Legislation etc. This library will be maintained with up-to-date information and changes in Law etc. The requirements of any Statutory Legislation or Code of Practice applicable to the processes or operations being undertaken and/or the premises that they are undertaken shall be observed and necessary changes implemented. Records of such changes shall be recorded in the management system.
1.4 Health, Safety and Welfare
Adequate provision shall be made for the Welfare needs of employees whilst carrying out their tasks and duties and any hazard to health associated with the work shall be the subject of strict precautionary measures. Such precautionary measures shall meet the minimum standards of welfare as identified in the Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992, and where the activities take place on a construction site (as defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Schedule 2 to part 4 shall be complied with in full.
1.5 Measuring, Monitoring, Reviewing and Auditing
All Company activities and the use of related plant, equipment, substances and materials etc., which affect the safety of that place of work, shall be inspected in accordance with legal requirements; reports will be made and distributed to those concerned as necessary. Safety Inspections and other activities to measure, monitor and review health and safety performance, and conduct audits of the effectiveness of the health and safety management system; An internal audit of the management system shall be carried out every 12 months by the company, this shall be further enhanced by the completion of an external audit by our health and safety advisors on a regular basis.
This Policy shall be reviewed annually and kept up to date at all times by the Director Responsible for Health and Safety, to take into account changes in legislation, reflect changes in the nature and range of activities carried out by the Company and take advantage of operational experience, negative and positive, as often as may be necessary.
The health and safety policy document shall be made available, electronically or hardcopy to all interested parties upon request. A list of receivers shall be held and when this document has been reviewed the latest version shall be released to holders.