1. ABOUT THIS POLICY
1.1 This policy sets out our arrangements for ensuring we meet our health and safety obligations to worker and anyone visiting our premises or affected by our work.
1.2 The Managing Director has overall responsibility for health and safety and the operation of this policy.
1.3 This policy does not form part of any employee’s OR agency workers contract and we may amend it at any time. We will continue to review this policy to ensure it is achieving its aims.
2. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 All worker share responsibility for achieving safe working conditions. You must take care of your own health and safety and that of others, observe applicable safety rules and follow instructions for the safe use of equipment.
2.2 You should report any health and safety concerns immediately to Gavin Dilkes
2.3 You must co-operate with managers and our clients on health and safety matters, including the investigation of any incident.
2.4 Failure to comply with this policy may be treated as misconduct and dealt with under our Disciplinary Procedure.
3. INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION
We will inform and consult directly with all worker regarding health and safety matters.
4.1 We will ensure that you are given adequate training and supervision to perform your work competently and safely by way of an onsite induction or as directed by our clients.
4.2 Worker will be given a health and safety induction and provided with appropriate safety training by us and/or our clients.
You must use equipment in accordance with any instructions given to you. Any equipment fault or damage must immediately be reported to Gavin Dilkes Do not attempt to repair equipment unless trained to do so.
6. ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID
6.1 Details of first aid facilities and the names of trained first aiders are displayed on the notice boards.
6.2 All accidents and injuries at work, however minor, should be reported to Dan Brown and recorded in the Accident Book
7. FIRE SAFETY
7.1 All worker should familiarise themselves with the fire safety instructions at each clients site they may be assigned to.
8. RISK ASSESSMENTS AND MEASURES TO CONTROL RISK
We liaise with our client to carry out general workplace risk assessments periodically. The purpose is to assess the risks to health and safety of our worker employees and to identify any measures that need to be taken to control risks.
9. COMPUTERS AND DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT
9.1 If you use a computer screen or other display screen equipment (DSE) as a significant part of your work, you are entitled to a workstation assessment and regular eyesight tests by an optician at our expense.
9.2 Further information on workstation assessments, eye tests and the use of DSE can be obtained from our Synergy Personnel Services head office.