The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, imposes statutory duties on both employers and employees. In order to meet these duties a Safety Management system has been set up in conjunction with Essentra plc which promotes continuous improvement in health and safety, risk reduction and monitoring. Annual objectives and targets related to health and safety are set and subsequently monitored and analysed with a commitment to improve the systems and performance of the company. It is the policy of this company to ensure that this Safety Management system and responsibilities for health and safety are assigned, accepted and fulfilled at all levels within the company.
The company will ensure that all practical steps are taken to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all employees, visitors and contractors to all premises or operations within our control.
The company will ensure employees are provided with such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to secure the health and safety at work of all employees.
It shall be the duty of all employees to take reasonable steps for the health and safety of themselves and any other person who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
It is essential that all persons within the company contribute towards making work areas and methods as safe as is possible and where necessary co-operate with the company to enable applicable legal obligations and related requirements to which the organisation subscribes to be met.
The company remains committed to consultation with employees over health, safety and welfare matters and by way of promoting this employee involvement the company will actively encourage employees from all areas of the company to establish safety committees and become involved in regular safety audits. This will be encouraged at all premises or operations within our control.
The company will provide information to employees and shareholders appertaining to the health and safety of employees and this will be regularly reviewed and discussed at all levels within the company.
Periodically the policy statement, organisation and arrangements will be reviewed and updated as necessary.