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Health and Safety Policy

Caroline Woodcock has overall and final responsibility for health and safety.

Laura Kitney has day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice.

Statement of general policy
Responsibility of
Maintain safe and healthy working conditions, provide and maintain plant, equipment and machinery, and ensure safe storage/use of substances
Laura Kitney
Toilets, washing facilities and drinking water provided. System in place for routine inspections and testing of equipment and machinery and for ensuring that action is promptly taken to address any defects.
Implement emergency procedures – evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident.
Caroline Woodcock
Escape routes well signed and kept clear at all times. Evacuation plans are tested from time to time and updated as necessary.
Engage and consult with employees on day-to-day health and safety conditions
Caroline Woodcock Laura Kitney All staff
Staff routinely consulted on health and safety matters as they arise but also formally consulted at regular health and safety performance review meetings or sooner if required.
Provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, to ensure employees are competent to do their work
Laura Kitney
Staff and subcontractors given necessary health and safety induction and provided with appropriate training (including working at height, asbestos awareness and electrical safety) and personal protective equipment. We will ensure that suitable arrangements are in place to cover employees engaged in work remote from the main company site.
Prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health by managing the health and safety risks in the workplace
Caroline Woodcock
Relevant risk assessments completed and actions arising out of those assessments implemented. (Risk assessments reviewed when working habits or conditions change.)

The Health and safety law poster is displayed in Reception

The First-aid box is located in the Staff Room

The Accident book is located in Reception

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