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Hampstead Heating – Safety Policy

General Statement

The company recognises its health and safety duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and concomitant protective legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

Management and staff are committed to work in accordance with the appropriate Regulations, including:

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989,
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999,
  • The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998,
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1998,
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992,
  • The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996,
  • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994,
  • The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002,
  • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995,
  • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 etc.

and to follow all relevant Approved Codes of Practice, British/European Standards, etc.

Management and staff have the responsibility of fully implementing this Policy and are expected to co-operate in carrying out this Policy in order to ensure that, as far as is reasonably practicable, any work is carried out without risk to themselves or others. Any contravention of this Policy will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence.

This Policy must be supplied to, and followed by, any sub-contractors and the Company request that Customers and Visitors respect this Policy, a copy of which is available on demand.

Organisation

Prime responsibility for all health and safety matters lies with the General Manager or his appointed deputy, and all health and safety concerns, situations, incidents, improvements, etc. must be reported to him at the earliest opportunity.

Employees are reminded that they also have health and safety responsibilities to themselves and others and that resources are available to support this responsibility.

Staff should ensure that they are familiar with the fire, evacuation and emergency procedures, along with any other hazards of a site before they commence work.

Arrangements

In pursuance of this Policy the following health & safety points are made:

  1. No employee shall commence work without consultation with the General Manager or
    his appointed deputy AND the contract controller.
  2. No employee shall work on live equipment without consultation with the General Manager
    or his appointed deputy. A Permit to Work may be required.
  3. No employee shall work with portable equipment of more than 110V without consultation
    with the General Manager or his appointed deputy.
  4. No employee shall continue to work if he feels he is in danger.
  5. All equipment (tools, power tools, electrical equipment, ladders, access equipment,
    protective equipment etc.) must be in good condition and inspected before use. Any
    defects must be reported at the earliest opportunity.
  6. All equipment must be suitable for the job and properly used.
  7. Any flammable or hazardous materials brought onto site must be properly controlled,
    used and stored.
  8. Personal protective equipment must be worn where required (either by the Company
    or the Customer).
  9. Workplaces must be kept clean and tidy.
  10. All injuries, near-misses and other incidents must be reported to the General Manager
    or his appointed deputy.
  11. The weight, size and centre of gravity of any object to be moved should be assessed
    before any manual handling is undertaken.
  12. First-aid equipment and supplies are obtainable from the General Manager or his
    appointed deputy.
  13. All waste materials must be properly disposed of.
  14. All health and safety suggestions and comments will be welcome.

In further recognition of its statutory and common law duties, the Company has taken out insurance against liability for death, injury and/or disease suffered by any of its employees and arising out of and in the course of employment, provided only that it was caused by the negligence and/or breach of statutory duty on the part of the Company and that such certificate of insurance is available for inspection at any reasonable time.