Health and Safety
PJ Slater scaffolding services recognise the importance of the prevention of accidents. We are aware that the effective prevention of accidents is reliant upon a committed attitude to the safety as much as it is to design, operation and maintenance of plant and equipment. As a result, we encourage employee participation and contribution to the observance of safe working practices.
However, PJ Slater scaffolding services have the expectation of our employees to exercise their own self-discipline and recognise their responsibility to do everything they can to carry out works whilst preventing injury to themselves and others.
We base our policy on the conviction that in addition to reducing individual suffering and loss, resolute determination to ensure activities are carried out safely ultimately contribute directly to the professionalism and quality of the company’s business and therefore success.
In accordance with this policy the company will:-
- Use reasonable endeavours to employ and provide proper resources to ensure competent advice on safety and health matters.
- Continue to develop and implement procedures and codes of safe working practices.
- Maintain systems for reporting and controlling safety performance and for monitoring and assessing health at work. Make regular inspections of working practices to ensure that Health & Safety policy standards as laid out within this document are being implemented at all times.
- From time to time to provide training in safe working methods, safety requirements with hygienic and healthy working conditions for employees at all levels so as to ensure their effective participation and contribution as individuals.
- Take necessary steps to ensure safe working practices can be easily facilitated. Personal protection, in the form of safety helmets, high visibility jackets, safety boots and harnesses will be provided and their use is mandatory at all times.
- Maintain an appropriate framework for joint consultation on effective measures for promoting safety and health at work.
- Issue regulations on health and safety procedures from time to time.
General Responsibilities – Responsibility for health and safety at work and for the effective application and development of the company’s policy rests with the Directors.
Management – Managers are responsible under the direction of the Director’s for:-
Employees – All Employees regardless of their status have a responsibility to themselves and others to:-
To give effect to the company’s policy on health and safety the organisational arrangements and practices shown shall apply:-
- Health and safety at work amongst employees under their supervision.
- Engaging the interest and commitment of their team to healthy and safe working practices.
- Requiring that the safety rules and regulations for their particular area are understood and obeyed.
- Ensuring that where necessary, safety equipment is available and used.
- The training of members of their team in safe working practices.
- Carry out their duties in a safe manner and with due regard to health.
- Inform themselves of the health and safety hazards of any equipment plant and materials with which they are concerned so far as they may reasonably be foreseen.
- Report to management every potential hazard to health and safety of which they know or learn, whether in the routine work or arising from fault in equipment or plant.
- Wear suitable personal protective equipment (i.e. safety boots, safety hat, high visibility jackets, and harnesses) as provided at all times.
- Observe any regulations on health and safety procedures issued by the Company from time to time and also to comply with any site specific safety requirements.
- The company is committed to the monitoring and review of this policy it will be updated at least annually.