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HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT OF INTENT

This is a Statement of Organisation and Arrangements for ACT 2 CAM.

Copies of this document document, along with other policies will be found on the ACT 2 CAM Google Drive and on our company website.

ACT 2 CAM will, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees. ACT 2 CAM will also ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that non-employees such as visitors, students and contractors are not exposed to health and safety risks from the work activities of ACT 2 CAM.

ACT 2 CAM is committed to achieving compliance with and beyond, the minimum requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HASWA) and associated Regulations.

ACT 2 CAM will, so far as is reasonably practicable:

ensure that adequate resources are made available to ensure the effective implementation of this Policy and to ensure the health and safety of staff and others affected by ACT 2 CAM’s activities;

  1. Ensure that advice is sought from competent persons on legal requirements for health and safety and on current best practice;
  2. Ensure that suitable and sufficient assessments are undertaken and recorded of all significant health and safety risks to staff, visitors and other third parties, from its work activities and that any control measures adopted are selected using the hierarchical approach to risk control required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations;
  3. Provide and maintain plant, equipment and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health;
  4. Make arrangements for ensuring safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances;
  5. Maintain any place of work under its control in a condition that is safe and without risks to health;
  6. Provide and maintain a working environment for its employees and visitors that is safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for staff welfare at work;
  7. Provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of its employees and governors, including temporary staff and visitors, and information on risks for visitors and employees of other organisations who are working in Council premises;
  8. Provide for the use of its employees, such personal protective equipment as is necessary to ensure their health and safety at work;
  9. Give special consideration to employees or visitors with disabilities or language difficulties that may affect their awareness and/or understanding of health and safety information;
  10. Make arrangements for the provision of a suitable occupational health service for staff;
  11. Monitor health and safety performance to verify that ACT 2 CAM’s Health and Safety Policy is being implemented and health and safety standards are being maintained and progressively improved;
  12. Develop and maintain a positive and proactive health and safety culture. ACT 2 CAM will ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place to effectively consult with employees and their representatives on health and safety matters.

ACT 2 CAM recognises Health and Safety as an integral element of its business, and it will be given equal status alongside other management functions, policies and procedures. ACT 2 CAM will ensure that appropriate systems are developed and maintained for the effective communication of health and safety matters throughout ACT 2 CAM.

ACT 2 CAM is committed to continuous improvement in health and safety performance and to this end will develop a Health and Safety Action Plan identifying key targets and areas for improvement in health and safety management and risk control. Progress with this plan will be monitored regularly by the Director and Governing Body.

This Policy requires the commitment, co-operation and active involvement of all employees and associates to ensure its success and effectiveness. All contractors and consultants working for ACT 2 CAM are required to comply with this Policy.

ACT 2 CAM will ensure that procedures are established for appointing and monitoring the competency of contractors. ACT 2 CAM will review this Policy Statement annually.

ACT 2 CAM will ensure that this Policy is effectively communicated to all staff. Failure on the part of any employee, irrespective of their position, to comply with this Policy, including any safe system of work, may render that employee liable to disciplinary action and could result in criminal/civil proceedings.

Executive Director, STEPHEN WOODS

info@act2cam.com

This policy will be reviewed in January 2020

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B3, Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace,
North Shields, Newcastle, NE30 2AY

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Company No: 07675144
Ofsted No: EY458127