Chapter 1 – Policy

Chapter 1 – Policy

General Statement of Intent

At Macclesfield Council it is our policy to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of our employees and anyone else who may be affected by our work activities. The minimum standard we will adopt will be compliance with legal requirements and appropriate codes of practice. However, our aim will be to fulfill the spirit of the law and not just comply with technical requirements. We will assess the risks from our work activities and will operate according to the procedures that best promote health and safety at work. We have appointed Wirehouse-ES to assist us in these duties as our safety advisors under Reg.7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

We accept our responsibilities for health and safety and are committed to giving health and safety equal importance with other business matters. We will ensure that the resources necessary to achieve the objectives of this policy are made available. We require cooperation from all employees to enable us to fulfill our legal duties and the objectives of this policy. To promote co-operation, procedures for consulting you are built into the policy. It is your duty to follow the standards and procedures laid down by the Company.

Equipment that enables tasks to be carried out safely will be provided and maintained to ensure their safe operation. You will be provided with appropriate training. Other training and instruction considered necessary to ensure that you know how to work safely will also be provided. Where exposure to hazards cannot be prevented by any other means, appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided and instruction in its use and maintenance given.

Our own site will be maintained in a safe manner and all site work undertaken for our clients will be properly managed and supervised. Suitable facilities for your welfare at work will be provided and maintained, as will arrangements to enable you to obtain first aid.

The Proprietor has ultimate responsibility for health and safety within our Business and will nominate a competent person to manage operations day to day. Other responsibilities for health and safety matters have been assigned as appropriate and are described in our ‘Responsibilities’ section.

The Policyholder will oversee an annual review of this policy and associated procedures to ensure their continued effectiveness. Where necessary to ensure legal compliance and promote continuous improvement, the policy and associated procedures will be amended and communicated.

Policy Holder

Signed:

Date:


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