A MAN WITH VANS LTD
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
A Man with Vans Ltd takes health and safety issues seriously, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of it’s staff and the public affected by its business. This policy aims to clarify who is responsible for health and safety matters and what those responsibilities are. In order to ensure that A Man with Vans Ltd is achieving its aims effectively this policy will be reviewed periodically.
Health & safety in the workplace is the responsibility of both the Employer and staff employed by A Man With Vans Ltd. The health and safety policy applies to all employees within the company. Specific responsibilities of staff are set out below.
The Employer is responsible for:
Taking responsible steps to safeguard the health and safety of staff and people affected by the Employer’s business activities.
Identifying health and safety risks and finding ways to manage them.
Providing and maintaining safe working areas, equipment and systems and, where necessary, appropriate protective clothing.
Providing safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles, including substances where applicable.
Ensuring that employees are aware of and understand any hazards they might face
Encourage all employees to contribute positively to their own health & safety at work.
Providing a health and safety induction and appropriate safety training to your role, including manual handling and transport safety.
Regularly monitoring and reviewing the management of health and safety.
Responsibilities of all staff
Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other employees along with members of the public.
Comply with any health and safety instructions and rules including instructions on the safe use of equipment
Keep health and safety issues in the front of their minds and take personal responsibility for the health and safety implications of their own acts or omissions
Keep the workplace tidy and hazard free
Report any concerns in respect of health and safety to the Health and Safety Representative promptly, this includes any potential risk, hazard or malfunction of equipment, however minor or trivial it may seem
Promptly report any accident at work involving personal injury, however trivial, to the Health & Safety Representative so that details can be recorded in the Accident Book and co-operate in any associated investigation. The Health and Safety Representative is responsible for investigating any injuries, accidents or incidents, preparing and keeping accident records, and for submitting reports under the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), where required.
Familiarise themselves with the details of the first aid facilities.
Report to their manager or supervisor if they have any stomach disorder, skin, nose or throat disease which may be contagious or infectious.
Be clean and hygienic
Familiarise themselves with the instructions about what to do if there is a fire.
Ensure that fire exits, fire notices or emergency exit signs are not obstructed or hidden at any time.
On hearing the fire alarm when carrying out works in premises, all staff must immediately evacuate the building. Do not use any lifts and remain out of the building until notified by a fire warden that it is safe to re-enter.
Ensure that correct lifting and manual handling techniques are used at all times.
Familiarise and comply with risk assessments that are in place to minimise the possibilities of any accidents to employees or members of the public.
Staff responsibilities relating to equipment
Wear or use protective clothing/equipment if required to do so by the company or by law.
Use equipment as directed by any instructions given by representatives of management or contained in any written operating manual.
Report any faulty or damaged equipment or concerns about any equipment or it’s use to the health and safety representative.
Ensure that equipment is not interferred with and no attempt is made to repair equipment unless trained to do so.
Non compliance with health and safety
Failure to comply with this health and safety policy will be taken very seriously and is likely to result in disciplinary action against the offender.