About this policy
- This policy sets out our arrangements for ensuring we meet our health and safety obligations to staff and anyone visiting our premises or affected by our work.
- The Administration Department has overall responsibility for health and safety and the operation of this policy.
- This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time. We will continue to review this policy to ensure it is achieving its aims.
- All staff share responsibility for achieving safe working conditions. You must take care of your own health and safety and that of others, observe applicable safety rules and follow instructions for the safe use of equipment.
- You should report any health and safety concerns immediately to Administration Department.
- You must co-operate with managers on health and safety matters, including the investigation of any incident.
- Failure to comply with this policy may be treated as misconduct and dealt with under our Disciplinary Procedure.
Information and consultation
We will inform and consult directly with all staff regarding health and safety matters.
We will ensure that you are given adequate training and supervision to perform your work competently and safely.
You must use equipment in accordance with any instructions given to you. Any equipment fault or damage must immediately be reported to your line manager. Do not attempt to repair equipment unless trained to do so.
Accidents and first aid
- Details of first aid facilities and the names of trained first aiders are displayed on the notice boards.
- All accidents and injuries at work, however minor, should be reported to Administration Department and recorded in the Incident Log which is kept in Administration Department.
- All staff should familiarise themselves with the fire safety instructions, which are displayed on notice boards and near fire exits in the workplace.
- If you hear a fire alarm, leave the building immediately by the nearest fire exit and go to the fire assembly point shown on the fire safety notices.
- Fire drills will be held for all employees and must be taken seriously. We also carry out regular fire risk assessments and regular checks of fire extinguishers, fire alarms, escape routes and emergency lighting.
Risk assessments and measures to control risk
We carry out general workplace risk assessments periodically. The purpose is to assess the risks to health and safety of employees, visitors and other third parties as a result of our activities, and to identify any measures that need to be taken to control those risks.
Computers and display screen equipment
- If you use a computer screen or other display screen equipment (DSE) as a significant part of your work, you are entitled to a workstation assessment and regular eyesight tests by an optician at our expense.
- Further information on workstation assessments, eye tests and the use of DSE can be obtained from the Human Resource Department.
No penalties for preventing health and safety risks
You will not be dismissed or otherwise penalised, directly or indirectly, by us if you are required to carry out activities that prevent or reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace and you take reasonable steps to avert serious and imminent danger and for refusing to return to the place of danger until the danger no longer exists.
Compensation for employment accidents and occupational diseases
- Where you will sustain an injury as a result of an accident arising out of or in the course of your employment, we shall pay compensation to you in accordance with English Law.
- In the event of death as a result of accident or illness arising out of or in the of course of your employment, we shall pay compensation as per English Law.
As per regulatory requirement, we will obtain and maintain a health insurance cover for you on the successful completion of your probationary period.Signed,