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HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

INTRODUCTION

BENCA Bespoke Joinery Ltd fully accepts its obligations to operate in accordance with the requirements of all current legislation and codes of practice relating to health and safety.

BENCA Bespoke Joinery Ltd confirms its commitment to the prevention of injury and ill health and continual improvement in Health and Safety management and performance; achieving the highest practicable standards of health and safety on all projects with which it is associated and to providing working conditions that are safe and healthy for all employees and those under the company’s control.

COMPANY AND EMPLOYEES DUTIES

The effectiveness of this policy relies heavily on the competency and co-operation of company employees. Every employee is reminded that he/she has a moral and legal responsibility not to endanger himself/herself or other by his/her acts or omissions whilst at work, or in the provision of any work equipment which may be accessible to others.

The requirements of the policy are communicated to all employees and their involvement in the management of health and safety is actively promoted through effective and regular consultation. BENCA Bespoke Joinery Ltd recognises that this is achieved through the active participation, of both management and those employed by the company, in identifying hazards and risks and then taking positive action to control them.

The company will:

  • Regularly monitor performance and revise the Health and Safety Management System as necessary to ensure that the objective of continuous improvement is achieved;
  • Actively promote an open attitude to Health and Safety issues, encouraging staff to identify and report hazards so that everyone can contribute to creating and maintaining a safe working environment;
  • Communicate and consult with employees on all issues affecting their health and safety and in doing so, bring this policy to their attention;
  • Provide adequate training for all employees to enable them to work safely and effectively, and to ensure they are competent in the work they carry out;
  • Carry out and regularly review risk assessments to identify hazards and existing control measure and to complete any corrective actions required
  • Maintain our premises and work equipment to a standard that ensures that risks are effectively managed.

It is the duty of all personnel when at work:

  • To take reasonable care of their own safety;
  • To take reasonable care of the safety of others who may be affected by what we do or fail to do;
  • To ensure that we do not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety;
  • To report hazards and defects observed in the workplace.

MANAGEMENT AND SITE SUPERVISION

We are aware of the need to employ contractors to conduct certain works on our behalf and undertake only contractors who are professionally competent and who are compliant with relevant health and safety legislation.

We recognise that the company is not a single entity, with no single person or department having greater importance than any other person or department; and that everyone contributing to the company’s success, at whatever position they hold, is a valued asset.

We maintain quality supervision at levels to suit the requirements of the developments and developer. We achieve this by:

  • Carrying out quality control checks, both on our work and that of other trades, and are fully supported by our Joiner Manager;
  • Checking drawings to highlight anomalies;
  • Working to the Contractors Programme;
  • Liaising with other trades to ensure smooth running of all stages of work;
  • Issuing progress reports relating to the main contractors programme;
  • Producing method statements;
  • Carrying out risk assessments;
  • Increasing our operative training awareness;
  • Holding regular toolbox talks to keep everyone fully up to date with all health and safety issues.

HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT AND CODES OF PRACTICE

In discharging our responsibilities, the Company will with all relevant Acts and Regulations, follow Approved Code of Practice and pay due regards to professional advice from Health and Safety consultants who can act as our centre of competence.

The Company accepts that it has a responsibility to:

  • Provide information, training and instructions, where necessary, to enable employees and others to perform their work safely and efficiently.
  • Make available all necessary safety devices and protective equipment and supervise their use.
  • Maintain a constant and continuing interest in Health and Safety matters applicable to the Company’s activities.
  • Review annually this policy and amend and update it to take into account any additional or amendments to Health and Safety legislation and operational changes and business expansion.

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