Health & Safety
Drain & Sewer Services Health and Safety at Work Act 2002 Group Health and Safety Policy
1. GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT: It is the policy of Drain and Sewer Services:
a) To safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all its employees while at work, and to provide, so far as it is reasonably practical, working environments which are safe and without risks to healthb) To conduct the undertaking in such a way to ensure so far as it is reasonably practical; that people in its employment, but who may be affected, are not exposed to risk to their health and safety.c) To recognise its obligations to meet all relevant legislative requirements pertaining to health and safety which apply to any of the companies undertakings.
d) To organise and arrange its affairs to ensure compliance with the policy
2. OPERATION OF THE POLICY: In carrying out the general policy statement above, it is practice of Drain & Sewer Services: -
a) To ensure that appropriate safety training and instruction is provided on the introduction of new and unfamiliar methods and equipment, and that accident prevention is included in all relevant training programmes1 especially those from apprentices and other young trainees and employees.
b) By a programme of regular propaganda and other appropriate presentations, to sustain an awareness of the need to prevent accidents and risks to health in the minds of all its employees.
c) To take into account when planning its work any aspects which will help to eliminate injury, industrial disease, pollution and waste.
d) To make appropriate accident prevention arrangements at the work places and maintain liaison with all other employers who have employees working on the same workplace as the company.
e) To encourage the discussion of Health and Safety matters at all levels, including the setting up of the arrangements for joint consultations with employees though their appointed safety representatives.
General Safety Advice
EMPLOYEES DUTIES: Whilst at work you have the duty to:- 1. Act always in a safe manner 2. Take reasonable car for you own health and safety and of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions. 3. Co-operate with your employer so far as necessary to enable him to fulfil his legal obligations -take precautions to reduce risk of fire and gas ignition -use correctly the clothing and equipment provided for personal safety 4. Inform your supervisor of any hazards that you are aware of, in order the appropriate corrective actions may be taken 5. Refrain form misusing or interfering intentionally or recklessly with anything which has been provided in the interests of Health & safety or welfare
General Safety Advice: 1. Horse play, especially with compressed air lines can be dangerous. STOP IT 2. Use equipment for purpose for which it was designed, improvisation lead 5 to accidents. 3. Maintain your equipment in good condition, as issued, failure to comply may cause serous physical damage to you or your colleagues. 4. Untidiness causes accidents, keep your place of work clear. 5. When lifting manually, ensure you handle the object properly, if not call for assistance. 6. Only trained, authorised personnel may change a grinding disc or abrasive wheel 7. All abrasive wheels, whether on hand held machines or pedestal grinders must be maintained in good sound condition. 8. Underground services can be damaged if back filling of trenches is not carried out correctly. Check your work at all times. 9. Surface damage can be caused by poor back filling of trenches this can lead to road accidents pedestrian injuries. Work to your code of practice. 10. Protective clothing is issued for you benefit and should be worn at all times when a job involves risk to your safety or health.
Drain and Sewer Services Company Health and Safety Organisation and Arrangements
PURPOSE To supplement the company policy by setting down the organisation and arrangements for ensuring the health and safety of employees in the company and others who may be affected by the companies operations.
DEFINITION The term "COMPANY" means Drain and Sewer Services The term "ACTIVITY" means an accountable action within the company.
ORGAN ISATION Generally, Managers and charge hands are responsible for assessing risks and protecting the health and safety at work of employees reporting to them and for other to whom the company has a duty. They will ensure that safe working conditions are provided in accordance with Statutory Regulations and company practices and generally, so far as is reasonably practical, carry out the work in such a manner that there is no risk to health and safety of persons.
ARRANGEMENTS AT COMPANY LEVEL Information The Manager, will monitor developments in Safety thinking outside the company, and accident experience within the company. He will continuously advise Directors in the light of this and other information available to him. Inspection The Manager will inspect all places of work regularly to ensure that all matters relating to Statutory Regulations regarding its use and certification testing are complied with. The Manager will submit proposals for training to the Director who will ensure that their staffs are trained necessary to carry out their duties in compliance with Statutory Regulations.
Sub-Contractors & Labourers The Manager and charge hands will liaise with sub-contractors and labourers to establish the safety aspects of their work and to make arrangements for them to work safely in the context of all the works on the premises. Supervision It is the responsibility of all appropriate site staff to ensure that the arrangements made by the Manager are carried out on the section of the work for which they are responsible. Equipment The manager will constantly review the various types of equipment on the market including protective clothing. He will advise the Director and Clients on which items to use and to arrange for them to receive details of maintenance procedures and requirements.