Health & Safety Policy Part 2

Health & Safety Policy Part 2

  • Accidents and Near Miss reporting ( RIDDOR in the UK)

All injuries, incidents, and dangerous occurrences at work involving employees or members of the public must be reported and recorded in the Company Accident Book.

Deaths and Major injuries must be reported to the authorities immediately, some example Major reportable injuries are:-

1.       Over-3-day injuries – where an employee or self-employed person is away from work or unable to perform their normal work duties for more than 3 consecutive days.

2.       Fracture, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes; Amputation; Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine;

  •  Health Surveillance

Depending on work types and locations, some jobs would require staff to undergo medical exams, this could be annually or dependant on the work type.

  • Safe Plant & Equipment

Management should appoint a member of staff to be responsible for maintenance and servicing of plant as well as the procurement of plant and to ensure operators are trained and licenced to operate the plant and equipment.

  • Safe Handling and use of substances ( COSHH)
  • The Company must appoint a responsible person for undertaking COSHH assessments and for ensuring that records are kept and maintained where necessary and will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented.
  • Personal Protective Equipment

The issue of PPE would normally be done on site; registers should be kept of what has been issued and to whom it was issued to. The person responsible should ensure that the correct PPE is issued and that it is used correctly.

  • Welfare

Company to provide enough clean toilets and washbasins with hot and cold running water, soap and drying facilities for those expected to use them.  The Company will provide drinking water and ensure that it is free from contamination, accessible by all employees

  • Health & Safety Training

All staff are to receive safety training, this should be mandatory and apply to all grades of staff, this training should include first aid, manual handling, fire safety, work at height and any other training deemed necessary for a particular job type.

This entry does not cover all the requirements as these would vary from company to company. Our Health and Safety Policy document is available HERE