Professional Health and Safety at Work

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

This is the Health and Safety Policy Statement of

AGG&S Ltd trading as All Gardens Great & Small

Our statement of general policy is:

  1. To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;

  2. To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;

  3. To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;

  4. To ensure safe handling and use of substances;

  5. To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees;

  6. To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training;

  7. To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health;

  8. To maintain safe and healthy working conditions; and

  9. To review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

Signed

Ian Salmon

01/11/2002 Reviewed annually

Health and Safety Policy St a t e m e n t

Re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s

  1. Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of the Managing Director Ian Salmon. If unavailable Jane Salmon or any senior member of the workforce must take on this responsibility

  2. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to the senior man on each works

  3. To ensure health and safety standards are maintained / improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas. Ian Salmon in the general scheme and our senior workforce on each individual project.

  4. All employees have to:

  • co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;

  • not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;

  • take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and

  • report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed in this policy statement).

A R R A N G E M E N T S

  1. Risk assessments will be undertaken by Ian Salmon or any of our senior workforce

  2. The findings of the risk assessments will be reported to Ian Salmon or any of our senior workforce on the spot

  3. Action required to remove/control risks will be approved by Ian Salmon or if unavailable any of our senior workmen on the spot.

  4. Our senior workmen will be responsible for ensuring the action required is implemented.

  5. Ian Salmon as Managing Director will check that the implemented actions have removed/reduced the risks.

  6. Assessments will be reviewed regularly or when the work activity changes, whichever is soonest.

  7. Any of the workforce at anytime can consult with the senior man on each works or directly with Ian Salmon if available as regards any Health & Safety issues. These issues must be noted down, recorded and forwarded to be kept and monitored in the general office at Sunnycroft.

  8. Our senior men will be responsible for identifying all equipment/plant needing maintenance.

  9. Ian Salmon will be responsible for ensuring effective maintenance procedures are drawn up.

  10. Our senior men will be responsible for ensuring that all identified maintenance is implemented.

  11. Any problems found with plant/equipment should be reported to our senior men or Ian Salmon if available.

  12. Ian Salmon will check that new plant and equipment meets health and safety standards before it is purchased.

  13. Ian Salmon or our senior men will be responsible for identifying all substances which need a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) assessment.

  14. Ian Salmon or our senior men will be responsible for undertaking COSHH assessments.

  15. Ian Salmon or our senior men will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented.

  16. Ian Salmon or our senior men will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant employees are informed about the COSHH assessments.

  17. Ian Salmon or our senior men will check that new substances can be used safely before they are purchased.

  18. Assessments will be reviewed annually or when the work activity changes, whichever is soonest.

  19. The Health and Safety Law poster is displayed at our office

  20. Leaflets are issued and are available from FMB

  21. Supervision of young workers/trainees will be arranged/undertaken/monitored by Ian Salmon or our senior workforce

  22. Ian Salmon or our senior men are responsible for ensuring that our employees working at locations under the control of other employers, are given relevant health and safety information.

  23. When necessary.

  • Induction training will be provided for all employees by Ian Salmon or a senior man

  • Job specific training will be provided by Ian Salmon or a senior man

  • Training records and any external certification gained are kept at the office in the mens personal file.

  • Training will be identified, arranged and monitored by Ian Salmon or any of our senior men.

  1. Health surveillance is required for employees doing our physical works.

  2. Health surveillance will be arranged by Ian Salmon or a senior man

  3. Health surveillance records will be kept at the office if necessary.

  4. The first aid boxes are kept in each vehicle at the works

  5. All accidents and cases of work-related ill health are to be recorded in the accident book. The book is kept at the office. Accident report forms must be completed and returned to the office within 24hrs of any incident.

  6. Our senior men or Ian Salmon are responsible for reporting accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing authority.

N o t e

Employees must receive health surveillance for certain work (eg work with flour, lead, chrome, asbestos, noise, isocyanates and some chemicals). This will identify any health problems early on so that action can be taken before an employee’s condition worsens.

  1. Ian Salmon or any senior man can carry out inspections, have reports submitted, do spot check visits, safety representative inspections at anytime. Trade union safety reps have the right to carry out inspections and investigate accidents.

  2. Ian Salmon or a senior man can investigate any accidents or sickness absences that occur. Investigating accidents is a useful way of reviewing safety systems, why the accident really happened and what can be done to stop it happening again.

  3. Ian Salmon or our senior men are responsible to check our working conditions, and ensure our safe working practices are being followed.

  4. Ian Salmon or another appointed is responsible for investigating accidents.

  5. Ian Salmon or another appointed is responsible for investigating work-related causes of sickness absences.

  6. Ian Salmon or another appointed is responsible for acting on investigation findings to prevent a recurrence.

  7. Ian Salmon or a senior man is responsible for ensuring the fire risk assessment is undertaken and implemented.

  8. Escape routes are checked by everyone

Dated 01/11/02, Reviewed 01/11/03, Reviewed 01/11/04, Reviewed 01/11/05, Reviewed 01/11/06, Reviewed 01/11/07, Reviewed 01/11/08, Reviewed 01/11/09, Reviewed 01/11/10