Health and Safety General Policy Statement
In carrying out its activities, GES London Ltd. recognises that its workforce is a key resource and it is the Company’s Policy to prevent, insofar as it is reasonably practicable to do so, during the course of their work or duties being undertaken, to minimise risk and prevent injury, ill health, diseases and incidents to any employee and others who may be affected by their work, including employees of Contractors, Sub-contractors, the self employed and Visitors.
Whilst duties and tasks may be delegated, the overall responsibility will remain with Senior Management to ensure that the Company complies with all relevant statutory health and safety legislation, Common Law, Approved Codes of Practice and other requirements to which the Company subscribes from time to time.
To ensure that this Policy can be successfully implemented, the Company and its Directors will provide such adequate and appropriate resources as is reasonably practicable, including access to competent specialist advice where necessary.
Information from Risk Assessments, performance-monitoring activities, employee feedback and assistance from any designated Health and Safety Consultants, will be used to identify the health and safety training needs of employees and to provide a process that will enable the Company to continually improve its health and safety performance.
Employees will be provided with such information, training and instruction as may be necessary in order for them to be able to carry out their tasks in a healthy, safe and efficient manner.
An effective system for the communication of Health, Safety and Welfare information will be maintained so that employees are made aware of the known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the work or duties assigned to them and to make them aware of their individual Health & Safety obligations.
The process of communication of this Policy will be extended to interested parties on request and to those Companies who carry out work on behalf of the Company from time to time.
This policy shall be periodically reviewed by Senior Management, to take into account changes in legislation, changes in the nature and range of activities carried out by the Company and to take advantage of operational experience, negative and positive, as often as may be necessary.
Health & Safety Monitoring
Site safety is of paramount importance to GES London Ltd. operational teams especially when we are working in an occupied premises. There are many influencing factors in the way we approach our work but each property will be reviewed individually and the needs of the occupants identified. The company does not have a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
One of the first tasks we will undertake is a survey of the property to build up an accurate schedule of works. At this stage the occupant’s needs are identified. We undertake their profile, which allows us to asses all Health & Safety implications of our working practices which may have an affect. This includes establishing the number of occupants in the property and their specific needs.
When our operatives arrive at the property to undertake the works a risk assessment of the site is undertaken to ensure that the survey details are relevant and that there are no new immediate risks to the project. All working practices and procedures will then again be discussed with the occupant /resident.
During the project, daily inspections will be carried out by our Supervisors to ensure that safe methods of work are being maintained and that waste is being managed as agreed. Periodically, we will employ the services of an independent health and safety advisor to undertake workplace inspections and audits using the criteria found in the Company’s procedures to identify non-conformances and observations, bring health and safety and waste issues to the attention of the project management and supervision through an Action Plan and to carry out relevant “toolbox talks” where the need for information and instruction has been identified.
Quarterly audits are taken and findings are reported at monthly management meetings. We also record near-miss situations, which are then assessed, and preventative measures taken rather than remedial action after an accident has occurred.
Health and Safety compliance of all staff is undertaken by the use of specific site Health and Safety audits which are carried out quarterly.
ActionsThe Management Team in conjunction with the Health and Safety Advisor will:
- Undertake regular safety inspections of the Company’s work place, sites, activities, procedures and documentation covered by its Health and Safety Policy.
- Discuss the results and findings of the inspection or audit with senior management and develop an action plan to remove hazards or risks and address point raised.
- Prepare a report for submission to the Health & Safety Advisor, making recommendations for improvement and highlighting points that require his approval or actions.