This policy sets out our arrangements for ensuring we meet our health and safety obligations to staff and anyone visiting our premises or affected by our work.
This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time. We will continue to review this policy to ensure it is achieving its aims.
All staff share responsibility for achieving safe working conditions. You must take care of your own health and safety and that of others, observe applicable safety rules and follow instructions for the safe use of equipment.
You should report any health and safety concerns immediately to us. You must co-operate with managers on health and safety matters, including the investigation of any incident. Failure to comply with this policy may be treated as misconduct and dealt with under our Disciplinary Procedure.
We will ensure that you are given adequate training and supervision to perform your work competently and safely.
You must use equipment in accordance with any instructions given to you. Any equipment fault or damage must immediately be reported to the admin team. Do not attempt to repair equipment unless trained to do so.
Accidents and first aid
Details of first aid facilities and the names of trained first aiders are displayed on the notice boards at our premises.
All accidents and injuries in your workplace or relating to you, however minor, should be reported to us and recorded in the 🔒 Accident Report Book.
All staff on our premises should familiarise themselves with the fire safety instructions, which are displayed on notice boards and near fire exits.
If you hear a fire alarm, leave the building immediately by the nearest fire exit and go to the fire assembly point shown.
Risk assessments and measures to control risk
We carry out general workplace risk assessments periodically. The purpose is to assess the risks to health and safety of employees, visitors and other third parties as a result of our activities, and to identify any measures that need to be taken to control those risks.
Computers and display screen equipment
If you use a computer screen or other display screen equipment (DSE) as a significant part of your work, you are entitled to a workstation assessment and regular eyesight tests by an optician at our expense.