The Objectives and Principals
The objective of the Aden Contracting Ltd Health and Safety Policy, is to prevent, insofar as it is reasonably practicable to do so, during the course of the work or duties being undertaken, any accidental occurrence resulting in:
- Injury to any person.
- Damage to, or loss of any plant, equipment, property, materials or products.
- Delays in any processes or operation.
- Events that may otherwise be detrimental to efficiency and/or prestige.
- Adverse impact upon the environment.
The Policy is applicable to all Aden Contracting Ltd Employees, as detailed in Part Three of this Section. This includes the Employees of Sub-Contractors, Self Employed Persons, Consulting Practices and the Client.
The application and promotion of the Policy is the responsibility of Senior Management of this Company. Whilst duties and tasks may be delegated, the overall responsibility remains that of Senior Management to ensure that the Company complies with all relevant statutory health and safety legislation, common law and Approved Codes of Practice.
All Company Employees, regardless of their status, are expected to abide by the principles of this Policy as and where applicable. We also expect the co-operation of all those mentioned within the Scope section of this Policy to work in such a way that accidents to themselves and others will be prevented.
Individuals can make important contributions to the development and implementation of policies and arrangements. The Company will give all opportunities for participation in this process and actively encourages involvement of Employees either directly or through their representatives.
Precautions and Planning
Suitable and adequate measures shall be taken to safeguard any person, plant, equipment, property, material or product likely to be exposed to any known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the processes, tasks or operations being undertaken. The Company will take into account at tendering stage, those factors which assist in eliminating injury, damage and waste.
All activities shall be conducted in a responsible manner and so planned and controlled that the possibility of unplanned events occurring is reduced to the practicable minimum. It is recognised that accident prevention is a joint responsibility of all those mentioned in Part Three of this section of the Policy and that to understand their joint responsibilities, good communication and consultation will be necessary.
Information, Training and Instruction
Information from Risk Assessments, performance monitoring activities, Employee feedback and advice from our designated Health and Safety Consultants, will be used to identify the health and safety training needs of Employees. All employees will follow the Aden Contracting Ltd standard Induction Procedure to ensure suitable and sufficient information is passed in relation to the company and its activities and arrangements.
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.
Where necessary Employees will also be suitably trained or instructed to enable them to carry out their tasks in a healthy, safe and efficient manner. The Company’s Safety Consultants will carry out safety Training on behalf of the Company. The practicalities and Method of Work training will be carried out by the Company’s Managers and overseen by the Safety Consultants.
Employees will be trained in the safe use of plant/equipment which they will be using for their work by the appropriate CITB Plant Operators course where required. Where CITB certification is not required, Employees will be instructed on how to use plant/equipment safely, directly by the Safety Consultant, manufacturer/supplier/hirer, or by the Company’s Managers who themselves would have been instructed on how to use the plant/equipment properly and safely.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Adequate provision shall be made for the Welfare needs of Employees whilst carrying out their tasks and duties and any hazard to health associated with the work shall be the subject of strict precautionary measures. This is further detailed within Section Two of the Health and Safety Policy.
Measuring, Monitoring, Reviewing and Auditing
All Company activities and the use of related plant, equipment and materials etc., which affect the safety of that place of work, shall be inspected in accordance with legal requirements; reports will be made and distributed to those concerned as necessary. Safety Inspections and other activities to measure, monitor and review health and safety performance, and conduct audit the effectiveness of the health and safety management system; will be carried out by competent personnel.
This Policy shall be reviewed and kept up to date by Mr. Denis Curtis, the Director responsible for Health and Safety, to take into account changes in legislation, reflect changes in the nature and range of activities carried out by the Company and take advantage of operational experience, negative and positive, as often as may be necessary.
For and on behalf of Aden Contracting Ltd
Mr. Denis Curtis
Director Responsible for Health and Safety