Health & Safety – Statement of Intent
Reina Group – Health & Safety Statement of Intent
The following is produced in pursuance of the company’s obligations under Section 2 (3) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Reina Group Ltd recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer for providing a safe and healthy workplace and environment for all its employees. The company will take all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure that the health, safety and environment considerations affecting the general public, and any other persons who may be affected by its activities, are controlled.
The company will take all steps within its power, so far as is reasonably practicable, to meet this responsibility. It will also undertake all risk assessments as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. It will pay particular attention to the provision and maintenance of the following:
a. Equipment, plant and systems of work are safe.
b. Safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
c. Safe places of work, and safe access to it.
d. Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable all employees to avoid hazards and contribute positively to their own safety and health at work, and to enable safe performance at work.
e. A healthy working environment and adequate welfare facilities.
f. Competent people will be appointed to assist in meeting our statutory duties, including, where necessary, specialists from outside agencies.
g. The company believes that excellence in the management of health and safety is an essential element within its overall business plan.
All employees must abide by the company’s policy, and the organisation and arrangements for implementing the policy. They must also accept to carry out their individual responsibilities to ensure work is performed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Reina Group Ltd recognises that this safety policy cannot be successful without the active participation and commitment of all staff, and must be observed at all times.
All management and supervisory staff who authorise work to be carried out must ensure that all statutory obligations are adhered to at all times, and that all factors with regard to health, safety and environment are taken into consideration when formulating their instructions. The company will ensure that all facilities exist for effective consultation on matters of health, safety and environment between management and employee representatives, in its efforts to control and reduce accidents and unsafe and unhealthy conditions.
Whilst the management of the company accepts its prime responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of its employees, it is required that all employees accept and fulfil their duties under Section 7 and 8 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, wherein they are required:
a. To take all reasonable care for their own health and safety, and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
b. To co-operate with management to enable them to fulfil any statutory requirements.
c. Not to interfere with or misuse anything provided for their health and safety.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and all associated statutory legislation, as well as any work rules or procedures, must be complied with at all times. All employees must contribute to making the company’s work areas as safe and environmentally friendly as possible.
All employees, irrespective of their position and responsibilities, have an important part to play in communicating effectively. This policy, supported by instructions, procedures, working practices and organisational arrangements, is to be applied to all activities carried out by the company. The company’s policy statement will be reviewed and added to or modified from time to time, in respect of new legislative changes. It may also be supplemented in appropriate cases by further statements relating to the work of a particular sections or groups of employees.
The Board of Directors will give their full support to all those who endeavour to implement and carry out this company policy.