Health and Safety Policy

1.0 POLICY STATEMENT

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. The Operations Manager or, in their absence, the HR Manager, has overall responsibility for health and safety and the operation of this policy.

2.0 SCOPE

This policy provides uniform guidelines and procedures for all ASME employees. It does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and it may be amended at any time and for any reason.

3.0 INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All employees share responsibility for achieving safe working conditions. Each employee must take care of their own health and safety and that of others, observe applicable safety rules and follow instructions for the safe use of equipment. Employees should report any health and safety concerns immediately to their line manager. Employees 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 Policy.

4.0 INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION

We will inform and consult directly with all employees regarding health and safety matters.

5.0 TRAINING

We will ensure that all employees are given adequate training and supervision to perform their work competently and safely. Employees will be provided with safety training as appropriate.

6.0 EQUIPMENT

Employees must use equipment in accordance with any instructions given to them, and report any equipment fault or damage to their line manager without delay. Employees should not attempt to repair any equipment unless trained to do so.

7.0 ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID

All accidents and injuries at work, however minor, should be reported to the most senior person on site at the time and recorded in the Accident Book. A member of staff will be trained as a First Aider.

8.0 FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety should be managed under local rules and regulations. Regular fire drills will be undertaken

9.0 RISK ASSESSMENTS AND MEASURES TO CONTROL RISKS

We aim to 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

10.0 COMPUTERS AND DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT

Any employee who uses a computer screen or other display screen equipment (DSE) as a significant part of their work is entitled to a workstation assessment and regular eyesight tests by an optician at our expense. Further information on workstation assessments, eye tests and the use of DSE can be obtained from their line manager.