A) Company obligations
Amco Services (International) Limited (“the Company”) takes very seriously its obligations and responsibilities in respect of health and safety and is committed to complying with all applicable Health and Safety legislation. The objective is to provide a safe working environment and a safe system of work to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees, customers’ employees and suppliers’ employees whether on the Company’s premises or carrying out Company business elsewhere.
The Company expects all its employees, suppliers/ suppliers’ employees undertaking Company business and customer employees on the Company’s premises to adhere to its Health and safety policy.
The Company regularly reviews its working practices including the general working environment to ensure that best practices are adhered to or adopted and that safety hazards are identified and accidents are avoided as far as is reasonably practicable. In particular, the Company regularly monitors the safety of any equipment or machinery provided for use by employees. Maintenance is regularly and scrupulously carried out and proper records are kept. All equipment and machinery provided by the Company complies with the appropriate European standards and is designed or adapted for the purpose for which it is used. All employees who use or supervise the use of such equipment or machinery are properly trained in its use including health and safety considerations.
Health and safety guidance is given to all new employees upon joining the Company and regular update sessions are held for existing employees. The Company requires the full co-operation and participation of all employees, suppliers and customers.
B) Employee obligations
Company, supplier and customer employees also have health and safety responsibilities. You are obliged to take reasonable care for your safety and of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions and to co-operate fully with the Company in the arrangements, it makes concerning Health and Safety matters.
Company employees, supplier employees and customer employees (where applicable) must:
Company employees, supplier employees and customer employees (where applicable) must comply with the following:
C) Safety Officer
The Company has appointed a manager with responsibility for safety to ensure that the Company is at all times aware of and fully complies with its obligations under Health and Safety legislation.
All accidents and near misses irrespective of triviality must be reported by Company employees and Supplier employees on Company business to the Safety Officer who will ensure that all incidents are fully investigated and any necessary preventative measures are introduced.
The Safety Officer will carry out risk assessments, for example in respect to any pregnant or disabled employees, and make recommendations to the appropriate Manager/ party regarding any adjustments that are required.
You should be familiar with the evacuation procedures, details of which will be displayed appropriately in the building where you are working.
Should you discover a fire you should immediately sound the fire alarm, notify the senior staff member present and get out of the building.
E) First Aid
All accidents must be recorded in the Company accident book. Details of which members of staff have training in First Aid can be found on the Company notice boards in your place of work. If any Company employee or Supplier/ Customer employee on the Company’s premises becomes ill and requires medical attention, arrangements will be made to call a doctor or emergency services or take the employee to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital.
f) Hazards and Safety Risks
Company employees, supplier employees and customer employees have a responsibility to report any potential Health and Safety hazard associated with the Company or in connection with requesting/ undertaking Company business including infectious or other diseases, accidents or injuries associated with the Company’s premises. Examples are as follows at any of the Company’s premise:
You are encouraged to suggest improvements to the Company’s Health and Safety policy and suggestions should be made to the Health & Safety Manager.
Any material breach or non-observance of the Company’s Health and Safety policy could constitute a disciplinary offence or contractual breach.
NOTE – this policy statement must be read in conjunction with any local safety arrangements, advice and information