Health and Safety
Committed to health and safety
The safety of our staff, our client’s staff and the public is the highest priority within our organisation.
We are accredited with ISO 9001, CHAS, FORS, Safe Contractor and are certified with UVDB. In addition, we are approved by many of our clients own Health & Safety criteria. We have established processes, procedures and management systems that are tailored towards a proactive ‘zero accidents’ approach whilst minimizing disruption to operational services
Extensive training is provided to our staff enabling them to work safely and effectively, and to ensure that they are competent and confident in the work they carry undertake, thereby protecting our client’s staff, visitors, and other contractors on site. Detailed risk assessments are always conducted, and method statements prepared, prior to the commencement of any activity. These assessments are communicated to our clients and our employees.
Our staff are always made aware of the client site rules regarding Health and Safety, Emergency Instructions, Smoking and welfare arrangements via tool-box-talks and briefings. Details which include work location, access and egress routes, lifts and parking arrangements are all confirmed and re-affirmed in line with the risk assessment and method statement at pre-move meetings and at site induction meetings.
We also undertake regular reviews of risk assessments to identify hazards and existing control measures and prioritize, develop, and complete any corrective actions required to eliminate or reduce risk to an acceptable level.
We actively promote an open attitude to Health and Safety issues, encouraging our staff to identify and immediately report hazards so that we can all maintain a safe working environment.
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT
Ede’s (UK) Ltd will:
- Establish and implement a Health and Safety Management System to manage the risks associated with our premises and activities.
- Regularly monitor our performance and revise our Health and Safety Management System as necessary to ensure we achieve our objective of continuous improvement.
- Provide sufficient resources to meet the requirements of current Health and Safety legislation and aim to achieve the standards of ‘Good Practice’ applicable to our activities.
- Actively promote an open attitude to Health and Safety issues, encouraging staff to identify and report hazards so that we can all contribute to creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
- Communicate and consult with our staff on all issues affecting their health and safety and, in doing so, bring this policy to their attention.
- Provide adequate training for our staff to enable them to work safely and effectively, and to ensure they are competent and confident in the work they carry out.
- Carry out and regularly review risk assessments to identify hazards and existing control measures.
- We will prioritise, plan, and complete any corrective actions required to reduce risk to an acceptable level.
- Maintain our premises and work equipment to a standard that ensures that risks are effectively managed.
- Ensure that responsibilities for Health and Safety are allocated, understood, monitored and fulfilled.
- Retain access to competent advice and assistance through the support of Croner Consulting, thereby ensuring that we are aware of relevant changes in legislation and ‘Good Practice’.
It is the duty of all of us when at work:
- To take reasonable care of our own safety
- To take reasonable care of the safety of others who may be affected by what we do or fail to do
- To co-operate so that we can all comply with our legal duties
- To ensure we do not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety.