Health & Safety Policy

We believe that excellence in the management of health and safety is an essential element within its overall business plan – a good health and safety record goes hand in hand with high productivity and quality standards.

People are the most important asset to this company, and therefore we are totally committed to ensuring their health, safety and welfare at all times.

From an economic point of view, the company believes that prevention is not only better, but cheaper than cure.

From a legal perspective, the company is committed to ensuring that it complies with all relevant health and safety legislation. Where it is reasonably practicable to do so, the company will strive to go beyond the requirements of legislation.

The company is committed to ongoing monitoring and review processes, so that continual improvement in the management of health and safety can be achieved.

It is our objective:

  1. To provide adequate control of the Health and Safety risks arising from our work activities;
  2. To consult with our employees on matters affecting their Health & Safety;
  3. To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
  4. To ensure safe handling and use of substances;
  5. To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees;
  6. To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate
  7. To prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health
  8. To maintain safe and healthy working conditions


Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of:
Daniel Coshall
Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to: Daniel Coshall
Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to: Daniel Coshall

To ensure that health and safety standards are maintained and improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas:

Employees’ Duties

All employees are required to:

  1. Co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
  2. Not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;
  3. Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others; and
  4. Report all health and safety concerns to a responsible person (as detailed in this policy statement).

Non-compliance with health and safety rules and procedures can result in disciplinary action, which may include immediate dismissal if appropriate.

Arrangements for Implementation

All company policies and procedures in relation to health and safety are regarded as supplementary to this policy.

Risk Assessment & Control

In accordance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the company will carry out risk assessments of all activities that present a risk to employees or others. These risk assessments will be carried out in line with Health & Safety Executive guidance, and the procedure for doing so is as follows:
1. Identify the significant hazards involved in our activity.
2. Decide who might be harmed and how.
3. Evaluate the level of risk and decide if precautions are sufficient, or if more needs to be done.
4. Record the significant findings of the assessment.
5. Review the assessment when things change, or there is reason to believe that it is no longer valid.

Risk assessments will be undertaken by: Daniel Coshall

Approval for the required action to remove or control risks will be given by: Daniel Coshall

Risk control

Risk controls will be chosen to use the most effective means that are reasonable practicable. The choice of controls will be guided by the following hierarchy:

  1. Eliminate the hazard
  2. Reduce the hazard (for example by substitution),
  3. Isolate the hazard (reduce peoples’ contact with hazard)
  4. Control (engineering methods)
  5. PPE (personal protective equipment)
  6. Discipline (Information, instruction, training, supervision)

Responsibility for ensuring that controls are implemented in accordance with the above hierarchy is that of Daniel Coshall.

NB the Hierarchy above is not mutually exclusive. More than one control may be used where it is found to be appropriate.

Consultation with Employees

The company will consult with its employees in accordance with the Safety Representative and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 and the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996. Consultation with employees will be provided by: Daniel Coshall through informal discussion.

Manual Handling

The company will ensure that all significant manual handling operations are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Wherever possible, significant manual handling will be avoided by the use of mechanical handling equipment.

The person responsible for ensuring that suitable manual handling assessments are carried out and safe systems of work implemented is: Daniel Coshall.

Employees must not carry out manual handling activities without a suitable risk assessment and safe handling procedure.

Safe Plant and Equipment

The company will ensure that all plant and equipment is suitable and without risks to health and safety, in accordance with legislation such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Responsibility for identifying all plant and equipment needing maintenance is that of: Daniel Coshall
Responsibility for ensuring that effective maintenance procedures are drawn up is that of: Daniel Coshall
Responsibility for ensuring that all identified maintenance procedures are drawn up is that of: Daniel Coshall
Any problems with plant or equipment should be reported to: Daniel Coshall

Responsibility for checking that new plant and equipment meets health and safety standards before it is purchased is that of:

Safe Handling and Use of Substances (COSHH)

The company will assess and control health risks from exposure to hazardous substances in accordance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH).

Responsibility for identifying all substances that need a COSHH assessment is that of: Daniel Coshall
COSHH assessment is that of: Daniel Coshall
COSHH assessments will be carried out by: Daniel Coshall
Approval for the required action to remove or control risks will be given by:
Daniel Coshall

Information, Instruction and Supervision The Health and Safety Law poster is displayed at:
Supervision of young workers/trainees will be arranged/undertaken/monitored by: Lindsay Briggs
Responsibility for ensuring that our employees who work at locations under the control of other employers are given relevant health and safety information is that of:
Lindsay Briggs
Training and Competency
Induction training for all new employees is the responsibility of: Lindsay Briggs
Job specific training will be provided by: skilled staff

All training and instruction must be understood by those with impairment or who don’t have English as a first language. It is the responsibility of Conor Bruniges to ensure that all training and other communication is understood

Training records are kept at/by:
Office by Daniel Coshall
Training will be identified, arranged and monitored by:
Daniel Coshall
Accidents, First Aid and Work Related Ill-Health
Health Surveillance is required for employees doing the following jobs:
Health Surveillance will be arranged by:
Health Surveillance records will be kept by/at:
First aid box(es) is/are kept by/at: Office

The appointed person(s)/ first aider(s) is/are: Daniel Coshall
All accidents and work related ill-health are recorded in the accident book, which is kept at/by: Office
Responsibility for reporting accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing authority under RIDDOR 1995 is that of: Daniel Coshall

To check our working conditions, and ensure our safe working practices are being followed, we will: Carry out informal office monitoring.
Responsibility for investigating accidents is that of: Linton Osborne
Responsibility for investigating work-related causes of sickness absence is that of: Linton Osborne
Responsibility for acting on investigation findings to prevent a recurrence is that of: Linton Osborne
Emergency Procedures – Fire and Evacuation
Responsibility for ensuring the fire risk assessment is undertaken and completed is that of: Linton Osborne
Escape routes are checked by/every: Linton Osborne / daily
Fire extinguishers are maintained and checked by/every: External contractor every 12 months.
Emergency evacuation will be tested every: Year
Control of Asbestos Containing Materials
Unit 123 Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Ln, London EC1R 0NE T: 020 8090 3300

The Company understands that materials containing asbestos when incorrectly handled can present a risk to the health and safety of employees and others visiting the site.
It is the responsibility of Daniel Coshall to ensure that:
 An asbestos survey is / has been carried out in order to identify asbestos containing or other potentially hazardous materials on site.
 All personnel who may come into contact with asbestos containing materials are suitably trained and instructed.
 Only licensed and accredited contractors are engaged to work with asbestos containing materials and. Unless otherwise stated all employees must not work with asbestos containing materials.
 Each risk assessment and associated control measures considers the presence of asbestos. Electricity at Work
The Company will take all reasonable steps to secure the health and safety of employees who use, operate or maintain electrical equipment. We acknowledge that work on electrical equipment can be hazardous and it is therefore our intention to reduce the risks as far as is possible.
Portable Appliance Testing will be carried out on all Portable electrical Appliances (those with a plug). This includes extension leads and site transformers. This will be arranged at suitable intervals based on the risk of the equipment becoming damaged or unsafe.
In particular it is the responsibility of the Daniel Coshall to ensure that only competent people are permitted to maintain and inspect electrical equipment.
Fixed and portable electrical equipment will be periodically inspected by competent people, any equipment found to be defective will be withdrawn from use for repair or disposal.
A register of portable electrical equipment is maintained and such equipment is checked by a competent person on a regular basis to ensure its continued safety.
Unit 123 Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Ln, London EC1R 0NE T: 020 8090 3300

Working at Height
Falls from heights (including falls from the ground into sewers and pits etc.) are a cause of fatal and serious injuries. There are three main hazards associated with work at heights:
 falls
 falling objects
 falls from collapsing structures
The Company will ensure that precautions are taken to avoid all three hazards;
Wherever reasonably practicable Work at Height will be avoided Daniel Coshall is responsible for ensuring that a suitable and sufficient Work at Height assessment is carried out and maintained, and that suitable control measures are introduced and communicated to employees before authorization to carry out the work is given.
Contractor Management Subcontractors
It is the responsibility of Daniel Coshall to ensure that only competent subcontractors are engaged, and to monitor the activities whilst working for the company.
Subcontractors are required to carry out their works efficiently and safely in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other statutory requirements.
Subcontractors are required to carry out Risk Assessment for the works that they will be engaged in, outlining the hazards associated with the works and detailing the control measures required.
Safe Method of Work Statements must be produced and submitted to the company detailing the method of work and the safety precautions that will be required to be taken in accordance with the works’ risk assessment.
Subcontractors must provide appropriate protective clothing and safety equipment and to ensure that their employees use both clothing and equipment at all time when required by law.
Unit 123 Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Ln, London EC1R 0NE T: 020 8090 3300

Welfare Arrangements
It is the responsibility of Daniel Coshall to ensure that suitable welfare provision is provided for both on site and off site activities, including where appropriate:
 Toilets, with hand washing facilities.
 Suitable means of drying hands.
 Seating, sufficient for the maximum number of staff likely to be using the staff / rest room at any one time.
 A supply of wholesome drinking water that is readily accessible and appropriately marked.
 A refrigerator with sufficient capacity for staff to keep their own food cool.
 A microwave oven, which must be kept clean and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
 A sink with hot and cold running water and reasonable facilities for washing.
 A Waste bin, with disposable liner and large enough to hold the volume of rubbish thrown away
each day. Also a supply of bin liners.
 Suitable and sufficient lighting that is, so far as is reasonably practicable natural lighting to enable people to work, use facilities and move around the workplace without experiencing eyestrain.
 A clean working environment. The premises will be kept clean and tidy with all traffic routes cleaned at least once a week and any accumulation of dirt and refuse removed at least daily. Toilets are cleaned and disinfected daily.
 Windows and doors that are made from safety material or protected against breakage. They are also be appropriately marked to make them apparent.
 A place where employees can store outdoor and personal clothing whilst at work. This facility will be clean and well ventilated to enable wet clothes to dry.
Unit 123 Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Ln, London EC1R 0NE T: 020 8090 3300