This Health and Safety Policy Statement has been developed and prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and takes into account all other relevant Health and Safety Legislation, Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes that are necessary having regard to the companies undertakings.
The aim of the Policy Statement is to provide for the setting and implementation of Health and Safety Standards which will ensure risks to the health, safety and welfare of company employees and those affected by its undertakings are controlled and managed to all reasonable and practicable levels.
BFM (Staffs) Limited (the Company) believes 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 are to the highest standards at all times.
From an economic point of view the company believes that prevention is not only better, but cheaper than cure. There is no necessary conflict between humanitarian and commercial consideration. Profits and safety are not a competition; on the contrary, safety is good business.
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.
The general intentions of BFM (Staffs) Limited are:
a) To safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all its employees while at work, and to provide, so far as reasonably practicable, working environments which are safe and without risk to health.
b) to conduct its undertakings in such a manner as to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that persons not in the company’s employ, but who may be affected by its undertakings, are not exposed to risks to their health, safety and welfare.
c) To recognise and carry out its obligations and duties to meet all other relevant legislative requirements for health and safety.
d) To organise and implement its arrangements to ensure compliance with this policy.
e) To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety.
f) To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.
g) To ensure safe handling and use of substances.
h) To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees.
i) To ensure employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training.
j) To prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health.
k) To maintain safe and healthy working conditions, and
l) To review this Policy as and when appropriate in accordance with legislative requirement.