Health and Safety

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Water & Pipeline Services is fully committed to achieving high standards of occupational health, safety and welfare, which will be achieved through the implementation and continual improvement of our Health and Safety Management System.

Health and Safety Policy

The H&S policy and supporting management system has the approval and full commitment of the Managing Director. It will be the responsibility of all employees to implement the policy under the guidance of the H&S Advisor, who will be responsible for co-ordinating implementation and reviewing, amending and developing the policy in line with Government strategy.

Our statement of general policy is:

  • to provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
  • to consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
  • to provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
  • to ensure safe handling and use of substances;
  • to provide information, instruction and supervision for employees;
  • to ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training;
  • to prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health;
  • to reduce accidents and occurrences of work-related ill health in line with Government targets;
  • to maintain safe and healthy working conditions; and
  • to review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

Specifically we will:

  • maintain an up to date register of applicable H&S legislation;
  • ensure that appropriate risk assessments are carried out to identify hazards and determine the level of risk;
  • put in place safe systems of work and risk control measures to meet legal and organisational needs;
  • where feasible aim to exceed legal minimum standards by employing best practicable means;
  • meet and where feasible exceed the requirements of our clients and stakeholders in relation to H&S;
  • encourage the full participation of all employees in meeting H&S objectives and targets;
  • encourage employees to take ownership of H&S issues through regular joint consultation;
  • maintain good communications with all interested parties, which will aid the development of the H&S management system and any ‘workplace’ and or ‘systems’ improvements that are required to be made;
  • communicate the relevant parts of this Policy to all employees so they are aware of their obligations;
  • ensure that monitoring and measurement of H&S performance is achieved through audits and analysis of accident and near miss data to ensure that we continue to meet legal and organisational needs; and
  • make this Policy available to any legitimate interested party who wishes to see it.

Download Health and Safety Policy

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12 Castle Road
Bankside Industrial Estate

01324 611 353

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