Our Health and Safety Policy
At Ready4work, our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and safe systems of work for all our Employees, and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose.
We will create this working environment by taking all reasonably practicable precautions and by learning, constantly improving the working conditions, and implementing new guidelines and procedures as the regulations change.
Our policy on safety is that it is an important integral part of our business, we understand the risks, we will take steps to minimise the risks and be prepared for an emergency.
The allocation of duties for safety matters and the arrangements, which we have made to implement the policy, are set out below.
The policy will be kept up to date, particularly as the business changes in nature and size. To ensure this, the policy will be reviewed annually, unless circumstances change because of new legislation, an incident or a significant change to the way we operate then the policy will be reviewed as an when required.
Roles and Responsibilities
The overall and final responsibility for health and safety at Ready4work is that of the Directors.
The Directors also has day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice by:
Preventing accidents and work-related ill health by managing health and safety risks within the business
Providing clear instructions, information supervision and training to ensure Employees are competent to do their work safely
Engaging and consulting with Employees on day-to-day Health and Safety issues and activities/conditions, this includes Volunteers as appropriate
Implementing emergency procedures
Maintaining safe and healthy working conditions, providing and maintaining plant, equipment and machinery, and ensuring safe storage/use of substances
Will adhere to methods and procedures to be followed which are necessary to avoid risk of injury. These will be determined by the assessments carried out. The individual Employee is responsible for implementing guidelines and following instructions and methods. All Employees have the responsibility to co-operate with the Directors to achieve a healthy and safe workplace
Each Employee is responsible for following safe working practices, for taking a personal interest in promoting health and safety at work and for making a personal contribution to the achievement of high safety standards.
Employees must comply with safety instructions applicable to their work and ask for advice from their immediate supervisor/manager if in doubt on any health and safety matter.
Employee responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are:
To take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of any others who may be affected by their actions or omissions at work and to cooperate with the employer in meeting statutory requirements
Not intentionally or recklessly to interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work
To use equipment in a safe manner and in accordance with instructions, and to report any defect in equipment which might compromise its safe use
In addition, Employees will adhere to rules when working on other employers' premises and not knowingly place themselves or others at risk. Employees will report any hazards and deficiencies immediately to the person responsible.
Whilst working at other locations, Employees will conduct a survey of conditions prior to starting to ensure that any risk is minimized.
Whenever an Employee identifies a health or safety problem, which they are not able to resolve, they will tell a director immediately.
Ambassadors will ensure that they follow any direction from Ready4work and the place they will be attending to ensure that there is no risk to others from the activities carried out. The activities are low risk and will in the main include presenting information, engaging with audiences and other parties. Ambassadors will only be allowed to partake in activities if they have had a DBS check which is current and have completed the Induction.