health and safety policy

1. General Statement

1.1 Changescape Limited fully recognises the duties placed upon it under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and all other relevant legislation. The organisation is committed to ensuring it at least complies with the minimum requirements and wherever reasonably practicable shall exceed them. It also recognises the obligations it has to others with regard to its activities. Changescape is committed to working with its consultants and clients to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.  Changescape recognises the duties it has to not only its consultants, but also to visitors and any others who may be affected by its activities and shall adopt the principle of zero tolerance with regard to accident prevention. This principle is underpinned by the acceptance of the organisation that no accident at work is acceptable.


2. Policy objectives

2.1 Health & Safety must be regarded as a mutual objective for management and consultants at all levels. Therefore Changescape will:

  • Provide and maintain a safe, healthy working environment with safe access and egress
  • Ensure the safety of its consultants who are mobile workers 
  • Provide safety training, information and instruction as required for all consultants, visitors and contractors etc, as appropriate
  • Provide all necessary safety devices, protective equipment and supervise their use.
  • Maintain a constant and continuing improvement in all aspects of safety
  • Consult its clients on matters relating to workplace health, safety and welfare in cases where its consultants operate out of clients premises
  • Communicate relevant health and safety information to its consultants working on client site

2.2 Consultants at Changescape have a duty to co-operate fully in the operation of this Policy by:

  • Working safely and efficiently, complying with any instruction, information & training in accordance with all procedures and statutory obligations
  • Immediately reporting incidents (including accidents, near misses, which have resulted
  • in, or may lead to injury) to both Changescape and its clients in the case where the incident occurs on client premises
  • Assist with the investigation of accidents and aiding the introduction of measures to prevent a recurrence

 

3. Policy Implementation

3.1 The organisation has appointed a Director responsible for Health and Safety who will ensure continual strategic direction with regard to health, safety and welfare in Changescape.

3.2 Consultants working for Changescape are responsible for implementation and operation of Changescape’s safety policies throughout their assignments and will be accountable to the Director responsible for Health and safety. 

3.3 This policy shall be reviewed whenever circumstances require it such as changes to legislation or activities and at least annually.

3.4 This policy shall be made available to all new consultants and be made available on the Changescape website.  This Policy will be included in the induction of new consultants.