Health and Safety Policy

It is the policy of the Company that its operations are carried out in such a way as to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all its employees and all persons likely to be affected by its operations. Concern for health and safety ranks equally with other management responsibilities and business objectives and is seen to be an indication of effective working that can contribute to successful business performance.

Legal responsibility for the health and safety of employees and others who may be affected by our activities lies with the company and its employees. Senior Management have ultimate responsibility for compliance, however, operational responsibility for safety lies with both management and employees.

The Managing Director is responsible for safety, health and environment compliance and for the formulation of the Company’s Safety, Health and Environmental Management System.

The Policy is brought to the attention of employees who are expected to co-operate with its implementation and participate with Management in encouraging and promoting good Health and Safety practice.

Health and Safety Policy General Objectives

The prevention of injury and ill health to all persons affected by the company’s operations and the development of a positive health and safety culture.

To encourage worker participation and consultation in policy compilation and continued input into the HandS Management System through HandS Committee Meetings.

Compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act and all relevant legal, statutory and other requirements and to ensure that safe working practices are always observed, with proper regard to any relevant HSE guidance, Codes of Practice, etc. Standards achieved by compliance with legal requirements for health, safety and welfare are regarded as minimum standards.

To ensure that all levels of personnel receive adequate and appropriate training, and to develop personnel as a key resource within the organisation.

To seek a progressive improvement in health and safety management and performance, and to reduce accidents by the systematic identification of hazards and the adequate assessment and control of risk to which employees and others may be exposed.

To analyse accident causes and trends, and use the information obtained to establish measures to reduce accidents in future.

To ensure the provision and maintenance of safe access/egress, safe plant, safe working conditions and the co-ordination of all safety activities, including effective management of sub-contractors on site.

To ensure that arrangements are made for adequate health surveillance of employees where necessary.

The Health and Safety Policy will be reviewed annually, which will include a review of the Safety Management System and audit compliance to the Policy.