We at MN Support Services Ltd recognise our duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the accompanying protective legislation. We will endeavour to meet the requirements of this legislation so as to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Our managers and supervisory staff are informed of their responsibilities to ensure they take reasonable precautions, to ensure the safety, health and welfare of those that are likely to be affected by our undertaking.
MN Support Services Ltd recognises so far as is reasonably practicable the duty to ensure the following:
- To provide and maintain a safe place of work, safe systems of work, safe equipment and a healthy & safe working environment.
- To ensure that hazards are identified, and regular assessments of risks are undertaken.
- To provide information, instruction and training as necessary to ensure employees and others are assured of a safe and healthy working environment.
- Promoting the awareness of health and safety and encouraging health and safety best practices throughout our organisation.
- To ensure we are taking the appropriate protective and preventive measures.
- To ensure that we have access to competent advice and are able to secure compliance with our statutory duties.
In order that we can achieve our objectives and ensure our employees recognise their duties under Health and Safety legislation whilst at work, we must ensure that we inform them of their duty to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their activities. We ensure our employees are informed of their obligations to ensure they co-operate with management and adhere to MN Support Services Ltd safety rules which are provided within the Employee Safety Handbook.
We recognise the benefits of training within our organisation and the legal requirements to provide information, instruction and training. We have the facility to instigate control measures.
The measures will include:
- Identifying the task for which training must be provided to ensure that our employees achieve the necessary level of competence to carry them out.
- The provision of training in the use and/or maintenance of equipment and machinery.
- Ensuring that the training provided is suitable and sufficient and carried out by competent persons. In some cases, this requires approved certification.
- Ensuring that only properly trained and competent persons use equipment and machinery. Assessing the risk involved and the control measures that need to be put into place.
- Setting into place the control measures identified in the risk assessment.
- Training on the use of personal protective equipment and other safety measures.
We review our risk assessments and safety policy on an annual basis and also when work practices change. The full version of our health and safety policy is available as a hard copy and electronically. An abridged version of the policy is communicated to staff via Employee Safety Handbooks. Staff are informed of the location of the full version of the safety policy if they wish to read it.