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Health and Safety Policy
It is Suzanne James Ltd general policy that as far as reasonably practicable, an environment is created and maintained within the Company, which is both safe and healthy for the benefit of all employees.  The prevention of all accidents particularly those involving personal injury or damage to equipment and property is recognized as being essential to efficient operation as well as to avoid hardship and suffering.

Suzanne James Ltd recognizes that is not sufficient merely to have a safety policy statement, but what is more important is that the policy adequately identifies the organization for implementing the general policy statement and that everyone concerned is made fully aware of their responsibilities.

This policy is in the form of a manual and is based on the principle of identifying and listing the individual’s responsibility for safety within the company, from Suzanne James, the director, to the newest recruit and visitor.

The observance of the Suzanne James ltd Safety Policy and Procedures are a condition of employment for all employees and it is made clear that failure to adhere to these Regulations may result in disciplinary action, leading to dismissal, for serious cases jeopardizing the health and safety of other employees.

Suzanne James ltd will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its employees at work and other within the working environment. 
The safety of the individual must come before the needs of the business
and all members of line management are expected to ensure that safe methods and conditions of working are maintained within their own areas of responsibility.

Suzanne James ltd will ensure that management staff at all levels implement the policy by the provision and maintenance of: -

  • A safe and healthy working environment and systems of work
  • Plant and structures designed and maintained to operate and function safely
  • Instructions and procedures as necessary for the safe use of plant, the performance of operations and the safe storage and handling of materials and chemicals
  • Supervision of operations, as necessary, by competent personnel.
  • Training, as necessary, for employees within job requirements and granting of training facilities for those appointed as Health and Safety Co-ordinators
  • Protective clothing and equipment where necessary
  • Arrangements for the periodic survey of and report on work places and methods of working and the implementations of any corrective action necessary.

In addition to the above arrangements Suzanne James Ltd, will

  • Maintain a constant and continuing vigilance in Health and Safety matters and encourage all employees to set an example in safe behaviour.
  • Provide a consultation mechanism between employees and their senior management concerning matters of Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Seek specialist advice when necessary

 All Other Persons On The Company Premises (Subcontractors, Visitors)

Shall observe Suzanne James ltd safety rules and the instructions given by persons enforcing the Company Safety Policy

  • Shall report to the office on entering or leaving the kitchen
  • Shall not work on the premises until the relevant rules are read, understood and accepted.
  • Shall report any unsafe condition their work may have created.
  • Shall NOT work on the premises until covered by insurance against risk.

Employees’ Responsibilities

All employees are reminded that under Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is their duty to act in the course of their employment with due care for the health, safety and welfare of themselves, other employees and other persons who might be affected by their activities and for the avoidance of damage and that they should;

  • Become familiar with Health and Safety Policy and take active interest in health and safety at work;
  • Comply with the instructions and procedures issued from time to time, for safe working;
  • Make proper use of protective clothing and safety equipment provided;
  • Report to their supervisors or health and safety co-ordinator any incidents which have led or might lead to injury or damage and by co-operating with any investigation which may be undertaken with the object of preventing accidents or recurrence of incidents.

The successful implementation of the policy is dependent on the co-operation of all employees, supplier’s and sub-contractor’s.

This statement of policy will be reviewed and revised annually to take account of circumstances and legal requirements.

The following document can be provided to clients should it be required;

Health and Safety Statement