Health & Safety

1. The Objective:
The objective of City’s policy, as a fundamental part of it’s Health & Safety
Management System is to prevent, insofar as it is reasonably practicable during
the course of the work or duties being undertaken, any accidental occurrence
which may directly or indirectly result in:

   a) Injury or occupational ill-health to any person
   b) Damage to, or loss of any plant, equipment, property, materials or products.
   c) Delays in any processes or operation.
   d) Events which may otherwise be detrimental to efficiency and/or prestige.
   e) Any adverse impact upon the environment.

2. Scope:
This Policy is applicable to all City’s team. This Policy will also apply to anyone having responsibilities that relate to and necessitate their presence and the execution of the duties within the areas of City’s works and premises. These persons include the employees of Sub-Contractors, Consulting Practices and the Client plus Self Employed Persons.

3. Responsibility:
The application and promotion of the Policy is the responsibility of City’s senior management. Whilst duties and tasks may be delegated, the overall responsibility remains that of senior management to ensure City complies with all relevant statutory Health & Safety legislation, common law and Approved Codes of Practice.

4. Personnel Obligations:
Our team, regardless of their status, are expected to abide by the principles of the Policy as and where applicable. We also expect the co-operation of all those mentioned within the Scope section of this Policy to work in such a way that accidents to themselves and others will be prevented.

5. Participation:
Individuals can make vital contributions to the development and implementation of policies. There will be opportunities for participation in this process via the involvement of representatives of our workforce.

6. Application:
The following principles are applied to all operations undertaken by City and are the basis of any specific instructions, methods or systems, which are necessary in order to achieve the Policy objective. To ensure that this Policy can be successfully implemented, City provides any necessary funds.

7. Precautionary Measures:
Suitable and adequate measures are taken to safeguard any person, plant, equipment, property, material or product likely to be exposed to any known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the processes, tasks or operations being undertaken. City takes into account at tendering stage, any factors which may assist in eliminating injury, damage and waste.

8. Information, Training and Instruction:
Information from risk assessments, performance monitoring activities, the consultation process plus advice from Safety and Access are used to identify the Health & Safety training needs of our team. An effective system for the communication of health, safety and welfare information is maintained so that everyone is aware of any known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the work or duties assigned to them. Our workforce are also suitably trained and instructed to enable them to carry out their tasks in a healthy, safe and efficient manner. City’s in house safety officer or it’s consultants Safety and Access both carry out training. The practicalities and Method of Work training are carried out by City’s managers and overseen by either the training officer or Safety and Access. City’s workforce are trained in the safe use of plant/equipment that they will be using for their work by the appropriate CITB Plant Operators course where required. Where CITB certification is not required, they are instructed on how to use plant/equipment safely, directly by the manufacturer, supplier, hirer or by City’s managers who themselves have been instructed on how to use the plant or equipment properly and safely. To ensure all City’s operatives are kept up-to-date with safety matters City has formulated a library of safety information and changes in law etc. The requirements of any Statutory Legislation or Code of Practice applicable to the processes or operations being undertaken and the premises, on which they are undertaken, are observed.

9. Planning and Control:
All activities are conducted in a responsible manner, planned and controlled that the possibility of unplanned events occurring is reduced to the practicable minimum. It is recognised that accident prevention is a joint responsibility of all those mentioned in the Scope section of this Policy and that to understand and fully implement their joint responsibilities, joint consultation will be necessary.

10. Health, Safety and Welfare:
Adequate provision is made for the Welfare needs of operatives whilst carrying out their tasks and duties and any hazards to health associated with the work are the subject of strict precautionary measures.

11. Measuring, Monitoring, Reviewing and Auditing:
All City’s activities and the use of related plant, equipment and materials etc., which affect the safety of that place of work, are inspected in accordance with legal requirements; reports are made and distributed to those concerned as necessary. Safety Inspections and other activities are undertaken to measure, competent personnel. These carry out, monitor and review Health & Safety management systems.

This Policy is regularly reviewed and kept up-to-date by the Director in charge of Health & Safety , to take into account any changes in legislation, reflect changes in the nature and range of activities carried out by the Company and take advantage of operational experience, negative and positive, as often as may be necessary.

For and on behalf of City Scaffolding Company Limited