Health and Safety
Health & Safety Policy
AA Euro Recruitment Group complies with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (SHWW) Act 2005, SHWW General Application Regulations 2007 and the SHWW Construction Regulations 2013 and all past, present and future Legislation, Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice that pertain to the workplace. The employer will make certain that the Safety, Health and Welfare of all employees are a priority and ensure the following:
- Safe plant, tools, equipment and machinery
- Safe place of work, including safe means of access and egress
- Safe systems of work – e.g. operating procedures, employer’ policies etc.
- Safe Person – Provision of appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision
- Provision of suitable PPE (protective clothing and equipment where hazards cannot be eliminated)
- Preparation and revision of emergency plans and designation of staff having emergency duties
- Prevention of risk to health from any article or substance
- Provision and maintenance of welfare facilities
- Provision of a person with appropriate training and experience to recommend and assist in securing the safety, health and welfare of employees
Management considers that health and safety rules are of equal importance to all other business functions and will therefore attach equal importance to achieving health and safety targets.
It is the policy of AA Euro Recruitment Group to protect, so far as is reasonably possible, employees and non-employees who may be affected by our activities. AA Euro Recruitment Group will make arrangements to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of visitors. Employees shall be trained to identify work related hazards and risks; to take the necessary safety measures; to report defects in the safety system. No one shall work, nor shall they be required to work on, at or with any machine, chemical, article or substance unless they have been or are being fully instructed in the dangers thereof and the precautions to be taken. All employees have the responsibility to co-operate with supervisors and managers to achieve a healthy and safe workplace and to take reasonable care of themselves and others. It is policy of this employer to consult with all employees on matters of Health and Safety and that employees are notified of the company’s policy and are encouraged to comply with their legal duties and to inform the companys management of any and all known hazards in the workplace.
The allocation of duties for safety matters and the control measures are set out in the AA Euro Recruitment Group safety statement. Serious consideration is to be given in nominating persons to be responsible for the implementation of safety.
The Manager is accountable for implementation of the Safety Management System, amendments and changes to the statement and consultation with Senior Management, staff and safety representatives. All managers & supervisors are responsible to their superior managers for the safety & health of employees in their charge. Emergency Plans are to be posted for fire and accident evacuation etc. Resources shall be provided (finance, personnel and time) for Information, Instruction, Training, Supervision, and Personal Protective equipment, appropriate plant, tools and equipment and for the prevention of accidents. The assistance of a competent person to help will be sought where the necessary skills are not available.
AA Euro Recruitment Group will ensure that health & safety is fully integrated into the management and decision-making processes within the organization.
AA Euro Recruitment Group will set up a system to ensure that accidents and ‘near misses’ are fully investigated and appropriate action taken to reduce the likelihood of re-occurrence.
This policy will be kept up to date particularly as the business changes in nature and size and in accordance with all relevant statutes, regulations, codes of practice and subsequent legislation. To ensure this, the policy and the way in which it has operated will be reviewed annually, making any such changes known to all employees. AA Euro Recruitment Group will maintain procedures for communication and discussion between all levels of staff on matters of safety, health and welfare.