“I am pleased to inform you your application or reassessment is compliant and is now registered in the CHAS scheme national database. Please note that this application has been one of the best submissions that I have seen for some time (some years) and as such please pass on my thanks and commendations to all involved in creating, assembling, updating and following your safety management system.” Alan Johnson, Accredited Assessor, Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
The Health & Safety Policy Statement
This document contains the Policy Statement of Darke & Taylor Ltd, of Radiant House, 11 Blenheim Office Park, Fenlock Road, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LN. It has been prepared after due consultation with those involved in its operation, and has the full backing and authority of the Directors.
2. General Statement
2.1 It is our policy to perform work in the safest practicable manner, consistent with good practice. The health and safety of our employees and all those likely to be affected by our operations is the responsibility of management, and as a priority it ranks equally with our business objectives. Adequate resources will be made available to ensure the success of this policy.
2.2 It is the duty of management to provide safe systems of work and do everything practicable to prevent injury and ill health by controlling the risks arising out of our work activities. Equally it is the duty of each employee to exercise personal responsibility for his or her own safety and that of others and co-operate with his or her employer in matters of health, safety and welfare.
2.3 The company will provide and maintain safe plant and equipment and ensure the safe handling and use of hazardous substances. Management will provide the necessary information, instruction and training and will ensure the competence of all employees and contractors.
2.4 All employees are to be aware that, in the event of any conflict between the demands of business and safety, they will receive management support if they reasonably choose the safety of employees or third parties as the priority.
2.5 It is our policy to adhere completely to the requirements of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Construction Regulations and all other Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice, which affect our operations.
2.6 The attention of all employees is directed to this Safety Policy and its Appendices. Any revisions will be incorporated when necessary, and these will also be brought to the attention of all personnel.