It is the policy of CHM Group to comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 to include amendment 2008 extension for implementation of CSCS requirements for persons working on public roads, Chapter.8 of Traffic Signs Manual to include best practice as laid out in the National Guidance Document (Ashbourne Group), The Road Traffic Act, Road Traffic (signs regulations) and Control of Traffic Regulations together with all other legislation relevant to our operations. It is our aim to achieve a healthy working environment, which is free of work related accidents and ill health and to this end we will pursue continuing improvements from year to year. Our managers and supervisory staff are informed of their responsibilities to ensure that they take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety, health and welfare of those that are likely to be affected by our undertaking. We undertake to discharge our statutory duties by:
a) Safeguarding the Safety, Health and Welfare of all employees and any others who may be affected by our activities.
b) Identifying hazards in the workplace, assessing the risks related to them and implementing appropriate preventative and protective measures.
c) Providing and maintaining safe plant and work equipment.
d) Establishing and enforcing safe systems of work.
e) Recruiting and appointing personnel who have the skills, abilities and competence proportionate to their role and level of responsibility.
f) Ensuring that tasks given to employees are within their skills, knowledge and ability to perform.
g) Ensuring that technical competence is maintained through the provision of refresher training as appropriate.
h) Promoting awareness of health and safety and of good practice through the effective communication or relevant information.
i) Monitoring our safety performance by regular site inspections from our Management Team.
j) Furnishing sufficient funds needed to meet these objectives.
k) Promoting the awareness of health and safety and encouraging health and safety best practise throughout our organisation.
l) Ensuring that we have access to competent advice and are able to secure compliance with our statutory duties
Our health and safety policy is reviewed annually to monitor its effectiveness and to ensure that it reflects changing needs and circumstances. This information is distributed to all of our Managers and Supervisors and shall be available at all locations where CHM Group carries on business.