Health and Safety Policy
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that it shall be the duty of every Employer to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all his Employees. Apollo Recruitment takes all steps within its power to meet this responsibility.
The Act further states that it will be the duty of every Employee, while at work, to take reasonable care for the health of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions.
It is also the duty of all Employees to co-operate fully with their Employer to carry out his responsibilities.
The Managing Director with the other directors based at their Head Office is responsible for carrying out the Company’s policy in relation to Health and Safety at Work. Managers and all levels of Employees appointed to supervise the operations of the Company (“the Appointees”) are responsible for seeing that there is due regard for safety at work in the carrying out of their orders.
All Employees at Head Office have access to a First Aid Kit and Accident Book situated in the office. All Company vehicle drivers have a First Aid Kit stored in the boot of all Company cars and a list of First Aider’s working at Head Office are on view in the building.
Arrangements to implement the Safety Policy of the Company include the following: –
a) When instructions for a job are given in the first instance to the Appointee, which will require visits to a client’s premises a note will be issued by the client giving details of relevant specifications and of any special precautions, which are to be taken in dealing with particular risks.
b) Before work starts with a client it is very important the Appointees set up that liaison with any safety personnel of the client for discussion regarding any special requirement relating to the premises.
c) The Appointees are responsible for ensuring that every precaution is taken to ensure that members of the public are not endangered by the operations of the Company and for seeing that the Company’s Employees strictly observe the safety rules of the clients.
d) As and when necessary, the Company will arrange for safety training to be given on and off the job to Appointees and other Employees. From time to time the Company will also distribute safety bulletins and notes to all employees.
e) The Appointees are responsible for the issue of protective equipment as and when conditions call for such issue. Items to be made available include helmets, goggles, and head screens, ear defenders, Wellingtons, respirators and waterproof clothing.
The main risks for which the Company aims at taking precautions are: –
Accidents arising out of a failure or a series of failures to comply with both the Company’s and the Client’s Safety Regulations and Permit Systems.
Tripping or stumbling on obstructions in the workplace.
Accidents associated with working in enclosed areas.
Accidents associated with electrical equipment.