Health and Safety Policy Statement

Version 3: Approved by Frank Connolly on 15/03/2019.

A paper copy of this policy is kept Company Policy Documents.

An electronic copy of this policy is available on the Wee Creative Company website.

A copy of this policy has been made available to the persons listed below, who are responsible for circulating this policy as appropriate to interested parties.

  • Frank Connolly
  • Paul Connolly

By virtue of creating this interactive Health and Safety Policy, Wee Creative Company has ensured that it remains legible and is fully identifiable.

This policy will be reviewed annually.


Definitions

For the purposes of this document, the following terms apply:

Senior management is defined as the directors, officers and senior managers of the organization.


Policy Statement

Wee Creative Company commits to:

  • provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
  • consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
  • provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
  • ensure safe handling and use of substances;
  • provide information, instruction and supervision for employees;
  • ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training and instruction;
  • prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health;
  • maintain safe and healthy working conditions; and
  • review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.


Responsibilities

The overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of the company directors.

The day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that this policy is put into practice is delegated to Frank Connolly.

In addition to the responsibilities described above, all employees must:

  • co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
  • not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;
  • take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and
  • report all health and safety concerns to Frank Connolly.


Arrangements


Risk assessment

Risk assessments will be undertaken by Paul Connolly.

Findings of risk assessments will be reported to Frank Connolly.

Actions required to remove or control risks will be approved by Frank Connolly.

Paul Connolly will be responsible for ensuring that the actions required are implemented.

Assessments will be reviewed every Annually, or whenever the work activity changes.


Consultation with employees

For employees who are member of a union, the union will be consulted in relation to health and safety matters affecting those employees.

Employees will be consulted directly on health and safety matters.


Safe plant and equipment

Studio Manager will be responsible for identifying all equipment/plant needing maintenance.

Senior Management will be responsible for ensuring effective maintenance procedures are drawn up.

Senior Management will check that new plant and equipment meets health and safety standards before it is purchased.

All employees are responsible for reporting problems with plant/equipment and for completing any maintenance tasks they have been assigned.


Safe handling and use of substances (COSHH)

Senior Management will be responsible for identifying all substances that need a COSHH assessment.

Studio Management will be responsible for undertaking COSHH assessments.

Senior Management will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented.

Senior Management will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant employees are informed about applicable COSHH assessments.

Studio Management will be responsible for checking that new substances can be used safely before they are purchased.

Assessments will be reviewed every Annually or whenever the work activity changes.


Information, instruction and supervision

The Health and Safety Law poster can be found on Wee Creative Website.

Health and safety advice is available from Frank Connolly.


Training and competency

Frank Connolly will be responsible for:

  • induction training;
  • job-specific training;
  • keeping training records;
  • identifying training;
  • arranging training; and
  • monitoring training.

Training records are kept Company Documents.

Certain jobs require special training. Those jobs and the training required are listed below:


Accidents, first aid and work-related ill health

The first aid box is kept Studio Provisions.

The appointed first aider is Frank Connolly. All accidents and cases of work-related ill health are to be recorded in the accident book. The book is kept Health & Safety Files.


Monitoring

To check our working conditions and to ensure that our safe working practices are being followed, we will:

  • Carry out regular check on Chairs and Furniture for any defects and make good. Regular checks on computers and accessories.

Frank Connolly is responsible for investigating accidents and work-related causes of sickness absences.

Paul Connolly is responsible for acting on those investigation findings to prevent recurrence.


Emergency procedures

PR Print Management will be responsible for ensuring that the fire risk assessment is undertaken and implemented.

PR Print Management will be responsible for checking escape routes.

PR Print Management will be responsible for maintaining and checking fire extinguishers.

PR Print Management will be responsible for testing alarms.

Escape routes are to be checked regularly as required.

Fire extinguishers are to be checked regularly.

Alarms are to be tested regularly.

Emergency evacuation will be tested every 6 months.

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