Main Points of Active’s Health and Safety Policies
All employers have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees. They also have a duty to protect non-employees from risks arising out of their work activities. Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974.
Key points of Active’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
- Assess what could harm you (or any other person) and put systems in place to prevent harm.
- Provide information in a way you can understand, explain how risks will be controlled and tell you who is responsible for this. ‘Suitable and sufficient’ risk assessments are carried out. The purpose is to identify hazards, assess the probability that harm may arise from them and evaluate the effectiveness of control measures.
- Consult and work with you in protecting everyone from harm in the workplace.
- Provide staff free of charge, the health and safety training you need to do your job. Staff will be given comprehensible information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure their health and safety and that of others.
- Provide staff free of charge, with any equipment and protective clothing you need, and ensure it is properly looked after.
- Report major injuries and fatalities, diseases and dangerous occurrences at work
- Have insurance that covers you in case you get hurt at work or ill through work. Display a hard copy or electronic copy of the current insurance certificate where you can easily read it.
Use to answer question 13.1b of the Care Certificate