Health and Safety Policy

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes certain obligations on an employer not only to take all such actions as are reasonable to safeguard the health and safety of their employees, but also to be able to show that they are doing so, by producing adequate written policies and procedures. EDGEWORKS fully accepts its responsibilities under the Act.

The Act refers to what is reasonable in given working situations. EDGEWORKS will:

  • Assess the risks in the workplace and put appropriate management measures in place.
  • Have written health and safety procedures.
  • Ensure that the workplace satisfies health, safety and welfare requirements for ventilation, temperature, lighting and staff facilities.
  • Ensure safe and clear access to and from the building, including fire exits.
  • Regularly check the premises for structural defects, worn fixture and fittings or electrical equipment, and take the necessary remedial action.
  • Ensure that all equipment is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained and used.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of the fire procedure and regular fire drills are carried out.
  • Ensure that all members of staff are aware of the procedure in case of accidents.
  • Ensure that all members of staff are aware of and carry out their health and safety responsibilities.
  • Prohibit smoking on the premises.

The Management considers this matter of such importance, that breach of health and safety procedures by staff constitutes misconduct and will be dealt with as a disciplinary matter.

Employees will also be made aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and will:

  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others around them.
  • Co-operate with the employer on matters of health and safety
  • Use work equipment correctly
  • Provide guidance to visitors to the office and act responsibly to ensure their health and safety
  • Visitors, including contractors will also be made aware of their responsibilities and will:
  • Agree to use the equipment in a safe manner with regard to the health and safety of those around them.

In addition, the centre will liaise with learners’ workplaces to ensure that the working environment is assessed and meets regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring the “Safe Learner”.

It is not possible to detail here all the health and safety matters that come up on a day-to-day basis, so staff and management must constantly be mindful of their responsibilities individually and collectively for the safety of themselves and their colleagues.

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