Health & Safety

It is the policy of PWS Ltd to comply with the terms of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and related legislation plus all applicable disciplines and to provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment. The company health and safety objective is to minimise the number of instances of occupational accidents and illnesses and ultimately to achieve an accident-free workplace.

All employees will be provided with such equipment, information, training and supervision as is necessary to implement the policy and achieve the stated objective.

The company recognise and accept its duty to protect the health and safety of all visitors to the company, including contractors and temporary employees, as well as any members of the public who might be affected by its operations.

Whilst the management of the company will do all that is within its powers to ensure the health and safety of its employees, it is recognised that health and safety at work is the responsibility of each and every individual associated with the company. It is the duty of each employee to take reasonable care of their own and other people's welfare and to report any situation which may pose a threat to the well being of any other person.

The management of the company will provide every employee with the training necessary to carry out their tasks safely. However if an employee is unsure how to perform a certain task or feels it would be dangerous to perform a specific job then it is the employee's duty to report this to the Operations Director who is the Director responsible for Health and Safety. An effective health and safety programme requires continuous communication between employees at all levels. It is therefore every employee's responsibility to report immediately any situation which could jeopardise the well being of themselves or any other person.

All injuries, however small, sustained by a person at work must be reported via the PWS Quality Website in the 'Log an Accident' button at the top of the page to ensure the relevant personnel are notified and can react accordingly. Accident records are crucial to the effective monitoring and revision of the policy and must therefore be accurate and comprehensive.

The company health and safety policy will be continually monitored and updated, particularly when changes in the scale and nature of its operations occur. The policy will be reviewed and updated every 12 months unless legislative changes necessitate more frequent changes.

Date of Last Review : 27/10/19

Lucy New Sig