Health & Safety within Essex Raynet

PURPOSE

 It is the purpose of this document to set out the Health and Safety Policy of Essex Raynet as required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

GENERAL POLICY

 It is the policy of Essex Raynet: 

1.                  To safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all its members whilst undertaking Raynet activities and to provide so far as is reasonably practicable a working environment which is safe and without risk to health. 

2.                  To recognise its obligation to meet all relevant legislative requirements pertaining to health and safety, which apply to any of the organisationís undertakings. 

3.                  To further the aims of this policy by making an adequate assessment of risk when undertaking design works.  Subsequently to produce or assist with the production of a Health and Safety Plan for incidents and exercises where required by statue. 

4.                  To organise and arrange its affairs to ensure compliance with the policy. 

5.                  To ensure that competent persons are appointed to advise on health and safety matters. 

6.                  To control, monitor and review the policy at management meetings at intervals not exceeding 12 months and to revise as necessary in intervening periods to comply with current legislation. 

The County Chairman and Management Committee are committed to the implementation of all the contents of this policy and will ensure that adequate resources so to do are made available.  It is every memberís responsibility to co-operate fully in implementation of this policy and to consider it their duty to the organisation, to other members and to the general public so to comply. 

Neglect by any member regarding the Organisationís Health & Safety Policy will be viewed as a serious breach of its stated aims and may result in disciplinary action being taken against such a member. 

The responsible person for all Health and Safety matters will be the Chairman/County Controller.

 

 

Last updated: 01/09/2017    
 

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