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Health & Safety Policy

The organisation recognises that all steps so far as is reasonably practical will be taken to ensure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work to prevent personal injury, damage to property and to protect everyone from foreseeable work hazards, including members of the public in so far as they may be affected by the business of the Company.

The Health and Safety Management System has been established to meet the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 and the terms of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The Company regards the promotion of health and safety measures as a mutual objective for the company and its employees at all levels. It is the duty of all employees to conform to the company Health and Safety Policy and accept and carry out their responsibilities.

The organisation is committed to meeting the requirements of the standard by:
We take very seriously our obligations and responsibilities under Health and Safety legislation.The objective is to provide you with a safe working environment and a safe system of work.
We regularly review working practices including the general working environment and individual work stations to ensure that the best possible practices are adhered to or adopted and that safety hazards are identified and accidentsso far as reasonably practable are avoided.In particular we regularly monitor the safety of all equipment and machinery provided for use by employees complies with the appropriate standards of which it is designed or adapted to.Any employee using equipment or machinery is properly trained in its use including Health and Safety considerations.

Health and Safety guidance is given to all new employees upon joining and regular refresher updating sessions are held for existing employees.

All employees are responsible and obliged to take reasonable care for your own safety and for the safety of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions and to co-operate fully with us in the arrangementsmade in relation to all Health and Safety matters.

For example employees must:-
a. Adhere to the prescribed safe systems of working.
b. Report any faults or defects in equipment or machinery immediately.
c. Report any safety concerns you may have immediately.

Only those qualified to do so may operate designated machinery or equipment.

Safety Officer
We will appoint a person with the responsibility as the company safety officer to ensure that we are aware of and fully comply with our responsibilities under Health and Safety law.All accidents and near misses irrespective of triviality must be reported to the safety officer who will ensure that all necessary action and preventative measures are introduced.

First Aid
All accidents must be recorded in the company's accident book.You will have been notified which members of staff have first aid training.If anyone becomes ill while at work and requires medical attention arrangements will be made to call a doctor or emergency services or take the employee to accident and emergency at the nearest hospital.

Hazards and Safety Risks
You have a responsibility to report any potential Health and Safety hazard including infectious diseases which may cause distress to other employees, accidents or injuries associated with the workplace.

Examples are as follows:
Fire risks e.g., accumulation of combustible waste, blocking or obstruction of fire doors, or smoking in designated areas.
Electrical e.g. loose connections, connections, and multiple connectors to power sockets, faulty wiring or trailing cables.
Defective equipment.
Defective or hazardous flooring e.g. frayed carpets, uneven or slippery surfaces.
Unsuitable and unstable loading or stacking.
Broken Glass.
Carelessness by an employee or other person on the premises, e.g. attempted tasks without correct training or equipment.

Improvements
You are encouraged to suggest improvements to the H & S Policy and suggestions should be made directly to the company H & S Officer.

Discipline
Any breach or non-observance of the H & S policy constitutes a disciplinary offence in respect of which you may in an appropriate case be dismissed.

General Employer Aims
So far as reasonably practicable we aim to achieve the following:
Premises heated to the minimum temperature required by law.
Safe equipment and systems.
Safe methods of handling, storage and transport of goods.
Provide employees with information, instructions and training.
Ensure the place of work is safe with means of access and egress.
Provide a safe working environment.
We have a no smoking policy other than designated area as required by law.
All storage areas are safely laid out with adequate room for access in safety.

PNG Electrical. Document updated May 2013

NAPIT is an organisation committed to consumer safety in the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors. The whole aim of the organisation is to ensure that through the competence of our Members, consumers can be confident of work that complies with the relevant regulations. When you see the Napit logo you know you have found a tradesperson in your area that you can rely on. OUR REGISTERED NUMBER IS: 12540 - Part P Registered Electricians

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