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Sample Health and Safety Policy for Director's Responsibilities
Prepare and keep up to date, a statement of the company's policy for health and safety, and ensure that it is brought to the notice of all employees.
Prepare instructions for the organisation and methods for carrying out the company policy, to make sure each person is aware of their responsibilities and the means by which they can carry them out.
Administer the policy throughout the company by appointing an individual director responsible.
Understand the statutory requirements affecting the company's operations.
Ensure that, where the company commissions any "construction work" as a "client" or acts as agent for another organisation for such work the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM) are complied with in particular the appointment of a "planning supervisor" and "principal contractor".
Ensure that, where the company acts as a sub-contractor to a "principal contractor" under CDM the necessary health and safety information on the company procedures and methods of working are passed to the principal contractor for the Health and Safety Plan initially and throughout the course of the work.
Ensure that the company's employees understand the requirements of any Health and Safety Plan and comply with the procedures, instructions and method of working prescribed in the plan.
Ensure that appropriate training is given to all staff as necessary, that records are maintained and the training needs of individuals are regularly reviewed against job requirements.
Insist that sound working practices are observed as laid down by codes of practice and that work is planned, hazards identified, risks assessed and methods of working comply with statutory provisions and company standards.
Reprimand any member of the staff failing to discharge satisfactorily their responsibilities for health and safety.
Encourage the distribution of safety literature throughout the company.
Arrange for funds and facilities to meet the requirements of the company policy.
Set a personal example when visiting sites by wearing appropriate protective clothing.
Arrange for regular meetings with the appointed safety adviser to discuss company accident prevention, performance, possible improvements, etc.
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