(ISO45001: 2018; Clause 5.2)
Successful management of H&S is an absolute priority within Shield Environmental Services (Marine). Health & Safety should never be compromised for other objectives. This is of paramount importance if we are to build on our success within a very demanding working environment.
My responsibility is to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of a robust Safety Management System, which includes a practicable and achievable H&S Policy which will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable;
- The prevention of ill health
- Reduction in accidents
- A safe working environment
- Continual improvement in H&S management and performance
The Board and the Management Team are totally committed to ensuring that all necessary measures shall be taken, throughout the company, to promote this objective for employees. We shall ensure that our H&S objectives are achievable and deliverable to protect the health and welfare of our staff and customers and as a minimum comply with our relevant Health, Safety or Environmental statutory obligations.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of work related injury and ill health, eliminate hazards and reduce OH&S risks. Procedures have been determined and are continually reviewed to ensure they are appropriate for the purpose, size and context of the organisation and are specific to our OH&S risks and OH&S opportunities.
Matters concerning health and safety will be implemented after consultation with our employees through representatives of employee safety and the H&S Committee. We will consult and participate with the workforce and representatives on Health, Safety and welfare matters.
This Policy will be reviewed regularly on a continual basis to meet our current legal requirements, as a minimum at least on an annual basis. Any revisions will be discussed with employees and brought to the attention of all employees.
We are committed to achieving the best health, safety and welfare standards practicable so that a positive safety culture is embedded within the business, controlling safety risks and accidental damage can only deliver a further contribution to our profitability within a highly competitive market place.
This policy is available/communicated to interested parties as well as being made available to the wider community through publication on our Website, Company Noticeboard and Electronic filing system.
Authorised by: Derek Lewry, Marine Director
Date Approved: 12/11/2020
Review Date: 12/11/2021