As Director of Finchpalm Ltd I acknowledge my responsibility and duty of care under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 etc. and undertake to maintain safe systems effecting the health and welfare of my employees and subcontractors.
I will provide to employees a blame-free policy and procedure for questioning and ultimately refusing to undertake work in such a way that is unsafe and a risk to their own and/or others’ health and safety. This will ensure work is stopped and the system of work changed, if potential or imminent risk of accident or incident arises. The following list is not exhaustive but details some of the reasons why the company would expect the Worksafe Procedure invoked:
- You are not competent to undertake the work
- You do not have the correct equipment
- There is no Safe System of Work
- You do not have the correct PPE.
I will also maintain a reporting system that will provide employees with the means of reporting anonymously any incident, unsafe acts concerns and safety or environmental related issues.
The reporting system is designed to give employees confidence that, should they question the safety of working systems, their views will be given serious consideration by the Company.
The Work Safe procedure and the Confidential Reporting System are in addition to the CIRAS confidential reporting system operated by the RSSB.
When a Work Safe or Confidential Report is received from an employee I will ensure that a Manager is allocated to investigate the concern and ensure that a response to the concern is published in plain English and is respectful of the reporter’s motives.
No attempt will be made to breach the anonymity of individuals, as it is recognised that confidence in, and the integrity of the confidential reporting system for employees, depends on individual’s privacy being respected.
I will ensure that there will be no discipline, discrimination, or any form of penalty imposed on an employee who invokes the Work Safe Procedure.
All employees will be briefed on the Worksafe Procedure, Confidential Reporting and the CIRAS Reporting (Rail Related Projects) process during their induction and all employees will receive a re- briefing annually.
The employee or employees who invoked the Worksafe Procedure will be informed of any decisions made throughout the process.
John Murphy, Director