Health & safety policy statement
The directors and employees of Surrey NanoSystems Ltd are committed to the safety of its employees, customers and all other related parties. We recognise that health and safety is the basis for well being and development of the company. The company places the highest priority on all aspects of health and safety in conducting its business, including research, manufacturing, engineering, training and service. We look upon safety as a key function of our business and philosophy and in doing so, work towards building safety into our products and services at the highest level.
Safety in the working environment is an essential part of management at every level within Surrey NanoSystems Ltd. It is for this reason that Surrey NanoSystems places emphasis on its safety procedures, explicitly in the training, development, enforcement, monitoring and auditing of safety. Only by incorporating safety into every aspect of our daily decision taking can we eliminate the risk of accidents. Safety is a direct concern of everyone within the company, and the actions that we take must be informed by an assessment of the risks they involve both to ourselves and to others.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. This is not just an inspirational statement but a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, together with subsequent guidelines issued by the Health & Safety Executive.
Surrey NanoSystems accepts that it has a statutory duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees, agents and customers. This duty also extends to other persons who may be affected by the Company’s undertakings.
This duty includes, so far as it is reasonably practicable:
- The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health.
- Arrangements for ensuring safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
- The availability of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees.
- The maintenance of any place of work under the Company’s control in a condition that is safe and without risks to health, and the provision and maintenance of means of access and egress that are safe and without such risks.
- The provision and maintenance of a working environment for employees that is safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
- The installation of management structures that allow proper weight to be given to health and safety in the allocation of resources within the company.
In carrying out these statutory duties, the company will seek the advice and full co-operation of all recognised bodies and professional associations. It will also expect all employees to show high personal standards with regard to health and safety matters, and to transmit these standards to all colleagues and associates.
All employees should be aware that they also have statutory duties under the Act. In particular:
- they must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work
- with regard to any duty or requirement imposed on the company or any individual by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, they must co-operate, so far as is necessary, to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.
All employees should also be aware that failure to comply with these requirements may lead both to disciplinary action by the company, and prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive, or other enforcement authorities.
A copy of this statement is issued to all members of the company, and to all those working within the company environment. It is a general statement of policy and must be read in conjunction with any relevant customer statement of safety policy. In appropriate cases, there will also be further guidance issued to particular groups where specific tasks of high assessed risk are being carried out.
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