Countrywide Health & Safety Policy
It is the policy of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance to comply with the terms of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and subsequent legislation and to provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment. Countrywide is certified to OHSAS18001 and is committed to maintaining its certification.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance's health and safety objective is to minimise the number of instances of occupational accidents and illnesses and ultimately to achieve an accident-free workplace.
All employees will be provided with such equipment, information, training and supervision as is necessary to implement the policy and achieve the stated objective.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance recognise and accept their duty to protect the health and safety of all visitors to the company, including contractors and temporary workers, as well as any members of the public who might be affected by our operations.
While the management of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance will do all that is within its powers to ensure the health and safety of its employees, it is recognised that health and safety at work is the responsibility of each and every individual associated with the company. It is the duty of each employee to take reasonable care of their own and other people's welfare and to report any situation which may pose a threat to the well being of any other person.
The management of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance will provide every employee with the training necessary to carry out their tasks safely. However if an employee is unsure how to perform a certain task or feels it would be dangerous to perform a specific job then it is the employee's duty to report this to their superior. An effective health and safety programme requires continuous communication between workers at all levels. It is therefore every worker's responsibility to report immediately any situation which could jeopardise the well being of themselves or any other person.
All injuries, however small, sustained by a person at work must be reported to the Director of Safety or a Regional Manager. Accident records are crucial to the effective monitoring and revision of the policy and must therefore be accurate and comprehensive.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance's health and safety policy will be continually monitored and updated, particularly when changes in the scale and nature of our operations occur. The policy is updated at least every 12 months.
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