Health & SafetyDocumentation for safe working
Northwick is committed to identifying and managing health and safety risks, meeting legislative requirements and achieving best practice standards. We do this by:
- Recognising the value and importance of our people and ensuring we all play a part in creating a safe and healthy working environment for ourselves, those we work with, and the public.
- Establishing an environment and culture that drives the prevention of injury and ill health.
- Providing our people with the right balance of knowledge, understanding and skills to enable all work to be carried out safely.
- Providing a clear and effective health and safety management system and delivering against challenging targets.
- Continuously improving our health and safety culture and performance.
We recognise that the benefits of good safety management are:
- Safety for administration staff, directly employed site operatives, sub-contractors, the self-employed and the general public
- Reduced number of accidents and ill-health
- Protection of our best interests and reputation
- Compliance with legal duties
- Happier, better-motivated staff
- Greater operating efficiency.
If we fail to manage health and safety correctly the result could be:
- Injuries and ill-health to administration staff, employed site operatives, sub-contractors, the self- employed and the general public
- Loss of business through interruptions/bad publicity
- Time spent investigating accidents instead of working towards our goals
- Disruption of our activities through absence following injury or as a result of ill health
- Disruption of our activities through defending claims and criminal actions
- Increased insurance premiums
- Feelings of personal guilt
- Criminal prosecution by enforcing authority
- Fines, imprisonment or other penalties imposed by a court of law.
As stated in the Health & Safety Act 1974 everybody has a responsibility to protect the health and safety of themselves and others when carrying out any activity.
Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with our health and safety documentation.
Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)