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1. General Statement

1.1  ATOP LTD fully recognises the duties placed upon it under the Health and

Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and all other relevant legislation. The organisation is committed to ensuring it at least complies with the minimum requirements and wherever reasonably practicable shall exceed them. It also recognises the obligations it has to others with regard to its activities including Sub Contractors.

The Company recognises the duties it has to not only its staff, but also to Sub Contractors, visitors and any others who may be affected by its activities and shall adopt the principle of zero tolerance with regard to accident prevention. This principle is underpinned by the acceptance of the organisation that no accident at work is acceptable.

2. Policy objectives

2.1  Health & Safety must be regarded as a mutual objective for management and employees at all levels. Therefore management will:

  • Provide and maintain a safe, healthy working environment with safe access and egress;
  • Ensure the safety of staff who are working off site;
  • Consult employees on matters relating to workplace health, safety and welfare, development and review of policy and procedures.

2.2  Employees have a duty to co-operate fully in the operation of this Policy by:

Working safely and efficiently, complying with any instruction, information & training in accordance with all procedures and statutory obligations;

Immediately reporting incidents (including accidents, near misses, which have resulted in, or may lead to injury);

Assisting with the investigation of accidents and aiding the introduction of measures to prevent a recurrence.

3. Policy Implementation

3.1  ATOP LTD has nominated Janet Waine for Health and Safety who will ensure staff are informed of Health, Safety and Welfare issues.

3.2  This policy shall be reviewed whenever circumstances require it such as changes to legislation or activities and at least annually.

3.3  This policy shall be issued to all new members of staff and be made available on safety briefings

3.4  Health and Safety Poster displayed in The ATOP LTD Reception Area, Ground Floor, Rooms 002 – 005 Beswick Building, The University of Chester.

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