This is the statement of general policy and arrangements for: ABC to Read
Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of: Trustees – through chair Noreen Sumra
Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to: Marcia Rowlinson – CODO (“MR”)

 

Statement of general policy Responsible
Action/Arrangements
To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health and provide adequate control of health and safety risks arising from work activities Trustees/MR Relevant risk assessments undertaken and actions arising out of those assessments implemented. Risk assessments reviewed every year or earlier if working arrangements or conditions change or as otherwise required.
To provide adequate training to ensure employees are competent to do their work MR Staff and volunteers are provided with the appropriate health and safety information that they are required to follow, both orally and in writing, including lone working, being one of the main H&S areas of attention
To engage and consult with employees on day-to-day health and safety conditions and provide advice and supervision on occupational health MR Staff and volunteers are consulted in all cases where any H&S issues have arisen and are required to report any H&S issues or concerns to MR or the Trustees
To implement emergency procedures – evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident. You can find help with your fire risk assessment at: (See note 1 below) MR A Fire risk assessment has been completed and plan put into place. Additionally escape from the office in case of fire or other threat is documented as part of the lone working policy. Staff or volunteers operating from third party premises are governed by their emergency procedures and the Trustees are satisfied that these are adequate and ensure all staff and volunteers are required to make themselves familiar with such procedures.

 

To maintain safe and healthy working conditions, provide and maintain equipment, and ensure safe storage / use of substances MR Toilets, washing facilities and drinking water are provided in ABC’s premises. These are checked and maintained by Reading Borough Council . Electrical equipment is PAT tested annually. The first aid box is kept in the bottom drawer of the tall cabinet in the ABC to read office.

 

Health and safety law poster is displayed: Office
First-aid box and accident book are located:Accidents and ill health at work reported under RIDDOR: (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) (see note 2 below) Office

 

Signed: Noreen Sumra – Chair of Trustees Date: Nov 2015
Subject to review, monitoring and revision by: Trustees Every: 12 months or sooner if work activity changes

 

Note 1: https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities
Note 2: www.hse.gov.uk/riddor