HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
KTL is committed to providing a safe working environment for all its employees, contractors and anyone affected by our work. KTL is committed to the continuous improvement of a safe work environment through training, improved work methods and the adaptation of new technologies. We believe that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable.KTL is committed to the prevention of ill health and injury and material damage.
The objective of KTL Health & Safety Policy is to achieve “zero Injuries”. As part of our commitment to safety we will outline our objectives on an annual basis to improve safety within the organisation. We will review progress against these objectives on a regular basis. KTL will adhere to statutory legislation and other safety requirements where we are located. Some of the main legislation includes (but not limited to) the following:
Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 291/2013) and any amendments
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 to 2016
Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016
The Management of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006
Health and Safety at work Act 1974
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
The directors of the company have ultimate responsibility for the safety of its staff and contractors. Health and safety is a shared responsibility for a common good. Employees and others are obliged to appropriately highlight any issue or aspect of operations that may have a welfare, health or safety implication. With due care and good communications the safety systems will reduce risk levels to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.
To this end the company recognises that there must be adequate arrangements in place to ensure that all employees have the necessary skill to do their work safely by means of training, developing skills, implementing safe procedures, co-operation, consultation and regular reviews. Adequate financial and physical resources will be provided to ensure that safety is of the highest standards within the organisation.
The Board requires each manager and supervisor to be aware and implement relevant legislation and safe practices; to manage health and safety programmes effectively; to take care for the safety, health and welfare of employees; to comply with relevant Regulations and all other associated legislation; to take all reasonable steps to ensure that working conditions on site and aloft are safe and that proper safe work practices are adhered to; to exercise their duty of care and take account for and report on accidents or dangerous occurrences; to be fully aware of Company Policy and ensure that all safety information is brought to the notice of employees. The Board requires each employee to work safely at all times and to observe all procedures which are in place to ensure their safety, health and welfare and if there is any doubt to seek advice from the appropriate supervisor and or manager.
KTL have in place insurance covering Employer Liability, Public Liability, All Risk and Motor. As a company KTL are covered for working at height up to and including 100 meters along with completing excavation works to a maximum depth of 10 meters.
This policy is communicated and re-communicated to all employees on a regular basis to ensure that it remains uppermost in their minds. It is reviewed during the annual Management Review to ensure that it remains appropriate, relevant and applicable.
SIGNED: DATE: 12th April 2017
Director of Operations