Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
Health and Safety Policy Statement
I . I This Statement sets out the policy of F P Hurley & Sons Limited (The Company) in respect of any employee, self-employed person and contractor under our control whose health and safety may be affected by our work activities. Its intention is to assist in protecting all our personnel whilst at work and to assist the Company in fulfilling its legal and moral obligations.
1 . 2 In addition to the groups of persons mentioned above, this Policy is also intended to assist in ensuring that all Clients and other persons who may come into contact with this Company or its premises or its activities (whether or not work-related) are not adversely affected with regard to their health and safety.
1 . 3 Provided that persons referred to in 1 . 1 above adhere to the provisions and precautions contained within this policy, they will normally be able to work safely and without undue risk to their health. They will also be considered to have demonstrated compliance with their conditions of employment or contract insofar as they refer to health and safety at work.
1.4 All persons referred to in 1.1 above are to be made aware of the contents of this Policy and become familiar with the conditions and precautions laid down. A copy of the Policy will be available at each place of work or at head office. Personal copies of the Policy may be obtained on request from Head Office.
- In this Policy, the expression ‘at work’ means whenever and wherever work takes place and may include travel for work (for instance travel between premises, sites, to and from meetings ).
- The term ‘legal obligations’ refers to the statutory duties laid down principally in The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, but also in supporting legislation brought under the Act from time to time.
- The Company will take all reasonable measures to ensure that those persons referred to inn1.1 above are made aware of the contents of this Policy, the possible effects upon their personal health & safety and the possible consequences in the event of any breach of this Policy.
- The Company recognises its obligations under Section 2( I) of The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the various duties and obligations under The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and associated legislation and will take all reasonable measures to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any breach of duty placed upon the Company by legislation and/or this Policy.
- All employees of the Company will at all times exercise diligence in ensuring that this policy is adhered to. Responsibilities of individuals are determined by their grade of employment as detailed elsewhere in this policy.
- The Company will undertake, so far as is reasonably practicable, the following:-
- The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health.
- Arrangements for ensuring safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the supply, use, handling, storage and transporting of articles and substances.
- The maintenance of premises and places of work which are safe and without risks to health, and safe access to and egress from such places.
- The provision and maintenance of a working environment for employees without risks to health and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
- The specific provision of welfare facilities to a standard no less than that set down in Regulations 20 – 25 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 or, where relevant, The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015.
- The provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of employees.
- Adequate arrangements to ensure that employees or their representatives are given every facility for consulting with management in promoting and developing measures to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees.
- Systems and procedures which will ensure that all operations and activities are executed at all times in such a manner that persons not in our employment who may be affected by such operations are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.
- Additional information has been prepared in order to assist in adhering to this Policy. Reference should therefore be made to the following groups of documents:-
- Documents Directly Associated With This Policy
These comprise the allocation of health and safety responsibilities within the Company and the general arrangements for implementing the policy.
- Safe Systems of Work
These comprise the rules and conditions for carrying out specified activities.
- Health and Safety Information
Information about matters such as noise at work, manual handling techniques, risk assessment, first aid procedures etc.
- Other Policies
In addition to this general policy on health and safety, the Company has prepared the following policies relating to specific health and safety-related topics:
Violence at Work
Alcohol & Drugs
F P Hurley & Sons operates mainly within four sectors of the building services industry;
Local and Central Government, Education, Healthcare and Industrial/Commercial developments. Through our highly skilled contract engineers, we offer a design and build or install only service. We are involved in all building services, including heating, domestic water, gas, medical gases, compressed air, steam and condense, ventilation, air conditioning and BMS/Controls systems and electrical services.
F P Hurley will comply with all relevant legislation and other obligations to which it subscribes, in relation to its environmental aspects.
We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance and the protection of the environment. This will be achieved by setting clear, environmental targets and monitoring performance against the targets set. We recognise that sustainable development is a basic requirement of sound environmental management and will endeavour to integrate environmental considerations into all our business activities. We will maintain our accreditation to BS 8555 which will be verified by an external certification body.
By adopting a responsible and proactive attitude to environmental issues, FP Hurley is committed to minimising any harmful effects of its business activities on the environment. We implement a number of control measures:
Minimise the volume of waste generated throughout the Company and deal with only reputable waste carriers. We promote waste away from landfill and apply the waste hierarchy to all activities.
The nature of our business means that our staff rely on cars and vans as primary forms of transport, and the Company is working towards decoupling carbon emissions from business growth by influencing staff behaviour to adopt sustainable methods of transport and promoting the delivery of innovative and greener fleet technology. We will take steps to reduce carbon emissions by careful travel planning and monitoring.
Tackling Climate Change and Energy Efficiency:
We will take steps to reduce our carbon footprint by working with manufacturers, designers and other key stakeholders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the systems we install. We will seek to influence the behaviour of building occupiers and users of the buildings in which we work in order to materially reduce energy consumption. We will take steps to maintain energy efficiency and promote renewable energy in our buildings and operational sites.
We will seek to prevent pollution and minimise the risk of a pollution incident through assessment of our activities to minimise impacts from significant environmental aspects including:
- Releases to water
- Contamination of land
- Nuisance and amenity
- Emissions to air
Working with Suppliers and Subcontractors
We will encourage our subcontractors/suppliers to adopt robust practices and use sustainable practices.
Setting Plans and Targets
Targets will be set annually for leading environmental measures, and action plans will be implemented and monitored to support this policy and drive forward continual improvement.
The application of this policy and the effectiveness of the environmental management system will be reviewed by senior management at least once in each calendar year or on significant changes in the company’s operations. Copies of this policy will be made available to all employees and other interested parties.