Health & Safety Policy

General Policy Statement

Our director, Simon Forster, accepts overall responsibility for our health and safety management.

It is the policy of The Tree Fella® to foster a positive health and safety culture within our company. Our industry is a high risk occupation, and we believe that high standards of health and safety at all levels will provide the safest environment for our staff and customers.

We’re grateful that there is a wide array of legislation and industry guidance already in place to protect our staff, and we work hard to ensure that these existing best practices are built into our businesses. We use the guidance set out in ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) to help us to operate a suitable and sufficient Occupational Health and Safety Management system, and we are committed to providing and maintaining safe and healthy work conditions, equipment and safe systems of work

We have a zero-tolerance attitude towards unsafe acts.

Company Health & Safety Objectives

  • To promote acceptable standards of health, safety and welfare
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant statutory provisions
  • To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill-health
  • To create and maintain safe and healthy places of work for all employees and to ensure that the safety and health of persons other than employees are not adversely affected by our work activity
  • To ensure that staff at all levels are provided with adequate information, instruction, training and supervision
  • To ensure all employees are competent to undertake their tasks
  • To develop safety awareness and responsible attitudes at all levels
  • To promote a joint consultation approach on health and safety matters
  • To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
  • To ensure safe handling and use of substances
  • To ensure sufficient funds are available to implement this statement
  • To review and revise this policy, organisation and arrangements manual as necessary and at regular intervals not exceeding 12 months

Responsibility

Simon recognises that it is his responsibility to ensure that all staff are aware of the contents of this statement and those safe systems of work are provided and maintained on all work sites. Suitable and sufficient financial and physical resources shall be made available to ensure and maintain the health, safety and welfare of themselves, employees and others who may be affected by their undertakings.

Simon shall manage The Tree Fella® in line with current legislation, guidance and accepted best practice and shall ensure that all foreseeable hazards are identified, arising risk is evaluated and suitable and sufficient controls are put in place to ensure and maintain a healthy and safe working environment.

Simon undertakes to provide suitable and sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision as is deemed necessary by the regulatory and enforcing authorities to enable the implementation of this policy.

Simon actively seeks the involvement and cooperation of all stakeholders in making The Tree Fella® a safe place to work and employees are encouraged to elect and appoint a Safety Representative in order to show that there shall be no adverse treatment of any person reporting concerns over any aspect of working conditions.

This policy shall be maintained as the business changes in size and nature and following any other significant change. Analysis of accidents, incidents, near-miss occurrences and trends shall enable the safety management system to be continuously improved. Simon shall take responsibility for the monitoring of the success and progress of the safety management system and may in time appoint a competent advisor to provide advice and investigation when required.

Organisation & Arrangements

Our full Health & Safety Organisation & Arrangements document is available for viewing if requested by email.

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