Health & Safety Policy
Radcliffe Housing Society has responsibilities as an employer to provide a safe and healthy work place and environment for its employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
It covers the following;
- The health, safety and welfare of all employees
- Plant, machinery and systems of work; are maintained and safe
- Premises; must be safe to use and hazardous processes eliminated or controlled
- Training; to be provided where applicable
- The health and safety of others; people not employed by RHS but who may be affected by our undertakings, for example visitors or contractors
The Association will take all reasonable steps to meet this responsibility by identifying and assessing risk and providing a safe and healthy workplace. Responsibility for health & safety applies at different levels throughout the organisation. Managers have responsibility for the areas that fall within their remit while all employees have a duty to follow procedures and to take reasonable care of themselves and anyone else who may be affected by their work.
There are specific duties that apply to:
- Compliance; this incorporates gas safety, fire safety, water treatment and hazardous substances;
- First aid
- Accident / incident reporting and recording
- Notifiable disease reporting (RIDDOR)
This is a brief summary leaflet setting out Radcliffe’s general responsibilities. A full copy of the policy approved by the Board in February 2017 can be viewed at the head office or a staffed scheme; alternatively copies are available on request.