Health and Safety Policy
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 makes employers responsible for the health and safety of their staff and contracted staff.
Statement of Policy
Sign2Learn will provide adequate control of health and safety risks arising from work activities, provide information and instruction to staff and maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Contractors also have the responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act to:
- Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others around them
- Report all health and safety concerns to Sign2Learn for investigation
- Be aware of the fire procedures, relevant exits and extinguishers when on any work site
- Be aware of Sign2Learn's Lone Working Policy when working alone
- It is not possible to detail every single health and safety issue that may arise on a day-to-day basis; therefore it is vital that staff and management are aware of their personal and collective responsibilities.
- When working with client groups of 30 or more, there will be 2 co-workers assigned to the job, unless agreed otherwise
Being a supportive co-worker
The following is guidance on how to effectively support a co-worker during a booking.
- Seek information about the booking
- Discuss preferred strategies of working
- Plan and organise how you will work together
- Share any relevant knowledge
- Communicate and co-operate with each another
- Maintain good time keeping
- Give support
- Be attentive to others changing needs