HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

Mervyn  Lambert  Plant  (MLP)  aims to  achieve  the  highest  standards  of  Health,  Safety,  Environment  and Quality (HSEQ); the company’s certification to ISO9001 and National Highways Sector Schemes 12A/B/C/D, OHSAS 18001 and ISO14001 provides evidence of this commitment.
MLP Management are responsible for delivering the ethos of this policy; in doing so we have  identified  the health and safety of its employees, contractors and visitors, maintaining  the satisfaction of its customers, and protect the environment  as essential requirements, we shall ensure the entire organisation is oriented towards achieving these goals openly and transparently.
HSEQ management and risk assessment fundamentals are integrated in all business processes.
MLP is committed to training all its employees in the appropriate use of its  HSEQ  management systems. Management are supported through updating of professional and managerial skills, emphasising employee evaluation and motivation.
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of everyone who works for us and uses our products or services.  All  injuries  and  work-related  illnesses  can  and  must  be  prevented. Working safely is a condition of employment at all times.
Quality  in everything we do  is our main competitive advantage; and we recognise the need to satisfy the requirements and expectations of our customers.
We are committed to developing a long-term sustainable business, by improving and investing in all areas of the business; this is achieved by identifying and reviewing objectives, risks and opportunities annually.
Preventing pollution and minimising the environmental impact of our operations  is a fundamental requirement of our activities at all times, and where appropriate we shall make the most efficient use of natural resources and energy provisions.
MLP  recognises the  importance  of  implementing  this  policy  throughout  its  HSEQ  management systems, covering  the  entire  supply  chain  from  suppliers  to  customers  and  the  proper  and  efficient  use  of  its products/services in accordance with their agreed specifications. MLP commits to comply with all applicable legal requirements to which it subscribes.
MLP  communicates  this  policy  throughout  its  organisation,  trains  its  employees
in the  appropriate use of its HSEQ  management systems and engages them in the regular setting, measuring and revision of objectives.
MLP  undertakes  to  keep  this  policy  updated,  to  implement  and  maintain  its  management  system,  and continuously improve its HSEQ performance.
Mervyn Lambert

Managing Director
13th February 2017

Organisation

The organisation for Health and Safety in Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd is illustrated by organograms maintained on the company intranet. The operating board’s champion for health and safety is the Health and Safety Advisor and reports to the Directors.

Arrangements

The arrangements for health and safety are set out in a detailed and documented management system, which is modelled on HS (G) 65.

Scope of Activities

Plant Hire and Traffic Management

Responsibilities

Managing Director
  • Ensure that there is an effective policy for health and safety for Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd’s activities, and take a direct interest in all Health and Safety matters.
  • Adhere to the strategic targets and objectives set by Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a positive and progressive Health and Safety culture by setting strong leadership examples to direct reports, staff and everyone else in the business.
  • Provide support to all persons carrying out their responsibilities under this policy.
  • Ensure adequate resource and budget is available to meet health and safety requirements.
  • Ensure that responsibilities are properly assigned, entered into job descriptions and accepted at all levels.
  • Act as the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Director responsible for health and safety at senior level within the organisation.
  • To regularly review H&S performance and action plans
General Manager
  • Support the Managing Director in implementing an effective policy for health and safety within Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd’s activities, and take a direct interest in health and safety matters, including the management of accident reporting and investigation
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive, progressive and supportive Health and Safety culture within the business by setting a strong leadership example to direct reports, staff and everyone with responsibilities under this policy
  • To regularly review H&S performance and action plans
Health and Safety Advisor
  • Develop the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd safety management system, maintaining up-to-date Codes of Practice, Procedures and/or Guidelines, and disseminate these throughout the organisation.
  • Fully support the MD by championing the creation and maintenance of a positive and progressive Health and Safety culture by setting strong leadership examples to everyone in the business.
  • Lead a competent advisory service to monitor and co-ordinate all health and safety issues.
  • Ensure that all health and safety policies and procedures are in compliance with statutory and other requirements.
  • Ensure that all accidents, conditions, incidents and dangerous occurrences are investigated and reported accordingly. This will include reviewing proposed changes to procedures to prevent recurrence, maintaining accident statistics and identifying trends.
  • Champion new safety related initiatives to the Senior Management Team
  • Liaise with Enforcement Authorities, client representatives and third parties as necessary.
  • Monitor measure and audit implementation of the safety management system.
  • Provide information, supervision, communication and training within the organisation
  • Write policies, procedures or other articles in accordance with statutory or legal requirement.
  • Ensure that all-statutory assessments (Risk, COSHH, Manual Handling, DSE, Noise etc.) are conducted and recorded.
  • Ensure that all staff receive health and safety induction training, additional and/or specific health and safety training where applicable and records are maintained.
Managers
  • Implement and enforce the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Health and Safety Policy and Procedures in the areas for which they are responsible.
  • Champion and implement a positive, progressive and supportive Health and Safety culture by setting strong leadership examples to direct reports, staff and everyone else within the business.
  • Take the lead to ensure that all subordinates are instructed in their duties relating to health and safety and that they comply with these duties.
  • Stimulate interest and enthusiasm in health and safety matters by taking a proactive role, and ensure that all Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd people receive essential information and training relating to health and safety at work.
  • Be responsible for managing problems relating to health, safety and welfare matters, which are brought to their attention by subordinates and/or staff. Where these issues cannot be resolved within the resources available will escalate them to the Health and Safety Advisor.
  • Incentivise staff in ensuring that remedial action is taken to eliminate or reduce any significant risk or hazard identified from risk assessments.
  • Ensure that the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Health & Safety policy is put into operation.
  • Undergo relevant training as advised by the Health and Safety Advisor.
  • Call upon the services of the Health and Safety Advisor as and when necessary.
Employees
  • Should enact their legal duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others that may be affected by their acts, or their failure to act.
  • Are required to co-operate with the company on matters of health & safety.
  • Have a legal duty not to interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
  • Work in accordance with any training or instruction given.
  • Report all accidents and near misses within 24 hours
  • Follow any safety arrangements and rules established for their protection.
  • Make use of any safety or protective equipment or devices supplied.
  • Report deficiencies and dangers to their manager, supervisor or representative. Full and detailed identification of responsibilities throughout the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd organisation is shown in the Policy.
  • Are required to support the companies Health and Safety culture.

Training

The training requirements of all individuals to carry out their work safely are assessed and provided in accordance with the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Training Policy. Minimum standards of safety management training are defined in the training matrix.

Monitoring and recording of all internal and external Health and Safety training provided will be undertaken by the Health and Safety Advisor.

Discipline

Breaches of health and safety rules will be handled through the Company disciplinary procedure in the same manner as any other breach of company rules.

Resources

General policy and procedures for H&S matters will be the responsibility of the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Health and Safety Advisor. Provision of adequate resources for the execution of these will be the responsibility of the Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Directors.

Communication

Management at all levels are responsible for putting in place arrangements for the distribution of safety related material, for consultation with and for the provision of feedback from their teams relating to procedures, work practices, equipment, emergency situations, changes and incidents.

Performance Measurement

The Health and Safety Advisor will be responsible for completing Health and Safety audits, based on agreed Health and Safety standards. Reports identifying areas of non compliance and weakness will be completed by the Health and Safety Advisor and then copied to the Directors.
The Health and Safety Advisor will hold accident report details and statistics.
The Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Health and Safety Advisor will discuss accidents and incidents reports that have occurred in the workplace as reported. Feedback and actions from these discussions will be recorded and discussed with the Directors.

Management of Contractors

The Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd Contractor Management Policy and Arrangements document provides concise details and guidance relating to the specific requirement to manage contractors in a safe manner.

All contractors will be vetted for H & S compliance and recorded evidence of competency prior to inclusion on Approved Contractors Lists.
Contractors are required to report all accidents, incidents and near misses within 24 hours.

Revision Date Amendment Authorised by Version No.
2 Nov 2010 Initial Issue C.W. FOX – H&S Advisor 1
6 Jun 2011 Annual Review C.W. FOX – H&S Advisor 2
17 Feb 2012 Amendments C.W. FOX – H&S Advisor 3
01 Jul 2012 Amendments C.W. FOX – H&S Advisor 4
25 Oct 2012 Annual Review H&S Advisor 5

 

Health and Safety Policy Statement provided by Mervyn Lambert Plant - Resources