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Health & Safety General Policy Statement

1. The Objective:

The objective of Transport Training Academy’s Health and Safety Policy, as a fundamental part of its Health and Safety Management Control System is to prevent, insofar as it is reasonably practicable during the course of the work, duties or training being undertaken, any accidental occurrence which may directly or indirectly result in:

a) Injury or occupational ill-health to any person.
b) Damage to, or loss of any plant, equipment, property, materials or products.
c) Delays in any processes or operation.
d) Events which may otherwise be detrimental to efficiency and/or prestige.
e) Adverse impact upon the environment.

2. Scope:

This Policy is applicable to all of Transport Training Academy’s operations. This Policy will also apply to all persons having responsibilities which relate to and necessitate their presence and the execution of their duties within the areas of Company works/premises. These persons include the employees, associates, customers, training candidates and self- employed persons.

3. Responsibility:

The application and promotion of the Policy is the responsibility of the Director. Whilst duties and tasks may be delegated, the overall responsibility remains that of the Director to ensure that the Company complies with all relevant statutory health and safety legislation (Acts and Regulations), common law and Approved Codes of Practice.

4. Personnel Obligations:

All Company employees and training candidates, regardless of their status, are expected to abide by the principles of this Policy as and where applicable. We also expect the co-operation of all those mentioned within the Scope section of this Policy to work in such a way that accidents to themselves and others will be prevented.

5. Participation:

Individuals can make vital contributions to the development and implementation of policies. There will be opportunities for participation in this process via the involvement of employee representatives.

6. Application:

The following principles shall be applied to all operations undertaken by the Company and shall be the basis of any specific instructions, methods or systems which may be necessary in order to achieve the Policy objective. To ensure that this Policy can be successfully implemented, the Company will provide such funds/resources as may be necessary.

7. Precautionary Measures:

Suitable and adequate measures shall be taken to safeguard any person, equipment, property, material or product likely to be exposed to any known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the processes, tasks or operations being undertaken. The Company will take into account at tendering stage, those factors which help to eliminate injury, damage and waste.

8. Information, Training and Instruction:

Information from risk assessments, performance monitoring activities, the employee consultation process and advice from external advisers, will be used to identify the health and safety training needs of employees. An effective system for the communication of health, safety and welfare information will be maintained so that employees and training candidates are made aware of the known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the work or duties assigned to them. Where necessary employees will also be suitably trained or instructed to enable them to carry out their tasks in a healthy, safe and efficient manner.

Training will be arranged / carried out by the Director who will liaise with Senior Managers with regard to safety matters where appropriate. Employees and training candidates will be instructed on how to use plant/equipment safely, directly by the manufacturer/supplier, or by the Company’s Managers who themselves would have been instructed on how to use the plant/equipment properly and safely. To ensure all the Company’s employees are kept up-to-date with safety matters the Company has maintain a library of safety information, Codes of Practices and Health and Safety Legislation etc. This library will be maintained with up-to-date information and changes in Law etc. The requirements of any Statutory Legislation or Code of Practice applicable to the processes or operations being undertaken and/or the premises which they are undertaken shall be observed.

9. Planning and Control:

All activities shall be conducted in a responsible manner and so planned and controlled that the possibility of unplanned events occurring is reduced to the practicable minimum. It is recognised that accident prevention is a joint responsibility of all Company staff involved and that to understand their joint responsibilities, joint consultation will be necessary.

10. Health, Safety and Welfare:

Adequate provision shall be made for the Welfare needs of employees whilst carrying out their tasks and duties and any hazard to health associated with the work shall be the subject of strict precautionary measures.

11. Measuring, Monitoring, Reviewing and Auditing:

All Company activities and the use of related equipment and materials etc., which affect the safety of that place of work, shall be inspected in accordance with legal requirements, reports will be made and distributed to those concerned as necessary. Safety Inspections and other activities to measure, monitor and review health and safety performance, and conduct audit the effectiveness of the Health and Safety Management Control System, will be carried out by competent personnel.

This Policy shall be reviewed and kept up-to-date by the Director to take into account changes in legislation, reflect changes in the nature and range of activities carried out by the Company and take advantage of operational experience as often as may be necessary.

For and on behalf of Transport Training Academy

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David Coupe
Company Secretary
Dated: 4th August 2016

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