Health and Safety
Health Safety & Environment policies
The management of Diverse Engineering and/or its affiliated entities (the Company) is committed to meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and to provide a safe and healthy working environment that minimizes the risk to the safety and health for everyone using the premises as a place of work, or visiting on business. We make every effort to address both the environmental and health impact of our operations by reducing waste and emissions and to sustain an incident and injury free, safe working environment.
The Company will:
- Monitor and continuously improve its health and safety performance.
- Communicate with its workers, contractors and customers on health and safety matters.
- Ensure health and safety is an agenda item at team meeting/s and any governance meetings.
- Assign a staff member to co-ordinate health and safety requirements for Diverse Engineering.
- Operate in a manner that minimises health and safety risks /hazards.
- As a minimum, meet all relevant legislation, standards, and codes of practice for the management of health and safety.
- Identify, assess, and control workplace risks.
- Assign a risk level to all risks in the workplace.
- Accurately report, record, and learn from all incidents and/or near misses.
- Regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of its health and safety management system.
- Consult, support and encourage participation from its workers on issues that have the potential to affect their health and safety.
- Provide information and advice on the safe and responsible use of equipment, products, and services.
- Promote employees’ understanding of their health and safety responsibilities relevant to their roles.
- Suspend activities if safety would be compromised.
- Take all practicable steps to ensure that contractors work in line with this policy.
- As practicable, advise workers to be responsible for ensuring their own and other’s safety by adhering to safe work practices, making appropriate use of plant and equipment, and promptly reporting incidents, near misses and hazards.
- Meet its obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (as amended by the Amendment Act 2002) (the HSE Act), the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995, codes of practice and any relevant standards or guidelines.
Every employee is expected to share in the commitment to health and safety.
- Every manager, supervisor or foreperson is accountable to the employer for the health and safety of employees working under their direction.
- Each employee is expected to help maintain a safe and healthy workplace through:
– Following all safe work procedures, rules and instructions.
– Properly using all safety equipment and clothing provided.
– Reporting early any pain or discomfort.
– Taking an active role in the company’s treatment and rehabilitation plan, for their ‘early and durable return to work’.
– Reporting all incidents, injuries and hazards to the appropriate person.
Training and Education
Diverse Engineering will ensure that staff are trained/ updated in their responsibilities related to health and safety. Those staff who handle hazardous substances receive information, training and the instruction they need, to work safely with such substances.
Hazardous Substances Regulations 2017 covered under the Health and Safety at Work Act bring together the requirements for workplaces that work with hazardous substances into a single place. These new regulations sit under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Diverse Engineering will meet the requirements of the Hazardous Substances Regulations 2017 and the requirements for handling, storing and transporting hazardous substances apply to hazardous waste as from June 2019.
Diverse Engineering will:
- Develop and maintain an inventory of hazardous substances.
- Identify and manage the risks caused by hazardous substances in the workplace.
- Have a safety data sheet for those hazardous substances on the inventory.
- Maintain and control risk associated with the hazardous substances, put in place a risk register and display signage.
- Ensure staff are educated in relation to hazardous substances kept on site.