Safety Policy

At High Power we are committed to achieving high standards of health, safety and environmental practice.
2. The Management Board expects staff, and other employees who work at the High Power to share this commitment by complying with High Power policies and procedures, and to understand that they too have legal and moral obligations to themselves and to one another.
3. We intend to ensure the health and safety of all persons who may be affected by our activities by:

a. Consulting with and involving our staff in matters relating to their own health and safety.

b. Providing, managing and maintaining our workplaces,  grounds, and properties so that they are, as far as reasonably practicable, safe and that risks to health are controlled.

c. Providing adequate and appropriate facilities and arrangements for welfare at work.

d. Providing, managing and maintaining plant and equipment so that it is, so far as reasonably practicable, safe and that risks to health are controlled.

e. Identifying hazards and conducting formal risk assessments when appropriate in order to minimise the risk for all activities undertaken by the High Power.

f. Ensuring that control measures and emergency procedures are: in place; effective; properly used; monitored and maintained.

g. Implementing systems of work that are safe and where risks to health are controlled.

h. Providing the information, instruction, training and supervision at all levels necessary to ensure that staff are competent to supervise or undertake their work activities and are aware of any related hazards and the measures to be taken to protect against them, and giving adequate information on relevant hazards to any persons whose health and safety might be affected by them.

i. Keeping up to date with best practice in relation to health and safety and complying with all relevant legislation and authoritative guidance.

4. Where there are no existing High Power policies or guidance, we expect our staff, to implement the highest relevant standards and to comply with relevant legislation.  Where no standards or legislation exist, we will work with our staff, to develop systems which comply with best practice and eliminate or minimise the risks so far as reasonably practicable.

5. We will promote a positive health and safety culture in the High Power and educate our staff in health and safety. Wherever possible, information on health and safety legislation and standards applicable to a particular course will be included.  In areas of work or research which are highly regulated, staff will be expected to attend certain courses as a mandatory requirement.

6. We undertake to continually review and develop our safety management systems, with the overarching aim of conducting our activities in a manner which does not affect the health and safety of any staff, customers or members of the public, or adversely affect the environment. 

Commitment

I and the other members of the Management Board are committed to this Policy and to the implementation and maintenance of the highest standards of health, safety and welfare across the High Power.  We expect every member of the High Power to share this commitment and to work together to achieve it.

 

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