Draft Health & Safety Policy
1. This is the statement of general policy and arrangements for .... Farmers Market
2. Overall health and safety is the responsibility of the Management Committee
3. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to the Secretary
4. STATEMENT OF GENERAL POLICY:
(a ) To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health and provide adequate control of health and safety risks arising from work activities.
Risk assessments will be completed annually and actions arising out of those assessments will be implemented.
(b )To provide adequate training to ensure employees are competent to do their work.Staff and subcontractors given necessary health and safety induction and provided with appropriate training (including working at height, asbestos awareness and electrical safety) and personal
Staff and subcontractors will be given necessary health and safety induction and provided with appropriate training (including working at height, asbestos awareness and electrical safety) and personal protective equipment.
(c )To engage and consult with employees on day-to-day health and safety conditions and provide advice and supervision on occupational health.
Staff will be routinely consulted on health and safety matters as they arise but also formally consulted at regular health and safety performance review meetings or sooner if required.
(d )To implement emergency procedures - evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident.
Escape routes well signed and kept clear at all times. Evacuation plans are tested from time to time and updated as necessary.
(e ) To maintain safe and healthy working conditions, provide and maintain plant, equipment and machinery, and ensure safe storage/use of substances.
Toilets, washing facilities and drinking water are provided.
A system is in place for routine inspections and testing of equipment and machinery and for ensuring that action is promptly taken to address any defects.
(f ) First-aid box and accident book are available and used
Accidents and ill health at work are reported by the Market Manager