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Health, Safety & Environmental

Interfix have always recognised the importance of health, safety and welfare in carrying out our works and projects, and ensure the active participation of every member of our team to achieve and maintain the highest practical standard of accident prevention.

We demand and implement the highest standards from both our directly employed labour force and our subcontractors when used.

All of our managers have obtained the CITB SMSTS as a minimum and our site supervisors have all received the CITB SSSTS. We are 100% compliant with regards a CSCS accrediated labour force and all operatives receive regular training and toolbox talks specific to their roles.

 

In 2009 we obtained both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and this is something we have successfuly retained each year.

 

We have an outstanding Health & Safety record which is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure the highest standards are achieved and maintained at all times. We wholeheartedly recognise this as being the core as to how we succeed as a company.

Our long standing existence with our works at the airport demonstrate this. Constantly working within an environment where an employees Health and Safety is the single most important factor to a demanding client has assisted in developing us in to who we are today.

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

 

Interfix Services Ltd recognises its responsibilities s under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure that its operations are executed at all times in such a way as to ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all persons likely to be affected, including employees, sub-contractors, visitors to site and members of the public.

 

The company considers Health and Safety to be at the core of all our business activity and we recognise that without achieving excellence in Health and Safety performance we cannot hope to achieve our commercial goals.

 

The Company is committed to continual improvement of the Health and Safety management system and to meeting current Health and Safety legislation and any subsequent changes.

 

We are targeted with; - Achieving an AFR of less than 0.1 each year

 

- Training investment to remain above £500 per person, per year

 

In line with these responsibilities, the Company aims to provide, as far as is reasonably practicable:-

 

a) A safe and healthy working environment for all its employees, the carrying out of risk analyses and the identification of hazards;

 

b) Systems of work which are safe and without risks to health;

 

c) General training in health and safety so that all employees are made aware of any potential hazards in relation to their work, and the latest procedures for overcoming them;

 

d) Specific training in safe working procedures, the operation of plant and machinery and accident prevention, along with the provision of regular refresher courses, with reference to training already carried out. A system for conducting a regular review of the training needs of the workforce will be ongoing;

 

e) Basic training in health and safety to new employees and young workers, and to ensure that whenever new plant or variations in systems of work are introduced, then the appropriate safety training is given;

 

f) Personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to the job in hand;

 

g) Guidance on what to do in the event of an emergency;

 

h) On-site welfare and first-aid provision which complies fully with the statutory requirements together with a system for maintaining the equipment;

 

i) Adequate fire fighting equipment will be provided;

 

j) A means of contact with the relevant health and safety bodies so that up-to-date information on legislation, codes of practice and other technical guidance is available within the Company, and is circulated promptly to all concerned.

 

The Board of Directors have appointed a Director with the responsibility for Health & Safety. They will ensure that this policy is reviewed at least annually and more frequently if necessary. Those reviews will take account of new legislation, changes in type of work undertaken, changes in work equipment and working practices, and the latest developments in training and accident prevention techniques.

 

The Health & Safety Director will ensure that all employees have received this Health and Safety Policy, and that above all, the provisions are understood and carefully observed at all times.

 

The Health and Safety Policy is available to all interested parties including members of the public.

 

Employees of Interfix Services are regularly consulted on matters affecting their Health and Safety at Work, and are encouraged to take an active role in promoting Health and Safety within the Company.

 

Safety representatives from site and head office hold monthly Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Committee Meetings to address all SHEQ related issues. Constructive suggestions will always be welcomed as an important contribution towards achieving this objective.

 

All SHEQ related matters are reviewed and updated following mandatory SHEQ meetings with employees. Health and safety is the first item discussed at each staff meeting

 

It is a condition of service that every employee co-operates fully in complying with, and helping to implement this policy. Any failure to do so will be regarded as a serious disciplinary matter.

 

The Directors will sanction funds to be made available to meet the requirements of this Policy.

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The responsibility of Management will be to:

a) provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions as required by existing and new legislation;

b) implement a system of planned safety training for all employees where appropriate;

c) establish good and lasting examples of safe operating procedures;

d) provide all necessary safety devices and personal protective equipment / clothing;

e) establish an effective programme of maintenance for the items mentioned in d) above;

f) develop, implement and continue regular plant safety audits;

g) implement an effective information system on all aspects of health and safety at work;

h) establish a procedure for reporting all accidents and carrying out the necessary investigations.

 

The responsibility of employees will be to:

a) work safely at all times and adhere to safe operating procedures where established;

b) co-operate with the Company in meeting statutory requirements;

c) liase with Management on all aspects of health at work;

d) wear protective equipment when provided, and utilise all safety devises fitted to plant in order to minimise risks of injury;

e) report all accidents - those involving injury to persons, damage to plant, and near misses - to Management as soon as possible so that effective preventative may be taken.

 

It is company policy to review this statement on an annual basis. Any changes to the statement will be brought to the attention of all staff.

The last review of the policy took place in June 2014.

 

Environmental Policy

 

Interfix Services Ltd recognises that its activities and operations have an impact on the environment and is committed to conserving natural resources, operating in a manner sensitive to the environment and complying with all relevant legislation. In particular:

 

Interfix Services Ltd is committed to:

 

  • Minimising waste products from all processes;
  • Maximising the efficient use of energy and water;
  • Reducing the impact of travel/transport;
  • Accessing the most technically accurate advice that promotes current best environmental practice;
  • Preventing pollution wherever possible;
  • Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, applicable consents and codes of practice to which the company subscribes;
  • Continual improvement in environmental performance.

 

Interfix Services Ltd will achieve these commitments by:

 

  • Working towards establishing an environmental management system to the requirements of the International Standard ISO 1400:2004;
  • Setting and reviewing progress towards environmental objectives and targets and management programmes to ensure continual improvement;
  • Providing environmental training for all employees to understand the company’s environmental policies, objectives and programmes and their role within them;
  • Including environmental considerations in our Procurement Procedure;
  • Ensuring the company understands and complies with the requirements of all environmental legislation, guidelines and codes of practice applicable to the organisation;
  • Working with suppliers and contractors to encourage the adoption of environmentally responsible practices.
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Responsibility for Interfix Services Ltd’s environmental policy lies with the Managing Director.

 

 

 

Monitoring of the Environmental Policy is the responsibility of the Directors who share their responsibilities with the other management at regular intervals and recommend changes where necessary.

 

The Environmental Policy is the direct concern of all employees within the Company and all employees are accountable to the Directors for its implementation. Our Management liaise throughout the Company to ensure that adequate training programmers are available, and to ensure that all employees are familiar with current legislation, procedures and policies.