If you employ over five (5) people the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires Companies to have a written Health and Safety Policy which must include:
MD Safety Management develops bespoke Health and Safety Policies for Clients.
We also offer a service to review existing Policies to ensure they reflect the operations of Client Companies within the complexities of the Health and Safety legal framework.
The customised Policy will:
If you employ Contractors as part of your operations of if you employ Contractors to work on your premises, for example, then you will need to satisfy yourself that they are competent.
Your Clients are interested in ensuring that their supply chain is competent and the same will be true for your Company.
MD Safety Management identifies Contractors that you use and then develops a specific Policy to reflect your requirements. The purpose of this Contractor Control Policy is to demonstrate care in selecting Contractors to undertake work on your behalf.
This is backed up by a specific Questionnaire and an Assessment Form so that you demonstrate due diligence in obtaining suitable and relevant information from.
This can then lead to the development of an Approved/Supplier Contractor List.
MD Safety Management produces bespoke Environment and Sustainability Policies to allow Companies to demonstrate their commitment to, and arrangements for, protecting the environment.
We undertake this work so that Companies can incorporate their current procedures and approach towards issues such as:
Developed to ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010 MD Safety Management produces bespoke Equality Policies to demonstrate that all Employees are treated equitably regardless of:
MD Safety Management produces bespoke Vehicle Safety Policies so that Companies can formally identify the diverse arrangements for the provision and use of vehicles associated with their operations.
Pressure for such implementation comes from major Clients, the Insurance Industry, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and also the lobbying activities of organisations such as Brake! and RoSPA.
A typical Policy covers:
MD Safety Management's approach to Risk Management has resulted in the adoption of Business Continuity Planning (BCP).
This is necessary to mitigate the effects of specific disaster and failure events (e.g. fire, flood, communications loss, transport disruption, employee unavilability, utility failure, etc.
Companies have to ensure that there is a clear management framework established and controlled around issues that will affect Business Continuity and MD Safety Management can establish a framework policy from which a strategy can be developed.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) can be defined as the:
"creation and validation of a practiced logistical plan for how an organisation will recover and restore partially or completely interrupted critical (urgent) functions within a predetermined time after a disaster or extended disruption"
MD Safety Managament develops specific Policies to suit Client business requirements.
Tailored to reflect operations and to demonstrate the requirements of Clients we undertake a range of Policies including, but not limited to: