GDP Global (the “Company) recognises and accepts its health and safety responsibilities where ever it is operating globally and specifically under the UK Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 including the responsibility to:
provide and maintain a safe and healthy place of work
provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision
provide and maintain plant and equipment and safe systems of work
ensure safe access to and from the places of work
work to prevent accidents and work related ill health.
Section 2 General health and safety
The overall responsibility for health and safety lies with the Managing Director who has day to day responsibility for managing health and safety.
The Management are committed to achieving the highest standards of health and safety throughout the Company.
The Management are also committed to complying with the requirements of the UK’s Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other Regulations that apply to the Company’s work activities.
The Management team will ensure that assessments of all areas of work activities are carried out regularly, in order to identify hazards and work to prevent instances of injury, disease and dangerous occurrences arising.
The Management are also committed to ensuring that the work done by the Company does not adversely affect the health and safety of any contractors or of members of the public.
The Management are fully committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions and adequate welfare facilities for all employees.
The Company will strive to maintain excellence in health and safety matters and in this respect, employees and others are encouraged to co-operate with the management in all safety matters, to identify hazards and reduce the risk which may exist during work activities and to report any condition which may appear dangerous or unsatisfactory. The Company will at all times consult with the employees on these matters.
The Senior Management will, so far as reasonably practicable, ensure that the Company provides adequate financial resources to meet these objectives.
Copies of this policy are to be available to all Company employees and other interested parties.
Section 3 Company staff duties (including third parties working on behalf of the Company):
All staff active in delivery of the Company’s products and services will have at least basic knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety requirements.
It will be the responsibility of the Managing Director to keep all employees advised as to their responsibilities in respect of health and safety matters.
In order to protect the safety and health of employees and others affected by the Company’s operations, all delivery Company staff will:
Take reasonable steps to familiarise themselves with the hazards and risks associated with working at the Company and with the precautions which need to be taken to eliminate or control those risks.
Establish procedures to deal with any emergencies.
Appoint a suitably trained and competent person to assist them in carrying out their health and safety duties.
Ensure that employees receive sufficient training and information so that they can carry out their duties safely and competently. Ensure adequate funds and facilities are available for this purpose. Before entrusting work tasks to employees, take into account their capabilities as regards health and safety and ensure that suitable Risk Assessments are carried out on any hazardous activity.
Initiate the timing and annual review of the Health and Safety Policy and ensure it is promoted to all employees and others working on behalf of the Company.
Ensure that all employees carry out the health and safety responsibilities allocated to them.
Ensure the safety performance of the Company is monitored and take action to remedy any identified deficiencies.
Ensure that adequate provision is made for welfare facilities and that adequate first aid provisions are made.
Ensure that all necessary PPE is provided to employees, and that instruction is given on its use.
In addition where courses are delivered remotely:
Learners are advised to choose an environment that is safe and where they will not be distracted whilst engaging on the programme and participating online
Learners attending at a third party venue are directed to make themselves aware of the health and safety policy measures associated with their chosen venue
The Pre-Training Survey is completed by all learners prior to commencing the programme. It identifies an individual’s educational and work experience and present training needs. It also identifies special needs relating to health and wellbeing which are then addressed as part of the programme delivery by the GDP trainer
The Diagnostic Assessment is completed by each learner to determine the knowledge of the topics to be presented in a specific course. The specific learner needs are considered and permit the trainers to make adjustments to the course delivery as required.
In addition where courses are delivered in person at a third party venue:
The host venue health and safety policy is adopted and GDP officers inform and share with learners
The GDP Pre-Training Survey completed by all learners prior to commencing the programme is designed to identify an individual’s special needs relating to health and wellbeing which are then addressed as part of the programme delivery
The GDP Diagnostic Assessment carried out at the start of a course provides trainers with further information to identify in real time. Learner needs are further considered and addressed and adjustments as required.
Section 4 Designated Health & Safety person’s duties:
To ensure that all the Company Directors/Partners, Supervisors and Staff are aware of their individual Health and Safety responsibilities
To initiate and/or recommend any changes, developments and amendments to the policy as and when necessary
To inform the Health and Safety Executive of all notifiable accidents. Investigate any accidents or dangerous occurrences and recommend means of preventing re-occurrence
To arrange appropriate training for all employees
To create and maintain a Training Matrix for all staff
To ensure that Risk Assessments (including where appropriate, COSHH, Noise, Manual Handling etc) are carried out as needed
To ensure follow up action as needed
To promote an interest and responsible attitude towards Health and Safety matters throughout the Company.
This policy will be reviewed annually or when there is a change in circumstances, in work practices or the introduction of new legislation.
Section 5 Policy review
This policy is reviewed regularly and revisions are made in response to changes in legislation, changes in our practices, actions from our regulatory or external agencies, and / or in response to customer and stakeholder feedback.
Section 6 GDP contact and feedback
If you have any feedback or queries regarding this policy, please contact GDP’s Internal Quality Assessor by email at email@example.com.
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