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Health & Safety Policy

Our Health & Safety Policy documents and associated literature may be downloaded from our secure area by clicking here or the PDF link below. If you require a username and password for the documents please call Woodfellas on 0121 4456540.

Download our Health & Safety Policy in Acrobat PDF format from our secure area. You will need your username and password for access.


Health and Safety Executive Links

Timber Sourcing
Woodfellas timber is sourced and provided by Travis Perkins. The following documents and links outline their health, safety and environmental policies:

Miscellaneous
Listed below are documents and links to complement our overall policies and adherence to health and safety:


St John Ambulance
Emergency first aid at work

Please click here to view our first aid certificate.


Richard Slammon
Woodfellas officer and expert on health and safety

Richard takes a keen interest in Health and Safety and is usually the first person to assess construction sites where Woodfellas are based. Richard has 25 years experience in carpentry and his chosen speciality is shuttering and formwork, especially columns, radial beam work and concrete stairs. Working with formwork can be very hazardous and it is essential that health and safety policies and practices are strictly adhered to. Richard takes no prisoners and is always upfront with his assessments, he sees "peoples health and safety as paramount", the reason why Woodfellas has an excellent safety record.


Veritas Consulting
Health and Safety Consultants, Asbestos Surveyors and CDM Coordinators to Woodfellas

Veritas Consulting are our professional and specialist advisors on any health and safety issues arising on or around sites. They have over 30 years experience in the health and safety industry, many of which within the construction, office, and warehosuing property sectors.

www.veritas-consulting.co.uk
Telephone: 0121 249 1281


GENERAL STATEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
Woodfellas is a professional and safety conscious organisation which values the effective management of health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of a project. The clear objective is to minimise harm to persons and property by adopting a proactive approach to effective risk and safety management. All work will be carried out in accordance with best practice, to the relevant statutory provisions with all reasonably practicable measures being taken to avoid risk to employees or others that may be affected.

Management and supervisory staff have the responsibility for implementing the policy throughout the company and must ensure that health and safety considerations are always given priority in planning and day-to-day supervision of all work.

Woodfellas will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of Statutory Legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance as issued by the Health and Safety Executive.

All employees and sub-contractors are expected to co-operate and assist in the implementation of this policy, whilst ensuring that their own works, so far as is reasonably practicable, are carried out without risk to themselves, others or the environment. This includes co-operating with management on any health, safety or environment related matter.

Woodfellas will take all practical steps to ensure that potential hazards and risks are identified and that suitable and effective preventative and control measures are implemented. The correct safety equipment and personnel protective equipment will be provided to all employees. Furthermore the necessary financial resources will be made available by the company in order for Woodfellas to comply with its statutory duties and
requirements of this policy.

All employees will be provided with the necessary instruction and training in safe methods of work, and the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of tools and equipment.

The Managing Director, has overall responsibility for all Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental matters. The operation of this policy and the associated procedures will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they remain current and applicable to the company's activities.

OVERVIEW OF DOCUMENT CONTENTS

Section 1
General Statement of Health & Safety Policy

Section 2
Organisation & Responsibilities

  • Organisation
  • Implementation of the Policy
  • Responsibilities
  • Managing Director
  • Directors
  • Contracts Manager
  • Office Staff
  • Designer
  • Works supervisor
  • Employees (including labour only contractors)
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Health and Safety Consultants
  • Safety Committee and Employee Consultation
  • Communication of Health and Safety Information

Section 3
General Arrangements & Requirements

  • Tendering and Planning
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Training
  • Notifications
  • Protection of the Public
  • Documentation
  • Monitoring Policy
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  • Company Offices
  • Site Offices
  • Fire Precautions
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Accident Reporting
  • Accident Reporting Procedures
  • Welfare & First Aid
  • Communal Areas
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety Signs
  • Young Persons
  • Work Equipment
  • Management of Health and safety at Work
  • Control of Noise
  • Health Hazards
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Hazard Warning symbols
  • Asbestos
  • Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Safety Helmets
  • Manual Handling and Lifting
  • Construction Design and Management
  • Electrical Risks
  • Control of Vibration at Work
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Step Ladders
  • Ladders
  • Lone Working
  • Violence and Harassment
  • Health Surveillance

Section 4
Safety Procedures

  • Site Tidiness
  • DemolitionScaffolding
  • Step-Ladders, Trestles & Staging
  • Ladders
  • Lifting Operations
  • Lifting Gear
  • Roof Work
  • Electrical Power Tools
  • Electricity
  • Compressed Air Power Tools
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Entry into Confined Spaces
  • Highly Flammable Liquids (HFL's)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • General Welding & Cutting Operations
  • Electric Arc Welding
  • Gas Welding
  • Mobile Access Equipment
  • Cartridge Operated Fixing Tools

Section 5
Method Statement Requirements and Pro forma

Section 6
Permit to Work Procedures & Pro forma

Section 7
Risk Assessment Policy

Section 8
An Overview of the CDM Regulations

Section 9
Contractors (Health, Safety & Welfare) Start-up Procedures

Section 10
Health and Safety Induction Record/Checklist

Appendix A
Miscellaneous Forms

    CDM Inspection Report
    COSHH Risk Assessment Pro Forma
    DSE Assessment Form
    PPE Issue Record
    Employee Safety Training Record
    Manual Handling Operations Risk Assessment Checklist
    Health Surveillance Record
    Accident Report Form
    Equipment Inspection Register
    Portable Appliance Test Register

Appendix B
Glossary of Safety Terms
Key Health and Safety Acts and Regulations


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Environmental Policy Statement

OBJECTIVES
Woodfellas managers recognise the responsibility to ensure, so far as reasonably practical, that the activities of the company do not have a detrimental effect on the environment.

The implementation of the policy will be the responsibility of the senior management and we expect the co-operation of our employees to assist us to meet our obligations.

Our aim is to promote and maintain a high level of environmental performance with our operations which generally have a low impact on the environment. We have a Health and Safety system which is active throughout the company’s activities and we ensure that the environment is not adversely affected by what we do whilst at work.

ACTION
To meet our stated objectives we will endeavour to meet the requirements of any relevant regulations and codes of practice.

The permitted, unauthorised or accidental release of any contaminate will be monitored and controlled to the best of our ability.

The requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 will be observed throughout the company’s activities. We have various COSHH assessments for typical products that we use on site and these can be found in the COSHH file on the company Database.

The requirements of The Controlled Waste (Regulation of Carriers & Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 and The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 and the Site Waste Management Regulations will be complied with.

Where an outside Waste Disposal Contractor is used, we will ensure that they are registered with the appropriate Authority and that the correct documentation procedure is followed.

To help achieve compliance, each contract will implement an Environmental Management Plan.


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