Health and Safety Policy Statement
Health and safety is integral to our business and is the responsibility of employees at all levels. As an organisation we strive to provide high quality services for the people of Leicester through a committed and motivated workforce. As Chief Operations Officer, I recognise that effective health and safety management is essential to make this happen. Leicester City Council is committed to following the principles:
Developing a culture that is not risk adverse, but understands that risks must be effectively managed
Ensuring that employees, members of the public and service users are properly protected.
Empowering staff to sensibly manage health and safety risks within their working environment
Ensuring that those who create risks manage them responsibly and understand that failure to manage risk responsibly is likely to lead to robust action.
Educating individuals to understand that as well as the right to protection, they also have to exercise personal responsibility.
We are committed to improving health and wellbeing in Leicester. We aspire to achieve an environment where everyone can fulfil their potential free from work related ill health or injury. This includes our employees, service users, pupils, partners and any others who may be affected by our work activities.
As Chief Operations Officer I am committed to taking all reasonable steps to prevent injury and ill health by:
Providing safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and procedures.
Ensuring that there is an effective management structure is in place to adequately control the health and safety risks arising from our activities.
Ensuring that employees are competent to do their work by providing them with adequate information, instruction, training and supervision.
Consulting with employee safety representatives on matters affecting our employees’ health, safety and welfare.
The Senior Management Team and I collectively and individually accept our role in proactively leading and managing health and safety.
We want to take a pro-active approach, aiming for continuous improvement in the way we manage health and safety.
The operation of this policy will be the subject of monitoring and continuous improvement and this statement will be reviewed every three years.
Signature: Andy Keeling (Chief Operations Officer)
Date: 9 April 2012
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