It is our policy to provide safe and healthy working conditions that allow employees to perform work in the safest practicable manner, consistent with good practice such that work related injury and ill health is prevented. The health and safety of our employees and all those likely to be affected by our operations is the responsibility of the management, and as a priority it ranks equally with production and profit. Adequate resources will be made available to ensure the success of this policy.


It is the duty of management to do everything practicable to prevent injury and ill health, eliminate hazards and reduce risks. It is equally the duty of each employee to exercise personal responsibility for his or her own safety and that of others and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures.  This is required by law.


All employees are to be aware that, in the event of any conflict between the demands of production and safety, they will receive management support if it is necessary to choose the safety of employees or third parties as the priority.


The term ‘employees’ includes self-employed and Agency personnel whilst they are working on our behalf.


* It is our policy to adhere completely to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice made under the Acts which affect our operations.


* The attention of all personnel is directed to this Health and Safety Policy and to its Appendices. Any revisions will be incorporated when necessary and these will also be brought to the attention of all personnel


The company is committed to provide consultation and participation of employees and employee representatives in the management of health and safety.


The company is fully committed to continuous improvement through the implementation of management programs. In support of this commitment we have set objectives and targets to demonstrate and measure  performance of this policy and improvement in the form of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) as set out in: Appendix 4 - Objectives and Targets



The foregoing is the statement of policy of SHB HIRE LIMITED on the health and safety at work of all employees. It has been prepared after due consultation with those involved in its operation, and has the full backing and authority of the Directors.


Issue date: March 2019




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