Policy of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations is one of the most significant health and safety legislation to be published. The overall aim is to bring about a long-term improvement in standards of occupational hygiene at all work places and so reduce the incidence of occupational disease.
The main objectives of COSHH Regulations are:
- To provide one set of regulations covering all work with substances Hazardous to health in all work places, not just some substances in some works places
- To set out board principle of occupational hygiene to be followed
The company will take all reasonable practicable steps to meet its obligation under the COSHH regulations, paying particular attention to the provision and maintenance of:
- Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable all employees to avoid hazards to health
- Assessment of hazards to be an on-going feature of management responsibility, with regular reviews being carried out.
It is the company’s policy to exercise the fullest co-operation with our clients to secure the health and safety of all out employees. Chemical data sheets covering each product is available.
Poslo recognise its responsibility in protecting the environment for today and in the future.
It is the company’s policy to develop awareness on the part of all suppliers and employees of the necessity to the all reasonable steps to ensure that any actions, processes or materials shall be such that they have no adverse effect on the environment in general either during work procedures or on disposal.
Suppliers shall be aware that the company will purchase on preferential basis materials from those companies manufacturing and packaging products, which have no deleterious effect on the atmosphere, are biodegradable or can be incinerated safely.
The use of recycled products will be encouraged wherever possible taking commercial considerations into account. Where special collection facilities are available waste shall be segregated to allow for separate processing of recyclable waste (please see separate comment on recycling.
Staff will identify areas within their own workplace where a positive contribution to Environmental Health in general can be affected. All supervisory and management staff must be aware of the environmental implications of tasks for which they are responsible. They must ensure that all necessary equipment, procedures and working practices are expected to operate to the same high environmental standards and supervisory staff must ensure that this occurs.
Our focus, therefore, is on a pro-creative policy to further promote a practical; day to day commitment on partnership with all clients needs and specifications. Some jobs have obvious potential to cause environmental impact. Incidents such as the spillage of chemicals, improper disposal of waste chemicals or other unnecessary emissions to water and the atmosphere must be prevented and reported immediately to Line Management if they occur.
Likewise, practices and procedures, which do not minimise adverse effects on the environment, must be referred to line management. New initiatives can then be implemented, as is seen fit.
It is felt that liaison between our clients, suppliers and local site management forms the front line developing environmental solutions in compliance with environmental legislation.
Poslo believes that it is essential to protect and maintain the environment in any way we can in order to achieve a good quality of life of future generations. We recognise that there is always room for improvement and only via continuous commitment and education can we make a valid contribution to the cause.
In order to understand the effect of the company’s operations there will an ongoing review that captures environmental objectives and targets to measure performance in achieving good environmental performance.
The senior management of the company will review, at least annually, the environmental record of the organisation as part of the implementation of an integrated management system.
Employees, subcontractors and suppliers will be made aware of the company’s environmental system relevant to their role in the operation.
The contract manager is required to monitor the Communications Register ensuring that it is maintained on a daily basis and that all corrective actions in timely fashion. Contract managers visit site on a weekly basis or as required by the nature of the contract.
A formal senior management meeting will take place monthly to discuss all elements of the contract. Prior to this meeting the contract manager will conduct a full detailed survey of the premises, which may be carried out with the client’s representative if so required.
It is our intention to work as closely as possible with our clients in establishing specific contractual requirements and building a partnership, which extends beyond the traditional contractual relationship.
Every month the directors attend a meeting which entails assessment of all quality issues. Any contract non-conformances are discussed with directional corrective action.
Poslo firmly believes that quality shall be inherent in all its operational processes. The organisation, method and procedures operated within the company are designed to achieve this in the most effective manner.
This policy will be reviewed as a function of the management system, and will be available upon request.