HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Updated October 2021
To ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our employees while they are at work, of our students and volunteers, and of others who may be affected by their undertakings, and to comply with all the relevant legislation.
To ensure the principles of health and safety are clearly understood throughout College For International Co-operation & Development Ltd, we will be committed to:
- ensuring that there are arrangements put into place for the effective planning, development and review of this health and safety policy;
- ensuring that appropriate systems are developed and maintained for the effective communication of health and safety matters throughout the Organisation;
- protecting the safety and health of all employees within the Organisation by preventing work-related injuries, i)I health, disease and incidents;
- complying with relevant health and safety laws and . regulations, voluntary programmes, collective agreements on health and safety and other requirements to which the Organisation subscribes;
- ensuring that employees and their representatives are consulted and encouraged to participate actively in all elements of the Health and Safety Management System;
- continually improving the performance of the Health and Safety Management System;
- provide the necessary information, instruction and training to employees, students and volunteers, including temporary employees to ensure their competence with respect to health and safety;
- devote the necessary resources in the form of finance, equipment, personnel and time to ensure the health and safety of employees, students and volunteers. Expert help will be sought where the necessary skills are not available within the Organisation;
- liaise and work with all necessary persons to ensure health and safety, and will also ensure that adequate arrangements are also in place for ensuring the health and safety of visitors.
The ultimate responsibility for Health and Safety within College For International Co- Operation & Development Ltd lies with the Principal.
The Principal will annually review the Health & Safety policy for continued suitability.
The Principal will review, sign and date the Health and Safety Statement annually, and bring it the attention of all employees, students and volunteers.
We recognise that safety is the responsibility of everyone and is not just a function of management. Employees will have specific duties and responsibilities to comply with the letter and spirit of the policy. Employees have specific responsibilities to take reasonable care of themselves and others that could be affected by their activities and to co-operate to achieve the standards required.
The Organisation will in consultation with our employees and their representatives set out in writing a commitment to ensuring that our health and safety policy will be;
- specific to the Organisation and appropriate to the nature of our activities;
- concise, clearly written, dated and made effective by the signature of the Principal;
- communicated and readily accessible to all persons at their place of work;
- reviewed for continuing suitability; and
- made available to relevant external interested parties, as appropriate.