HEALTH AND SAFETY

Occupation Health and Safety

It is the policy of YEL, to seek and provide safe and healthy working conditions for all employees and to enlist the active support of employees, subcontractors and clients to achieve such conditions.

YEL is committed to the following:

  • Promoting standards of health, safety and welfare that comply with the provisions and requirements of the:
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005;
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 as amended
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 and,
  • All other relevant statutory provisions and codes of practice.

Providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, safe systems of work and protect employees and others, from foreseeable work hazards, particularly those which are engineering related.

Employees and sub-contractors

Ensuring that all YEL personnel are informed of the company’s health & safety policy through:

  • Carrying out safety inductions for all new staff joining the company;
  • Providing ongoing safety training; and
  • Issuing Health and Safety Policy to all employees.

Making available the Health & Safety Policy to interested third parties as requested.

Providing employees with the information, training and supervision that they need to work safely and efficiently and to develop safety awareness among employees and sub-contractors.

Defining all individual responsibilities for health and safety matters.

Encouraging full and effective joint consultation, with employees and third parties, on all health and safety matters.

Seeking to continually improve health and safety management, by reducing the risk of accidents and incidents and improving the working environment and ensuring that it is periodically reviewed and remains relevant and appropriate to YEL.

To ensure that the above objectives are met, the Managing Directors are committed to playing an active role in the implementation of the Health & Safety Policy and undertake to review and revise it in the light of experience and developments.

For the system to be effective it requires the commitment of everyone. Staff are reminded; therefore that compliance to the requirements of the Integrated Management System [IMS] is compulsory. Policy, which is set at senior management level, drives the IMS and this, in turn, provides the necessary information to management to set appropriate policies and allocate resources.