Health And Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy For ADTUK (Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd)

At ADTUK, we are committed to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all individuals involved in our operations, including employees, clients, contractors, and visitors. We recognise our responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment, and we strive to prevent accidents, injuries, and work-related illnesses through effective health and safety management.

Our Commitments:

  1. Compliance: We are dedicated to complying with all relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, and industry standards applicable to our operations. We will regularly review and update our policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance.
  2. Risk Assessment: We will identify, assess, and manage risks to health and safety in all areas of our operations. This includes conducting regular risk assessments, implementing control measures, and providing adequate training and supervision to mitigate risks effectively.
  3. Training and Awareness: We will provide comprehensive health and safety training to all employees to ensure they are aware of potential hazards, safe work practices, and emergency procedures. We will also promote a culture of safety awareness and encourage all individuals to actively participate in maintaining a safe work environment.
  4. Consultation and Communication: We will consult and communicate with employees, clients, contractors, and other relevant parties on matters related to health and safety. We encourage open dialogue, feedback, and suggestions to continuously improve our health and safety practices.
  5. Incident Reporting and Investigation: We will promptly investigate all incidents, accidents, near misses, and hazardous occurrences to determine root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence. We encourage reporting of incidents without fear of reprisal and strive for transparency in our investigation process.
  6. Emergency Preparedness: We will establish and maintain effective emergency response procedures to address potential emergencies, such as fires, medical emergencies, and hazardous substance spills. We will provide appropriate training and resources to ensure all individuals are prepared to respond effectively to emergencies.
  7. Health and Wellbeing: We are committed to promoting the physical and mental well-being of our employees. This includes providing access to health promotion initiatives, ergonomic assessments, and support services to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
  8. Continuous Improvement: We will regularly review our health and safety performance, objectives, and targets to identify opportunities for improvement. We will strive for excellence in health and safety management and seek to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of our operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Directors:  As directors of Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd, it is our utmost responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all individuals within our organisation. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of occupational health and safety in all aspects of our operations. This includes providing a safe working environment, implementing effective safety procedures, and ensuring that all employees are adequately trained and equipped to carry out their duties safely. Furthermore, we recognise our duty to comply with all relevant health and safety legislation and regulations, as well as to continually review and improve our policies and practices to mitigate risks and promote a culture of safety throughout the company.
  • Management: The management team is responsible for providing leadership, resources, and support to ensure effective implementation of the health and safety policy.
  • Employees: All employees are responsible for following health and safety procedures, reporting hazards and incidents, and actively participating in health and safety initiatives.
  • Contractors and Visitors: Contractors and visitors are expected to comply with our health and safety requirements while on our premises and to cooperate with any instructions or procedures provided.

Review and Revision:

This health and safety policy will be reviewed annually, or more frequently as necessary, to ensure its ongoing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness. Any revisions will be communicated to all relevant parties and updated on our website.

Signed:

Directors

Dr Mike Garside, Director

Dr Kate Garside Director 

Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd 

Date:26/3/24