The following is a statement of the organisation’s health and safety policy by Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work. Act 1974.
It is the policy of BFA to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of all employees working for the company and other persons who may be affected by our undertakings.
BFA acknowledges that the key to successful health and safety management requires an effective policy, organisation and arrangements, which reflect the commitment of senior management. To maintain that commitment, we will continually measure, monitor and revise where necessary an annual plan to ensure that health and safety standards are adequately maintained.
Lina Fontes will implement the company’s health and safety policy and recommend any changes to meet new circumstances. BFA recognises that successful health and safety management contributes to successful business performance and will allocate adequate finances and resources to meet these needs.
BFA management looks upon promoting health and safety measures as a mutual objective for themselves and their employees. Therefore, it is the administration’s policy to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent personal injury and damage to property. Also, the organisation aims to protect everyone, including visitors and members of the public, insofar as they come into contact with our activities from any foreseeable hazard or danger.
All employees have duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and are informed of their responsibilities to take due care of the health and safety and ensure that they do not endanger other persons by their acts or omissions. Employees are also informed that they must co-operate with the organisation to comply with the legal requirements placed upon it and in the implementation of this policy. BFA will ensure continued consultation with the workforce to discuss all viewpoints and recommendations at regular intervals.
The organisation will ensure a systematic approach to identifying hazards, assessing the risks, determining suitable and sufficient control measures and informing employees of the correct procedures needed to maintain a safe working environment. So far as is reasonably practicable, we will provide safe places and systems of work, safe plant and machinery, safe handling of materials and substances, the provision of adequate safety equipment, and ensure that appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision are given.
We regard all health and safety legislation as the minimum standard and expect management to achieve their targets without compromising health and safety.
A signed copy of this statement is available on request.