Milestone recognises its health and safety duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and accompanying protective legislation, and the Managing Director, Peter Harrison, recognises that he has a responsibility to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to provide and maintain working conditions which are safe, healthy and comply with all statutory requirements and codes of practice.
Milestone is committed to a policy of effectively managing all aspects of health, safety and welfare. This commitment extends to all workplaces, employees, labour only sub-contractors and others affected by our operations.
Milestone recognises that achieving high standards of health and safety is an integral part of business performance. Whilst all statutory provisions will be complied with as a minimum, the Company will take all reasonably practicable measures to ensure continual improvement in health and safety standards by setting appropriate objectives and targets that will be continually reviewed.
The Managing Director has the overall responsibility for health, safety and welfare. In turn, the department managers accept their responsibility for health and safety and will ensure that such resources, facilities, finances, information, instruction, training and supervision are provided as is necessary to minimise the risk of injury or ill health and to maintain a positive health and safety culture and performance.
The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for the implementation of this Policy and for ensuring risks to the health and safety of all persons are assessed and safe systems of work devised in line with Milestone standards. Health and safety responsibilities have been defined for all Milestone Industrial Flooring personnel and are contained within the Company “Organisation and Arrangements” documents.
Milestone is committed to ensuring that the behaviour of our people, at all levels, is consistent with an improving safety culture. Our vision is to create and maintain an environment where care for our people, and those who work with us, is our top priority; and the belief that all accidents are preventable prevails.
All employees and contractors are expected to co-operate with Milestone in the implementation of this Policy and the supporting Health and Safety Management System and will ensure that their own work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out with minimum risk to themselves or others. Consultation with staff and operatives will be structured to ensure feedback is encouraged to continually improve safe systems of work.
This Milestone Statement will be issued to all employees, displayed prominently at all workplaces and be available on request to all interested parties. The organisation and arrangements for implementation of the Policy will also be available at all workplaces for reference by any employee as required.
The Health and Safety Policy is continually being monitored and developed and will be formally reviewed annually, though on exception amendments may be implemented at other times as required by legislative changes or work practices.
Signed for and on behalf of: Milestone
Milestone Reviewed: August 2021