In matters of health and safety we all have a personal responsibility for the safety and well being of ourselves, the customer and, those who work with us. We need, therefore, to know the hazards associated with our work and to be aware of safety measures necessary to reduce the risk of injury to the lowest level reasonably achievable.
O'Donnell Decorators are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees, so far as is reasonably practicable. We also fully accept our responsibility for other persons who may be affected by our activities. We will take steps to ensure that our statutory duties are met at all times.
Each employee will be given such information, instruction and training as is necessary to enable the safe performance of work activities.
It is the duty of management to ensure that all processes and systems of work are designed to take account of health and safety and are properly supervised at all times.
Adequate facilities and arrangements will be maintained to enable employees and their representatives to raise issues outside the organisation.
Each employee must do their best to co-operate with us to enable all statutory duties are complied with fully. The successful implementation of this policy requires the total commitment from all levels of employee from Director to site personnel. Each individual has a legal obligation to take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety, and for the safety of other people who may be affected by their actions or omissions.
This policy will be regularly monitored to ensure that these objectives are achieved. It will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised in accordance with new legislation or organisational change.
All employees are qualified to City and Guilds or NVQ Level 2 as a minimum level of training and hold a Construction Safety Certification Scheme (CSCS) Operatives Card.
O'Donnell Decorators recognises that in our day-to-day operations we inevitably impact on the environment in a number of ways and wish to minimize the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible. As a consequence of this, the we are committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution.
1. Meet, and where appropriate, exceed the requirements of all relevant legislation.
2. Promote recycling and the use of recycled materials.. All white spirit (VOC) is retained and where possible it is recycled ready for re-use. Where appropriate the blank reverse side of paper documents are re-used and finally, the paper collected in recycling bins.
3. Minimize waste in all operations. Material quantities ordered for projects are carefully managed to avoid excessive waste. Wherever possible, materials are ordered in large batches to avoid the need of excessive numbers of vehicle journeys by suppliers.
4. Reduce the quantity of environmentally harmful materials used. Where appropriate, we recommend to customers the use of water borne products which have less environmental impact than solvent borne products.
5. Transportation. Through coordinating route planning we realizes the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower fuel emissions.
6. Dispose of waste paint materials in a safe manner.
7. Communicate policies to all employees. Employees will be made aware of the Environmental Policy through "in house" training carried out by the manager with responsibility for health and safety.
8. Monitor Progress. The Contracts Manager will ensure that all employees comply with the Environmental Policy. The Manager with responsibility for health and safety will review the environmental performance on an annual basis.