Health & Safety Policy
Hallmark is aware of its responsibilities, under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, to provide as safe a place of work as is reasonably practicable. We recognise that the primary responsibility for providing and maintaining safe working conditions bears on Management and we will endeavour to do everything that is reasonably practical to comply with this responsibility. The achievement of a safe and healthy working environment requires the commitment and co-operation of all employees and others affected by our work.
The Health & Safety Policy of Hallmark is:
- To comply with the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Applications) Regulations 2007 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2013 and any other regulations applicable to projects undertaken.
- Provide the resources necessary, in terms of time, effort and finance in order to promote Health and Safety in the workplace.
- Take an active part in reviewing any relevant Reports and Audits, relevant changes and improvements (and prioritising these) and ensure that Health and Safety is taken into account at the planning stage of all new work.
- Ensure that all staff are held accountable for their performance in relation to Safety, Health and Welfare in the workplace, with regard to themselves, their fellow employees and others, who may be affected by their work.
- Ensure that all materials and equipment comply with the requirements of safety legislation and standards and that no items purchased shall interfere with standards of safety.
- Ensure that the ‘Safety Policy’ is understood, by all employees by allowing each employee access to the Safety Statement. If any employee has a difficulty in reading or understanding the Safety Statement it will be read to him in a language that he/she can understand. When changes / amendments occur, ensure these are appropriately circulated.
- This Safety Statement must be brought to the attention of all staff at least annually.
- Ensure that all employees will receive adequate training to carry out their tasks safely.
- Ensure all staff receives training and records are kept by Management complying with section 15 of S.I. No. 288 of 2007, Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations 2007 and Section 1.3 Training of Persons involved in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations as required by ADR.
- Ensure that all employees accept training or literature given in relation to Safety and Health and also accept any advice given by a competent person.
- Ensure that all employees understand that Health and Safety information about their work is available to them as a right.
- Ensure the Safety Statement is brought to the attention of the employees annually.