Health and Safety Policy
Ashville Aggregates are committed to the maintenance and ongoing improvement of health and safety performance throughout the company. The Health and safety of our Staff, Clients, Visitors and fleet are of paramount importance to us. We try to prevent accidents and illness by making sure that health and safety is considered in everything we do. To implement this we encourage all our staff to actively take part in and support this policy.
Every member of the Ashville Aggregates team is trained to industry standard. All drivers are trained in the operation of every type of machine.
Ashville Aggregates have an incident and accident free culture among the workforce, in order to promote a safer working environment. This commitment provides a safer working environment not only for our employees, but everyone associated with the site and its activities.
All Ashville Aggregates lorries and machinery are regularly maintained, serviced and equipped with the very latest in health and safety technology. They are all fitted with audible reverse alarms, turning reverse alarms and reversing cameras.
Ashville Aggregates comply with its duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations so far as is reasonably practicable, in order to:
- Comply with the relevant requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and all other domestic legislation concerned with the protection of human and natural resources
- Provide and maintain safe premises and healthy working environments
- Ensure we effectively assess risks and apply measures to control them
- Provide and maintain safe plant, equipment and associated operating procedures
- Identify substances that are potentially hazardous to health and make sure arrangements are made to control the risks they pose
- Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to make sure everyone is able to carry out their work safely. These will be refreshed every so often or when everything that could affect health and safety changes significantly
- Make sure we involve and consult with employee representatives on health and safety issues
- Investigate accidents, incidents, and cases of work-related illness, as per Company procedures, so we can identify and put right any shortcomings in our health and safety management processes
- Make sure we have effective arrangements in place to deal with injuries and reduce the effects of any incidents that could result in injury, ill health, or damage to the environment
- Make sure information on Health and Safety issues is shared across our organisation
- Regularly review Health and Safety performance for continuous improvement, making sure that resources and support is provided to help us deliver the improvements
- Ensure our Health and Safety management systems are audited by the Group Health and Safety Manager for effectiveness, identifying where we could do things better and implementing improvement plans.