Corporate Social, Health & Safety and Environmental policy
This document sets out the Company’s approach to the responsibilities it has for its staff, its partners, Contractors and clients, and for the community and environment in which it operates. It provides an overview of our corporate responsibilities, some of which are detailed in other documents.
We recognise the unique and important contribution made by every individual person with whom we involve ourselves, to our work, to their own organisations and to the wider community. We welcome human diversity in all its forms and see diversity as fundamental in all our dealings with clients, partners, contractors and the wider community.
We accept responsibility for caring for our staff and a commitment in providing them with meaningful employment, with the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families and for ensuring, as far as we can, their continuing health, safety and welfare in the workplace and wider environment.
We recognise the need of our clients and the public at large to a safe and secure environment and regard their property, including intellectual property as being as important as our own. We will try wherever possible to ensure the protection of the public whilst carrying out our operations through contact with local law and other enforcement agencies.
We recognise that we must make a commitment to contributing to maintaining and improving the environment in which we operate through the application of our policies and procedures. In addition, we regard as unacceptable the employment of child labour and forced labour.
We will deal with our business partners and employees in an honest and honourable manner at all times.
The company is a professional, environmentally and safety conscious organisation, which acknowledges the impact that our operations may potentially have on the environment. The clear objective of Guardian Security Services is to minimise any impact on safety and the environment by:
Preventing pollution, reducing waste and ensuring, wherever practicable, that measures are implemented to protect and preserve natural habitats.
Considering the effects that our operations may have on the stakeholders of the Company.
Taking action to eliminate or reduce, as far as practicable, any potentially adverse environmental impacts
Promoting environmental awareness amongst our suppliers, contractors and partners by implementation of operational procedures
Seeking to work in partnership with the community by behaving in a considerate and socially responsible manner
Ensuring effective and expedient incident control, investigation and reporting.
Provide adequate resources to maintain health and safety
Carry out risk assessments where required and review them on a regular basis to ensure they remain current and applicable to the work tasks that are required.
Provide and maintain safe systems of work which are without risk to health
Provide employees with such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to secure their safety and health at work and that of others who may be affected by their actions.
Carry out health surveillance where required.
Ensure that all equipment supplied is maintained in a safe condition
Make adequate provision and arrangements for welfare facilities at work where possible
Monitor safety performance to maintain agreed standards
The Directors and company management have responsibilities for the implementation of the policy and must ensure that environmental and safety issues are given adequate consideration in the planning and day-to-day supervision of all work. In addition The Managing Director is committed to involving employees at all levels in the participation, consultation and maintenance of Health, Safety and Environmental standards and to provide them with adequate information, instruction and training, therefore a member of staff has been appointed as the staff Health and Safety representative, who is invited to attend Health and safety related meetings and who can bring to the attention of the company at any time, the Health and Safety concerns of the staff. Regular supervisory checks will be completed and records of discussions with staff relating to Health and safety concerns will be raised and to ensure where required the safety of the officers on duty and to test compliance and understanding to current regulation.
Guardian Security Services will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Guidance as issued by the all agencies and other organisations or legal bodies. As part of the company’s commitment to maintaining the highest levels of Environmental and Health and Safety management, it is the intention that the company will work to and meet the Intergrated management system to ensure compliance with current standards and all applicable legislation and current law.
All employees and sub-contractors are expected to co-operate and assist in the implementation of this policy, whilst ensuring that their own works, so far as is reasonably practicable, are carried out without risk to themselves, others or the environment. This includes co-operating with management on any Environmental or safety related matter.
Guardian Security Services will take all practical steps to ensure that where possible potential hazards and risks to the people and the environment are identified and eliminated or that that suitable and effective preventive and control measures are implemented to reduce all risks. All employees will be provided with the necessary resources, equipment, information, instruction and training to fulfill the requirements of this policy.
The operation of this policy and the associated procedures will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they remain current and applicable to the company’s activities. This policy has been endorsed by the Directors, which gives its full support to its implementation.
The company operates a system that regularly evaluates its processes and customer and interested parties needs, and has set quantifiable objectives with plans in place to ensure that they are reviewed year on year for continual improvement.
The company is committed to continually improving the effectiveness of the integrated management systems to ensure that the best possible services are supplied to the company’s valued clients, and that the company is able to meet customer needs and requirements as effectively and efficiently as possible, and to prevent pollution and ensuring safety within the company-working environment, and to the wider external environment.
Signed: Steven Nicholls – Operations Director
Date: 1st August 2021