Health & Safety Policy
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This policy statement sets the direction of YMCO Cont. Co. By communicating its management values, beliefs and commitment to health and safety.

YMCO Cont. Co. is committed to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, the general public and those who may be affected by its activities. We are also committed to continually improving our occupational health and safety performance, and, to the prevention of injury and ill health.

YMCO Cont. Co. involves its employees in the discussion and resolution of health and safety matters that may affect them or their work activities through its ‘open door policy, consultation and participation. Our forum for employee consultation and participation are either directly with individual employees on a ‘one-to-one’ basis, or, through the regular supervisors’ meetings. Changes to the health and safety policy, procedures, practices and arrangements which may affect our employees and/or their health, safety and welfare, will be discussed and agreed prior to introduction or implementation.

The company’s initial induction training will be used to communicate the health and safety policy and any other relevant health and safety information, including safety rules, procedures and instructions. Periodic refresher training, internal memos, toolbox talks, briefing sessions and posted notices will also be used to communicate the Health & Safety Policy, including changes to the Policy, and other relevant health and safety information.
Every employee has a responsibility for his own safety and for the safety of others and duty to co-operate with the employer.

Directors and Managers are responsible for ensuring that this policy is effectively established, implemented and maintained throughout the company.

The safety of our employees, and the public, is of the highest priority. Accident prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operations and administration. It is YMCO Cont. Co. intent to always maintain effective standards that will guard against injuries and illnesses occurring on the job.

To maintain open communication between management and staff on matters pertaining to safety. All employees are encouraged to express their concerns or suggestions to help promote safe work practices and conditions.
To provide current safety news, safety activities and reading materials, signs, and posters, which will be easily accessible to all employees.

YMCO Cont. Co. policy shall:
● ensure compliance with applicable statutory/legal requirements relating to occupational health and safety, and with other requirements to which our organization subscribes;
● establish an effective occupational health and safety management system, which will be implemented from the most senior levels of management;
● establish a framework for setting and reviewing OH&S Objectives. Objectives and targets are set during annual business planning and reviewed regularly (e.g. at management reviews, supervisors meetings, etc.);
● establish the roles and responsibilities of all employees and ensure that they are being put into practice;
● maintain and monitor the effectiveness of the policy statement, responsibilities and arrangements.
● provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment;
● ensure that employees and others who carry out work on behalf of YMCO Cont. Co. are fully competent to discharge their duties and responsibilities through training, information and instructions;
● make available all necessary safety devices and protective equipment together with information relating to the health & safety and welfare of the employees, free of charge;
● provide and ensure the use of work equipment which is safe and properly maintained;
● ensure that employees are kept fully aware of their responsibilities under this policy and that an effective employer/employee consultation facility exists;
● identify, obtain, communicate and implement relevant codes of practice
● Every employee has a responsibility for his own safety and for the safety of others and duty to co-operate with the employer.
● Directors and Managers are responsible for ensuring that this policy is effectively established, implemented and maintained throughout the company.
● The Board of Directors is responsible for formulating the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and for ensuring its implementation. They are responsible for ensuring that adequate financial and physical resources and support are available for the establishment and implementation of this Policy. This Health and Safety Policy will be reviewed by myself and the Board of Directors, at least annually, to ensure that it is relevant to our organizational activities and arrangements, and, that it is up-to-date. The policy will also be reviewed upon the introduction of a relevant health and safety legislation / regulation, or change to an existing legislation / regulation. Where necessary, the policy will be revised to reflect the outcome of the review. This policy, including any changes, will be communicated to all persons working under our control and shall be made available on our website to all interested parties.

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