Health and Safety Policy
This is the Health and Safety Policy Statement of
Cut Above Tree Management Ltd
Our policy is to provide and
maintain safe and healthy, environment, working conditions, equipment, and systems of works in our
workplace. It is also our policy to provide adequate control of the health and safety risks
arising from our work activities. We will ensure safe handling and use of substances. We
will also provide such information, training, and supervision, as is needed for this
purpose. We also acknowledge responsibility for the health and safety for other people who
may be affected by our work and activities.
The allocation for safety matters and the particular
arrangements that we will make to implement the policy are set out below. The policy will be
kept up to date, particularly as the business changes in nature and size. To ensure this,
our policy and the way it is operated will be reviewed annually.
Mr H. Lodge has
overall responsibility as H&S Officer, for health and safety in the Organisation.
He is responsible for
ensuring that all matters relating to health and safety are addressed within the Organisation and that the policy
is kept up to date and reviewed regularly. He / she is also responsible for the implementation of the Health and Safety Policy, the
co-ordination of the undertaking of risk assessments, and the implementation and monitoring of any controls which
are imposed as a result of the risk assessments.
He has day-to-day
responsibility for ensuring that the health and safety policy is put in to practice and that any controls are put
in to practice or are carried out.
employees/sub-contractors have the
responsibility to co-operate with the Organisation to achieve a safe and healthy workplace and to take
reasonable care of themselves and others and not to interfere with anything provided to safeguard their
health and safety. An employee has a responsibility to
& Safety officer know if
there is a matter relating to health and safety that should be brought to their attention for
The Health & Safety Officer
will ensure that all employees/sub-contractors have access to the Health and Safety Policy. Each employee will be
given a copy of the general policy on commencement of his or her employment.
Mr H Lodge shall be responsible for
undertaking risk assessments
as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Risk assessments will be
undertaken with all relevant employees, sub-contractors and others who will be present at a place of work. The
results of the risk assessments will be recorded in writing, safety procedures decided upon and implemented to
ensure adequate levels of health safety and welfare.
Below is a simple
outline of a risk assessment showing how it should be carried out.
Example – Risk
1) Identify the hazards
First, identify what the hazards
are. Look for hazards that you could reasonably expect to result in significant harm.
2) Identify who might be harmed and how
Identify people who might be
harmed by the hazard, including employees and subcontractors, other workers in the workplace and members of the
3) Evaluating the risks from identified hazards
Risks from identified hazards
need to be evaluated. If there are no hazards there are no risks. It is also necessary to:
Observe the actual
Address what actually happens in the
workplace or during the work activity;
Take account of existing preventative
measures; if existing measures are not adequate, consider what more should be done to reduce the risk
4) Review &
Review the Assessment. Check
that the precautions for each hazard that was identified is still adequately
Accidents & First
Mr H Lodge is the trained and appointed First
Aider, working in accordance of government regulations as per RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
First Aid boxes are
located in the cab of each work vehicle.
The appointed First
Aider is responsible for ensuring that the First Aid Boxes are kept fully stocked and
incidents, and dangerous occurrences at work involving employees or members of the public must be reported and
recorded in the Accident Book.
The First Aider keeps
the Accident Book.
Major accidents or incidents are to be reported to the Enforcing Authority quickly by phone or
fax. These and other specified
injuries or incidents must also be reported by submitting a completed F2508 report form to the Authority within ten days of the
The First Aider is
responsible for reporting accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing
authority. The enforcing authority
for this organisation is:
Environmental Health, Southwark Council, PO BOX 64529, London, SE1P
5LX, Tel: 020 7525 5000.
Any incident under the above
Regulations can also be reported in a variety of ways:
By Tel & Post to Southwark Council
using Form 2508 or 2508A
Safe Plant and
Mr H Lodge is
responsible for identifying all equipment / plant needing maintenance.
It will be ensured
that all identified maintenance is implemented and that records of any inspection, servicing or maintenance of
equipment / plant is recorded and that records are maintained.
Inspections to be
made for climbing, lifting and lowering equipment, will be made by appointed inspectors to meet LOLER (Lifting
Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 98 standards. This will be done periodically as
It is ensured that
employees are given adequate information, instruction and training in relation to the use of plant / equipment.
Records of any information, instruction and training are kept and maintained where
Safe Handling and Use of
Mr H. Lodge will be
responsible for identifying all substances that need a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) 2002
assessment. It will be ensured that records are kept and maintained where necessary.
Personal Protective Equipment
Mr H. Lodge will be responsible
for ensuring that, where the need for PPE is identified, that it is suitable for the activity it is required
for and that it is suitable for the individual using it.
It is the policy of this
Organisation to ensure that staff who are required to drive as part of their work activities are competent to
Mr H. Lodge will be responsible
for ensuring that staff who are required to drive are competent to drive and will keep and maintain records on
checks carried out on their driving licenses.
All staff are responsible for
ensuring that any car accident is reported.
It is the Organisation’s policy to ensure that an employee
using their own vehicle for the purpose of work must also have insurance that covers them for Business
It is the policy of
this Organisation that staff who work by themselves without close or direct supervision or those who have to visit
other premises, should make sure their colleagues or manager know where they are
going and when they will be back and should record their visit in their diary or on the office
It is the
Organisation’s Policy to advise staff who work by themselves without close or direct supervision or those who have
to visit other premises, to take a mobile phone with them where practical.
Information, Instruction and
The Health and Safety
Law Poster is displayed in the workplace.
Click on the
following link to see a copy can see the Organisation’s Certificate of Public Liability
trainees will be undertaken and monitored by Mr H. Lodge.
For further details
on specific arboriculture procedure and practice please send a request email to the Contact email
address and you will be sent a list
of pdf files relating to the AFAG documents that can also be found on the governmental HSE website www.hse.gov.uk