SDS is accredited to CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment) and ISO 9001.
The company employs the services of a dedicated Health & Safety Consultant, Safety Horizon (South West) Ltd, who will provide specialist advice and assistance whenever this may be required.
SDS policy is to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and all other relevant or subordinate legislation, and:
- to provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
- to consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
- to provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
- to ensure safe handling and use of substances;
- to provide information, instruction and supervision for employees;
- to ensure that all employees are competent to do their tasks and to give them adequate training;
- to prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health;
- to maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
The allocation of duties for safety matters and the detailed arrangements for the implementation of the policy are set out in the company’s Health and Safety Manual and Management System documents. The policy and associated documentation is kept under constant review and we are committed to continually improving the Health and Safety System in operation at SDS.
So far as is reasonably practical SDS aims to achieve compliance in the UK with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to provide a safe working environment; safe equipment and systems; safe methods of working; and to provide employees with information, instruction and training to achieve these aims.