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Health and Safety Policy

1.    Introduction

1.1    Lee Snashfold Crematoria Management & Consultancy Ltd (“the Company”) recognises and accepts its                          responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 including the responsibility to:

1.1.1    provide and maintain a safe and healthy place of work where under control of the company

1.1.2    provide adequate information, instruction and training 

1.1.3    provide and maintain plant and equipment and safe systems of work where under control of the company

1.1.4    ensure safe access to and from the places of work where under the control of the company

1.1.5    work to prevent accidents and work related ill health through guidance, training and liaison with the                     Clients and employees/sub-contractors

2.    General Health and Safety

2.1    The overall responsibility for health and safety lies with the Managing Director/proprietor, Lee Snashfold. Sharon          Snashfold, finance & HR director/joint proprietor has day to day responsibility for managing health and safety.
2.2    The Management are committed to achieving the highest standards of health and safety throughout the Company          through guidance and relevant training
2.3    The Management are also committed to complying with the requirements of the Management of Health and                  Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other Regulations that apply to the Company’s work activities.
2.4    The Management team will ensure that employees, zero-hours workers and sub-contractors are instructed to                  make themselves aware of and thus comply with the H&S regulations for each place of business that they are                contracted to work.
2.5    The Management are also committed to ensuring that the work done by those representing the Company does not          adversely affect the health and safety of any other personnel or of members of the public. 
2.6    The Management are fully committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions and adequate welfare                facilities for all employees.
2.7    The Company will strive to maintain excellence in health and safety matters and in this respect, employees and              others are encouraged to co-operate with the management in all safety matters, to identify hazards and reduce the          risk which may exist during work activities and to report any condition which may appear dangerous or                      unsatisfactory to the management of the site where they are contracted.  The Company will consult with the                  employees on these matters. 
2.8    The Senior Management will, so far as reasonably practicable, ensure that the Company provides adequate                    financial resources to meet these objectives in areas used by company employees which are not owned/operated              by a Client e.g. home offices.
2.9    Copies of this policy are to be available to all Company employees and other interested parties.

3.    Directors’/Proprietors’ Duties:

3.1    The Directors/Proprietors will have at least basic knowledge and understanding of the Health and Safety at Work          etc Act 1974 and its associated Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice.
3.2    It will be the responsibility of all the Directors/Proprietors to keep all employees advised as to their                              responsibilities in respect of health and safety matters. 
3.3    In order to protect the safety and health of employees and others affected by the Company's operations, the                  Directors/Proprietors will:

3.3.1    Take reasonable steps to familiarise themselves with the hazards and risks associated with working at the               Company and with the precautions which need to be taken to eliminate or control those risks. 
3.3.2    Establish procedures to deal with any emergencies.
3.3.3    Appoint a suitably trained and competent person to assist them in carrying out their health and safety                   duties. 
3.3.4    Ensure that employees are sufficiently trained and information in order to carry out their duties safely and             competently. Ensure adequate funds and facilities are available for this purpose. Before entrusting work                 tasks to employees, take into account their capabilities as regards health and safety and ensure that suitable             Risk Assessments are carried out on any hazardous activity.
3.3.5    Initiate the timing and annual review of the Health and Safety Policy and ensure it is promoted to all                     employees and others working on behalf of the Company.  
3.3.6    Ensure that all employees carry out the health and safety responsibilities allocated to them.
3.3.7    Ensure the safety performance of the Company is monitored and take action to remedy any identified                   deficiencies. 
3.3.8    Ensure that all necessary PPE is provided to employees and that sub-contractors have their own.

4.    Designated Health & Safety Person’s Duties:

4.1    To ensure that all the Company Directors/Partners, Supervisors and Staff are aware of their individual Health and          Safety responsibilities. 
4.2    To initiate and/or recommend any changes, developments and amendments to the policy as and when necessary.
4.3    To report all notifiable accidents to the Client’s management team so that an investigation into any accidents or              dangerous occurrences may be carried out in order to prevent re-occurrence. 
4.4    To make sure that all employees/sub-contractors are suitably trained and qualified in the task at hand.
4.5    To ensure that Risk Assessments (including where appropriate, COSHH, Noise, Manual Handling etc) are carried            out as needed. 
4.6    To ensure follow up action as needed.
4.7    To promote an interest and responsible attitude towards Health and Safety matters throughout the Company.

This policy will be reviewed annually or when there is a change in circumstances, in work practices or the introduction of new legislation.

Name:                Lee Snashfold/Sharon Snashfold
Position:             Proprietors

Date Reviewed:   1st February 2024

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