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Health & Safety and Environmental Policy

Health & Safety and Environmental Policy Statement

It is the policy of Martin’s Rubber Co. Ltd. to comply with the terms of Health & Safety and Environmental legislation to provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment.

Martin’s Rubber Co. Ltd. Health & Safety and Environmental objective is to reduce risk and minimise the number of instances of occupational accidents, incidents and illnesses and ultimately to achieve an accident-free workplace with minimal impact to the environment.

Key to achieving this objective are:

  • No reportable accidents or incidents in any given year
  • Minimise manual handling through best practice, manual handling aids and weight reduction
  • Clearly identified method statements available to all staff
  • Identify and manage safety and environmental risks using best practice and appropriate application of PPE
  • Manage waste streams through the application of the 3Rs

All employees will be provided with such equipment, information, training and supervision as is necessary to implement the policy and achieve the stated objective.

Martin’s Rubber Co. Ltd. recognise and accept their duty to protect the health and safety of all visitors to the company, including contractors and temporary workers, as well as any members of the public and the environment which might be affected by our operations.

While the management of Martin’s Rubber Co. Ltd. will do all that is reasonable to ensure the health & safety of its employees and environment, it is recognised that health and safety at work and environmental care is the responsibility of each and every individual associated with the company. It is the duty of each employee to take reasonable care of their own and other people’s welfare and to report any situation which may pose a threat to the wellbeing of any other person or potential damage to the environment.

The management of Martin’s Rubber Co. Ltd. will provide every employee with the training necessary to carry out his or her tasks safely. However if an employee is unsure how to perform a certain task or feels it would be dangerous to perform a specific job then it is the employee’s duty to report this to their supervisor or the Director of Safety. An effective Health & Safety and Environmental programme requires continuous communication between workers at all levels. It is therefore every worker’s responsibility to report immediately any situation, which could jeopardise the wellbeing of himself or herself or any other person or the environment.

All incidents (injuries, near misses or environmental impacts), however small, sustained at work must be reported to the Director of Safety or a delegated representative. Accident records are crucial to the effective monitoring and revision of the policy and must therefore be accurate and comprehensive.

Martin’s Rubber Co. Ltd.’s Health & Safety and Environmental policy will be continually monitored and updated, particularly when changes in the scale and nature of our operations occur. The policy will be reviewed at least every 12 months.  The specific arrangements for the implementation of the policy and the personnel responsible are detailed within the main document.

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