Keir Hardie Joinery | Company Policy
Keir Hardie Joinery Ltd endeavour to provide all our client's with the best possible service by planning our work and responding to on-site requirements by:
- Programming our work at the beginning of a job to ensure that sufficient labour, materials, tools and other resources are available without impacting on our other projects.
- Monitoring daily and weekly progress and immediately responding to any deviation or slippage by resolving the problems with you and other relevant parties.
- Managing the financial control of every project from the initial estimate until completion to ensure that labour, material and others costs are minimised and that your final invoice is what you are expecting.
Environmental & Waste Management Policy
Keir Hardie Joinery Ltd recognises that as a joinery company our business has an impact on the environment in terms of the waste it generates, its use of raw materials and emissions to air and water. We are committed to protecting our local environment and accept that we have a responsibility to minimise any potentially harmful effects arising from our activities.
We aim to balance our business with environmental considerations so as to contribute towards sustainable development, so that we can meet our needs in the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs in the future.
We undertake to comply fully with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and licensing conditions at all stages in our operations. Where possible and appropriate, we will exceed those requirements.
We endeavour to minimise the impact of our work, and in particular to reduce noise, dust and waste wherever possible. We have in place processes and procedures which are intended to prevent pollution as a result of our operations. We make efficient use of energy resources wherever possible.
We want to improve our environmental performance. In order to do this we regularly assess how the business performs against specific environmental targets and objectives that we consider relevant to what we do. We will always look for ways to:
- Maximise our use of materials
- Conserve energy and water
- Reduce, minimise or prevent the generation of waste
- Recycle or reuse waste
Our employees play an important part in enabling us to live up to this commitment. We will ensure that they understand this policy and that they receive the support and necessary training they need to work with it. In turn, we expect them to accept their share of the responsibility for applying this policy to their areas of work.
We will work with our suppliers and subcontractors to help them improve their environmental performance, and we hope that they will help us to improve ours. We specify environmentally friendly products wherever possible and practical and are willing to advise on environmentally friendly alternatives, if asked. We are proud of our environmental commitment.
Health and Safety Policy
Keir Hardie Joinery Ltd are committed to the health, safety and welfare at work of its employees; complying with all applicable Health & Safety legal requirements; and the continual improvement of its Health & Safety control arrangements and performance.
Specifically, the Company is committed to providing and maintaining:
- Control of the Health & Safety risks arising from work activities
- A safe place of work with safe means of entry and exit
- Safe plant, equipment and systems of work
- A safe and healthy working environment
- Arrangements for the safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances
- Necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to protect safety and health at work
Keir Hardie Joinery Ltd considers the health, safety and welfare at work of its employees to be an essential part of being a responsible and productive company.
Keir Hardie Joinery Ltd’s Health & Safety objective is to prevent accidents, injuries and occupational ill-health at all Company locations. This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure it continues to meet all legislative requirements.
Specifically, it is the Company’s objective that the following are in place at all Company locations:
- Employee access to and basic understanding of this (and / or the local site specific) Health & Safety policy
- Documented responsibilities for Health & Safety at Work
- Up to date Risk Assessments and Fire Risk Assessments
- The provision of necessary Health & Safety information, instruction and training
- The provision and use of necessary Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Arrangements for emergency response / evacuation, first aid and occupational health
- Documented procedures / safe systems of work, where necessary, to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment
- Health & Safety control arrangements for contractors and visitors
- Communication and consultation with employees on Health & Safety issues
- Monitoring, investigation and reporting of any incidents, accidents or occupational ill-health
- Corrective and preventative actions where any incidents, accidents or occupational ill-health occur
“Everyone is responsible for Health & Safety”. It is the duty of every employee whilst at work, and of any contractors / visitors at Company facilities:
- To take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions
- To cooperate with the Company on Health & Safety matters
- Not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health, safety and welfare
- To report any Health & Safety concerns to their line manager, Health & Safety representative, or site manager
Line Management Responsibilities
Maintaining day to day Health & Safety at work is a line management responsibility. At each location where the Company has management control, responsibilities for Health & Safety follow the line management structure. It is the responsibility of all levels of management and supervision to:
- Implement this (and / or the local site specific) Health & Safety policy in the area(s) under their control
- Ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, that the Company’s objectives are understood and implemented in the area(s) under their control
- Make adequate resources available for Health & Safety management
Site Level Responsibility
At all locations where Company employees work or to which they report, the management of Health & Safety at work is the ultimate responsibility of the manager at that location. Day to day responsibility for the management of Health & Safety should be delegated through the line management structure.
Health & Safety Manager
All locations where the Company has management control shall have an identified Health & Safety Manager, whose job function includes the coordination of Health & Safety control arrangements at the location. However, this position does not remove or substitute for others direct and delegated Health & Safety responsibilities as outlined above.