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Health & Safety Policy

Barber Healthcare Ltd Health & Safety Policy

Part 1: Statement of Intent

This is the Health & Safety Policy statement of:
Barber Healthcare Limited

Our Health & Safety Policy is to:

  • Prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health.
  • Manage health & safety risks in our workplace.
  • Provide clear instructions and information together with adequate training to ensure employeesare competent to do their role.
  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary.
  • Consult with our employees on matters affecting their Health & Safety in the workplace.
  • Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.
  • Ensure safety handling and use of substances.
  • Maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Implement emergency procedures, including evacuation in case of fire or other significantincident.
  • Review and revise this policy regularly.

Part 2: Responsibilities for Health & Safety

1. Overall and final responsibility for health & safety:

James Barber (Managing Director)

2. Day to day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice:

Mal Szymik (Commercial Manager)

3. To ensure Health & Safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas:

James Barber and Mal Szymik – safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid and work-related ill health.

James Barber – monitoring, accident and ill-health investigations, emergency procedures, fire and evacuation.

Mal Szymik – maintaining equipment, information, instruction and supervision, training.

4. All employees should:

  • Co-operate with supervisors and managers in health & safety matters.
  • Take reasonable care of their own health & safety; and
  • Report all Health & Safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).

Part 3: Arrangements for Health & Safety

Risk assessment

  • We will complete relevant risk assessment and take action.
  • We will review risk assessments when working habits or conditions change.


  • We will give staff and subcontractors health & safety induction and provide appropriate training (including working at height, asbestos awareness and electrical safety).
  • We will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) where necessary.
  • We will make sure suitable arrangements are in place for employees who work remotely.


  • We will consult staff routinely on health and safety matters as they arise and formally when we review health & safety.


  • We will make sure escape routes are always well signed and kept clear at all times.
  • We will make sure all escape routes are lit with emergency lighting.
  • Evacuation plans are tested from time to time and updated if necessary.
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Barber Healthcare Limited
Unit 9, Trident Business Centre,
Startforth Road, Middlesbrough