Orbit, its Board and Executive Team recognise their duty under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees, customers, service users and others who could be affected by the operations of the organisation.
Orbit will provide sufficient funds and resources in order to develop and maintain policies, procedures and risk assessments, to facilitate safe and healthy workplaces where a positive health and safety culture supports the assessment, elimination, mitigation or management of risks to prevent injury or loss.
Health and safety is an integral part of good management. We take the safety of our workforce and customers as paramount and all personnel are committed to the implementation of this Policy. Every colleague has a role and responsibility to play in its delivery and success.
Orbit recognises the important role that is played by all colleagues and will actively seek their co-operation through consultation and communication and through the delivery of sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure a suitable level of health and safety competency exists across the organisation.
Health and safety culture and performance across Orbit will be monitored and reported on using a dashboard to monitor and provide assurance on key health and safety risks. The aim will be to achieve progressive improvement in the management of health and safety.
Orbit will ensure there are sufficient provisions for first aid across all its sites and have in place emergency plans which are rehearsed and accessible to all colleagues.
Date: 27 August 2020
Signed: Mark Hoyland, Chief Executive Officer