Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please ensure all associates, visitors and others involved in the engagement are aware of:
- The Health & Safety Policy (in Huntswood sites the Huntswood policy applies, on client sites the client’s policy applies)
- Fire wardens, fire exits, alarms and extinguisher locations
- First aiders and the location of the first aid box
A Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessment should be undertaken by all new starters, whether working from home or in an office and for anyone moving desk. This ensures that they understand the correct posture and positioning of equipment and that it is not impacting their health. It enables the identification of issues so that reasonable adjustments, such as the provision of wrist rests or the adjustment of monitors, can be undertaken.
Where the engagement is being undertaken on a client site, the client has a responsibility for health and safety for anyone working on their site and ensuring that a DSE assessment is completed and reasonable adjustments are made (whether the engagement is client or Huntswood managed).
Where the engagement is being undertaken on Huntswood’s site, the Facilities Manager has a responsibility for health and safety for anyone working on Huntswood site and ensuring that a DSE assessment is completed and reasonable adjustments are made.
Where the engagement is being delivered by client delivery resources working from home, Huntswood will instigate the DSE assessment and work with the relevant employer to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made as appropriate.
During the induction process, all associates should be encouraged to raise any medical conditions, disability, injury or condition that Huntswood should be aware of which may impact their ability to hit the required service targets. This includes any condition that would restrict leaving the building in an emergency, where the engagement is being delivered from an office.
Associate team leaders and operations managers are engaged to deliver management services. As such you have a responsibility to report and where necessary ensure the investigation and prevention of accidents, making sure that:
- all associates are trained in the tasks they are required to perform
- health & safety concerns raised by associates including any complaints on dangerous working practices are passed on to the Operations Manager (or most suitable manager) and immediate preventative actions are taken
- action is taken in respect of recommendations for safe systems of work as a result of risk assessment activity
- all associates follow safety instructions, safe systems of work and make proper use of any personal protective equipment provided
- associates are aware of and follow the fire evacuation procedures relevant to the site on which they are operating
- directives from Senior Management in respect to health and safety are implemented in a timely manner.