Health and Safety Policy

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

onEvidence Ltd provide independent social research services, expert psychological services, training and education.

onEvidence Ltd employ two directors. We also subcontract, on consultancy basis, a mixture of office-based and field researchers and trainers who work remotely.

This Health and Safety policy was created by onEvidence Directors, Dr Roxanne Khan and Paul Morris, is subject to annual review, and was prepared according to current guidance set out by Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Policy statement

Part 1: Statement of intent

This is the health and safety policy statement of: onEvidence Ltd.

Our health and safety policy are to:

  1. prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
  2. manage health and safety risks in our workplace
  3. provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, to ensure employees are competent to do their work
  4. provide personal protective equipment
  5. consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety
  6. provide and maintain safe equipment
  7. ensure safe handling and use of substances
  8. maintain safe and healthy working conditions
  9. implement emergency procedures
  10. review and revise this policy regularly

Signed: Dr Roxanne Khan Date: 21 October 2022 Review date: 21 October 2023

Part 2: Responsibilities for health and safety

Overall and final responsibility for health and safety:

Dr Roxanne Khan (Director)

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

Paul Morris (Director)

To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas:

Dr Roxanne Khan – safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid and work-related ill health.

Paul Morris – monitoring, emergency procedures, fire and evacuation, maintaining equipment, information, instruction and supervision, training.

All employees and subcontractors should:

  • co-operate with Directors on health and safety matters;
  • take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and
  • report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).

Part 3: Arrangements for health and safety

Risk assessment

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

Training

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

Consultation

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

Evacuation

  • We will make sure escape routes are well signed and kept clear at all times.
  • Evacuation plans are tested from time to time and updated if necessary.