Health and Safety

Any business working in the development/construction sector needs to be driven by the need to deliver the highest possible levels of health and safety. Merrimans is no exception.

Health and Safety Policy Statement

This Health and Safety Policy Statement recognises Merriman Limited’s obligations under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This policy statement and the health and safety documentation detailing the means of implementing the policy are in respect of Merriman Limited and its operating business.

Merriman Limited has a moral and legal obligation to safeguard, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees and anyone who may be affected by the actions of the Company, its employees, or as a result of Merriman Limited’s activities. Merriman Limited fully accepts their obligations and responsibilities, which will be achieved by:

  • Meeting its responsibilities as an employer to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent accidents, injuries and damage to health.
  • Providing and maintaining a safe working environment that is without risk to health, safety and welfare and by limiting adverse effects on and adjacent to the area in which those activities are carried out.
  • Ensuring all employees play an active part in the health and safety of the Company by consulting with them and providing them with adequate information, instruction, training and supervision for them to understand their role within the Company.
  • Setting standards that comply with the relevant statutory requirements relating to health, safety and welfare with regard to the effect on employees, contractors, visitors and the public.
  • Safeguarding employees and others from foreseeable hazards connected with work activities, processes and working systems.
  • Ensuring that hazardous areas are kept secure from the public, employees or tenants, or contractors not required to enter them.
  • Ensuring that all employees receive adequate training and information in health and safety and environmental topics.
  • Ensuring that when new substances, plant, machinery, equipment, processes or premises are introduced, adequate guidance instruction training and supervision are provided for safe methods of work to be developed.
  • Ensuring that all plant and equipment is maintained in a safe condition and is subject to routine and statutory inspections and examinations.
  • Ensuring that contractors undertaking work for the Company are aware of the relevant standards required and are monitored to ensure compliance without detracting from the contractor’s legal responsibilities to comply with statutory requirements.
  • Constantly monitoring health, safety and environmental standards in order to achieve continuous improvement in relation to the abilities of its employees and compliance with standards of good safety practice.

Employees are required to cooperate with the Company not only to ensure their personal safety, but also to ensure they are not prosecuted for a breach of legislation or have disciplinary action taken against them by the Company for breach of Company rules.

The company will communicate the Health and Safety Policy to all employees, and it will be freely available to customers, shareholders and the general public. This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as required to conform to current legislation.

This Policy, supported by Instructions, Procedures and Organisational Arrangements, is to be applied to all activities carried out by the Company. The Company engages the services of a professional consultant to advise on health, safety and environmental matters and to monitor and report on health and safety standards on its projects. Contractors are expected to cooperate with such persons who work on behalf of the Company.

All Directors, Managers, Supervisors and Foremen will enforce this Policy. The Managing Director is personally responsible for the health and safety performance of the Company and sign this policy statement in acknowledgement of this.