Health and Safety policy

This policy is issued in accordance with the requirements of section 2 (3) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

1. SUMMARY OF POLICY STATEMENT

Having regard for the Company's written assessment of the work related risks the aim of the Health and Safety Policy of this company is, so far as is reasonably practicable, to :-

i)  Secure the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work.
ii)  Protect people other than employees at work against risks to their health and safety arising out of work activities.
iii)  Controlling the keeping and use of explosive, flammable or other dangerous substances and generally preventing the unlawful use of such substances.
iv)  Control the emission of noxious or offensive substances into the atmosphere.
v)  Provide safe working conditions for the employees with adequate facilities for safe-guarding their health and safety, and ensuring that any undertaking is carried out, as far as is reasonably practicable, without risks.
vi)  Should employees wish to discuss the Company's assessment of the work related risks and/or the Company's health and Safety policy, they may approach the senior management as indicated in paragraph 5.

2.  All our employees will be given adequate information and training as is necessary to ensure their safety, during routine, unscheduled and emergency situations, together with the appropriate facilities and equipment.  Risk assessments, audits and general inspections will be undertaken at regular intervals by senior managers.  This will enable management to identify significant hazards and plan for their elimination, reduction and control.

3.  Whilst on our premises, visitors are to be accounted for, escorted and protected from workplace hazards.  Contractors will be supervised and controlled.

4.  While the final responsibility for matters of health and safety rests with senior managers for the site, it is important that all employees as part of their duty, involve themselves in matters of health and safety, reporting back to their immediate supervisor any condition which appears dangerous or unsatisfactory and making suggestions for the improvement of existing facilities and arrangements.

5.  S Pease and J Smith have the prime responsibility for health and safety matters within the company and are available to receive suggestions under 4 (above). In addition employees must co-operate with their employer so far as is necessary to enable the fulfilment of any requirements imposed upon the company by legislation.

6.  It is a condition of employment that employees shall observe all the health and safety instructions of the company and are reminded that S7 of the H.S.A.W.A. 1974 expressly imposes a criminal liability on employees who fail to co-operate with employers in fulfilling their duties.

7.  Our policy will be reviewed annually or when appropriate, and the changes will be brought to the attention of all employees.

Environmental policy

1.  SUMMARY OF POLICY STATEMENT

Stuart Pease (Fibreglass) Ltd believe that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner.  We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods.

2.  It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same.  Not only is this sound commercial sense for all; it is also a matter of delivering on our duty of care towards future generations.

3.  Our policy is to;

i)  Wholly support and comply with or exceed the requirements of current environmental legislation and codes of practice.
ii)
  Minimise our waste and then reuse or recycle as much of it as possible.
iii)  Minimise energy and water usage in our buildings, vehicles and processes in order to conserve supplies, and minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable.
iv)  Operate and maintain company vehicles (where appropriate) with due regard to environmental issues as far as reasonably practical and encourage the use of alternative means of transport and car sharing as appropriate.
v)  Apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
vi)
  As far as possible purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourage others to do the same.
vii)  Assess the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance.


Quality policy

The Company is involved in the manufacture and sales of glass reinforced plastics for use in chemical, transport, leisure and industrial applications, and it's commitment to quality is contained within the following statements.

The Company will

i)  Be responsible for establishing all necessary quality assurance systems, staff and equipment to ensure that the requirements of all necessary specifications are met, and that the products and service provided are at a level acceptable to clients.
ii)  Require all employees to comply with all procedures which have a bearing on their function, responsibilities and activities.
iii)
  Continue to develop its quality management system as a means of both improving the efficiency of it's operatives, and enhancing it's reputation for quality and reliability amongst it's clients.
iv)
  Ensure that this quality policy is implemented and maintained through the specific requirements of the Quality Manual and it's supporting documents, which are based on ISO 9001 : 2008.
v)  Ensure that all employees understand this quality policy by means of specific training programmes.
vi)  Regard this quality policy as mandatory on all employees.

Equal Opportunities policy


1.  SUMMARY OF POLICY STATEMENT

The aim of this policy is to set out the commitment of the Directors to the promotion of equality of opportunity within Stuart Pease (Fibreglass) Ltd.

2.  It is our policy to provide employment equality to all, irrespective of gender (including gender reassignment), marital or civil partnership status, religious belief or political opinion, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins), disability, sexual orientation or age.

3.  We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All job applicants, employees and others who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the above grounds. Decisions about recruitment and selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.

4.  Our equal opportunities policy will help all those who work for us to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be utilised fully to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

5.  Our EO policy applies to all those who work for (or apply to work for) the organisation, including contract and agency workers, trainee workers and students on work experience or placements, volunteer workers and former employees.

6.  We are committed to:

i)  Promoting equality of opportunity for all persons.
ii)  Promoting a good and harmonious working environment in which all persons are treated with respect.
iii)  Preventing occurrences of unlawful direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
iv)  Fulfilling all our legal obligations under the equality legislation and associated codes of practice.
v)  Complying with our own equal opportunities policy and associated policies.
vi)  Taking lawful affirmative or positive action, where appropriate.
vii)  Regarding all breaches of equal opportunities policy as misconduct, which could lead to disciplinary proceedings.