Below is the safety policy in relation to: 1 Individual employees,
2 Professional functions, 3 General Policys,
4 Risk Assessment as set out and followed by W.A. Spees and employees.
THE PRACTICE: W A SPEES ARCHITECTS RIBA
1.1 To provide healthy and safe working conditions for staff of the Practice and
for the safety of clients or other members of the public who may visit its
- POLICY IN RELATION TO INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES
1.2 To operate this policy in conjunction with the safety policies of the landlord
of any property occupied by the Practice.
1.3 To discharge the responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of
staff of the Practice through line managers, who will also encourage all staff
to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other persons
who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work, and to cooperate with
the Practice in meeting statutory duties as required by sections 7 and 8 of the
1.4 To give adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to staff on
all aspects of their work to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, their health
and safety at work including such health surveillance as is appropriate.
The Practice will, in entrusting tasks to staff, take into account their capabilities
as regards health and safety and provide appropriate health and safety training:
1.5 To provide, where necessary, protective clothing and equipment and hard hats in
accordance with the Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989
(SI No. 2209).
- on their being appointed and,
- periodically thereafter, or
- on their being exposed to new or increased risks.
1.6 To provide appropriate facilities for first-aid and prompt treatment of injuries and
illness at work in accordance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (SI No. 917).
1.7 To report and record all accidents and injuries in accordance with the Reporting
of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (SI No. 2023)
and amending Regulations 1989 (SI No. 1457).
- POLICY IN RELATION TO PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS
2.1 To comply with the requirements of section 6 of the Act and the Construction
(Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (SI No. 3140) that the design
and specification of construction, demolition or installation work and the
manner of its execution shall be such that safe working conditions are possible
for all during the construction phase or after completion.
2.2 To obtain from Clients details of existing hazards or safety policies affecting
specific construction or demolition projects.
2.3 To report observed hazards to health and safety to the relevant “employer” as
Section 4 of the Act places obligations on “each person who has, to any extent,
control of premises .............” Such persons are relevant employees of the
- The “employer” with responsibility for compliance with
- sections 2 and 3 of the Act is the organisation in operational
- control of the building(s) or site. This may be the occupier
- of the building or site (who is called the “client” when the
- CDM Regulations apply). The Main or Principal Contractor
- is responsible for the area(s) of the works which is/are solely
- in his charge at any period during the building contract.
- Where buildings, engineering or demolition works are carried
- out in areas which may also be used by people other than
- those directly connected with the works then the Main or
- Principal Contractor and the “employer” client will both
- have operational responsibility.
2.4 To require clients or contractors to discharge in full their duty of care under the Act to staff of the Practice visiting or outposted to clients’ property or construc-
- GENERAL POLICY MATTERS
3.1 To issue this Safety Policy together with current Safety Codes or practice notes
to all staff and to new staff members and to issue further or revised guidance
from time to time on safety matters affecting the Practice.
3.2 To receive proposals from staff of the Practice, jointly or individually, for
improving the effectiveness of these procedures and policies.
3.3 To require staff of the Practice to comply with Section 2 of this Policy and
any relevant guidance published by the Practice.
3.4 To monitor and revise this policy regularly in respect of working conditions at
offices of the Practice and its professional functions.
- RISK ASSESSMENT
4.1 The Practice, in accordance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work
Regulations 1992 and using competent persons, will make suitable and sufficient
assessment of all relevant risks or hazards affecting:
4.2 The assessment will be recorded and reviewed from time to time or when there is
any change to known risks. Where as a result of any such review changes to an
assessment are required, the Practice will make them and will record:
- the health and safety of its employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work;
- the health and safety of other persons not in its employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct of its undertaking.
- the significant findings of the assessment;
- any group of employees identified by it as being especially at risk.
for and on behalf of:
W A SPEES, RIBA, ARCHITECTS
Date: 16 APRIL 1998