CCL has an accepted responsibility to provide suitable arrangements to enable our Safety Policy to be correctly implemented. Persons employed by CCL must adhere to the following arrangements.
Selection of Employees

By virtue of CCL's main activity, that is, to supply, on request from a Client, competent, skilled and capable employees on temporary placement contract, CCL has adopted a stringent selection procedure that will be followed and documented prior to each contract.

To enable this procedure to be effective, CCL will request all relevant health and safety information regarding the Client's site. This information will include;
  • Nature of Client's work and all associated hazards
  • Client's safely policy and arrangements for minimising risks
  • Current risk assessments
  • Certification of plant and equipment
  • Any other information deemed necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of CCL employees
Once in possession of this information, suitable employees will be selected from the CCL employee database. The Site Manager and Site Supervisor/Safety Officer will be consulted on all proposed temporary placement employees.

Only competent and capable persons will be considered for selection and temporary placement. In the event of an employee requiring to further training to satisfy a Client's requirements, CCL has appointed South Tyneside College of Further Education, (Engineering Faculty), to carry out training needs. A copy of qualifications, certificates and training courses attended by CCL employees will be kept on the employees personal file at head office and refresher courses will be arranged whenever deemed necessary.

Information, Instruction, Training and Supervision (I.I.T.S.)

CCL will provide and maintain throughout an employees temporary employment placement, adequate I.I.T.S to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable the health safety and welfare of all employees.

The Site Manager and Site Supervisor/Safely Officer will communicate with all employees during the contract on a regular basis.

All relevant health and safety information received from a Client will be disseminated to all employees by Health and Safety Induction, the Risk Assessment programme, Safety Committee meetings, one to one instruction and "Tool Bolt' talks.

Furthermore, CCL will ensure that the employer of any sub-contractor who may be affected by CCL activities, receives comprehensive information regarding any foreseeable risks to their health and safety.
Accident Reporting and Investigation

A CCL accident report book will be held on each site and must be completed as soon as possible following an accident at work. In the event of the injured person being unable to complete the accident report form, the CCL site supervisor/safety officer may complete the form in his absence.

All injuries, including near misses, however minor they may appear at the time, should be reported to your immediate supervisor. This will enable the Site Supervisor/Safety Officer to investigate the cause and review the risk assessment to prevent a reoccurrence.

Furthermore, the majority of Client local site rules stipulate the reporting of accidents as a mandatory requirement. Any delay in accident reporting may affect subsequent sick pay and compensation entitlements.

Following an accident at work, the Site Supervisor/Safely Officer will require a statement of the facts to enable him to inform head office.

"unsafe acts and unsafe condition always lead to accidents”.
First Aid Arrangements

CCL will provide adequate first aid equipment where a risk assessment identifies the need.

The initial risk assessment will identify the number of first alder's required to supplement site needs.

The Site Supervisor/Safety Officer will be responsible for the replenishing stall first aid equipment supplied on site.
Procedures for serious and imminent danger and for danger areas

CCL will establish and give affect to appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of serious and imminent danger to all employees.

CCL will also nominate a sufficient number of competent persons to implement those procedures insofar as they relate to the evacuation of premises.

CCL will ensure that none of it’s employees has access to any area occupied by him to which it is necessary to restrict access on grounds of health and safety unless the employee concerned has received adequate health and safety training.
Risk Assessments

CCL management is responsible in law to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments and to enforce adequate measures to control significant risks.

The assistance and co-operation of CCL employees is essential in the compilation of risk assessments.

CCL has devised a risk assessment programme that will be followed when risk assessments are to be undertaken.

Current risk assessments have been developed into Codes of Practice and Procedure as explained in detail in the CCL safety handbook.

After all.
"it is you the employee who CCL is striving to protect from harm"

A copy of the risk assessment procedure is appended to this Policy.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (C.O.S.H.H.)

No work will be carried out with any substance hazardous to health until a C.O.S.H.H. assessment is carried out and adequate control measures applied.

The relevant details of any assessments will be given to the user by his site supervisor/safely officer prior to work commencing.

If you have any sensitisation to a particular substance, make sure that the Site Supervisor/Safety Officer is informed.

Never store or use substances from unmarked containers and should any substance have a label marked in a foreign language, put to one side and ask your supervisor for the relevant C.O.S.H.H. assessment.
Health Surveillance

CCL Will provide health surveillance to employees where statutory requirements and/or risk assessments identify the need.

This health surveillance will be provided where,
  • There is a an identifiable disease or adverse health condition related to the work concerned,
  • Valid techniques are available to detect indications of the disease or condition,
  • There is a reasonable likelihood of the disease or condition may occur under the particular conditions of the work; and
  • Surveillance is likely to further the protection of the health of the employees to be covered.
The primary benefit and therefore the objective of health surveillance should be to detect adverse health affects at an early stage, thereby preventing further harm.

In addition, the results of the health surveillance can provide a means of;
  • Checking the effectiveness risk control measures,
  • Provide feedback on the accuracy of risk assessments,
  • Identifying and protecting individuals at increased risk.
CCL has appointed the Nuffield Hospital Group to carry out pre-employment Medicals and health surveillance.
Plant and Equipment

All plant and equipment provided must be safe not only for you to use but safe to the place and environment it is to be used in.

All plant and equipment belonging to CCL staff will be made available to the Client for inspection and examination if requested.

Furthermore, employees of CCL must not to use any plant or equipment that may be defective and that they are not trained to use safely.

All defective equipment should be tagged UNSAFE FOR USE and taken out of service.
Construction Contracts

Where CCL is deemed by a Client to be the principal contractor on contracts covered by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994, a health and safety plan will be requested from the Client /Planning Supervisor.

This health and safety plan will give CCL all the relevant information, will assist in devising safe systems of work to ensure as far as reasonably practicable the health safety and welfare of all employees during the construction phase and to protect future users of the building on completion.

During construction, a safety tile will be progressively compiled and handed over to the Client on completion of the contract.
Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring is an established method of assessing whether there is a risk to health from a particular identified pollutant. CCL has arrangements for routine and requested monitoring of areas of work, which may give a rise to a risk to health. This monitoring is carried out by accredited Occupational Hygienists.
Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.)

Following implementation of risk control measures there is nearly always some residual risk that only adequate P.P.E. can afford that extra protection to persons at work. Although P.P.E. must be viewed as the last line of defence against risks to health, it is essential that the correct type of P.P.E. is selected worn and maintained by all employees where deemed necessary.

Following a risk assessment, CCL will provide, without charge, P.P.E. that is of an acceptable standard.

It is essential that all employees realise the importance of wearing the P.P.E. that they have been provided and indeed it is seen as a serious breach of contract if employees fail to wear the provided P.P.E.
Working Time Regulations

This set of Regulations establish a statutory framework regulating aspects of the organisation of working time for the first time in U.K. law. It introduces a maximum limit to a worker' working time (including contractual overtime) which must not exceed 48 hours each week over a 'standard' rolling reference period of 17 weeks.

Furthermore, the Regulations introduce certain entitlements for workers.

An explanatory guidance to these entitlements will be given to all CCL employees, together with the personal option to 'opt-out' of the 48 hour maximum working week if required.
Intoxicating Substances

Tests have proven that even one alcoholic drink may impair judgement and risk perception and, in the working environment. Furthermore alcohol can stay in the system for long periods following excessive drinking.

Employees are advised it is a serious breach of CCL Policy to frequent licensed premises during working hours (including break times).

Any employee reporting for duty who is considered by the Site Manager/Site Supervisor/Safely Officer unfit to perform duties as required through intoxicating substances, including drugs, will be sent home with loss of pay. Disciplinary procedures will be taken against these employees.

Smoking and passive smoking is a serious risk to health while discarded cigarettes etc. are still a major cause of fire within the industry. In an effort to reduce risks and avoid conflicts, smoking is prohibited in the following areas;
  • Open plan offices
  • Food preparation and eating places
  • Paint, oil and gas storage areas
  • Specified designated areas.
Smoking while using hazardous substances can result in the transfer of contaminates from hand to mouth and is not recommended. Furthermore, when tobacco smoke mixes with other gases, fumes, vapours and dust from hazardous substances the potential damage to the respiratory system multiplies significantly.

In the event of CCL being deemed the Principal Contractor on certain contracts, all sub-contractors will be subject to the CCL contractor veiling procedure. This will ensure that the sub-contractor has considered health and safety in their contract tender.
A copy of the health and safety questionnaire and CCL/Contractor Relationship Checklist is appended to the Policy.
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