Health, Safety & Environment Policy
General Statement and Policy
Sunintown Renewables Pvt Ltd hereafter called as Sunintown acknowledges and accepts its legal responsibilities for securing the health, safety and welfare of all its staff (employees and sub-contractors working on its behalf) and all others affected by their activities.
Sunintown will provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions so far as reasonably practicable.
Sunintown will encourage all employees to be actively involved in maintaining safe operating conditions and practices.
Sunintown will carry out a regular review of this policy to ensure that these standards of health and safety are maintained.
The Management of Sunintown have overall responsibility for health and safety, and will: ensure work is planned to take into account health & safety issues, ensure suitable financial provision is made for health & safety obligations provide appropriate information and instruction to employees
At all times staff are responsible for taking reasonable care of themselves and having due regard for the health and safety of others who may be affected by their work activities.
Sunintown Health, Safety & Environment Policy is implemented in the following principal ways:-
The content of this policy and rules specific to a site or job are drawn to the attention of all staff. Staff are encouraged to present their views on health and safety for existing and proposed jobs and to raise immediate concerns with the head of the Company.
Staff are given training appropriate to their responsibilities. Training is specifically provided for use of equipment, use of Personal Protective Equipment and work with any new equipment entering the solar market. Additional training required because of new work activities and the use of new equipment will be provided when needed.
» Risk Assessments
Staff carry out risk assessments continuously throughout their work. Hazards are considered and work methods established to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others affected by the work. Where the staff member does not have sufficient knowledge about a specific hazard, such as work in confined spaces, they will take further advice from the Health & Safety adviser if required. The Manager ensure staff are provided with appropriate instruction and training on risk assessments. Known risks, for example site surveys, are covered by the policy within the Quality Assurance file.
» Method Statements
Where normal risks are experienced, employees will follow the established Sunintown methods. Formal method statements will be prepared in writing where the risk is particularly high.
In the case of emergencies, the client procedures are followed. Therefore, staff are instructed to familiarise themselves with client procedures when first attending site, and to co-operate and participate in any drill.
Welfare arrangements may be used at each site, utilising client facilities whenever possible, but when the facilities are not available, suitable care is taken to arrange them at the site or near to the site.
All equipment is subject to routine maintenance, taking into account various factors, including:
Type of equipment.
Amount of use.
Consequences of failure.
» Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is provided as appropriate for the work activities. PPE is maintained by the individual staff member and is subject to routine maintenance as appropriate.
» Hazardous Substances
In the case of risks to health, PPE is provided and used by the staff. Unidentified potential hazardous substances, encountered during the course of a work activity are referred to the client and/or advice taken from the Health & Safety adviser, as appropriate.
» First Aid and Accident Reporting
Wherever possible arrangements are made with clients to use their first aid facilities. Where this is not possible, a supply of sterile plasters is carried by employees and assistance will be sought from the emergency services if required.
» Manual Handling
Staff are instructed to consider risks prior to any lifting operation, and refrain from the manual handling of loads which they feel incapable of moving safely.
» Fire Safety
Staff are encouraged to remain vigilant to the risk of fire.
Sub-contractors will be instructed to follow the Sunintown HSE policy and will be provided with copies as necessary.
» Public Safety
The safety of members of the public is considered at all times and appropriate protective actions taken.