Health and Safety statement

T. A. Ronan & Co Ltd accept that they have moral and legal duties and responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of its employees, contractors, clients and others who may be affected by the way in which it carries out its business operations. It is therefore the policy of the Company that all work activities will be carried out in such a manner as to ensure that so far as is reasonable practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its employees, clients, public and any others may not be adversely affected.

The Company also recognises that to comply with its duties and responsibilities as set out in the Management of Health and Safety at Work [M.H.S.W.] Regulations, Construction (Design & Management) [CDM] Regulations, Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) [W.H.S.W.] Regulations and Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) [C.H.S.W.] Regulations, that consideration for health, safety and welfare must be considered as an equal with all other commercial considerations and will therefore give full backing both to this policy and too those with responsibilities to carry it out.

All employees who authorise or control, work activities / tasks be carried out, are responsible for ensuring that at all times health, safety and welfare facilities are available and that the work is carried out in compliance with all known relevant standards and legislation. Specific attention is to be made to ensure that (i) where there may be a significant risk from work activities a risk assessment is carried out and (ii) where work equipment is specified and or installed that it complies with the relevant legislative requirements, e.g. the Provision & Use of Work Equipment [PUWER] Regulations. It follows that they must ensure that their responsibilities are adequately delegated during their absence.

Employees are actively encouraged to carry out their work activities in a safe and considerate manner with due care to their own health, safety and welfare and also that of others.

Disciplinary action will be taken against any employee who flagrantly disregards safety instructions and or approved safe working practices.

Where hazards cannot be totally removed, due to e.g.
(i) the location
(ii) the environment and or
(iii) nature of the plant / equipment in use, or
(iv) control measures when these are not available or practicable, then personal protective equipment must be issued and if necessary adequate barriers / warning notices be put in place. Employees and sub-contractors are to be actively encouraged to use such protective equipment at all times irrespective of the degree of perceived risk, to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

The company will comply fully with CDM throughout the different phases of the project being undertaken.

The company will so far as is reasonable practicable ensure that contractors employed to carry out work on their behalf are competent and that they conduct their work activities in accordance with the company policy for health, safety & welfare