Ostara Systems Limited is fully committed to the protection of the health & safety of its employees and all of those who could be affected by its business undertakings.
Ostara Systems Limited recognises that successful health & safety is as important to the overall performance of the business as any other function or objective, not only through the reduction of ill-health & injuries to its staff, but also the financial benefits gained through intelligent risk management and environmental protection.
Development of a positive health & safety culture within Ostara Systems Limited maintains high productivity in a safe working environment in which accidents and ill health are reduced to a minimum, thereby contributing to good staff moral and overall business performance.
Health & Safety Statement Employer Responsibilities
- To regard health and safety as a core management function.
- To develop a system of responsibility for and communications of health and safety matters.
- To maintain a safe and healthy working environment and safe methods of operation.
- To ensure the provision and maintenance of premises, plant and equipment to a safe level.
- To provide necessary information, instruction, training and supervision, to ensure the health and safety of employees at work.
- To promote an attitude of safe working by employees in all aspects of work duties underpinned by appropriate disciplinary procedures.
- To encourage discussion between management and employees on safety, health and welfare matters.
- To ensure immediate and accurate reporting and investigation of accidents and incidents.
- To review this Health and Safety Policy not less than once every two years.
- To make specific arrangements where possible on sites controlled by Ostara Systems Limited to ensure that contractors are carrying out their responsibilities for health, safety and welfare.
Health & Safety Statement Employees Responsibilities
Ostara Systems Limited has a duty to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure compliance we ask all staff to refer to the following practises:
- Do not block passageways or fire exits.
- Report and clear spillages quickly and safely.
- Report any newly identified hazards to your line manager.
- Use safe working procedures at all times.
- Report unsafe or unhealthy working conditions to your line manager.
- Use protective equipment on all necessary occasions.
- Report accidents and potentially dangerous incidents to your line manager. promptly
- When lifting or moving heavy objects follow the good handling technique.
- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, as far as is reasonably practicable.
- Access the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided.
- Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling as far as reasonably practicable.
Working with VDU’s
- Adjust your chair and VDU to find the most comfortable position for you to work as a guide your forearms should be approximately horizontal and your eyes should be level with the top of the VDU.
- Do not sit in the same position for long periods. Make sure you change your posture as often as practicable.
- Take frequent rest breaks from looking at the screen.
- Ensure that there is space under your desk to move you legs freely, move any obstacles such as boxes or equipment.
Signed by Mr Neil J Harrison – CEO