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Health and Safety Policy

An Introduction

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

Manual Handling

  • 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

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