Health and Safety Policy Statement

It is the policy of The James Mercer Group Ltd to aim for continual improvement in all matters concerning Health & Safety.

We have a Health & Safety Co-ordinator who is responsible for ensuring that all employees are suitably inducted, adequately trained, and that they all have the relevant PPE and documentation such as Risk Assessments, COSHH and Method Statements

All operatives are issued with a Company Handbook, which contains Health & Safety documentation together with Company Rules and Regulations

All construction site operatives carry the HVCA Skillcard.

Regular training reviews are carried out, and additional training initiatives are implemented when advised by our Health & Safety consultants.

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

The James Mercer Group Ltd fully acknowledge our statutory responsibilities and obligations regarding health, safety and welfare and are totally committed to achieving the highest possible standards throughout our organisation.

We will ensure that our premises and work sites are safe and that our employees, our customers and any other persons are not exposed to risks arising from our activities.

We will do everything reasonably practicable to provide a safe and comfortable workplace and will ensure that health and welfare requirements are fully considered.

In order to meet these objectives we will

  • Provide suitable training and information for all employees
  • Ensure that contractors we engage are competent to carryout their duties and receive the necessary information
  • Ensure that all work equipment is suitable for its intended purpose and maintained in a safe condition
  • Fully assess all risks and ensure that they are adequately controlled
  • Ensure that our work sites are as safe as possible and are fully supervised at all times.
  • Regularly review and update our health and safety management system following changes to legislation or in our working practices.  In any event this policy will be reviewed annually.

We expect our employees to play their part and to recognise that they too have responsibilities towards health and safety.  We will encourage them to take positive measures to improve anything which they feel is unsafe and puts themselves and others at risk.

Everyone within The James Mercer Group Ltd will play their part to ensure that the above standards are achieved.

SAFETY POLICY FOR SITE WORK

This Information (which forms a part of our Company Health & Safety Policy) is provided to assure all site operators of our commitment to Health & Safety in the workplace.

IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SECURE A HIGH STANDARD OF SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.

Employees of The James Mercer Group Ltd will:

  • Report to the relevant Manager/Site Foreman before commencing any work.
  • Familiarise themselves with the work site and any hazards which may be encountered.
  • Conduct their activities in accordance with safe practices, taking precautions to protect themselves and any others who may be affected by their activities.
  • Comply with Principal Contractors Health and Safety Rules and emergency procedures.
  • Comply with all occupational Health and Safety Law applicable to the work being undertaken.
  • Remain within the areas designated for the work being undertaken and access to it.

The James Mercer Group Ltd are also committed to:

  • Engaging on the contract only such persons as are skilled, experienced and competent in the performance of their trade.
  • Ensuring that any work designated High Risk is covered by an appropriate ‘Safe System of Work’ before work commences.
  • Providing all our employees with suitable protective clothing and P.P.E.

THE DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE JAMES MERCER GROUP LTD AND ALL EMPLOYEES ARE FULLY AWARE OF THEIR DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER STATUTE AND COMMON LAW. 
WE ADHERE TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF ALL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION