HAWKES Health and Safety Statement
General Statement of Intent
Hawkes Plant is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees, customers, members of the public and
anyone else who are affected by our operations.
The company commits to operating in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (etc) Act 1974, The
Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999 and all other applicable regulations and codes of practice,
so far as is reasonably practicable.
The management will ensure that significant risks are assessed and suitable and sufficient measures are
adopted to allow each employee/contractor to carry out his/her duties safely and without risk to health.
Suitable equipment will be provided and maintained in a safe condition, and safe systems of work will be
The company shall strive to achieve continuous improvement in Health & Safety performance.
Hawkes Plant Management will provide all necessary resources including time to ensure that all Health and
Safety matters are adequately funded. This includes, training, personal protective equipment, adequate
equipment/tools, maintenance for this equipment, external advice where necessary and any other resource
necessary to ensure the Health and Safety of our staff.
Each employee/contractor will be made aware of his/her responsibility for his/her own health and safety and
that of others. All employees/contractors will be given the opportunity to consult with the management on
matters relating to Health & Safety, or to appoint a representative to do so.
Where necessary the company will arrange or provide suitable training for both management and
operatives, in particular where new work practices or equipment are introduced.
The company will seek external advice as necessary to keep its health & safety policy, working practices
and equipment up to date and in accordance with current legislation.
Ultimate responsibility in all areas of safety rests with the Director. This duty is of no less importance than
any of the responsibilities attached to that position.
Reviews of Health and Safety Policy will be made annually no later than 1 year after the date on this policy.
The monitoring of all issues relating to this policy is the responsibility of the Director