Health and Safety - Statement of Intent

Enable Cumbria Ltd acknowledges and accepts the responsibilities placed on it as an 'Employer' by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other relevant legislation. Enable Cumbria Ltd considers that a safe and healthy working environment is a prerequisite to achieving the safe, high-quality Care and a safe working environment for our staff and those who work on our behalf.

Enable Cumbria Ltd will provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment to minimise the number of instances of occupational accidents, incidents, illnesses and near misses. Through the implementation of the Health and Safety Policy, Enable Cumbria Ltd is committed to the following objectives:

  • To provide, as far as reasonably practicable, a safe and healthy working environment, safe premises and facilities for staff, Clients, contractors and others who work on our behalf
  • Maintaining the workplace in a safe condition and providing adequate facilities and arrangements for welfare at work
  • The provision and maintenance of equipment and systems of work that are safe
  • Arrangements for ensuring safety in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances are in place
  • Providing information, instructions, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work for its employees and other persons
  • The health and safety policies, standards and management systems (including procedures and work instructions) will be defined, documented, implemented and maintained
  • Creating for staff, as far as is practicable, a working environment where potential work-related stressors are avoided, minimised or mitigated through good management practices, effective human resources policies and staff development
  • Ensuring, as far as reasonably practicable, that risks associated with travel by staff for Enable Cumbria Ltd are appropriately managed
  • Making sure that all staff are aware of their health and safety responsibilities and know what is expected of them and what they must do to discharge the responsibilities assigned to them
  • Providing access for staff to appropriate training and development to enable them to discharge competently the responsibilities assigned to them
  • Having an effective system for communicating and consulting on health and safety matters and securing the co-operation of staff, Clients and commissioners in implementing the Health and Safety Policy
  • To have in place arrangements to plan, implement, monitor and review measures to address risks arising from Enable Cumbria Ltd’s activities
  • To strive to improve continuously Enable Cumbria Ltd’s health and safety performance
  • Appointing a competent person to support Enable Cumbria Ltd to meet its statutory duties
  • Enable Cumbria Ltd will provide necessary resources to discharge its duty in fulfilling the duty placed upon it in respect of health, safety and welfare of all persons who live, work and visit the Enable Cumbria Ltd establishments.

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