|Last Updated ( Monday, 22 January 2018 )|
Management of Safety
The management of safety at Impact uses as guidance, the HSG65 – Successful Health and Safety Management model below:
This Safety Policy is the primary statement of Impact International’s intent in health and safety issues. It lays down the management structure and responsibilities for Health and Safety. This web site primarily concerns the training function of Impact.
The Board is committed to continuous improvement in health and safety in all areas of the business. To this end it will take all necessary steps to ensure there is appropriate resourcing in the provision of manpower, materials and training for the organisation and arrangements for health and safety.
Safety is organised at Impact through a sound safety culture throughout the organisation. Safety systems operate and maintain -
Planning and Implementation
Impact plans the management of safety though risk assessment identifying hazards, workplace precautions and risk control systems. Implementation is carried out by controlling identified hazards by active monitoring in addition to the risk assessment process above.
Through active and reactive monitoring. Management safety inspections and corrective action. Recording, investigating and analysing accidents and near misses for trends and patterns. Updating workplace precautions and risk control systems when required.
Safety reviews are part of regular management meetings. Safety is further reviewed as needed in the light of active and reactive monitoring findings.
Safety systems are audited through independent bodies – AALA, AdventureMark. See Below
Codes of Practice
Codes of practice have been drawn up for all the usual activities Impact engage in. They have been drawn up with reference to National Governing Body best practice, technical advisers and risk assessments.
Written Risk Assessments have been carried out on every activity and location in which we normally operate. These are reviewed in the light of experience or when new information is received, equipment or operational procedures change. Amendments will be made when appropriate. Staff will conduct risk assessments on any activity, event or location that differs significantly from normal operational procedures. These will be discussed with their Manager, Safety Advisor or appropriate Technical Advisor before the activity takes place.
Impact has a full time Safety Advisor who is NEBOSH qualified and has a range of national outdoor qualifications. He is an International Mountain Guide and member of the British Mountain Guides Association. For details see www.philippoole.co.uk
Impact holds full Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance policies.
Annual Safety Report
Supporting documentation is available for general induction, accidents, near misses, training, staff qualifications, external suppliers, activity guidance, safety checks and maintenance.
|Created: Wednesday, 31 January 2007|