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Health & Safety General Statement of Intent

April 2023

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First Community Health and Care has a duty of care under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), and other subordinate legislation, to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees, and those persons who are not employees who might be affected by the activities of the organisation.

We are committed to providing the funds and equipment to ensure that a high standard of health, safety and welfare is met. We will empower our staff by providing high quality information, instruction, training, and supervision to enable them to work safely and

effectively and to ensure they are competent and confident in their work.

The organization will provide safe working conditions for our employees, service users, visitors and contractors. In addition, every effort will be made to ensure the safety and welfare of members of the public.

All employees are expected to work safely and consider the safety of others at all times. Employees are required to observe local and organization wide health and safety rules and procedures which are designed to prevent accidents. Employees are required to co-operate and participate with management in their aim to maintain and promote safe working conditions.

Trained employees will carry out and regularly review risk assessments to identify hazards and existing control measures; we will prioritize, plan and complete any corrective actions required to reduce risk to an acceptable level. The organization will also ensure that the premises we occupy and the equipment we provide meet with the minimum legal requirement.

We will actively consult with our workforce, encouraging and supporting an open attitude to health and safety issues, encouraging everyone to identify and report hazards and suggest innovative solutions so that we can all contribute to creating and maintaining a safe working environment.

Sarah Tomkins

Chief Executive