■ to provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
■ to consult with our employees and drivers on matters affecting their health and safety and customers health and safety;
■ to provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
■ to provide information, instruction and supervision for employees and drivers;
■ to ensure all employees/drivers are competent to do their tasks and to give them adequate training;
■ to prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health;
■ to maintain safe and healthy working conditions;
■ to review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.
■ to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of passengers carried
As the employer you have overall responsibility for health and safety.
Employees also have legal responsibilities to take care of the health and safety of
themselves and others, and to cooperate with you to help you comply with the law.
Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of:-
Day to day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to:-
Role : the Duty Manager.
All employees have to:
■ cooperate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
■ not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;
■ take reasonable care of their own health and safety;
■ report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person this policy statement of Coach Hire 4 U Health & Safety Policy
Competency for Tasks and Training
Induction training will be provided for all employees as specified in the induction plan for the individual.
Job specific training will be provided by the line manager, and/or other staff as specified in the individual’ induction plan.
The induction training plan will include, specific jobs requiring special training eg first use checks, driver record keeping, how to communicate with the office effectively, type training on vehicle etc. A driver will only be issued a vehicle, and fuel card once the induction has been completed.
Training records are kept at the head office in Luton, in the Administration Room which is locked for privacy of data, however the Duty Manager can access records if required at all times.
Accidents, First aid and Work Related Ill Health
The first aid boxes are kept in company vehicles and in the office.
The appointed first aiders are noted in the control office.
All accidents and cases of work related ill health are to be recorded in the accident book.
The book is kept in the Control Room at Eaton Green Park.
We keep and demonstrate that we are monitoring health and safety actively. This is achieved by e.g. doing spot check visits, or reactively, e.g. investigating any accidents or ill health. Drivers should be prepared for spot checks at all times.To check our working conditions, and ensure our safe working practices are being followed,
The Duty Manager is responsible for investigating accidents.
The Duty Manager is responsible for investigating work related causes of sickness absences and reporting this to Jamie Gardner.
Escape routes are checked by appropriate third parties twice annually.
Fire extinguishers are maintained on periodic checks by qualified third parties.
If the event of an accident / emergency. The driver is issued with a hand free kit and phone to make calls to authorities as required and the office. The driver must keep records of all incidents and take images of position of vehicle and third party vehicle to assist in completion of accident report form.The book is kept in the Control Room at Eaton Green Park.