TAYLOR STEVENSON LTD HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES AND WORKING PROCEDURES
To ensure that you receive your payment on time, you must adhere to the instructions on the Payment Form enclosed. Please complete and return the Payment Form immediately to prevent any delay to payment. (Breaks will be unpaid unless notified before the assignment starts).
You must ensure your timesheet is completed and signed by the client in order to be paid correctly. Please assure you download your digital tachograph
The Company will comply with the employer pension duties concerning pension’s auto-enrolment in accordance with Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2008.You will be automatically enrolled into National Employment Savings Trust (“NEST”) scheme. If you do not opt-out of auto-enrolment, you will be required to make pension contributions at the level set out in the relevant legislation and you agree to the Employer deducting such contributions from your payments. Further information about your pension choices will be provided at the appropriate time.
Please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure that your time sheet is completed in full, signed by the client, and reaches the branch by 12pm Tuesday to enable payment on the Friday of the same week. NB: Please use the branch fax number or your consultants email address for timesheets and then call the branch to confirm receipt.
Whilst working with Taylor Stevenson Ltd we want to make sure you are content in your workplace. Should you have the misfortune of an accident or situation that cannot be comfortably dealt with by us, we would like to help in contacting those who can. Therefore, it is in your best interests that you complete and return the Health Questionnaire.
Health & Safety
This section details the rules and standards which relate to all employees at work. It is the responsibility of all to follow these rules and to behave in a safe manner. Deliberate contravention of these rules will be considered a breach of contract and, at the discretion of the management, can lead to summary dismissal.
• All machine guarding is to be in place and correctly adjusted, prior to machinery being used.
• No machine item of plant or equipment is to be operated by any person, unless they have been trained and are authorized to do so.
• Any fault, defect, including damage, or malfunction in any item of machinery is to be reported immediately.
• No machine plant or equipment is to be left unattended whilst in motion unless you are authorized to do so.
• No machine plant or equipment is to be cleaned whilst in motion unless authorized to do so.
• No repairs, maintenance or adjustments to machine plant or equipment are to be carried out, unless you are authorized to do so
• All substances are only to be used in accordance with written instructions.
• All substances are to be stored in accordance with the written instructions and are to be returned to the storage after use
• All hazard notices or warning signs displayed on the premises are to be obeyed.
• All notices displayed in the workplace are to be read and you are to ensure that you understand the instructions
• All safety equipment, signs, notices and facilities provided in the interests at Health & Safety and Welfare are to be used or followed and must not be misused or wilfully damaged.
• Protective clothing and safety equipment are to be stored in accordance with the instructions
• The work area is to be kept clean and tidy at all times
• All waste is to be disposed of in the correct container
• All liquid spillage is to be cleaned up immediately
• All emergency procedures relevant to your work area are to be obeyed
• Emergency exits, and equipment are not to be obstructed
• Any use or damage to firefighting equipment is to be reported immediately
• Prompt medical assistance must be sought for any injury received at work and the injury must be reported as soon as possible
• No operative is to attend site under the influence of alcohol or non-prescriptive drugs
Health & Safety Welfare
To help you understand some of the main Health, Safety & Welfare matters on site, please familiarize yourself with the common terms listed below.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. In terms you should make yourself aware of the risks that could cause you injury from the materials you are using from such things as fumes, burns etc and what equipment you should be issues with and wear when carrying out the work. Information should be provided by the client or marked on the product.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. In terms you are responsible to report any accidents that cause injuries or diseases or any dangerous occurrences, which could have led to injuries or diseases immediately to the client for recording in the site register, you must also report to your branch office.
Under the latest regulations the client is required to have evaluated the risks or hazards appertaining to the work you are carrying out. This information should be made available to you. You are also required to have evaluated all risk or hazards and to take all precautions possible to reduce or eliminate the risks or hazards involved.
Where identifiable risks or hazards exist in carrying out works then the client should issue a method statement as to how sections of work must be carried out (you should also satisfy yourself as to the accuracy of the statements. They will not eliminate you from your duties of responsibilities to carry out your work in a safe manner).
Manual Handling Regulations
Under the latest regulation’s guidance lines have been put in to reduce the number of injuries caused by lifting too heavy materials improperly. You should avoid lifting materials where there is a risk of injury. Additional help or mechanical assistance should be asked for. Think before you lift!
Holiday (applies to all operatives)
Please inform your local branch about any period of holiday you require so we can agree and organize the dates with our clients.
Holiday Pay (PAYE)
If you are paid via PAYE, you will receive holiday pay in accordance with the Working Time Directive (WTD) legislation. The WTD legislation currently states that all employees should receive 20 days paid holiday per annum based on working a 40hour week. For example, Permanent Employees holiday pay is generally accrued at 1.66 days per month. Therefore, in accordance with WTD legislation and to apply fair rule to all operatives, we calculate your holiday pay on your average basic pay rate and accrual of all basic hours from the day you commence an assignment. Therefore, for every 12 hours worked at basic rate, 1 hour’s holiday is accrued and paid at your average basic pay rate from commencement of assignment. Please note; your annual Holiday Accrual commences from your assignment start date.
Night Shifts & Weekends
Before commencing a shift during unsociable hours, make sure that the Health and Safety Practices and procedures are the same as those in a “normal” working day. Make sure that you know who the appointed health & safety representative is and that the procedure for reporting accidents and the fire evacuation procedures are the same. Try, wherever possible, to familiarise yourself with any differences regarding working night shifts, weekend or unsoable hours and consider factors such as visibility, availability of/access to resources.