EFPC Health & Safety Policy

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General Statement


  • East Farleigh Parish Council recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer for providing a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees, contractors, voluntary helpers and others who may be affected by the activities of the Council.
  • The Council will meet its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and will provide, as far as is reasonably practicable, the resources necessary to fulfil this commitment.
  • The Council will seek as and when appropriate, expert technical advice on Health and Safety to assist the Clerk in fulfilling the Council’s responsibilities for ensuring safe working conditions.


Aims of the Health and Safety Policy


To provide as far as is reasonably practicable:

  • A safe place of work and a safe working environment.
  • Arrangements for considering, reporting and reviewing matters of Health and Safety at work, including regular risk assessments of working activities.
  • Systems of work that are safe and without risks to health.
  • Obtaining specialist technical advice and assistance on matters of Health and Safety when necessary.
  • Sufficient information, instruction and training for employees, contractors and voluntary helpers to carry out their work safely.
  • Care and attention to the health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors, voluntary helpers and members of the public who may be affected by the council’s activities.


Contractors’ Safety Information


All Contractors will:


  • Comply with all Health and Safety Laws applicable to the work being undertaken
  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety, to provide their own personnel with appropriate personal protective clothing at their (the Contractors’) expense.
  • Engage on the contract only such persons as are skilled, experienced and competent in the performance of their Trade or tasks.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by their activities.



Date adopted:  14th  September 2021             Review date:   Sept 2022



Minute Reference:  EFPC Meeting 14th Sept 2021; Item 97