Health & safety

In line with these responsibilities, the SETC aims to provide, as far as is reasonably practicable:

  • A safe and healthy working environment for all its employees, the carrying out of risk analyses and the identification of hazards;
  • Systems of work which are safe and without risks to health;
  • General training in health and safety so that all employees are made aware of any potential hazards in relation to their work, and the latest procedures for overcoming them;
  • Specific training in safe working procedures, the operation of plant and machinery and accident prevention;
  • A system for conducting a regular review of the training needs of the workforce;
  • The provision of regular refresher courses, with reference to training already carried out;
  • Basic training in health and safety to new employees and young workers, and to ensure that whenever new plant or variations in systems of work are introduced, then the appropriate safety training is given;
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to the job in hand;
  • On-site welfare and first-aid provision which complies fully with the statutory requirements together with a system for maintaining the equipment;
  • Adequate fire fighting equipment and fire training, in liaison with the fire authority;
  • A means of contact with the relevant health and safety bodies so that up-to-date information on legislation, codes of practice and other technical guidance is available within the company, and is circulated promptly to all concerned.