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GCS Cabins take Health and Safety issues very seriously. All of our staff including our site erection teams, yard staff and office staff that attend site have had Health and Safety training and are CSCS accredited.

GCS Cabins supply and remove over 100's of cabins per year and prides itself on our exemplary safety record.

We aim to give peace of mind to our customers through effective Health and Safety practices.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ETC ACT 1974: POLICY STATEMENT
THE OBJECTIVE
To prevent, insofar as it is reasonably practicable during the course of the work duties being undertaken, any accidental occurrence which may directly or indirectly result in:
a) Injury to any person
b) Damage to, or loss of any plant, equipment, property, materials or products
c) Delays in any processes or operation
d) Events which may otherwise be detrimental to efficiency and /or prestige

SCOPE
The policy is applicable to all GCS Cabins employees.
This policy will also apply to all persons having responsibilities which relate to and necessitate their presence and the execution of their duties within the areas of GCS Cabins works/premises. These persons include the following:
Employees of Sub-Contractors, Consulting Practices, The Client etc, and Self Employed persons.

RESPONSIBILITY
The application and promotion of the Policy is the responsibility of Senior Management of this Company. Whilst duties and tasks may be delegated, the overall responsibility remains that of Senior Management.

PERSONNEL OBLIGATIONS
All company employees, regardless of their status, are expected to abide by the principles of this policy as and where applicable. We also need the co-operation of all those mentioned within the Scope section of this policy to work in such a way that accidents to themselves and others will be prevented.

APPLICATION
The following principles shall be applied to all operations undertaken by the Company and shall be the basis of any specific instructions, methods or systems which may be necessary in order to achieve the Policy objective. To ensure that this Policy can be successfully implemented, it will provide such reasonable funds as may be necessary.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
Suitable and adequate measures shall be taken to safeguard any person, plant, equipment, property, material or product likely to be exposed to any known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out the processes, tasks or operations being undertaken. The Company will take into account at tendering stage, those factors which help to eliminate injury, damage and waste.

TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION
Employees shall be made aware of the known or suspected hazards associated with or arising out of the work or duties assigned to them and where necessary shall be suitably trained or instructed to enable them to carry out their tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
Employees will be trained in the safe use of plant/equipment which they will be using for their work by the appropriate CITB Plant Operators course where required. Where CITB certification is not required, employees will be instructed on how to use plant/equipment safely, directly by the manufacturer/supplier/hirer, or by the Company’s Managers/Supervisors who themselves would have been instructed on how to use the plant/equipment properly and safely.
The requirements of any Statutory Legislation or Code of Practice applicable to the processes or operations being undertaken shall be observed.

PLANNING AND CONTROL
All activities shall be conducted in a responsible manner and so planned and controlled that the possibility of unplanned events occurring is reduced to the practicable minimum. It is recognised that accident prevention is a joint responsibility of all those mentioned in the Scope section of this policy and that to understand their joint responsibilities, joint consultation will be necessary.

HEALTH AND WELFARE
Adequate provision shall be made for the Welfare needs of employees whilst carrying out their tasks and duties and any hazard to health associated with the work shall be the subject of strict precautionary measures.
This policy shall be reviewed by the Directors as often as may be necessary.

For and on behalf of GCS Cabins Ltd

Mr Gary Sheppard
Managing Director

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