Health and Safety

The Cambridge Pringle Group

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY STATEMENT


It is the policy of The Cambridge Pringle Group to develop a positive health and safety culture throughout the organisation because we believe that high health and safety standards are a pre-requisite in the pursuit of the charity’s goals and efficiency.

To achieve this The Cambridge Pringle Group will ensure it complies with all aspects of legislation covering health and safety as identified in health and safety law and guidance and  by the National Care Standards Commission. The charity will progressively identify workplace hazards and take appropriate measures to eliminate or control risks to employees and others affected by our operations by applying positive control standards and provision of information which can all be found in our operations manual, training and supervision as needed.

Employees are reminded that they have a duty to ensure that the charity’s Health and Safety Policy is observed and in particular they are required:-

  1. To ensure that residents are individually assessed for risk and that appropriate action is taken when necessary.


  1. To take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and of those who may be affected by their actions, or by their omissions.


  1. To co-operate with their employer to ensure that any duty or requirement for health and safety imposed upon their employer by law complied with.


  1. Not to intentionally, or recklessly, interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.


  1. To report to supervisory staff hazardous conditions or defects in the company safety arrangements.


The charity recognises that it has the ultimate legal responsibility for health and safety.  Accordingly, the Board of Directors accepts overall responsibility for policy formulation and implementation.  In turn all levels of management and all supervisors are responsible for carrying out those health and safety duties placed on them.  The Board of Directors will ensure that the safety plan includes sufficient resources for the successful implementation of the Health and Safety Management Policy.

The Board of Directors will identify a Director of Health and Safety. He, together with the Registered Provider (the Chairman), will be responsible for ensuring implementation, monitoring and review of the charity’s Health and Safety Management Policy. Implementation is the responsibility of the Registered Manager(s). Required tasks will be delegated as appropriate. The Board will authorise the seeking of advice from such independent expert advisers as may be deemed necessary by the appointed Directors, particularly in matters relating to legal issues.

The Board of Directors will receive reports as a regular Agenda Item at Board Meetings and will be instrumental in the development of Health and Safety Policy.