Cramlington Precision Forge Limited manufactures precision forged gears and components for the truck, bus, and agricultural machinery markets.
We aim to manage our business in a responsible and accountable way, delivering our service with integrity and respect. We are committed to providing our people with a safe and healthy working environment. We strive to give our customers and the wider community a service that is sustainable, compliant, reliable, and safe. We believe in doing the right thing and in doing it safely, without unnecessary risk to people's health or to the environment and our goal is continual improvement beyond compliance to legislation so that the environmental impacts and Health and safety risks are minimised.
This Policy outlines how we will deliver this commitment by ensuring we manage our HS&E risks and opportunities in the right way: effectively and in accordance with our corporate values. To deliver a safe and sustainable service, everyone at Cramlington Precision Forge Ltd will work together to fulfil our duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, related legislation, compliance obligations and other requirements. We are all accountable for making sure that we do our job in a respectful and safe way which protects the employees and the environment.
In return, the Company expects employees at all levels to exceed their minimum legal duties, which are given later in our organisational responsibilities. This includes co-operating with us on safety and environmental matters and taking care of their own safety and that of others (whether from within the company or from outside) who may be affected by their actions.
We commit to:
- Providing professional expertise which is accessible to all operations and entities within CPFL to assist our leadership teams in the day-to-day management of HS&E.
- Set and maintain high standards of health & safety throughout the site.
- Identifying HS&E objectives and targets and implementing appropriate programs to achieve them.
- Regularly assessing our significant risks and having in place effective control measures to prevent or minimise injuries, work related ill health, environmental pollution, and setting performance standards with best practice.
- Having systems for reporting and investigating accidents, near misses, environmental incidents, and work-related ill health to enable us to identify corrective and preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk and help us achieve continual improvement.
- Undertaking regular reviews of our HS&E performance and any significant issues to ensure appropriate action is being taken to address.
- Having training and induction programs to improve the HS&E skills and knowledge of our people including instruction at all levels to motivate and enable procedures to be followed.
- Audit programs to measure our performance and compliance with applicable legislation, procedures, policies, codes, and control measures. Comply (at least) with all legislation, local regulations, and corporate requirements and to consider any additional requirements of other interested parties.
- Work within the framework of a Management System including procedures and the setting of objectives and targets, which will be regularly reviewed to achieve continual improvements.
- Keep in contact with the local community and local authority initiatives and take a participative role if required.
- Operating a HS&E management system which provides the formal policies, codes, and procedures to which we are all, including our sub-contractors, expected to work,
- Having emergency response plans and resources that we have all received instruction on and which are regularly tested.
- Communicate this policy to all working for and on behalf of the company. It will be made available to the public on request.
- Consulting and collaborating with all interested parties on HS&E matters, including a commitment to consultation and participation of Workers and where they exist worker representatives.
- This policy will be reviewed annually via the Management Review.
This policy applies to every employee (including temporary or agency workers) within CPFL and its entities and extends to those who work on our behalf (for example sub-contractors). It is supported by codes of practice which provide detailed information on the management responsibilities in relation to specific risk areas. This Policy, associated codes of practice, procedures and performance will be monitored, regularly reviewed, and evaluated periodically in accordance with our management system. As General Manager (GM) I have overall responsibility for this policy and have allocated all necessary resources for its implementation and ongoing compliance.
Last reviewed: 1 July 2022
Last reviewed by: General Manager