In addition to complying strictly with the health and safety
measures as required by legislation, it is company policy to
positively promote and give high priority to the establishment of a
healthy and safe working environment. An effective policy depends
upon a dedicated attitude by all and you have a personal duty, while
at work, to:
Take all reasonable
care for your own health and safety and that of others who may
be affected by your acts or omissions while at work.
company’s Health and Safety Policy where you are working and
comply with all rules and regulations required by legislation.
Bring to your
Manager’s attention any health or safety problem or hazard that
you are not able to put right yourself.
You must attend a
Health & Safety Induction if one is provided by the company you
are working at. If there is no formal induction please ensure
you have found out the following:
In the event of a
fire or a bomb alert, an alarm will be sounded. Ensure you know
the Fire Alarm procedures, where the emergency exits and muster
points are located and who to report to in the event of an
Find out who is the
First Aider on your floor is, in case of emergency.
Health & Safety at
work is an important issue, so please always read and follow H&S
instructions for whichever site you are working at. In the
unlikely event that you have an accident at work please report
it to your line manager AND to a Love & Tate consultant. You
must ask your consultant for an Accident Report Form to let us
know what happened and if it caused you to take time off work.
You can download a form here
POLICY – Arrive Alive Policy
You may regularly,
or occasionally, need to drive your own vehicle or a company
vehicle on business. If so, it is important that you behave in a
safe and responsible manner to prevent injury to yourself and
others. It is mandatory that you abide by the simple rules below
while on your temporary assignment with Love & Tate:
Send Love & Tate a
copy of your driving licence, insurance certificate, and MOT.
Ensure your vehicle
is totally road worthy, is well maintained and has functional
Obey the law when
Observe speed limits
Do not drive under
the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication that could impair
Do not use a mobile
phone or two-way radio
Do not consume food
or other refreshments
Always wear your
seat belt and ensure your passengers wear a belt too.
As the driver you
must be appropriately rested and alert. If you’re tired – stop
and take a break.
defensively, watch the road from every angle, give yourself time
to stop and time to make decisions.
Ensure the number of
passengers does not exceed the manufacturer's specification for
If you are driving
or a passenger of a motorcycle etc you must wear safety helmets.
Caution: if you are
driving a company vehicle you must adhere to the no smoking law
When it’s dark –
take extra care, most accidents happen between midnight and 6am
OTHER USEFUL TIPS
BEFORE YOU SET
Plan your route.
Check you have
enough fuel before making any journey, however short.
Check the oil and
tyres and think through what you would do if you had to change a
tyre, especially if you are going a long way.
Check that your
breakdown organisation membership is up to date and keep the
number handy - or become a member of one.
Do ensure you have a
mobile phone with you to call for help in case of emergencies
(remember, don’t use your phone while driving).
Keep anything of
value, such as bags or mobile phones out of sight - they make
easy pickings for a snatch thief in stop-go traffic, especially
if left on the front passenger seat.
that it is safer to lock the doors whenever you are in the car.
If you are in an accident, windows can easily be broken to get
Keep windows closed
in busy areas and use the sun roof or fan for ventilation.
THREATENED WHILE DRIVING
It is possible that
while driving you may feel threatened. Thankfully road rage and
car jacking are still rare however these tips may help to avoid
the more dangerous consequences of these potential occasional
If you think you are
being followed deliberately remain calm and keep driving until
you come to a busy place e.g a police, fire or ambulance
station, pub or garage forecourt.
If a car pulls up
alongside you and the occupants try to attract your attention,
ignore them and don’t make eye contact.
If you see an
accident or someone tries to flag you down, ask yourself if you
could really help. It might be best to drive on and use your
phone to get help at the earliest opportunity or drive to the
nearest police station.
Avoid using poorly
lit car parks. Whenever possible, choose a manned car park and
park as close as you can to the attendant.
When parking in the
street try to park under a street lamp.
Reverse into the
Store your valuables
and obvious possessions in the boot or out of sight.
Shut all windows.
Lock all doors.
If you collect a
ticket on entering the car park, take it with you – do not leave
it in the car, as this will make it easier for a thief to steal
When returning to
your car, have your keys ready so that you can get in quickly.
Before entering, scan the back seat to check no-one has climbed
Once you are in the
car lock the doors immediately and drive off quickly.
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