At Manforce Security we observe strict guidelines for health & safety.
Manforce Security Ltd is fully committed to the adherence to health and safety in the workplace, visitors to its premises, and its legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (as amended in 2006), and the OHSAS 18001:2007 standards and associated protective legislation, both as an employer and as a company. To achieve these objectives we have appointed designated members of staff to be responsible for company health and safety in order to:
- Keep the workplace health, safety and welfare procedures under constant review.
- Liaise with the Health and Safety Manager, and other statutory bodies on all matters pertaining to the health, safety and welfare of employees.
- Keep the Company and its Board of Directors informed of the implications of current and new legislation, EU Directives, regulations and British Standards in order to ensure on-going compliance with the law.
Health and safety maintenance at work
- Ensure that our environment and workplace are healthy and safe;
- Carry out an assessment of the risks to our health and safety at work and put measures in place to reduce the chances of an injury or illness happening to our employees;
- Provide with personal protective equipment, free of charge, if the health and safety risks of our job cannot be controlled adequately by any other means;
- Provide the employees with information and instruction about health and safety hazards that you may be exposed to;
- Train our employees how to carry out your job safely including training in what to do when faced with violence or aggression;
- Consultations and safety representatives about health and safety at work
Health and safety of our guards at work
Security guards are often at daily risk of threats, abuse and assault. Many security workers mistakenly see violence as ‘part of the job’ rather than a crime and are therefore less likely to report it than other workers.
- Security guards are entitled to adequate on site welfare facilities including;
- Ensure that a supply of drinking water and toilets are accessible to our employees;
- Facilities for making hot drinks, warming food and drinking water;
- Availability or arrangement of proper heating facilities;
- Any incident/accident on the site to be reported to the 24 hours control room in no time, and calling up the emergency number 999 at any point.
The Company commits itself at the highest level to promote a positive health and safety culture within the organisation. The Company recognises the importance of health and safety to its core business and the special role that the Security Officer can perform in ensuring the safety of premises and people– an unsafe site can never be a secure site. Consequently, as a matter of business integrity, the Company, via its Health and Safety Policy, will seek to promote awareness of the importance of health and safety amongst all its employees; and to promote a culture of openness and collaboration in dealing with all health and safety issues.