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Health & Safety

In the United Kingdom, prioritising health and safety in the workplace is not just a best practice but a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. For companies operating in the UK, compliance with health and safety regulations is crucial to ensure the well-being of employees and avoid legal repercussions.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) oversees and enforces these regulations, emphasising the significance of maintaining safe working conditions.

From a company's perspective, adherence to health and safety guidelines in the UK is a strategic imperative. Creating a safe workplace reduces the likelihood of accidents and injuries, thereby minimising potential legal liabilities.

The importance of health and safety in the UK extends beyond moral and ethical considerations to legal obligations. Companies that prioritise health and safety not only comply with the law but also foster a positive work environment, promoting the overall welfare of employees and contributing to a healthier and more productive workforce.

Metro Commercial Ltd | Arrangements for health & safety

Statement of Intent

Our health & safety policy is to

  • Prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health.
  • Manage health and safety risks in our workplace.
  • Provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, to ensure employees are competent to do their work.
  • Provide personal protective equipment.
  • Consult with our employees on health and safety matters- provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.
  • Ensure safe handling and use of substances- maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Implement emergency procedures, including evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident.
  • Review and revise this policy regularly.

Safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid and work-related ill health.

    Responsibilities for health and safety

    The sole director is responsible for the following:

    • Overall and final responsibility for health and safety.
    • Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice.
    • Ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved.

    Risk assessments

    Safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid and work-related ill health.

    Risk assessments

    • We shall complete relevant risk assessments and act.
    • We shall review risk assessments when working habits or conditions change.


    • Adhere to health and safety induction and take appropriate training (including working at height, asbestos awareness, and electrical safety).
    • Wear and provide personal protective equipment.
    • Provide a lone working policy.

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    2008 - 2024

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    272 Bath Street
    Glasgow, G2 4JR, UK

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