1.1 Music on Earth (“the Company”) recognises and accepts its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 including the responsibility to:
1.2 provide and maintain a safe and healthy place of work
1.3 provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision
1.4 provide and maintain plant and equipment and safe systems of work
1.5 ensure safe access to and from the places of work
1.6 work to prevent accidents and work related ill health
2. General Health and Safety
2.1 The overall responsibility for health and safety lies with the Joint Managing Director Judy Caine. Judy Caine Joint Managing Director and Projects Manager has day to day responsibility for managing health and safety.
2.2 The Management are committed to achieving the highest standards of health and safety throughout the Company.
2.3 The Management are also committed to complying with the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other Regulations that apply to the Company’s work activities.
2.4 The Management team will ensure that assessments of all areas of work activities are carried out regularly, in order to identify hazards and work to prevent instances of injury, disease and dangerous occurrences arising.
2.5 The Management are also committed to ensuring that the work done by the Company does not adversely affect the health and safety of any contractors or of members of the public.
2.6 The Management are fully committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions and adequate welfare facilities for all employees.
2.7 The Company will strive to maintain excellence in health and safety matters and in this respect, employees and others are encouraged to co-operate with the management in all safety matters, to identify hazards and reduce the risk which may exist during work activities and to report any condition which may appear dangerous or unsatisfactory. The Company will at all times consult with the employees on these matters.
2.8 The Senior Management will, so far as reasonably practicable, ensure that the Company provides adequate financial resources to meet these objectives.
2.9 Copies of this policy are to be available to all Company employees and other interested parties.
3. Directors Duties:
3.1 The Diretors will have at least basic knowledge and understanding of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and its associated Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice.
3.2 It will be the responsibility of all the Directors to keep all employees advised as to their responsibilities in respect of health and safety matters.
3.3 In order to protect the safety and health of employees and others affected by the Company's operations, the Directors will:
3.4 Take reasonable steps to familiarise themselves with the hazards and risks associated with working at the Company and with the precautions which need to be taken to eliminate or control those risks.
3.5 Establish procedures to deal with any emergencies.
3.6 Appoint a suitably trained and competent person to assist them in carrying out their health and safety duties.
3.7 Ensure that employees receive sufficient training and information so that they can carry out their duties safely and competently. Ensure adequate funds and facilities are available for this purpose. Before entrusting work tasks to employees, take into account their capabilities as regards health and safety and ensure that suitable Risk Assessments are carried out on any hazardous activity.
3.8 Initiate the timing and annual review of the Health and Safety Policy and ensure it is promoted to all employees and others working on behalf of the Company.
3.9 Ensure that all employees carry out the health and safety responsibilities allocated to them.
3.10 Ensure the safety performance of the Company is monitored and take action to remedy any identified deficiencies.
3.11 Ensure that adequate provision is made for welfare facilities and that adequate first aid provisions are made.
3.12 Ensure that all necessary PPE is provided to employees, and that instruction is given on its use.
4. Designated Health & Safety Person’s Duties:
4.1 To ensure that all the Company Directors/Partners, Supervisors and Staff are aware of their individual Health and Safety responsibilities.
4.2 To initiate and/or recommend any changes, developments and amendments to the policy as and when necessary.
4.3 To inform the Health and Safety Executive of all notifiable accidents. Investigate any accidents or dangerous occurrences and recommend means of preventing re-occurrence.
4.4 To arrange appropriate training for all employees.
4.5 To create and maintain a Training Matrix for all staff.
4.6 To ensure that Risk Assessments (including where appropriate, COSHH, Noise, Manual Handling etc) are carried out as needed.
4.7 To ensure follow up action as needed.
4.8 To promote an interest and responsible attitude towards Health and Safety matters throughout the Company.
This policy will be reviewed annually or when there is a change in circumstances, in work practices or the introduction of new legislation.
Diversity and Equality Statement:
Music on Earth Productions strives at all times to ensure diversity and equality within every
aspect of its operations irrespective of an individual’s gender, race, ethnic
origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or
belief, marital status and social class.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part time, full time, contract, temporary, apprentices or work experience placements, are treated fairly and equally and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit is on the basis purely of aptitude and ability.
All employees are helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
· Every employee is entitled to a working environment which promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated
· The commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense
· Breaches of our diversity and equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings
· This policy is fully supported by senior management
This policy will be implemented within the framework of relevant legislation, which includes:
• Equal Pay Act 1970
• Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
• Sex Discrimination Act 1975
• Race Relations Act 1976
• Disability Discrimination Act 1995
• The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
• Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
• Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
• Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
• Disability Discrimination Act 2005
• Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy:
A General Policy Statement
1. Music on Earth has a moral duty to ensure that it functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
Throughout these policies and procedures, reference is made to “children and young people”. This term is used to mean “those under the age of 18”. The governing body recognise that some adults are also vulnerable to abuse, accordingly, the procedures may be applied (with appropriate adaptations) to allegations of abuse and the protection of vulnerable adults.