Health & safety
Hesley Group is a people-centred business, committed to
ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the people using our
services, our employees and any other person who may be affected by our
The Group believes that the implementation of this philosophy and the
management of health and safety is one of its most important functions.
Consequently, we expect all our employees – directors, operations
managers, heads, managers, supervisors, teachers, administrators, care
and core staff – to carry out their duties in the full knowledge
that, in our view, health and safety considerations must take priority
over all other matters.
In undertaking its responsibilities Hesley Group uses a Health and
Safety Management System to manage the risks associated with our
activities and premises. We regularly monitor performance and revise the
Management System as and when necessary.
We always seek to provide sufficient resources to meet the requirements
of current Health and Safety legislation and aim to achieve the
standards of ‘Good Practice’ across all our activities. We also aim to
communicate and consult with our staff on all issues affecting their
health, safety and welfare and, in doing so, bring this policy to their
attention. Additionally we endeavour to actively promote an open
attitude to health and safety issues, encouraging staff to identify and
report hazards so that we can contribute to creating a safe environment
for people who use our services, as well as for staff and visitors.
We place an emphasis on training for all staff, to enable them to work
safely and effectively, and to ensure that they are confident in the
work they carry out in providing services for our children, young people
We carry out and regularly review risk assessments to identify hazards
and existing control measures and prioritise, plan and complete any
corrective actions required to reduce risk to an acceptable level.
We maintain our premises and work equipment to a standard that ensures
that risks are effectively managed and ensure that responsibilities for
Health and Safety are allocated, understood, monitored and fulfilled.
We retain access to competent advice and assistance through the support
of the Group Health and Safety Manager and external advisers when
necessary, thereby ensuring that we are aware of relevant changes in
legislation and ‘Good Practice’.
We recognise that it is the duty of all of us when at work:
- To take reasonable care of our own safety;
- To take reasonable care of the safety of others who may be affected by what we do or fail to do;
- To cooperate so that we can all comply with our legal duties;
- To ensure we do not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety.