Health and Safety

QC Data recognizes and accepts its duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees, contractors and visitors. QC Data will seek to minimize the number of occupational accidents and near-misses or incidents which may occur as a result of the company’s operations and to ensure that employees are encouraged and supported where practicable in maintaining and improving their health. QC Data is committed to providing adequate physical and financial resources to ensure the realization of the Safety, Health and Environmental policy.

QC Data will adhere to all legislative and regulatory requirements and encourage and enforce a safe and productive culture.

Creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment requires all employees to understand the key sources of potential hazards and to behave in a responsible and considerate manner in relation to their own welfare and that of others.

General health and safety awareness will form part of the induction of all employees. Additional instruction will be given to those who as part of their job are exposed to potentially hazardous environments. Risk assessments on all work areas will be undertaken and revised on a regular basis.

All employees will be made aware of the importance of the timely reporting of accidents and potential hazards. The monitoring of accidents and the development and sharing of good practice on health and safety issues will form part of the remit of the Health and Safety Manager and Local Health and Safety Officers.

The company will ensure that adequate numbers of employees are trained in first aid, fire marshaling and in conducting health and safety assessments. Managers throughout QC Data have responsibility for health and safety in their area of operation. Ian Wainwright, Managing Director UK & Ireland, has ultimate responsibility for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the policy. He is supported in this by the Health and Safety Manager.

The practical operation of this policy statement is supported by the Health and Safety policy and the detailed individual policies. The Health and Safety Manager is available as a central source of advice and guidance to management and employees in the development and implementation of good practice on health and safety issues.

Health and Safety will be an agenda item of all quarterly management meetings in order to ensure uniform understanding across all company locations, provide opportunities for Health and Safety procedures to contribute towards improving business performance and allow establishment and reviewing of realistic Health and Safety annual targets.

Regular reviews, at intervals of not more than two years will be made of our policy to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.