At Gem Cable we take our responsibilities with regard to the health and safety of our employees and customers very seriously. To this end, we have engaged the services of Peninsula Business Services to provide a health and safety management system, and to provide advice on health and safety and welfare issues.
All our engineers are CSCS certified, to prove occupational health and safety competence.
Method and Standards of Works
The work methodology employed by Gem Cable complies with the strictest controls of regulation from the Health and Safety Executive and also those imposed by the structured cabling industry bodies.
Health and Safety Obligations
The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) is law and any infringement may result in legal action carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
To support our belief in total quality delivery, we follow strict procedures for the highest standards of health and safety and our engineers comply with the following;
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- COSHH Regulations 2002
- Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- BS 7671 (formerly IEE Wiring Regulations, 17th Edition) and guidance
- HSE Guidance Note GS 38 - Test equipment for use by electricians
- HSE Booklet HS (R) 25 - Memorandum of guidance, Electricity at Work Regulations
- HS (G) 85 - Electricity at Work Regulations safe working practices
- The Health & Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996
- PRO/IPP/B016 & B017 ISIS Practices
- BS EN ISO 9001:2008
As required by HSE, Gem Cable provides all employees with:
- A safe place of work.
- Safe working practices.
- Safe equipment eg, tools etc.
- Where necessary, personal protective equipment to be supplied.
- Safe access to and from (egress) the place of work.
- Risk assessments.
- An emergency procedure, to include the evacuation from gas and fire exposure and what to do if asbestos is found on site etc.
- A general safety policy.
Gem Cable further requires employees:
- To take care so as to not injure yourself or others.
- Not to misuse or break any equipment, tools or health and safety equipment etc.
- Co-operate with your employer with regards to health and safety.
- To refrain from using any piece of equipment that you are not trained to use correctly and safely.
Gem Cable is committed to the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and ensures that a risk assessment is fully completed prior to the commencement of any work to protect the employees of the client and Gem Cable from accidents, which could be hazardous to health and perhaps even fatal.