Kaplan recognizes its obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related legislation. The company will, in the conduct of its activities and so far as is reasonably practicable:
Protect the health and safety of its employees and others that may be affected by its activities.
Limit adverse effects on the physical environment in which those activities are carried out.
Kaplan recognizes that the skills and energies of its employees are amongst its greatest assets and it has a responsibility to provide for their welfare and equally for its learners, contractors, vendors and visitors. So far as is reasonably practicable, Kaplan will:
Provide and maintain safe working environments and practices that do not constitute risks to health, safety and welfare.
Formulate standards and policies that comply with relevant statutory requirements in respect of health, safety, welfare and the environment, as they affect employees, learners, contractors and the public.
Actively promote a positive health and safety culture through the development of good practice
Safeguard employees, learners and all others from foreseeable hazards with regard to health, safety or the environment, in current processes, practices and working systems.
Ensure that, when new substances, plant, machinery, equipment, processes or premises are introduced, adequate guidance, instruction and supervision are provided for safe methods of work to be developed.
Train employees to be aware of their own responsibilities in respect of health, safety, welfare and environmental matters, and to ensure they actively participate in good practice that leads to the prevention of accidents and occupational and non-occupational injuries and diseases.
Without detracting from the contractor’s own legal responsibility, Kaplan will ensure that contractors are informed of relevant associated risks, have been made aware of safety procedures and are monitored for compliance.
Use where reasonably practicable advice and guidance to promote good health and to avoid occupational and non-occupational injuries and disease.
Establish procedures for monitoring compliance with the safety standards and co-operate with authorities and technical organizations, to ensure policies are kept up to date.
Establish safety forums to maintain effective control of health and safety measures.
Ensure these objectives are fulfilled through auditing activities, either internally, through competent assessors, or by external consultants.
To review and revise this policy and as necessary at regular intervals.