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Health & Safety 

CBL is committed to Health & Safety in all aspects of its work including a commitment to employees, customers, suppliers and members of the public.

Safety instructions are always issued with every hire.  Additional copies are available from your local centre.

Mark Hodge, Operations Director, is CBL’s Health & Safety Advisor.
He advises Charlotte Barford who, together with Mark, ensures the implementation of CBL’s Health and Safety Policy.

Mark is assisted by Health and Safety Deputies Tim Hanson and Graham Cook.  These deputies are trained to the minimum of IOSH Managing Safely. 

Profile of CBL’s Health and Safety Advisor
In addition to his role as Operations Director for CBL, Mark Hodge oversees the group’s Quality Procedures and ISO 9001 accreditation and, as the Company’s CPC holder, the smooth running of CBL’s transport operations. Mark is a Chartered Member of IOSH and is Health & Safety qualified to NEBOSH National Certificate in Health & Safety, NVQ Level 4 in Health & Safety and NVQ Level 5 in General Management.

Mark is generally mobile but has an office in Saltash, Cornwall which is efficiently run by his PA, Bryony Maunder. Should you wish to contact Mark, please do so on either his office telephone (01752 850144) or his mobile (07768 538366). As a Chartered Member of IOSH, and with CBL registered on the OSHCR (Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register), Mark would be pleased to assist you in your H&S requirements.  Please contact him for more information.

Health & Safety General Policy Statement

The Managing Director and the Management Team of Clive Barford Ltd are committed to the basic requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and to the additional requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.  The company aims to ensure high standards of health, safety, and welfare for its employees and others who may be affected by its operations.

It is therefore the company’s policy to minimise personal injury, ill health, stress and damage to property.  To protect everyone from foreseeable risks and hazards - including non-employees of the company insofar as they are affected by the operations of the company, its products and services - the company will seek advice from the Health and Safety Advisors Mark Hodge and Graham Cook, who will advise with the assistance of the following Health and Safety Deputies:  Tim Hanson and Kevin Clark.

In particular the company will:
Ensure safe access and egress at its places of work.

Ensure regular completion and review of all necessary risk assessments.

Provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, safe plant, appropriate signage and systems of work.

Make available all necessary safety devices and protective equipment, and ensure safe use, handling, transport and handling of articles and substances.

Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to enable employees to perform their work safely and efficiently.

Maintain a constant and continuing commitment to health and safety matters applicable to the company’s activities including emergency procedures, maintaining records, health surveillance and the employment of competent persons.

Smoking Policy
CBL adheres to all current legislation see Part 3 section 3.34.

Vehicle Policy
All drivers within CBL must have the necessary certifications and be fully aware of the Highway Code and relevant legislation, and abide by them at all times.  Regular risk assessments on the use of vehicles will be carried out and reviewed.  As per section A02.1 of our General Procedures Manual (Driving at Work Policy).

Stress Policy
Work related stress is defined by the HSE as “an adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them”.  Pressure is part and parcel of all work and helps to keep us motivated.  

Excessive pressure can lead to stress, which undermines performance; it is costly to employers and can make people ill. CBL is committed to reducing stress at all opportunities and therefore will:
Identify all work place stressors and conduct risk assessments to eliminate stress or control the risks from stress.

Provide for all managers good management practices.

Provide adequate resource to enable managers to implement the company’s agreed stress management strategy.

Be active in employee consultation through its management structure.

Every employee has a duty to cooperate in implementing the safety policy.

This policy will be kept up to date, particularly as the business changes in size and nature.  To ensure this, the policy and the way in which it is operated will be reviewed at least once per year.
Charlotte Barford          March 2022
Managing Director



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