In addition to our main Health and Safety policy, Torpedo Factory Group also adheres to an Environmental Policy and a Business Ethics policy. Together these policies dictate our approach and implementation of all projects. In order to ensure achievement of policies, working practices have been introduced supported by documentation to help monitor progress.
Every employee is inducted on joining our company, and these inductions include:
An introduction to Health and Safety
Working at Height
In addition to these base requirements employees are all trained in specific areas dictated by their individual working requirements. This includes PASMA, Mobile Platforms and technical courses (light rigging, stage erection) etc.
For each project that we undertake there is a set procedure to ensure health and safety issues are highlighted and controlled prior to commencement. For small installs the technician will complete a compulsory set risk assessment form prior to starting.
For larger jobs, requiring set installation or other complex work, a much more involved procedure is followed:
The Project Manager will visit the site to discuss the customer’s requirements and discuss Health and Safety aspects of the job with the client and venue, including any special requirements specific to the client/site.
A full risk assessment in written form with confirmation of findings is then produced, then a method statement, detailing how the install will be implemented, addressing any issues the risk assessment highlighted. This will be discussed with the venue in order to liaise with other contractors or workers (catering teams etc) who may be on site during installation, the event itself, or the de-rig.
Permit to Work.
If necessary the Project Manager will issue Permit to Work documents, necessary when there are specific risks identified that require special control. When these are in place no-one can become involved with the job without contacting the manager and signing onto the job. They will be briefed on the risks and informed of their responsibilities, and when a PTW is in force anyone on site not involved and signed on will be excluded from the work area.
At the commencement of each work period the Project Manager will gather the workforce to discuss any issues. The Project Manager will continually monitor the site to ensure safety is not being compromised and place further safety procedures in place if a further risk is identified.
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