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Centre4, 17a Wootton Road, Grimsby,
North East Lincolnshire,
DN33 1HE
Tel: 01472 236680

Health and Safety Policy


Statement of General Policy 


CPO will take all steps necessary to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of all employees, students and volunteers at work.


CPO will also take responsibility for the Health and Safety of clients, volunteers, staff members and other visitors to the centre. CPO will adhere to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and other relevant Health and Safety legislation and codes of practice. To achieve those objectives we have appointed a designated members of staff to be responsible for the organisation’s Health and Safety; to keep workplace health, safety and welfare procedures under constant review; to liaise with the Health and Safety Executive where necessary; and to keep the staff, volunteers and the Board of Directors abreast of new legislation, EU Directives, Regulations and British Standards, in order to ensure ongoing compliance with the law. We appreciate the importance of the Care Act 2014, which the key function is to support adult care, to aid them in to achieving outcomes that are important to them in their life. Doing so focuses on the needs and goals of the people concerned, which include the definition of wellbeing and promoting wellbeing.

CPO will: 

• Establish, maintain and regularly review safety systems and risk assessments.

• Make regular risk assessments available to employees.

• Take appropriate preventative/protective measures.

• Provide adequate and competent supervision of all activities involving risk.

• Ensure appropriate training in Health and Safety is delivered.

• Establish and maintain systems for consulting paid and voluntary workers about Health and Safety issues.

• Take Health and Safety considerations into account when planning developments in the service, purchasing equipment and occupying new premises.

• Maintain accurate records of accidents and other events with Health and Safety implications and review and monitor these records to establish what remedial action, if any, should be taken.

• Appoint competent personnel to secure compliance with statutory duties, and to undertake reviews of the policy as necessary.



1. Overall and final responsibility for Health and Safety is that of - Stephen Ryder (Managing Director)


2. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to The Operations Manager


3. To ensure health and safety standards are maintained / improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas

Name & Responsibility

Stephen Ryder - Health & Safety Officer 

Fiona Wilkinson - Safeguarding Officer & Operations Manager

Centre4 Fire Warden


4. All employees have to:

  • Co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;

  • Not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;

  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and 

  • Report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed in this policy statement)


Health and Safety Risks Arising from our Work Activities


Risk assessments will be undertaken by - Health & Safety Officer


The findings of the risk assessments will be reported to - Managing Director


Action required to remove/control risks will be approved by - Managing Director


Operations Manager - Will be responsible for ensuring the action required is implemented.


Managing Director and/or Operations Manager - Will check that the implemented actions have removed/reduced the risks


Assessments will be reviewed every - Annually or when the work activity changes


Consultation with Employees

Employee representative(s) are

Operations Manager


Consultation with employees is provided by

Health & Safety Officer

Safeguarding Officer

Will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented.


Safe Handling and Use of Substances

Health & Safety Officer

Will be responsible for identifying all substances which need a COSHH assessment.

Health & Safety Officer

Will be responsible for undertaking COSHH assessments.

Health and Safety Officer 

Will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented.


Health & Safety Officer

Will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant employees are informed about the COSHH assessments.


Health & Safety Officer

Will check that new substances can be used safely before they are purchased.


Assessments will be reviewed 

Annually or when the work activity changes, whichever is soonest.



Information, Instruction and Supervision


The Health and Safety Law poster is displayed at:

On the ground floor in Centre4’s Reception area


Health and Safety advice is available from:

Health & Safety Officer, Safeguarding Officer & Operations Manager.


Supervision of young workers/trainees will be arranged/undertaken/monitored by:

Safeguarding Officer & Operations Manager


Safeguarding Officer & Operations Manager. 

Is responsible for ensuring that our employees working at locations under the control of other employers, are given relevant Health and Safety information.


Competency for Tasks and Training


Induction training will be provided for all employees by

Operations Manager


Job specific training will be provided by

Operations Manager


Training records are kept at/by

In locked store room in a filing cabinet

Training will be identified, arranged and monitored by

Operations Manager & Safeguarding Officer


Accidents, First Aid and Work-Related Ill Health


Health surveillance is required for employees doing the following jobs



Health surveillance will be arranged by



Health surveillance records will be kept by/at



The first aid box/es is/are kept at

In Centre4’s Reception office


The appointed person(s)/first aider(s) is/are

Paula Graves
Carol Carson
Jade Nicholls
Tanya Sunman

(Centre4 Staff)


All accidents and cases of work-related ill health are to be recorded in the accident book.  The book is kept by/at

In Centre4’s Reception office


CPO Staff

Are responsible for reporting accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing authority.



To check our working conditions, and ensure our Safe Working Practices are being followed, we will:

Check daily all working areas

Hold weekly team meetings 

Health and Safety Officer and Operations Manager 

Are responsible for investigating accidents.


Operations Manager

Is responsible for investigating work-related causes of sickness absences.


Operations Manager 

Is responsible for acting on investigation findings to prevent a recurrence


Emergency Procedures - Fire and Evacuation


Centre4 Fire Warden ,Health & Safety Officer

Is responsible for ensuring the fire risk assessment is undertaken and implemented.


Escape routes are checked by/every

Centre4 Fire Warden, daily


Fire extinguishers are maintained and checked by/every

Centre4 Fire Warden, checked weekly, maintained once a year


Alarms are tested by/every

Centre4 Fire Warden, weekly


Emergency evacuation will be tested 

Every six months


Managing Director Signature:

Health and Safety Policy
Version 13
Updated 4th February 2022

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