Shepherd Group
Health & Safety Policy

Shepherd Group fully recognises the importance of achieving and maintaining good standards of health and safety management. The Group's Health & Safety Policy therefore provides a framework for the Group to achieve good practice and compliance with legislative requirements and approved codes of practice.

The Policy is encompassed within the individual policies of the Group's subsidiary companies and reflects the commitment of the Group´s Board of Directors to ensure that those companies operate in a safe and healthy manner.

The Shepherd Group Health & Safety Policy is summarised as follows:

  • All Group activities are carried out with regard for the health, safety and welfare of all its employees, and for the health and safety of contractors, sub-contractors and other non-employees and members of the public who interface with the Company´s activities.
  • It is the intention of the Group Board to ensure compliance with both the requirements and the spirit of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and all regulations and approved codes of practice made under this act.

  • The Group Board requires subsidiary company boards of directors to consult employees on matters affecting health and safety and this Policy and to ensure that any revisions are brought to individuals´ attention. All employees are expected to exercise personal responsibility in preventing injury to themselves and others and to co-operate with management in complying with health and safety legislation.
  • Each executive member of the Group Board is responsible for giving appropriate consideration to the health and safety implications arising out of decisions or proposals made within the remit of their respective area of corporate responsibility. Group Board members will then collectively consider the implications of any such decisions or proposals and assess the impact on current policy before taking action.
  • The Group Board is responsible for formulating the Policy and monitoring its implementation. In order to do this it will ensure that subsidiary company senior executives are aware of this Policy and their role in its implementation and will regularly review each subsidiary company´s health and safety performance.
  • It is the responsibility of subsidiary company boards of directors to ensure adequate information, instruction and supervision are made available to every employee.
  • This Policy is reviewed at regular intervals and revised as necessary.
  • Health and safety matters are afforded priority within each subsidiary company as a core value in all business units.
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