The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that defines the fundamental structure and authority for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare within the United Kingdom.
ESTS has a clear Health & Safety Policy, a copy of which is given to every employee. ESTS and its employees recognise their responsibility to minimise the risk of injury to anyone (themselves and others) whilst at work. It is company policy to ensure that every effort is made to provide safe and healthy working conditions and to meet all the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act and amendments and supplements by European legislation.
We recognise the importance of proper risk assessment, being proactive in all cases of potential risk, emergency procedures, safety equipment, ensuring all equipment (including safety equipment) is safe and well maintained, having first aid kits available and behaving at all times in a considered and thoughtful manner. In addition to on site work, we understand that travelling to and from jobs is also a potential risk and we make every effort to drive safely and to avoid travelling with any time pressures on arrival.