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QHSE Policy

Committed to our people and our planet through our sustainable development

At IVL Group we are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment and believe that as a responsible company operating in our industry then we should be a leading light amongst our competitors. We are currently working with LRQA to achieve ISO 14001 Environmental certification.

Health and safety is also of major importance to our company therefore we have gained accreditation through LRQA for OHSAS:18001.

This demonstrates that corporate responsibility is at the heart of our business and that we are dedicated to excellence throughout our operations.

Since the future of our planet, the safety of our people and that of our clients is very important to us, we will ensure that the company pursues with vigour a policy of sustainable development which ensures we continually improve our environmental and health and safety performance.

Environmental Management System

The management and all who work at IVL Group (UK) Ltd are committed to the care of the environment and the preservation of pollution. The organisation ensures that all its activities are carried out in the conformance with the relevant legislation and other requirements.

IVL Group (UK) Ltd seeks to minimise waste arising, promote recycling, reduce energy consumption and emissions and where possible, to work with suppliers, contractors and those working on behalf of the organisation who have sound environmental policies.

An essential feature of the environmental management system is a commitment to improving environmental performance. This is achieved by setting annual environmental improvement objectives and targets which are regularly monitored and reviewed. These objectives and targets are publicised throughout IVL Group (UK) Ltd and all staff are committed to their achievement.

In order to ensure the achievement of the above commitments, IVL Group (UK) Ltd has implemented an environmental management system which satisfies the requirements of ISO14001:2004.

This policy and the obligations and responsibilities required by the environmental management system have been communicated to all employees. The policy is available to the public on request.

Health & Safety Policy System

It is the policy of IVL Group (UK) Ltd to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, and it will, so far as is reasonably practicable, establish procedures and systems necessary to implement such a policy.

IVL Group (UK) Ltd are committed to at least comply, and where possible exceed, legal and other requirements to which the company subscribes that relate to occupational health and safety hazards, including those duties set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

IVL Group (UK) Ltd will provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment with the objective of preventing injury and ill health and continually improving health and safety management and performance. In order to facilitate this objective, IVL Group (UK) Ltd has implemented an occupational health and safety management system based on the requirements of OHSAS18001:2007, which includes the establishment of occupational health and safety objectives.

All employees will be provided with such equipment, information, instructions, training and supervision as is necessary to implement this policy and achieve health and safety objectives. This policy will be made available to all employees, contractors and other interested parties.

IVL (UK) Ltd also recognises its duty to protect the health and safety of all visitors, clients, contractors and temporary workers, as well as any members of the public who might be affected by IVL Group (UK) Ltd work operations.

While IVL Group (UK) Ltd will take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of its employees, health and safety at work is also the responsibility of the employees. It is the duty of each employee and contractor to take reasonable care of their own and other people’s welfare and to report any situation, which may pose a threat to the wellbeing of themselves or of any other person. If an employee or contractor is unsure how to perform a certain task or feels it would be dangerous to perform a specific job, then it is their duty to report this to the Director responsible for Safety. An effective health and safety programme requires continuous communication between workers at all levels.

Therefore, we provide, so far as reasonably practicable:

  • A safe system of work
  • Safe plant and equipment
  • Safe means of handling, transporting articles, substances and people
  • Adequate training, instruction, information and supervision
  • A safe place of work with safe access and egress
  • A safe and healthy environment and adequate welfare facilities

All injuries, however small or slight, sustained by a person at work must be reported. Accident records are crucial to the effective monitoring and revision of the policy and must therefore be accurate and comprehensive. An accident book is located in the Administration Office. A review of the accident books will be undertaken every quarter.