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Safety Policy
SAFETY STATEMENT of SPORTSWORLD NETTING Ltd. Scarriff, Co. Clare. ` APRIL 2005

Mission Statement:
It is the ongoing safety objective of Sportsworld Netting Ltd. to achieve and maintain as far as reasonably practical the highest standards of Safety, Health & Welfare at work. For this the requirements of Irish & European legislation as it pertains to Health and Safety at Work act 2005 are the minimum standard which we apply.
To this end we commit ourselves as a team to comply with all Irish and European safety legislation and to achieve the highest standard in Health, Safety & Welfare at work.

General Policy:
It is the policy of this company to continuously improve safety and to do all that is reasonably practicable to -
  • ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of all it's employees
  • to protect all persons, including those not employed by the company,
  • from foreseeable work hazards. to prevent injury and damage to property.

All employees have a responsibility to co-operate with management to achieve a healthy and safe work environment and to take reasonable care of themselves and others. They are encouraged to comply with their duties under present legislation and to inform management of identified hazards in the workplace.
In particular the company, as far as is reasonably practical, has a responsibility to -

  • to provide, through planning and organisation, a safe system of work.
  • to ensure, through regular maintenance, that all plant and equipment is safe.
  • to provide the training and supervision necessary to ensure that employees perform their work safely and effectively
  • to provide all necessary safety equipment and clothing and to do everything in it's power to ensure their proper use.
  • to issue the Safety Statement to all employees for their information.
  • to review the Safety Statement annually and keep it up to date.

    Responsibility for Safety, Health & Welfare:

    The Managing Director, Mr. Padraig Giblin, has overall responsibly for safety, health and welfare on all work sites and at work generally by -
  • taking a direct interest in the policy and actively supporting all employees in carrying it out.
  • by ensuring at all times that employees and work supervision are competent and that appropriate equipment and materials are available to meet the requirements of safety legislation.
  • delegation of specific responsibilities for safety, health and welfare to site supervisor as appropriate.
  • ensuring that company policy on safety, health and welfare is carried out with regard to training, inspections, investigation and reporting of accidents.
  • annual review of the policy


The Managing Director and site supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that the policy is adhered to and implemented in all work places.

Duties of Employees:
  • To take care of their own safety, health and welfare and that of any other
    persons who may be affected by the acts or omissions while at work.
  • To develop a personal concern for their own safety and that of others and
    to avoid actions that would be a source of danger to themselves or others.
  • To co-operate with their employer in compliance with safety legislation.
  • To report as soon as possible any hazard which they identify -
    e.g. defective materials or equipment, unsafe place or system of work .
  • To report immediately all accidents and dangerous occurrences.
  • Not to misuse materials, equipment or safety gear.
  • To maintain all equipment in good condition.
  • To use correct equipment for the job and not to use equipment requiring
    special training if they have not received such training. Employees must
    not carry out tasks, which they feel they are not competent to carry out.
  • To wear personal safety equipment and protective clothing provided.

  • Manual Handling:

    • Manual handling of loads should only be carried out when mechanical
      equipment cannot be used.
    • Use help wherever possible ; when in doubt - get help.
    • Employees who are physically unsuited for the task must not be required
      or allowed to undertake manual handling operations.
    • Employees who are involved in manual handling of loads must be
      instructed in the correct method of lifting.

    Training:

    • All employees of Sportsworld Netting Ltd. receive induction training and
      are allocated work tasks on a phased basis to gradually build up competence.
      They receive specific instructions for each task before they may take it on.
    • All members of the erection crew have been trained in climbing techniques
      and in the use of safety climbing harness at the ESB Climbing School in
      Portlaoise.
    • The erection crew has also been trained in the use of relevant equipment and
      in the identification of possible work site hazards, above and below ground.
    • The erection crew has been instructed in the procedures for dealing with and reporting accidents and dangerous occurrences.


    Hazards and Risks Prevention / Control
    1. Climbing poles
    climbing harness and helmets. The harness is fitted with "Climbsafe" to prevent falling
    2. Working from elevated hoist Risk of falling
    Hoist is fitted with safety cage and dual controls Operators must remain in cage at all times
    3. Overhead cables Risk of injury and/or electrocution.
    All operators are trained to watch for this hazard and to deal with it.
    4. Underground cables / gas pipes Risk of electrocution and/Or explosion
    All operators are instructed to check for this hazard and ensure clearance before starting excavation.
    5. Handling and erection of Heavy poles/Risk of injury.
    Operators never manually lift poles. Equipment must always be used for lifting and erection.
    6. Excavation, 2m deep. Risk of collapse.
    Operators are not allowed to enter the excavation - this is never necessary. Equipment is always used for all work at the excavation.
    7. Severe weather conditions. Increased risk of injury and/or to health.
    Erection work is not carried out in severe weather.