The implementation of strict but sensible health and safety procedures is particularly important for an organisation like Guernsey Water where staff are dealing with dangerous chemicals, automated machinery and outside working in all weathers on a daily basis.
Guernsey Water has a responsibility to protect and care for its staff, contractors and the general public, and we take this very seriously. 'Nothing is so important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.'
Guernsey Water has written a number of documents on the subject of health and safety, and these are all available to view and download below:
Health and Safety Policy - This document outlines the organisation's strategic approach to health and safety, and describes the roles of those within the organisation who have responsibility for safe working.
H&S Guide - Employees and H&S Guide - Contractors - These documents act as attractive and instructive handbooks for our employees and contractors who work with us on health and safety matters. High resolution and printed copies are available from the office.
Safe Working Procedures Manual - This document gives more specific procedures for safe working by listing the many tasks carried out by Guernsey Water staff which could pose a risk to a person's health and safety, and describing the steps that need to be taken to avoid this risk.
Procedures for Working in Confined Spaces - This document is fairly self-explanatory and covers the risk of working in confined spaces, which are encountered regularly by Guernsey Water staff.
Leptospirosis - This document acts as a safety sheet for employees who may be at risk of contracting Leptospirosis, a disease found in polluted water and sewage.
States of Guernsey Asbestos Policy - A document which outlines the States of Guernsey’s commitment to meeting its legal and moral obligations in respect of reviewing, establishing and maintaining appropriate arrangements governing the management of Asbestos Containing Materials in its sites, assets and work activities.
States of Guernsey Legionella Policy - A document which outlines the States of Guernsey’s commitment to meeting its legal and moral obligations in respect of reviewing, establishing and maintaining appropriate arrangements governing the management of Legionella on its sites and assets and potential exposure to staff, service users and the public.