We at Woman Up Uk recognise the need to be compliant in producing our own and adhering to Health and Safety procedures when running our events and undertaking work in offices and remotely. In our bid to put on Fitness and Wellness events, fitness and wellness community hubs and bespoke training programmes which serve the following public benefit;
- Provide and support the education of women and young girls around women’s issues such as safety, consent, autonomy etc
- To Support the Health and Wellbeing of Women through fitness and wellness projects and events
- To support Community development by creating physical and virtual spaces to come together as a community and impact on the wider community around them.
Women Up Uk have produced the following foundation Health and Safety Policy to be reviewed annually or sooner subject to or in accordance with governing changes and any changes to the organisation. There are currently 13 members, all of whom currently work remotely but are essential to the practical delivery of programmes and events in the designated hired spaces by Woman Up UK.
Part 1: Statement of intent.
This is the health and safety policy statement of WOMAN UP UK.
Our health and safety policy is to:
- prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
- manage health and safety risks in our work spaces (inclusive of remote and hired premises for practical delivery)
- provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, to ensure employees are competent to do their work inclusive of online safety
- provide personal protective equipment where appropriate
- consult with our members on matters affecting their health and safety
- provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
- ensure safe handling and use of substances
- maintain safe and healthy working conditions
- implement emergency procedures, including evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident
- review and revise this policy regularly
Part 2: Responsibilities for health and safety
- Overall and final responsibility for health and safety:
Tricia Wallace (Director)
2. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice:
Pachelle Wallace (Trustee)
3. To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas:
Tricia Wallace and Pachelle Wallace – safety, risk assessments, consulting employees, accidents, first aid and work-related ill health
Tricia Wallace – monitoring, accident and ill-health investigation, emergency procedures, fire and evacuation
Pachelle Wallace – maintaining equipment, information, instruction and supervision, training
4. All members should:
- co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
- take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and
- report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).
Part 3: Arrangements for health and safety
- We will complete relevant risk assessments and take action.
- We will review risk assessments when working habits or conditions change.
- We will give staff and subcontractors health and safety induction and provide appropriate training where appropriate (including working at height, online safety and electrical safety).
- We will provide personal protective equipment where appropriate.
- We will make sure suitable arrangements are in place for employees who work remotely.
We will consult members routinely on health and safety matters as they arise and formally when we review health and safety.
- We will make sure escape routes are well signed and kept clear at all times.
- Evacuation plans are tested from time to time and updated if necessary.