The company recognizes that high standards of health, safety and welfare are an integral element of efficient management objectives and contribute to the operational efficiency and profitably of the company. For such standards to be achieved, adequate financial and physical resources will be made available thereby ensuring continuing development of the competence of employees and the provision of any necessary expert advice.

Health and safety is a management responsibility of equal importance to production and quality, thus managers will pursue progressive improvements in health and safety performance by establishing and maintaining control, communicating the necessary information, encouraging co-operation between individuals and groups thereby ensuring that a positive health and safety culture is promoted and developed.

Equally, it is recognized that employees have a duty of care to themselves and others by avoiding hazards, preventing accidents and co-operating with the company by complying with all instructions and recommendations on health and safety if the aims and objectives of this policy are to be achieved.