Our company policies
Equal Opportunities & Dignity at work Statement
We believe one of Margan Ltd’s strengths is the friendliness within the team with everyone being valued for the contribution they make. It is in everyone’s interests that the environment in which we work is harmonious and respectful, irrespective of people’s background.
Margan Ltd is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and ensures that no potential employee or existing member of staff receives less favourable treatment than any other prospective employee or member of staff on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion, belief, or age. This applies to all aspects of employment practices including recruitment, promotion, discipline, training for job, career development and working conditions.
All employees are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which reflects this commitment; dealings with customers and colleagues must be conducted with due regard to the needs and feelings of the person concerned. Failure, intentional or otherwise, to meet the highest standards of behaviour in relation to equality issues may be treated as a serious disciplinary offence.
We are also committed to tackling incidents of inappropriate behaviour (such as bullying or harassment) swiftly and decisively. A strong stand is needed on this issue to enable people of all backgrounds to have dignity at work, and enable them to progress and fully contribute to our success. Furthermore, if it is felt any behaviour from customers amounts to harassment, we will ensure appropriate action is taken.
Finding a resolution
We will deal with all complaints of harassment promptly, fairly, sensitively and in confidence. If an individual feels unable to deal with a particular situation without support, they should ask the Company Director to explain to the person causing offence that their behaviour is unwelcome and must stop. If this initial approach fails to resolve the problem, the formal grievance procedure may be used. Disciplinary action will be considered in all cases where a claim of harassment is substantiated.
Health and Safety & Hygiene Statement
Margan Ltd accepts and takes its legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 very seriously to ensure, as far as reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of employees.
You will need to operate and use machinery so we highlight and stress that you too have a legal duty under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management Health & Safety Regulation 1992 to:
- Take care for the health and safety of yourself and of others who may be harmed by your acts or omissions. Just simple things like not running will avoid accidents happening.
- Help Margan Ltd meet our legal responsibilities; and
- Make us aware of any health & safety hazard you have identified.
You also have a legal duty not to interfere with anything provided for Health & Safety purposes e.g. signs, fire extinguishers, barriers, etc.
In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and subsequent legislation, you have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to yourself and to others by your work activities and are required to co-operate us in meeting these statutory obligations. As an employee of Margan Ltd you are obliged to comply with our Health and Safety Policy and to attend and participate in any health and safety training identified as relevant to your work.
You are required to gain an understanding of our Health and Safety procedures, observe them, and ensure that safety equipment and clothing are always used. Specific aspects of your induction ensure you understand the requirements set out in this Health and Safety Policy and a copy of our Health and Safety Policy is held in the Office for you to refer to at any time. This includes specific information about First Aid arrangements, Evacuation and Fire exit procedures and any arrangements for testing the smoke alarms on site.
You should continue to update yourself and read the Health and Safety Policy, as this enables you to learn and fully understand the company specific rules and regulations. Those are set for the wellbeing of the employees as well as the people they interact with and should provide a safe environment for everyone to work in.
Protective clothing and other equipment, which may be issued for your protection because of the nature of your job, must be worn and used at all appropriate times. Failure to do so could be a contravention of your health and safety responsibilities. Once issued, this protective wear/equipment is your responsibility.
- Any exposed cut or burn must be covered with a first-aid dressing.
- If you are suffering from an infectious or contagious disease or illness such as rubella or hepatitis you must not report for work without clearance from your own doctor.
- Contact with any person suffering from an infectious or contagious disease must be reported before commencing work.
Finally, we take the wellbeing of employees seriously and take all measures to minimise risks. However, if you do have an accident at work, please let the Margan Ltd Director know so they can take any necessary action, as well as completing the Accident Report Book (Including the Accident Report Forms you will hold in the Margan Ltd Vehicles when you are working on site). This enables us again to be proactive in changing working practices if this is necessary.