Occupational Health & Safety Policy
We manage our business through the operation of a documented Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), throughout our operations as Chartered Surveyors at our 9 UK offices.Through the operation of this system, we can be assured that we are operating in such a way as to eliminate, reduce and manage any OH&S risks.
Our executive board is committed to and has overall responsibility to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees and other persons who are involved with or affected by its activities (hereinafter referred to as interested parties).
- ensure that its operational and office activities are executed in such a way as to provide for the health, safety and welfare of all interested parties
- comply with all applicable legal and other requirements related to its operations
- drive to continually improve its health and safety performance through the operation of our OHSMS (in line with the principles set out in OHSAS 18001)
- set measurable objectives and targets to improve our OH&S performance, which will be subject to regular monitoring and review
- seek to prevent injury or ill health
- aim to promote, monitor and maintain the highest degree of physical, mental and social wellbeing of all interested parties
- reviewed annually
We will provide and maintain: a safe workplace with safe access and egress; safe plant and equipment; effective information, instruction, training and lines of communication; safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transportation of articles and substances; adequate welfare facilities. Communicated to all staff via intranet, email and notices in each office.
We require all interested parties to: take reasonable care of their own health, safety and welfare and that of any others who may be affected by their acts or omissions; co-operate with the firm to comply with their statutory duties for health and safety; use correct and safely, any work item provided by the firm and in accordance with the training and instruction given; assist the firm in reporting any accident or incident that may cause injury to a person or damage to plant or property. Communicated to other interested parties via our web site.
Quality & Environmental Policy
Sanderson Weatherall is managed through a documented Quality and Environmental Management System (QEMS), throughout its operations in surveying, property consultancy and asset advisory, across ten UK offices.
This system is planned around the various risks and opportunities we face and takes into account the needs of our interested parties. It enables us to offer our clients a customer focused service, which fully considers environmental issues.
One of our strategic aims is our commitment to providing a quality service and satisfying client requirements, as directed by the mission statement set out by the partners and top management.
Through the operation of the QEMS, Sanderson Weatherall is committed to environmental protection, including prevention of pollution, minimising energy use/waste creation and looking at the environmental implications of our procurement processes. We also recognise the environmental impact of our professional services and, where possible, make clients aware of alternative technologies and sustainable options for their projects.
Sanderson Weatherall regularly evaluate practices and set/review quality and environmental targets in line with our strategic goals. We aim to ensure that standards are continually maintained across the company to enhance quality and environmental performance. Sanderson Weatherall will ensure that our operations meet, and if possible exceed, any compliance/legal obligations and other applicable requirements relating to our environmental impacts, quality of our work and satisfaction of interested parties.
Our employees, and any others working under our control will be made aware of this policy. It is also freely available to interested parties, including the public.
ISO 9001 is a quality management system (QMS) standard that requires an organisation to meet its own requirements and those of its customers and regulators.
ISO 14001 is the process of enhancing the environmental management system to achieve improvements in overall environmental performance in line with the organisations environmental policy. It is the element of an organizations activities or services that can interact with the environment.
OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied Bristish Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organisations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance.