Policy Aim

It is the aim of the London Borough of Bexley to prevent injuries and to protect the health and safety of Council employees and those who may be affected by the Council’s activities. The Council believes that meeting the commitments set out below is the most effective way of achieving this overall aim.

Policy Commitments

The Council is committed to:

Ensuring compliance with OHS legislation and other OHS requirements

In order to meet this commitment, the Council will:

  • maintain an up-to-date record of OHS legislative and other requirements
  • measure the Council’s compliance with applicable OHS legislative and other requirements
  • take appropriate corrective action when non-compliance is identified
  • communicate individual OH&S obligations to employees
  • make the policy available to other interested parties

Improving the Council’s OHS performance

In order to meet this commitment, the Council will:

  • set annual targets for improvements in OHS performance in consultation with employee representatives
  • allocate the resources required to achieve the annual targets
  • monitor progress on achieving targets
  • take remedial action when targets are not being met

Improving the Council’s management of OHS

In order to meet this commitment, the Council will:

  • monitor developments in OHS management best practice
  • set annual objectives for improvements in OHS management in consultation with employee representatives
  • allocate the resources required to achieve the annual objectives
  • monitor progress on achieving objectives
  • take corrective action when objectives are not being met
  • review the policy annually as part of the Management Review

Current Targets and Objectives

Details of the current annual OHS targets and objectives are available on request. 

Signed: Jackie Belton
Date: 30 July 2020
Chief Executive and Director appointed as being responsible for Occupational Health and Safety