UK DIVING SERVICES LTD - Underwater Contractors. Safety Boat Hire And Rescue Boat Services

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Summary Of Company Policies & Statements

Health and Safety Policy Statement: The Health and Safety Policy of UK Diving Services Ltd is to undertake everything reasonably practicable to prevent injury and ill health to all employees and others affected by our operations. To achieve this aim we will: maintain a safe and healthy working environment control health and safety risks arising from our operations provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision for our employees and contracted personnel consult with our workforce on significant health and safety issues ensure that all personnel are competent to carry out tasks entrusted to them communicate effectively on health and safety with contractors and clients allocate clear responsibility for health and safety arrangements ensure that emergency arrangements are defined, communicated and understood. UK Diving Services Ltd will provide sufficient resources to ensure that this policy can be implemented and maintained. UK Diving Services Ltd believes that health and safety is based upon competence and communication and that personnel have a duty to co-operate in making this policy effective. Personnel employed and contracted should: co-operate on health and safety matters take reasonable care of their own health and safety and also that of others report health and safety concerns to the supervisor or project manager not interfere with anything provided to safeguard health and safety Employees and contracted personnel are empowered to stop any task they consider to be unsafe and request further consultation and advice before proceeding. UK Diving Services Ltd are committed to the continual improvement of health and safety in all our operations and will review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals. In addition to the above Health and Safety Policy Statement are following notes and arrangements for implementing and supporting the Policy : It is a requirement that everyone must wear the appropriate PPE. As minimum the following must be worn:Safety helmet, Safety boots, High visibility jacket or vest, Gloves, Eye protection and Life jacket Task specific PPE above the minimum requirement will be identified through the risk assessment process. Written Method Statement and Risk Assessment to identify hazards, calculated risk and the control measures required to reduce the risk to an acceptable level. No operatives must commence work unless they have received a site induction briefing by delegated representative 

Sustainability Policy: Sustainability has been integral to UK Diving Services operations and success. UK Diving Services sustainability mission envisions meeting the needs of UK Diving Services clients while conducting business in a socially, economically, and environmentally responsible manner to the benefit of current and future generations, thereby creating value for all stakeholders. Every day, UK Diving Services helps clients safeguard the environment, conserve energy, protect lives, and strengthen the economies and social structures of communities in which UK Diving Services employees work and live. At UK Diving Services, leadership in sustainability is more than just a responsibility; it is a privilege. 

Safety Management Policy And System:  In order to achieve its objectives, any organisation is required to manage many business processes. Safety is one such business process. Safety management is a core business function just as for example financial management and HR management are. Our Safety Management System (SMS) is a systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organisational structures, accountability, policies and procedures. Three core aspects of a SMS are:  Systematic – Safety management activities are in accordance with a pre-determined plan and applied in a consistent manner throughout the organisation.  Proactive – An approach that emphasises hazard identification and risk control and mitigation before events that affect safety occur.  Explicit – All safety management control activities are current, documented and visible. The cornerstone of our safety management is commitment from the top. In matters of safety it is the commitment, competence, attitudes and motivation of individuals at all levels that determines the end result. The information provided below outlines our approach to Safety Management. It is impossible to prescribe a ‘one size fits all’ template as the hazards, associated risks and controls used to reduce the likelihood and severity of accidents and incidents will change from location to location and from event to event. However it is hoped that the below will enable our company and companies sub contracted to us to think about an organised approach to safety and to consider the following:  Identify who is accountable for and responsibility for safety.  Record and publish policies and procedures.  Analyse hazards and risks.  Determine appropriate mitigation measures.  Review when conditions and circumstances change.

Corporate Responsibility Equality And Diversity Policy: UK Diving Services Ltd is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. The organisation - in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities - is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public The policy’s purpose is to: · provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time · not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation · oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working, and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities The organisation commits to: · encourage equality and diversity in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense · create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination All staff should understand they, as well as their employer, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the course of their employment, against fellow employees, customers, suppliers and the public · take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under the organisation’s grievance and/or disciplinary procedures, and any appropriate action will be taken. Particularly serious complaints could amount to gross misconduct and lead to dismissal without notice Further, sexual harassment may amount to both an employment rights matter and a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic – is a criminal offence · make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all staff, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation · decisions concerning staff being based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act) · review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law · monitor the make-up of the workforce regarding information such as age, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability in encouraging equality and diversity, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality policy Monitoring will also include assessing how the equality policy, and any sporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues The equality policy is fully supported by senior management and has been agreed with trade unions and/or employee representatives Use of the organisation’s grievance and/or disciplinary procedures does not affect an employee’s right to make a claim to an employment tribunal within three months of the alleged discrimination. Individuals with different cultures, perspectives and experiences are at the heart of the way Monitor works. We want to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of their background1 and make best use of their talents. At Monitor we are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for patients. We seek to develop a work environment where we treat all employees as individuals, fairly and in a consistent way. We work within the spirit and the practice of the Equality Act 2010 by promoting a culture of respect and dignity and actively challenging discrimination, should it ever arise. We will remove unnecessary barriers for our employees seeking opportunities through training and development, promotion and career planning. We will continue to support our leaders, managers and employees to demonstrate the principles of diversity and inclusion in their everyday activities, roles and functions.

Business Continuity Management Statement: UK Diving Services Ltd is confident of our Mission Statement “One Solution –One Contractor”. We believe Business Continuity is a key part of growth. The main potential areas of our business: Personnel: We operate with a very large and ever growing database of skippers, commercial divers, supervisors, engineers and other key personnel. Equipment: All equipment plant and vessels are maintained in line with all legislation. We have access to a large pool of equipment and plant from various different sources. Information Technology: The IT data systems at UK Diving Services Ltd are backed up regularly. 

Environmental Policy Statement: The policy of UK Diving Services Ltd is to undertake work in accordance with the statutory provisions of environmental management and control, using the best practical methods outlined in the relevant codes and standards. The prevention of pollution and the use of renewable and sustainable resources are seen as prime objectives to be achieved by the company. The directors recognize they have a key responsibility for ensuring adequate environmental controls. To this end the principles of effective environmental management shall be an integral part of all other management functions. The company is also committed to comply with any applicable legal requirements and or any other requirements which relate to environmental aspects. This policy, objectives and targets for improvement shall be brought to attention of all employees, suppliers and sub-contractors. 

Quality Policy Statement: The Quality Policy UK Diving Services Ltd is to maintain and improve our position within our field by providing services to a level of quality, cost, performance and reliability that will meet or exceed our customer’s requirements. UK Diving Services Ltd is committed to deliver the requirements of our clients, and any other requirements on time and within budget. To meet site rules and deliver our services without harm to any person, property or equipment. Our quality policy will be made available, communicated and understood. UK Diving Services Ltd will ensure that all employees adhere to our quality policy in order to help achieve our quality objectives. It is the role of all employees to manage, perform and carry out their work in accordance with any specified requirements and to play an active role in continual improvement. This Quality Policy will be reviewed annually

Carbon Policy: We will:  Continue to responsibly manage our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, using sound economics and meeting customer expectations  Aim to maintain our position on carbon emissions despite the predicted increase in energy demand through a combination of increased energy efficiency and additional renewable generation  Continue to focus on energy efficiency and renewable generation to improve carbon efficiency  Ensure that our measurement and reporting of greenhouse gases and whole life costing tools continue to meet the latest industry standards and regulator requirements Continue to promote regular reviews of our design and technical standards to ensure they promote effective energy and carbon management  Promote improved carbon management with our delivery partners and throughout the supply chain by working as one team to deliver an efficient and effective approach to carbon management  Continue our efforts to be certified under the Carbon Trust Standard accreditation scheme. 


Jason Gavin

Company Director