Linbrooke Services expects that employees stop work and apply this policy where they consider the working environment or working practices to be unsafe. The work-safe policy provides this opportunity.
The Head of HSEQ will liaise with the customer to consider the disputed working arrangements, making any necessary changes and advise the Director accordingly.
Changes to working arrangements will be documented and implemented by the Director. This may include amendments to internal work instructions, processes, risk, aspect and COSHH assessments. Additional levels of training and competence may be required by individuals or further briefings as appropriate.
Full details of the eventual agreed outcome will be forwarded to the complainant and the customer where appropriate. Suitable records will be maintained.
Should the complainant still be dissatisfied with the system of work, Linbrooke Services will provide independent arbitration from an external source. Linbrooke Services will undertake to follow the arbitrator’s advice.
Should the arbitrator uphold Linbrooke Services’safe system of work and the complainant still refuse to work, Linbrooke Services will implement the disciplinary procedure.
Disciplinary action will not be taken against any individual who initiates the work safe process based on concern for workplace safety.
The arrangements in place to implement this policy form part of the company’s day to day operational procedures and as such are reviewed on a continuous basis. Where opportunities for improvement in safety standards or safety problems are identified they will be tackled promptly, with sufficient resources, to ensure that they are adequately dealt with, implemented and briefed into all employees.
This policy statement will be formally reviewed on an annual basis.