Our health and safety policy

At Ordnance Survey, we’re committed to creating an incident-free workplace.

It’s our policy to provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment. Our aim is to keep occupational accidents and illnesses to a minimum, and ultimately create an incident-free workplace.

To do this, we provide employees with all the right equipment, information, training and supervision they need to keep safety a priority. We also ensure the right finances and resources are available to keep us compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent legislation.

As well as our permanent staff, we have a duty of care to visitors – including contractors, temporary workers and members of the public who may be affected by our activities.

Health and safety at work is everyone's responsibility

Health and safety at work is everyone’s responsibility. All staff should take reasonable care of their own and other people’s welfare, keep the workplace free of hazards, and report any situation that may be a safety risk.

To maintain an effective health and safety programme, it’s important to keep communicating at all levels. If an employee is unsure how to perform a certain task, or feels something may be dangerous, they must report this to their line manager or the person responsible for health and safety.

All injuries, however small, sustained at work must be reported to the Property Contract Manager. Accident records are crucial to monitor and update the policy effectively, and must be accurate and thorough.

We continually review our health and safety policy

We’ll continue to review our health and safety policy, especially when we change the size or nature of our operations. At the very least it will be updated every 12 months.

Our commitment to health and safety is paramount, and anyone deliberately disregarding the policy could face disciplinary action.

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