Health & Safety

The health and safety of our clients and employees is of the utmost importance to The Landscape Gardener.

A Health and Safety general statement of intent is detailed below and a copy of The Landscape Gardener full Health and Safety Policy is available upon request.

General Statement of Intent

The Landscape Gardener is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees, customers, members of the public and anyone else who are affected by our operations.

The company commits to operating in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (etc) Act 1974, The Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999 and all other applicable regulations and codes of practice, so far as is reasonably practicable.

The management will ensure that significant risks are assessed and suitable and sufficient measures are adopted to allow each employee/contractor to carry out his/her duties safely and without risk to health. Suitable equipment will be provided and maintained in a safe condition, and safe systems of work will be devised.

The company shall strive to achieve continuous improvement in Health & Safety performance.

Each employee/contractor will be made aware of his/her responsibility for his/her own health and safety and that of others. All employees/contractors will be given the opportunity to consult with the management on matters relating to Health & Safety, or to appoint a representative to do so.

Where necessary the company will arrange or provide suitable training for both management and operatives, in particular where new work practices or equipment are introduced.

The company will seek external advice as necessary to keep its health & safety policy, working practices and equipment up to date and in accordance with current legislation.

Ultimate responsibility in all areas of safety rests with the Managing Director. This duty is of no less importance than any of the responsibilities attached to that position.

Reviews of Health and Safety Policy will be made annually no later than 31 August. The monitoring of all issues relating to this policy is the responsibility of the Managing Director.

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks

The Landscape Gardener does not underestimate the trust a client places in us when they invite us into their home or place of business. For this reason at the request of any client we will undertake checks with The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) on our staff.

The CRB checks search employee details against criminal records and other sources, including the Police National Computer. The check reveals any convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings.

We run these checks to ensure the safety of your home and office, and most importantly when working in a home or school, the safety of all children in contact with our staff.

The Landscape Gardener management have enhanced CRB status. Checks are currently being undertaken on new members of the team. The Landscape Gardener will be happy to discuss the CRB status of all staff working on your project and provide you with a copy of CRB certifications.