Company Policy Statement
Welcome to Sovereign Pest Control, Leicestershire
It is the aim of the company to prevent accidents, as far as is reasonably practicable
and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees and all persons likely to
be affected by its operations including subcontractors and, where appropriate, the
public by ensuring that:
a) All offices, sites and other areas of work under its control are maintained in a safe
and healthy condition
b) A safe system of work is provided and maintained and that the provision of
the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and separate regulations made
under this Act including: inter alia Management of Health and Safety at Work
regulations 1992, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Manual
Handling Operation Regulations 1992, Workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare)
Regulations 1992, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992,
Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and Construction
(Design and Management) Regulations 1994 together with any relevant policies
and procedures laid down within the company are all complied with.
In line with this aim it is the policy of the company to provide, in so far as is
reasonably practicable, through its divisions and management:
a) Adequate financial resources for the implementation of Health and Safety matters.
b) Plant and systems of work which are safe and without risk to Health and Safety,
including operations where hazardous substances are used.
c) The maintenance of any place of work under its control in a condition that is safe
and without risk, together with adequate facilities and arrangements for welfare.
d) The establishment of a coordinated organisation to ensure comprehensive and
competent advice on all accident prevention measures.
e) Facilities for consultation to enable employees to co-operate in promoting and
developing effective measures to ensure their Health and Safety at Work.
f) Risk assessments by competent persons.
g) Protective clothing and/or equipment in situations and weather conditions.
h) Adequate First Aid supplies and facilities in accordance with current regulations
The co-operation of all employees is vital to achieving the company aims, so in turn
every employee must realise that he/she has a duty while at work to:
a) Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety both for himself/herself or others.
b) Co-operate with the company in all matters relating to Health, Safety and Welfare.
Anyone found working to their own or other persons detriment by disregarding
this Safety Policy or other procedures could be held personally responsible in law
and may be subject to disciplinary proceedings which could result in dismissal.
The company will, so far as is reasonably practical, arrange for the training of levels
of staff to ensure proper observance of the requirements of the Health and Safety
at Work etc. Act 1974 and the provision of all current regulations in so far as they
concern the company.
Any contractor or sub-contractor carrying out work for or on behalf of the company
shall be required to comply with the relevant statutory provisions, Codes of Practice
and the requirements of the Company Safety Policy and associated arrangements.
In accordance with the section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the
1) Provide all the employees with this written statement on its general policy on
Health and Safety and the organisation and the arrangements for the
carrying it out.
2) Review the working of this policy annually and revise it when necessary.
COSHH & Environmental Risk Assessments and Pesticide Health and Safety
Under the terms of the control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
1999 it is a requirement that Complete Environmental technicians carry out a
risk assessment on the use of the most appropriate pesticide where it is deemed
necessary to apply a pesticide. This will be carried out using the guidelines indicated
in the Generic COSHH assessment and the Health & Safety data sheets supplied by
the product manufacturer.
Health and Safety data sheets are kept on file at our Head Office and are available to
customers on request.
IN addition to the COSHH assessment environmental considerations will be made
to determine any environmental impact that may occur. As all pesticides used by
A.P.E.S.T. are approved under the terms of the Control of Pesticide Regulations 1986
environmental considerations are given under the approval scheme.
A COSHH assessment will be carried out prior to commencing any pest prevention
The only hazardous substances used by A.P.E.S.T. when carrying out general pest
prevention/control measures are pesticides. They are divided into the following
a) Ready to use rodenticide baits and dusts (eg Storm, Deadline)
b) Ready to use insecticide liquids and powders (eg Maxforce gel, Paragon 10)
c) Insecticide concentrates for mixing to form sprays (eg Empire 20, Crackdown)
A COSHH and Environmental Assessment for each of these categories have been