Health & Safety
West One Pest Control Ltd will ensure that the welfare of our clients and their employees is safeguarded when carrying out operations.
The company has prepared its health and safety policy statement, incorporating advice available on the HSE website at www.hse.gov.uk. The statement outlines the steps and procedures we take to fulfil our obligations.
Our health and safety procedures are designed to minimise risk and therefore protect clients and their employees, together with the pest control technicians and the public in general from accident, injury, and damage or harm. Procedures are also drawn up to protect and minimise our impact on the environment.
A health and safety policy’s basic principles are the identification of hazards, i.e the potential to cause harm and the reduction of all associated risks with regard to the likelihood to cause harm. Our policy on health and safety, together with all our procedures and our continual training, are designed to support this principle.
Site specific risk assessments will be completed by us before starting any operational task.
It is a key company goal to achieve BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Standard) accreditation within 18 months (February 2013).
BS OHSAS 18001 provides the company with a proactive structured process to ensure that all potential hazards have been considered and measures implemented to prevent any problems.
The Food Safety and General Hygiene regulations stipulate the rules for Hygiene requirements for food businesses http://food.gov.uk/foodindustry/regulation/
A Food business is any undertaking or carrying out any or all of the following operations: preparation, processing, manufacturing, packing, storing, transportation, distribution, handling or offering for sale or supply of food.
If your business is a restaurant, hotel, care home, cafe, food stall, school, academic refectory, company canteen, food processing plant, distribution hub, market and all other food related establishments, it applies to you! Our technicians will advise you on your obligations and aspects of the regulations as necessary.
Our company is able to offer Hygiene Audit and Pest Prevention System (HAPPS™) services, together with Quality Assurance inspections carried out by qualified field biologists.
West One is a member of the National Pest Technicians Association. Membership No.1831
The company is CHAS accredited and our certificate is available to clients on request.