This policy defines how Occupational Health and Safety will be set up, managed, measured, reported on and developed within the bank.
Scope of the OHSMS
The boundaries of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System are defined as follows:
The Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) covers all applicable elements of the ISO 45001:2018 standard. It applies to the entire operations, products and services, business functions and their related information, people and technology as documented.
Occupational Health and Safety Requirements
A clear definition of the requirements for Occupational Health and Safety has been agreed and this is maintained. This ensures that all OHSMS activities are focused on the fulfilment of those requirements. Statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements have been documented and serve as input into planning processes. Specific requirements regarding the health and safety of new or changed systems or services are factored in as part of the design stage of each project.
OHSMS controls implemented are driven by business needs.
Top Management Leadership and Commitment
Commitment to occupational health and safety management extends to senior levels of the organisation and will be demonstrated through this policy and the provision of appropriate resources to provide and develop the OH&S management system and associated procedures and controls.
Specifically, top management is committed to:
- Providing safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of work-related injury and ill health
- Fulfilling all applicable legal and other relevant requirements
- Eliminating hazards where possible and reasonably practical, and reducing OH&S risks within the workplace
- Continually improving the OH&S management system
- The consultation and participation of workers and their representatives
Top management will also ensure that a systematic review of performance of the programme is conducted on a regular basis to ensure that health and safety objectives are being met and relevant issues are identified through the audit programme and management processes. Management review can take several forms, including departmental and other management meetings.
Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) Objectives
OHSMS objectives are based on a clear understanding of business requirements, informed by management review with stakeholders.
These objectives are as follows:
- To comply with ISO 45001 OHS Standard
- To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of staff customers and tenants as reasonably practicable
- To control immediate and developing risks whilst continuing operations with minimum disruption.
- To minimise loss or damage and maintain business confidence / reputation.
- To maintain effective communications internally, with interested parties (customers, tenants, the media, shareholders regulatory bodies etc.
- To comply with other relevant regulatory requirements