Health and Safety policy Statement

At First Impressions, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and visitors is of paramount importance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment in which we provide high-quality hanging baskets and planted street furniture. Our commitment to health and safety is integral to our operational ethos, guiding every facet of our activities to ensure the well-being of all stakeholders.

Key Principles:

  1. Employee Health and Safety: We prioritize the safety and well-being of our employees by providing a work environment that is free from hazards, ensuring they have the necessary training, equipment, and support to carry out their duties safely.
  2. Risk Assessment: We systematically identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with our operations, both in the nursery and during product delivery. This process enables us to proactively address potential hazards and maintain a secure workplace.
  3. Safe Work Practices: We establish and enforce safe work practices and procedures that align with industry standards and legal regulations. Our employees are trained to adhere to these practices to prevent accidents and injuries.
  4. Emergency Preparedness: We maintain comprehensive emergency response plans and procedures, conducting regular drills to ensure our team is well-prepared to respond effectively to any emergency situation.
  5. Equipment and Machinery Safety: All equipment and machinery used in our operations are regularly inspected, well-maintained, and operated according to manufacturer’s guidelines and safety protocols.
  6. Manual Handling: We prioritize safe manual handling practices to prevent strain and injury among our workforce. We provide training on proper lifting techniques and utilize mechanical aids where feasible.
  7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): We provide appropriate personal protective equipment to employees as needed to ensure their safety and compliance with established protocols.
  8. Visitor Safety: Visitors to our nursery are informed about safety protocols and potential hazards. We ensure that our premises are safe for visitors through regular maintenance and hazard identification.
  9. Reporting and Investigation: We encourage open communication regarding health and safety concerns. Any incidents or near-misses are promptly investigated to identify root causes and implement preventive measures.
  10. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continually improving our health and safety performance. Regular reviews and audits of our policies and practices allow us to identify areas for enhancement.
  11. Legal Compliance: We adhere to all applicable health and safety laws and regulations, ensuring that our operations are conducted within the framework of legal requirements.

Through these principles, we demonstrate our unwavering commitment to creating a safe and secure environment for all. Our health and safety policy is not just a set of guidelines; it is a promise to our employees, customers, and partners that their well-being is our top priority. By choosing First Impressions, you’re choosing quality products produced within a framework of uncompromising safety.