General Health and Safety Statement

It is the policy of Thames Gateway Marine Ltd to develop a positive health and safety culture throughout the organization because we believe that high health and safety standards are a pre-requisite in the pursuit of company efficiency and competitiveness.

To achieve this the Company undertakes to progressively identify all workplace hazards and take appropriate measures to eliminate or control risks to employees and others affected by our operations by applying positive control standards and provision of information, training and supervision as needed.

Employees are reminded that they have a duty to ensure that the Company's Health and Safety Policy is observed and in particular they are required:-
• To take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and of those who may be affected their actions, or by their omissions.
• To co-operate with their employer to ensure that any duty, or requirement, for health and safety imposed upon their employer by law is performed or complied with.
• Not to intentionally, or recklessly, interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
• To report to supervisory staff hazardous conditions or defects in the company safety arrangements.
The company recognizes that it has the ultimate legal responsibility for health and safety. Accordingly the Managing Director accepts overall responsibility for policy formulation and implementation. In turn, all levels of management and all supervisors are responsible for carrying out those health and safety duties placed on them. The Managing Director will ensure that the safety plan includes sufficient resources for the successful implementation of the Health and Safety Management Policy.

Where appropriate, the monitoring and a regular review of the Company’s Health and Safety Management Policy will be carried out by the Director responsible for health and safety within the company’s operations who will then issue a report to the Managing Director.

Development of the Health and Safety Management Policy will be conducted through the normal business meetings where health and safety will be given standing equal to other activities of the business.

As deemed necessary the company will appoint competent persons to assist the company directors implement this policy. The Safety Officer's role is to provide independent and authoritative advice to managers with individual responsibilities for health and safety.