Health and Safety
Our mission is to proactively work in partnership with the Force, at all levels, to deliver a safe working environment for all.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Embracing all relevant legislation and approved codes of practise.
- Improving communication.
- Improving consultation.
- Training and development.
Who is responsible for health and safety?
Every member of the force has responsibilities for health and safety. No one is exempt:
- The Chief Constable has overall responsibility for health and safety in the force.
- Divisional Commanders and Departmental Heads are responsible for health and safety in their areas or departments.
- On Division, the Operational Superintendent is responsible for the management of health and safety in the operational environment.
- Business managers are responsible for the day-to-day management of health and safety in an area or department.
- Personnel managers have responsibility for the training of staff on health and safety issues, and the reporting of accidents etc.
- Line managers, such as Inspectors, Sergeants, office managers and team leaders, are responsible for issues under their immediate control.
- Individual members of staff have a responsibility for their own health and safety and the health and safety of others in the workplace who may be affect by their acts or omissions.
Is there a safety committee, which deals with Health and Safety and Welfare issues, in Sussex Police?
There is a Force Health and Health and Safety Board, which has overall responsibility for dealing with health and safety issues across the Force.
Also, all areas and departments have health and safety committees, which are responsible for dealing with local health and safety issues.
How am I represented on health and safety matters?
On issues of health, safety and welfare within Sussex Police, staff are represented by safety representatives appointed by The Police Federation.
I want advice on a health and safety issue, who do I contact?
You should contact the following:
- Your immediate supervisor, i.e. your Sergeant or Team Leader.
- Your Group Supervisor, i.e. your Inspector or Office Manager.
- The person locally appointed as having responsibility for health and safety.
- The force Health and Safety Team.
Sussex Police Federation Health and Safety Lead is Raffaele Cioffi and you can make contact with him on - Raffaele.email@example.com
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Check lists for H&S Reps
Consulting Safety Reps - ACPO
Driving at Work
Health and safety law
Health and safety regulation .... a short guide
Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
Health and Safety issues in flooded areas
HSC Enforcement policy statement
l146 - consulting workers on H&S - Safety representatives and safety committees Regulations 1977
Managment of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Regulation 2006
NG13 NICE Guidance 20150624
NICE guidance on health and wellbeing
PFEW Health & Safety Policy
Police Mental Heath Guide 2010
Regulations, Codes of Practice and Guidance relating to Safety Reps and Committees
Role Responsibility of a Health & Safety Leader
Safety Reps and Safety Committees Regs 'Brown Book' March 2015
Striking the balance between operational and health and safety duties in the Police Service
The Management Health and Safety Regulations 1999
Time off for union health and safety representatives
TUC 25788 Safety Reps Brown Book 2015 Final single pages no crops
TUC Guidance on Wellbeing at work
TUC Tackling Workplace Stress
Working Time Regulations Manual 2010