Manual Handling Policy Statement

Esgil recognises that manual handling can lead to injuries and ill health to staff and others who may be affected by their undertakings. This policy sets out the arrangements that Esgil have in place to meet the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) and to ensure the health and safety of their staff, partners and subcontractors who may be required to carry out manual handling operations on host sites.
This policy applies to all manual handling operations carried out by Ewell Systems’ staff, partners and subcontractors working on host sites.
All Esgil staff  who may work on host sites are aware this policy and are expected to adhere to the requirements of the policy  when carrying out manual handling operations in that location.
Where Esgil partners or subcontractors are required to work on hosts sites they will be provided with a copy of this policy and will be required to comply with the requirements of the policy.
Where reasonably practicable all equipment will be moved using the mechanical equipment provided by the host site.
Where moving plant or machinery using mechanical equipment is not reasonably practicable an assessment of the risks will be carried out before the equipment is moved. The assessment will take into account
• The task
• The load
• The working environment
• Individual capability
• Other factors, for example, the need to wear protective clothing
• The distances through which the load is to be moved.
Any control measures identified by the risk assessment must be implemented before the manual handling work is undertaken.
Where manual handling cannot be avoided the basic guideline figures on weights for manual handling operations involving lifting and lowering should be taken into account when carrying out the risk assessment.  These assume that:
• The load is readily grasped in both hands;
• The operation takes place in reasonable working conditions;
• The operator in a stable body position;
• The lifting operations are relatively infrequent.
To ensure the effectiveness of this policy Ewell Systems’ staff, partners and subcontractors working on Host sites are required to:
• Comply with the requirements of this policy as set out above
• Use any personal protective equipment identified by the risk assessment
• Follow local safe systems of work when using the Host site’s mechanical lifting or other equipment
• Report any accidents, near misses or unsafe conditions that occur on site to the manager in charge of the site at the time.

Anti Spam

We operate our network and mail server(s) for the benefit and convenience of OUR users only. Therefore, unsolicited commercial and/or bulk e-mail is NEVER welcome here.
It is the policy of Esgil to counter spam in any way available, including (but not limited to) posting, forwarding and publicly displaying the spam, sending copies to any and all postmasters involved, sending copies to any and all persons listed as administrative, technical, and billing contact according to the current WHOIS database for the offending site(s), sending copies to upstream providers, blocking individual known spammers and blocking entire offending domains and/or IP addresses.
Esgil reserves the right to invoice spammers to cover the cost of the bandwidth consumed and administration time expended.
Published Email Addresses
Email addresses published on this site are provided for the specific purpose shown, and may not be used for any other purposes.
In particular, the publishing of an email address on this site should not be taken as permission for sending unsolicited commercial email (aka spam).
Mailing Lists
All mailing lists operated by Esgil are operated using confirmed opt-in subscriptions
Reporting Abuse
In the unlikely event that you receive unsolicited commercial e-mail (apparently) from Esgil (or one of our customers), please contact us.

Jurisdiction and Country of Origin

The Country of Origin shall be considered to be England & Wales (or as the context may require, the United Kingdom)
Any agreements or contracts shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales and all disputes, claims or proceedings between the parties relating to the validity, construction or performance of such agreements or contracts shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England & Wales.

Statutory Company Information

Esgil is a trading Style of Ewell Systems Limited.
Ewell Systems Limited is a company registered in England & Wales, registered number 06873879, with a registered office at 3 The Orchard, Tayles Hill Drive, Epsom, Surrey KT 17 1NN.


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