- Policy Statement
- Who does this policy apply to?
- Who is responsible for this policy?
- Compliance with other polices, regulations, procedures and SHE Rules
- Breach of this Policy
- Amendments to this Policy
1. Policy Statement
Diamond is committed to injury and ill-health prevention, minimisation of pollution and resource usage and promotion of positive mental and physical wellbeing. This includes designing, managing and maintaining its premises, structures and equipment so as to minimise the safety, health and environmental (SHE) risks associated with their construction, maintenance, use and decommission.
As part of its endeavour to be a leading-edge scientific research facility, Diamond’s Board of Directors considers the effective management of SHE matters to be of prime importance. As such, it undertakes to provide a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace.
2. Who does this policy apply to and how does it apply?
This policy applies to all Diamond Users and persons working with us, for us, or on our behalf in any capacity, including Diamond Employees, joint appointees, seconded workers, collaborators, members of our advisory groups/committees, members of our peer review panels, students, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors (specifically including suppliers and casual and agency staff), external consultants and third-party representatives (“you”).
3. Who is responsible for this policy?
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has overall responsibility for SHE and this policy. The CEO also ensures that Diamond’s Executive Directors and the Board of Directors proactively considers and reviews SHE issues. Executive Directors and associated management and supervisory teams will determine and commit sufficient resources and effort within their functional area to achieve SHE obligations. This includes the appointment of competent persons and advisors.
Executive Directors are committed to ensuring cooperation and coordination across Diamond groups and expect management to actively lead this process within Diamond and with you.
4. Compliance with other policies, regulations, procedures and SHE rules
Compliance with relevant SHE legislation, codes of practice and guidance are regarded as the minimum standard to be achieved.
This policy should be read in conjunction with Diamond User Safety, Health and Environmental Rules and other relevant Diamond policies and procedures, all of which you will be required to comply with.
Diamond’s SHE management system is modelled on recognised standards and will be achieved by integration with its management processes. This includes a commitment to continuous improvement and the setting of objectives. Clear performance indicators will be monitored, together with suitable audit and review processes.
Diamond actively consults Diamond Employees on SHE matters and fully accepts its responsibilities to you, to visitors and others affected by its activities. Diamond requires you to cooperate with implementing this policy, associated rules and procedures. You are expected to work safely and adhere to the letter and spirit of this policy and report any practices or conditions that pose risk to safety, health or the environment.
7. Breach of this Policy
Breach of this policy may:
(a) In the case of Diamond Employees, result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
(b) In the case of individuals who are not Diamond employees, result in termination of any contract that they may have in place with Diamond and/or termination of their access to Diamond.
8. Amendments to this Policy
This policy will be kept under review and may be revised by Diamond from time-to-time as considered appropriate. It will be the most recently published version of this policy that will apply if any issue arises which needs to be addressed under it.
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:
Diamond: Diamond Light Source Ltd, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales, with company number 4375679 and with registered office at Diamond House, Harwell Science & Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 ODE, United Kingdom.
Diamond Employee: Any person working for Diamond under a contract of employment and any Diamond director or office holder.
Diamond Facilities: All research facilities made available by Diamond.
Diamond Users: Diamond Users shall include the following persons making use of Diamond Facilities: scientists and engineers from academia, research councils and charitable institutions, researchers from commercial and non-commercial organisations and Diamond Employees.
SHE: Safety, health and environmental.
You: Diamond Users and all persons working with us, for us, or on our behalf in any capacity, including Diamond Employees, directors, officers, joint appointees, seconded workers, collaborators, students, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors (specifically including suppliers and casual and agency staff), external consultants and third-party representatives.