1. General Statement

1.1 World Cargo International fully recognises the duties placed upon it under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and all other relevant legislation. The organisation is committed to ensuring it at least complies with the minimum requirements and wherever reasonably practicable shall exceed them. It also recognises the obligations it has to others with regard to its activities including the funding bodies in UK responsible for provision of youth training as well as other partners in relation to delivery of training. The organisation is committed to working with these partners to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

The organisation recognises the duties it has to not only its staff, but also to trainees, contractors, visitors and any others who may be affected by its activities and shall adopt the principle of zero tolerance with regard to accident prevention. This principle is underpinned by the acceptance of the organisation that no accident at work is acceptable.

1.2 World Cargo International also recognises the position it holds within the Freight Industry and as such is committed to the production of high quality health and safety training materials. The organisation will also work toward attaining a position of Exemplar in Health and Safety, the benefits of which will be shared with industry.

2. Policy objectives

2.1 Health & Safety must be regarded as a mutual objective for management and    employees at all levels. Therefore management will:
• Provide and maintain a safe, healthy working environment with safe access and egress;
• Ensure the safety of staff who are mobile workers or those who work from home.
• Ensure that trainees under its Managing Agency are placed in a safe and healthy working environment.
• Provide safety training, information and instruction as required for all employees,
trainees, visitors and contractors etc, as appropriate.
• Provide all necessary safety devices, protective equipment and supervise their use.
• Maintain a constant and continuing improvement in all aspects of safety, in particular by introducing and monitoring safety procedures.
• Consult employees on matters relating to workplace health, safety and welfare, development and review of policy and procedures through safety committees established throughout the organisation.
• Communicate relevant health and safety information though Livelink, Safety Notice boards in the workplace and the internal bulletin magazine.
2.2 Staff have a duty to co-operate fully in the operation of this Policy by:
• Working safely and efficiently, complying with any instruction, information & training in accordance with all procedures and statutory obligations.
• Immediately reporting incidents (including accidents, near misses, which have resulted in, or may lead to injury).
• Assisting with the investigation of accidents and aiding the introduction of measures to prevent a recurrence.

3. Policy Implementation

3.1 The organisation has appointed a Director Responsible for Health and Safety who will ensure continual strategic direction with regard to health, safety and welfare in World Cargo
3.2 NCC College and Field Area offices shall appoint local advisors competent in health and safety who will provide general advice on policy implementation.
3.3 The Health and Safety Officer shall maintain the safety management system and ensure processes are in place for its continual improvement.
3.4 Department Managers are responsible for implementation and operation of the safety management system in their departments and will be accountable to the Director responsible for health and safety. Managers will be supported in this function by the Health and Safety Officer.
3.5 The Operational Health and Safety Manual (to be replaced by the new safety management system) will give further guidance on the organisation and arrangements for putting into effects this policy.
3.6 This policy shall be reviewed whenever circumstances require it such as changes to legislation or activities and at least annually.
3.7 This policy shall be issued to all new members of staff and be made available on safety noticeboards, Livelink as well as to all other interested parties through the World Cargo web site. This Policy will be included in the induction of new staff.

Melo Bruce Sibiya
Director                    Health & Safety Officer
16 February 2016



1. Nothing is more important than ensuring that all our activities are healthy, safe and environmentally friendly and in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
2. We have a duty of care to our employees, trainees, customers, visitors, suppliers and partners. We also recognise that we have a role in helping the freight industry make the desired ‘step change’ in its health, safety and environmental performance and become recognised as an exemplar in the industry.
3. We will encourage the adoption of best practice through the provision of qualifications, skills certification schemes, health and safety testing systems, high quality training courses, publications, advice, guidance and training grants.
4. An annual action plan will be agreed and monitored by the World Cargo Health, Safety and Environment Committee. We will publish an annual report of progress towards our targets and compare our performance against agreed key performance indicators and benchmarks.
5. These aims will be achieved through the personal commitment of World Cargo Directors, committee members and staff.
6. Our General Statement of Health and Safety Policy, Operational Health and Safety Manual and Safety Management System will support this commitment and give further and detailed guidance on specific matters.

Melo Bruce Sibiya
Director                    Health & Safety Officer
16 February 2016