COMPANY POLICIES

Here, you will find some of the company's policies for you to view. These policies set out our approach to business, our employees, our customers and the environment. Please take a moment to read them.

  • Health & Safety Policy

    The Company recognises that maintaining good health and safety standards are essential for the business to be successful and this Health and Safety Policy Statement is displayed in the communal kitchen area and Canteen area for shop floor staff.

     

    Lakeside’s general policy is to show its commitment to the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 by the following:

     

    • To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities with risk assessments and workplace inspections.
    • To provide a safe place of work, including access and egress.
    • To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety.
    • To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.
    • To ensure safe handling and use of substances.
    • To provide information, instruction and supervision for all employees.
    • To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training.
    • To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health.
    • To maintain a safe and healthy work environment and to review the Health and Safety Policy as necessary and at regular intervals.
    • To safeguard visitors and contractors who enter the premises.

     

    All employees have to:

     

    • co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters.
    • not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety.
    • take reasonable care of their own health and safety and report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Environmental Policy

    Lakeside Industries Limited is committed to leading the industry in minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment. The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:

     

    • Minimize waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
    • Minimize toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirement
    • Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers
    • Source and promote a product range to minimize the environmental impact of both production and distribution, in particular, in the use of timber from environmentally well managed forestry sources and in the use of accredited recycled aluminium.
  • Quality Policy

    It is the Policy of Lakeside Industries Ltd that all products manufactured and delivered are:

     

    • Fit for the purpose for which they are intended
    • Conform in all respects to customers’ specifications
    • Conform to specific customer quality standards
    • Are made utilising quality systems in accordance with the requirement of ISO 9001:2015

     

    To achieve this, Lakeside Industries are committed to comply with the  requirements of ISO 9001:2015 in all aspects of the Company’s Management System. Lakeside Industries is committed to continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. All products will at all times be manufactured and delivered under the strict control of the Company’s defined system for Quality Assurance.

     

    In addition, the defined Quality Assurance system is designed to ensure that the Company development proceeds towards its strategic goals

     

    • To achieve steady and sustainable growth by improvements in technical and operational efficiency.
    • To monitor and take advantage of all opportunities to broaden the client base particularly where this will take the Company into new and expanding markets.
    • To improve the Company’s ability to meet current expectations and needs of its customers and anticipate future market opportunities.
    • To develop the Company’s stature and meet the foregoing goals by effective training and development of personnel and the provision of the necessary equipment and resources.

     

    This policy will be communicated to all staff at induction, at Quality Training sessions and posted on the Notice Board.  This policy will be reviewed annually, or as a result of:

     

    • Changes to the ISO Quality Standards
    • Recommendations following quality audits
    • Changes in operational procedure
  • Equal Opportunities Policy

    General Statement

    The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The following statement, relating to staff, has been approved by the Board of Directors:

     

    The Company, confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given Equal Opportunities within the Company. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good employment practice. The Company is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective.

     

    It is the Company's policy as an employer to treat all people with dignity and respect, equally irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability including mental health, age or political belief. The Company's Policy on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders will also be taken into account.

     

    Race Relations Amendment Act 2000 (RRAA)

    As part of its overall policy on equal opportunities the Company is fully committed to achieving centrality for racial equality in all aspects of employment practice and policy and meeting the requirements of the RRAA through the general and specific duties. It is committed to eliminating all forms of race discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity and good race relations between people of different racial groups in all of its functions and activities. Arrangements for achieving this are set out within the Company’s Race Equality Policy and associated Race Equality Statements and Action Plans for each function. These are reported on regularly to the Board of Directors via the Equality and Diversity Board (EDB) and will be linked to published equal opportunities action and implementation plans as necessary.