“We aim to be universally recognised as an underwater contractor that balances our diving works with our environmental responsibility.”
UK Diveworks recognises that the day to day activities of all aspects of its work may impact on the local, regional and global environment and is therefore committed to cost effectively minimising the potentially negative impacts of its activities through continuous improvement.
To minimise and where possible reduce our carbon footprint in relation to diving activity.
To minimise environmental pollution as a result of UK Diveworks activity without compromising operational effectiveness.
To meet and strive to exceed legislative and regulatory compliance.
To communicate the policy, its impacts and influences effectively with employees, sub contractors and clients.
UK Diveworks has identified the following areas of its activities that have an environmental impact and we are working to manage and minimise in no particular order:
This strategy will only succeed with the involvement and action of its sub- contractors, staff and suppliers. UK Diveworks will produce plans and provide sufficient resources to:
UK Diveworks will:
The Management team is responsible for setting direction and leadership in environmental matters (including the Diving Supervisor), and are accountable for UK Diveworks environmental performance.
At UK Diveworks LTD we are committed to achieving high standards of health, safety and environmental practice.
Our company expects staff, visitors, contractors and other employers who work with us to share this commitment by complying with UK Diveworks LTD policies and procedures, and to understand that they too have legal and moral obligations to themselves and to one another.
We intend to ensure the health and safety of all persons who may be affected by our activities by:
UK Diveworks LTD are committed to this Policy and to the implementation and maintenance of the highest standards of health, safety and welfare across the work place. We expect every employee and subcontractor of the UK Diveworks LTD to share this commitment and to work together to achieve it.
Uk Diveworks understands the importance of equal opportunity. We are an equal opportunities employer. Our aim is to incorporate a healthy team spirit within the workplace, regardless of Age, Race, Religion, Sexual orientation, Gender or disability.
We recognise our duties and responsibilities as a company to ensure we are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010.
Everyone is treated as equal and we operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards any form of discrimination.
As a company we assess Merit, Potential and ability of a person who has applied for work or is employed or subcontracted to our company.
All company representatives, employees and subcontractors are required to enforce UK Diveworks LTD Equal opportunity policy at all times.
Diveworks Ltd recognise that we must integrate our business values and operations to meet the expectations of our clients. They include customers, employees, investors, suppliers, the community and the environment.
We shall ensure a high level of business performance while minimising and effectively managing risk ensuring that we uphold the values of honesty, partnership and fairness.
Our contracts will clearly set out the agreed terms, conditions and the basis of our relationship and will operate in a way that safeguards against unfair business practices
UK Diveworks LTD has a zero tolerance policy on the misuse of alcohol, drugs and all illegal substances by all employees. This is based on the safety risks and impairment caused when under the influence of such substances.
The policy sets strict limits and any individual in any part of the business, no matter what sort of work they do, found to be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or illegal substances while at work, will be subject to disciplinary action. Normally this results in summary dismissal.
The policy covers over-the-counter and prescription medication as well as illegal drugs. However any persons under the influence of prescribed medication should report to their supervisor before commencement of their working day. UK Diveworks LTD will then ensure the individual is safe to work and working in a safe environment.
If an individual voluntarily declares that they have an alcohol or drugs-related problem, our company will endeavour to support the individual and seek the correct help for that person. However they will still fall within the disciplinary procedure.
All UK Diveworks LTD employees are potentially subject to alcohol and drug testing:
Testing for alcohol and drugs is undertaken by breath test and collection of a urine sample through a strict chain of custody procedure. Tests are carried out by an approved external testing supplier either on site or at our offices.
Arrangements are in place for a speedy result to drug and alcohol testing in cases of ‘for cause’ testing. This service provides a test result within 12 to 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Until the test result is known the employee needs to be stood down from work.
The result will either be that the sample is “negative” or that the sample “requires further analysis”. A result of “negative” allows a return to work. A result of “requires further testing” does not allow a return to work.
A result of “requires further analysis” will result in the sample being subjected to further detailed analysis and a final result may not be available for up to 10 working days.
Results of tests are notified to the appropriate line manager/supervisor and HR contact.
What should you do if you suspect someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
If you suspect someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs at work you should report this to your Diving Supervisor immediately. If you are a Diving Supervisor and the individual in question is one of your employees, you should contact Head office immediately.
Our tolerance on alcohol is ZERO TOLERANCE
Our Tolerance on Drugs is ZERO TOLERANCE
Our Tolerance on any other illegal substances is ZERO TOLERANCE
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 are in place to protect workers from injury or sickness caused by their work activities where other controls have not been available. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is defined in the Regulations as ‘all equipment which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects them against one or more risks to their health or safety’ e.g. safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.
PPE should be considered as a ‘last resort’ when other control measures have been considered and either implemented or proven to be ineffective. There is a recognised hierarchy of controls within Health and Safety which shows that other controls must be considered before the control of personal protective equipment.
It is our policy at UK Diveworks Ltd, that all employees are provided with items of equipment for your personal protection, as required under Health & Safety legislation. The items that you may be provided with may include hardhat, goggles and gloves.
UK Diveworks Ltd WILL NOT SUPPLY DRYSUITS OR SAFETY WORK BOOTS and therefore it is the responsibility of the diver / employee to bring his/her own personal equipment. PPE items are generally acquired on behalf of employees by the Company, and it is the Company’s Policy that employee’s wear the pertinent items at all times whilst at work. Persons may be removed from site if they repeatedly refuse to use PPE in the correct way. Where employees are required to visit clients’ sites as part of their job role, such as sales visits, it may be a prerequisite that they wear certain items of PPE on site. In such cases, if you have not already been provided with the appropriate PPE, you should advise the Company of your requirements prior to your planned visit, so that the correct items may be purchased. Should a person leave the employment of UK Diveworks Ltd, they are required to return all items of equipment to the Company, regardless of their condition.
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations place duties on employees to take reasonable steps to ensure that PPE provided is properly used. The Regulations also place the following duties on employees:
Your privacy is of the highest importance to us, and we promise never to release your personal details to any outside company for their mailing or marketing purposes.
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.4 In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Andrew Wilkins. For more information about us, see Section 13.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal
3. How we use your personal data
3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;
(b) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
(c) the legal bases of the processing.
3.2 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
3.3 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
3.4 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3.5 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
4. Providing your personal data to others
4.1 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
4.2 We may disclose your personal data to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for completing services requested by you.
4.3 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
5. International transfers of your personal data
5.1 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
6. Retaining and deleting personal data
6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
6.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:
(a) personal data will be retained for a minimum period of 6 years following initial contact, and for a maximum period of 6 years following last contact date.
6.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
8. Your rights
8.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
8.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
8.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
8.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
9. About cookies
9.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
9.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
9.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
10. Cookies used by our service providers
11. Our details
11.1 This website is owned and operated by Uk Diveworks Ltd.
11.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 09566290 and our registered office is at 70 Seaburne Road, Bournemouth, England BH5 2HT.
11.3 Our principal place of business is Unit C, 14 Dorchester Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 3JY.
11.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.
12. Data protection officer
12.1 Our data protection officer's contact details are: Mr Andrew Wilkins, Director, UK Diveworks Ltd.