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Environmental, Health & Safety

                                                                                                           Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

 

“Ygia” Polyclinic is the only private hospital that has been awarded to International Accreditation Hospital Standards. It is common knowledge to all that a big part of the hospital’s success and good reputation is due to its employees. 

We therefore ought to preserve the Health & Safety Standards of our employees through procedures and working directives, providing them all that is necessary for them to feel safe and happy in their workplace.

Being aware of our duties and responsibilities towards our patients, workers, escorts, associate doctors, shareholders and any other third party affected by the organization’s activities has committed to implement and maintain to keep international accreditation standards on safety, health and environmental issues, adopting safe practices of work.

We have the overall duty to ensure the Health and Safety or our employees and all other interested parties involved in our activities as well as the Environment, based on policies and procedures on the organization’s activities. Our aim is for all interested parties to feel safe and wiling to be involved in the organization’s activities through the procedures and working instructions that have been circulated.

 In order to achieve our above mentioned commitment, we have proceeded with the implementation and certification of an Environmental Health & Safety Management System covering all the services provided, based on the Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard ISO 45001:2018 and the Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015. Through the implementation of both Systems and the compliance with the existing national and European laws and regulations on health, safety and environmental issues we aim to achieve strategic objectives, which encompass the following:

 

  • Creating a work environment that ensures the health & safety conditions of the people that are affected by the hospital’s activities. This includes employees, associate doctors, patients, visitors, subcontractors and any other third party.
  • To minimize or eradicate the number of occupational accidents/incidents and prevention of occupational diseases
  • Appointing roles and responsibilities on EHS issues providing all resources needed to all interested parties in order to achieve the above
  • Minimize or eradicate all environmental impacts that might arise during the company’s operations, aiming to eliminate every possibility of an environmental pollution and protection of the environment
  • Continuously promoting the safety culture at work of our employees. 
  • Achieving the Environmental objectives set by the Management and increase awareness.
  • The continuous improvement of the EHS Management Systems and of the health services provided to our patients.
  • Commitment for implementing all compliance obligations
  • Setting and monitoring of Environmental, Health & Safety Objectives and reviewing of them on an annual basis.

 As part of our efforts to achieve the above objectives: 

  • We have developed the appropriate emergency plans to ensure the effective management of incidents that may cause death, injury, occupational illness and environmental damage.
  • We promote continuous professional development, in order for all employees to be informed of their rights as well as their responsibilities in health & safety issues.
  • We’ve proceeded with an Occupational Risk Assessment & Environmental Risk Assessment, covering our activities, occupational hazards, analyzing all findings noting down all the existing as well as the proposed means for eliminating the risks.
  • We have set up an Environmental, Health & Safety Committee with one representative from each department.
  • We have set up Environmental Actions increasing awareness on Environmental culture in the organisation.

 Our Environmental, Health & Safety Policy has been communicated and understood by all employees in the hospital. The management of “Ygia” Polyclinic will be a supporter of every good proposition, which will aim at the continuous improvement of our Environmental, Health & Safety Standards. The Health & Safety policy will be reviewed annually in order to ensure its effectiveness.

 We want our employees, patients, associate doctors and visitors to feel safe in their work   environment. This is the only way they will be able to offer their valuable services to the patients and the Hospital to alleviate sickness and human pain.

 Ensuring all the above, a safe environment is established ready to offer high quality health care services to all interested parties who uses the services of the Hospital.

 We commit never to stop this effort.

 

George Zachariades

General Manager