Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Statement 2018

Preventafire supplies, installs and maintains fire protection equipment, conducts PAT tests, Fire Safety Training and Fire Risk Assessments.

Preventafire employs under 20 personnel across the United Kingdom and was established in 2007 (previously as Fire Prevention Services)

Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking.

 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being illegally exploited for personal or commercial gain often in horrendous conditions in which the victim cannot escape.  Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.

 

All Businesses have a key part to play in the effort to tackle this crime and protect vulnerable workers from exploitation. Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) requires commercial organisations that operate in the UK and have an annual turnover above £36m to produce a Slavery and Human Trafficking statement each year.

 

Preventafire does not meet the criteria that the legislation demands of companies that do have to produce a statement however our belief is that it is up to everyone in the UK and indeed worldwide,  individuals and small business as well to be aware of the Act and indeed to follow the policy

 

The Act determines that a statement should set out the steps a business is taking to address and prevent the risk of modern slavery in operations and supply chains. This obligation is also known as the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause.

 

Statement: Preventafire is committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking within its business and from its supply chain, including sub–contractors.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Commitments:

  • We acknowledge responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the company and with suppliers of goods and services.

  • We will not deal with or support any organisation knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

  • We shall be a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:

  • We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chains.

  • The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

  • We will provide our staff with our Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and our whistleblowing policy and will provide them with training and make them aware of the signs to watch out for in the course of their day to day duties. We will encourage and welcome any concerns they have and ensure they are directed to the relevant reporting bodies such the GLLA.

 

Consistent with our risk based approach we may require:

  • Employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct

  • Suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to the Code

  • If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships

 

We acknowledge responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the company and with suppliers of goods and services.

 

Responsibility

 The company owners shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and shall provide adequate resources to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation and within its supply chains.

 

Communication

This policy statement will be communicated to all persons working for, or on behalf of Preventafire and will be reviewed annually by management.

 

The policy is available to all employees and interested parties and can be found on our website

 

www.preventafire.co.uk

 

The policy will be updated and upheld by

Mr Francis Roberts

Mrs Sara Roberts

(Business Owners)

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