Workplace Health and Safety Policy

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Obligations

Management is firmly committed to a policy enabling all work activities to be carried out safely, and with all possible measures taken to remove (or at least reduce) risks to the health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors, authorised visitors, and anyone else who may be affected by our operations.

We are committed to ensuring we comply with the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and applicable codes of practice and Australian Standards as far as possible.

Responsibilities

Management:

Will provide and maintain as far as possible:

  • a safe working environment
  • safe systems of work
  • plant and substances in safe condition
  • facilities for the welfare of employees
  • information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each employee is safe from injury and risks to health
  • a commitment to consult and co-operate with employees in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace
  • a commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.

Employees:

Each employee has an obligation to:

  • comply with safe work practices, with the intent of avoiding injury to themselves and others and damage to plant and equipment
  • take reasonable care of their own health and safety and the health and safety of others
  • wear personal protective equipment and clothing where necessary
  • comply with any direction given by management in relation to health and safety
  • not misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interest of health and safety
  • report all accidents and incidents on the job immediately, no matter how trivial
  • report all known or observed hazards to their supervisor or manager.

Application of this policy

We seek the co-operation of all employees, customers and visitors. We encourage suggestions in realising our health and safety objectives to create a safe working environment with a zero accident rate.

This policy applies to all business operations and functions, including those situations where employees are required to work off-site.

Policy authorised by: Date:  09/01/2017

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