Quality, Health, Safety & Environment

The company is committed to a safe and healthy working environment for everyone using the premises as a place of work or visiting on business.
Management will:

• Set health, safety, environment and quality objectives and performance criteria for all managers and work areas Annually review health, safety, environment and quality objectives and managers’ performance.
• Encourage accurate and timely reporting and recording of all incidents and injuries exposure to any hazards.
• Investigate all reported incidents and injuries to identify all contributing factors and, where appropriate, formulate plans for corrective action.
• Actively encourage the early reporting of any pain or discomfort.
• Provide treatment and rehabilitation plans that ensure a safe, early and durable return to work.
• Identify all existing and new hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate or minimise the hazard.
• Ensure that all employees are made aware of the hazards in their work areas and are adequately trained so they can carry out their duties in a safe manner.
• Encourage employee consultation and participation in all health, safety, environment and quality matters Enable employees to elect health, safety, environment and quality representatives.
• Ensure that all contractors and subcontractors are actively managing health, safety, environment and quality for themselves and their employees.
• Promote a system of continuous improvement, including annual reviews of policies and procedures.
• Meet legal obligations as specified in the legislation, codes of practice and any relevant standards or guidelines.

Every manager, supervisor or foreperson is accountable to the employer for the health, safety, environment and quality of employees working under their direction.
Each employee is expected to help maintain a safe and healthy workplace through:

• Share in the commitment to health and safety.
• Following all safe work procedures, rules and instructions.
• Properly using all safety equipment and clothing provided.
• Reporting early any pain or discomfort.
• Taking an active role in the company’s treatment and rehabilitation plan, for their ‘early and durable return to work’.
• Reporting all incidents, injuries and hazards to the appropriate person.

The Health, safety, environment and quality Committee includes representatives from senior management and union and elected health, safety, environment and quality representatives. The Committee is responsible for implementing, monitoring, reviewing and planning health, safety, environment and quality policies, systems and practices.

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