Policy

The organisation aims to provide a workplace that is safe and free of risk to its employees’ health and welfare.

Definitions A breach of workplace health and safety is any activity, behaviour, equipment or furniture that does not comply with current workplace health and safety legislation and codes of practice.

A hazard is a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation that could result in a workplace illness, injury or death.

A hazardous substance is one which must be used and handled with precautions and is likely to have a detrimental effect on a person’s health. The supplier may have to provide a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) depending on the type of hazardous substance.

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Workplace health and safety philosophy

  • The organisation takes its duty to provide all employees and community members with a safe and healthy working environment seriously.
  • Workplace health and safety practices and processes are continuously reviewed to ensure that they comply with all relevant State workplace health and safety legislation.  
  • Workplace health and safety guidelines are designed to prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • All new employees must be made aware of workplace health and safety regulations and procedures during their induction program.

Management of Workplace Health and Safety 

All issues and queries relevant to workplace health and safety should be referred to the Manager or Supervisor.

Management must: 

  • Conduct regular audits of all equipment to ensure that they are properly maintained and serviced.
  • Undertake an environmental risk assessment at least annually using the Workplace Safety Checklist.
  • Report hazards or unsafe work practices to the Manager, Program Supervisor.
  • Assist Queensland Workplace Health and Safety inspectors. 
  • Investigate breaches of workplace health and safety and remedy the situation where possible.
  • Investigate workplace incidents/accidents.
  • Organise workplace health and safety training for employees.
  • Promote health and safety in the workplace.
  • Discuss workplace health and safety issues and provide information and advice to the Manager or Program Supervisor.
  • Review workplace incidents and make recommendations.

Compliance

Employees must:

  • Follow all workplace health and safety legislation, regulations and guidelines including emergency procedures and drills.
  • Immediately report any breach in workplace health and safety and any resulting injury or illness to the Manager or Supervisor.
  • Complete a Work Injury/Incident Report within 24 hours of the injury or incident.
    • o The Department of Industrial Relations requires notification of a serious incident within 24 hours.
    • A serious incident defined by the Department of Industrial Relations includes:
    • o workplace incident involving a fatality
    • o serious electrical incident involving a fatality
    • o incident involving serious bodily injury or work-caused illness or dangerous event
    • o serious electrical incident involving a shock or injury from electricity or dangerous electrical event.

If uncertain, management should contact the Department of Industrial Relations to clarify.

Identify potentially unsafe equipment, unsafe work practices, risks or hazards and ensure that other employees are aware of any potential danger/s. Make area safe in the short term.

Complete the Employee Feedback Form to advise management of risks or hazards.

Department managers/supervisors:

    • Ensure workplace is safe for employees. 
    • Check that employees are following workplace health and safety legislation, regulations and guidelines.

We acknowledge the traditional Custodians of the land, the Darug language people. We pay our respects to them and their culture, to the Elders, past, present and future, and thank them for sharing their land with us.

We are an inclusive business with a commitment to diversity. We embrace all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing experience for anyone we work with.

RTO Number: 45669

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02 8860 6406

Level 5, 4 Columbia Court, Norwest NSW 2153

contact@aliumworks.com.au

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