Workplace Health and Safety Policy
WALTLEC realises that working safely is vital to the ultimate success of our organisation. There can be no compromise with safety and is the responsibility of each and every one of us. For all of our employees, safety will always take precedence over job expediency.
WALTLEC and our Managers and Supervisors have total commitment to, and will continue to be responsible and accountable for, the health, safety, rehabilitation and welfare of our employees, and others at our workplaces. They may delegate WH&S duties and activities but not their responsibilities. All persons directing the work of others at our workplaces are required to work with employees to achieve and maintain a high level of safety performance.
WALTLEC is also committed to protecting our employees by demonstrating a “Duty of Care’ through effective WH&S Safety Systems and Risk Management strategies and the application of Industry-based Standard WH&S Procedures.
All employees, other persons and organisations are required to unite with us in joint objectives, which are:
· To create and maintain a safe, healthy and productive workplace, for all persons at our places of work, and develop and maintain appropriate procedures to manage the risks to their health, safety & welfare which arise out of our work activities;
· To create and maintain continuous improvement strategies, systematically managing to ensure proactive hazard controls and legitimate implementation of our Policies and Procedures to the Industry-based WH&S Standard for Safety Systems and Risk Management; and
· To ensure compliance with the relevant workplace health and safety legislation, and the associated Regulation, Codes of Practice and Standards as a minimum level within all its activities.
Employees are responsible for their own health and safety, and that of their fellow workers to the extent of their capability, by following all safety rules, procedures and instructions, and by reporting all hazards, injuries or ill health.
Employees must not misuse safety equipment or wilfully and/or deliberately cause injury to themselves or other persons.
To implement this Policy and associated WH&S Safety Systems and Risk Management programmes, the Company will:
· Provide appropriate support and resources in order to maintain the Industry WH&S Standard;
· Embrace the basic principles of the Industry WH&S Safety Systems and Risk Management
· Adopt a consultative approach with all parties
· Consult with employees and participate in workplace safety groups
· Encourage WH&S training, provide safety information and adequate supervision
· Manage its exposure to financial loss by ensuring employees comply with policy
· Administer timely and cost effective rehabilitation of injured employees; and
· Notify employees of any proposed changes to Legislation and Policy
All aspects of our compliance with the Industry-based WH&S Standard Management System will be constantly monitored with regular performance measures to review its effectiveness.
The WH&S policy and management systems will be reviewed on an annual basis, in consultation with employees and their representatives and will be kept up to date with regard to legislative changes and organisational health and safety requirements.