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OHS Policy

General Policy

The OHS of all persons employed by this organisation and those visiting the organisation, is considered to be of the utmost importance. Resources, in line with the importance attached to OHS will be made available to comply with all relevant OHS registration to ensure that the workplace is safe and without risk to health.

Managements Responsibility

The promotion and maintenance of OHS is mainly the responsibility of management. Management at all levels is required to contribute to the health and safety of all persons in the workplace.

OHS Consultation Policy Statement

The OHS Consultation Policy Statement has been developed to support this policy and details the requirements for consultation between management and employees. This policy statement is made to facilitate participation from all in the workplace to censure that the objectives of this policy are met.

OHS Programs

In order to implement the general provisions of this policy, a program of activities and procedures will be set up, continually updated and effectively carried out.

The program will relate to all aspects of OHS including:

  • OHS training and education
  • Work design, workplace design and standard work methods
  • Changes to work methods and practice, including those associated with technology change
  • Safety rules, including penalties
  • Emergency procedures and drills
  • Provision of OHS equipment, services and facilities
  • Workplace inspections and evaluations
  • Reporting and recording of incidents, assidents, injuries and illnesses
  • Provision of information to employees and
  • Contractors and sub-contractors

Specific Responsibilities

(a) Managers
Each manager is required to ensure that this OHS policy and programs are effectively implemented in their areas of control. Managers will support supervisors and hold them accountable for their specific responsibilities.

(b) Supervisors
Each supervisor is responsible and will be held accountable for taking all practical measures to ensure that the workplace under their control is safe and without risks to health and that the behaviour of all persons in the workplace is safe and without risks to health. 
Specifically:

  1. The supervisor is responsible for detecting and correcting any unsafe or unhealthy conditions of behaviour.
  2. If the supervisor does not have the necessary authority or is otherwise unable to fix the problem, they must report the matter promptly, together with any recommendations for remedial action, to a manager or other appropriate person for correction.

(c) Employees
All employees are required to cooperate with the OHS policy and programs to ensure their own health and safely and take reasonable care for the health and safety of others in the workplace.

(d) Contractors and sub-contractors
All contractors and sub-contractors engaged to perform work on the organisation's premises or locations are required, as part of their contract, to comply with the occupational health and safely policy, programs and procedures of the organisation. They must observe directions on health and safety from the designated officers of the organisation. Failure to comply or observe a direction will be considered a breach of the contract and sufficient grounds for termination of the contract.