WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
• shows the commitment of Wind-o-Wash’s management and workers to health and safety
• aims to remove or reduce the risks to the health, safety and welfare of all workers, contractors and visitors, and anyone else who may be affected by our business operations
• aims to ensure all work activities are done safely.
Will provide and maintain as far as possible:
• a safe working environment
• safe systems of work
• facilities for the welfare of workers
• information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each worker is safe from injury and risks to health
• a commitment to consult and co-operate with workers in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace
• a commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.
Each worker 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 the health and safety of themselves and others
• wear personal protective equipment and clothing at all times while on site
• comply with any direction given by management for health and safety
• not misuse or interfere with anything provided for 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.
Implementation of Policy
Information: The Managing Director / Safety Advisor will ensure that all employees have access to the Health and Safety Policy. Each employee will be given a copy of the general policy on commencement of his or her employment.
Also all employees should know where the first-aid kit is located, have a copy of the emergency plan and be trained on the emergency plan and evacuation procedures.
Risk Assessment: it will be continually undertaken for all members of staff, work activities and systems. It consists in identifying the hazards; identifying who might be harmed and how; evaluating the risks from identified hazards.
If there are no hazards, there are no risks. Where risks are already controlled in some way, the effectiveness of those controls needs to be considered when assessing the extent of the risk that remains.
The results of the risk assessments will be recorded in writing, and safety procedures adjusted to ensure adequate levels of health safety and welfare.