Policy Last Updated: 31 August 2018
Wilco Precast Ltd is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and visitors to our workplace. We recognise that maintaining the highest possible standards of health and safety is a key management responsibility and a measure of our success as an organisation. In fulfilling these aims, we recognise the value of employee input to the process and we are therefore committed to regular consultation with workers on health and safety issues.
Occupational Health & Safety Policy is communicated and made available within the organisation as well as to interested parties as appropriate. All managers will be accountable for the following duties:
- To provide and maintain a Safety Management System for continuous improvement in OHS management.
- To provide and maintain safe plant and systems of work.
- To identify, assess and manage significant hazards and monitor continuing effectiveness.
- To assist all injured employees back to full and gainful employment by arranging rehabilitation assistance in conjunction with the employee, family members and treatment providers.
- To designate OHS roles and responsibilities at all levels and recognise excellence and initiative in OHS performance.
- To ensure all incidents are accurately recorded, reported and analysed for trends.
- To provide managers, supervisors and employee safety representatives with annual training in advanced OHS management, to assist their roles.
- To annually review the Safety Management System in consultation with employees.
- For every 100 days with no lost time due to accident, the company will recognise the achievement in some tangible way.
As Managing Director, I am responsible for the setting up and monitoring of processes to carry this out. It is also my duty as Managing Director to assign Occupational Health and Safety duties to Managers and Supervisors. As Managing Director, I will ensure, as far as is reasonably practical, that this organisation meets all its obligations under Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and not only will we meet our obligation, but strive to exceed what is expected of us in fulfilling our obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any other legal requirements.
Management will undertake regular assessments to identify hazards, assess the risks involved and set up control. measures as necessary. In so doing, management will develop, monitor and modify as necessary all health and safety processes, considering all aspects of the workplace.
These processes will be documented in a manual known as the “Occupational Health and Safety Management System”. This manual will be reviewed and improved in consultation with employees on an annual basis or sooner should the need arise. The manual will be made available to all employees.
Employees are required to:
- Take no action or inaction that may harm themselves or others in the workplace.
- Co-operate with all health and safety provisions agreed by management and employees.
- Seek assistance or advice where the safe method of completing a job is not understood.
- Correct or report any unsafe conditions that come to their attention.
This policy will be regularly reviewed to take account of new legislation and organisational changes.
Management seeks the cooperation of all employees in fulfilling our health and safety commitments.