Work Health & Safety Policy
Our Policy Statement
Healthy Land & Water is committed to achieving the principles of health and safety in our workplace, we recognise our moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, customers and visitors. This commitment also extends to ensuring that our operations do not place the local community or environment at risk of injury, illness or damage.
Healthy Land and Water is not only committed to ensuring that all legislative requirements are met but also to establishing a position of excellence in its handling of workplace health, safety and welfare issues. Healthy Land and Water is committed to keeping our people safe, healthy, physically, mentally and culturally.
Our Aims & Objectives
In order to support this policy, the organisation will:
- Comply with all relevant legislation and statutory requirements.
- Promote health & safety awareness and the development of healthy and safe working procedures.
- Provide information, training, instruction and adequate protective equipment.
- Ensure Healthy Land and Water have a representative Workplace Health and Safety Committee.
- Consult with staff on health and safety matters and on ways to reduce workplace hazards and improve control systems.
- Maintain effective accident analysis and hazard reporting systems, with an emphasis on leading indicators.
- Develop and implement WH&S policies and systems that are transparent and meet good governance standards, including establishing and maintaining objectives and targets with the aim of eliminating work related incidents, injury or illness, and achieving continual improvement.
The Work Health Safety Act 2011 outlines the responsibilities for directors, CEO, Managers and staff. We encourage staff to make themselves familiar with the Work Health Safety Act 2011, so they understand their role and that of the Board and Management.
As an organisation our responsibilities include:
- Training our employees, contractors, interns, volunteers, community groups.
- Ensure all WHS policies and procedures are implemented.
- Ensuring that all our WHS policies and procedures are implemented.
- Establishing measurable objectives and targets to ensure continued improvement aimed at the elimination of work-related injuries and illnesses; and
- Providing adequate resources to meet the WHS requirements.
Employees, contractors, interns, volunteers, community groups also have responsibilities which include:
- Following all WHS policies and procedures.
- Recognising the health and safety of themselves, others, and the environment.
- Undertaking risk assessments.
This statement is issued to indicate our commitment to our stakeholders and our standards of service. The full support of our Board, employees, partners and funding bodies is sought in meeting our commitment.