RHL Australasia PTY (“The Company”) is committed to the protection of the health, safety and welfare of its employees whilst they are at work. This protection also extends to invited visitors and contractors whilst on company premises. The Company recognises that effective management systems and procedures have an important role in the prevention of accidents/injuries and incidents of ill health.
The objectives of this policy are: -
The Company will ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to:
To meet these responsibilities the Company will assess health & safety risk within its operations and develop, implement and monitor the effectiveness of suitable working standards to minimise such risk, as far as it is reasonably practicable.
All management and employees are required to be involved in achieving these objectives.
Management is committed to and responsible for the achievement of the following objectives:
All employees must accept responsibility to: -
Fire can lead to loss of life, injury, loss of jobs, buildings and equipment.
In the event of a fire on the premises, all employees must proceed as quickly as possible to fire assembly points. Employees should make themselves familiar with the procedure and from time to time will be involved in fire drills. All employees have a responsibility to take all possible precautions to reduce the risk of fire.
If you discover a fire:
On hearing the alarm:
Use an extinguisher only if and when:
All accidents involving personal injury no matter how slight must be reported to a first aider for treatment and entered in the Accident Book, which is located in each branch office.
Under normal circumstance accidents must be reported immediately after they occur by entry into the accident book. In some circumstances this may not be possible (e.g. if an accident occurs off site and the injured person is absent from work). In such cases, the accident must be notified to the company within 48 hours so that the necessary entry can be made in the accident book and an investigation can commence.
Failure to comply with the above may result in disciplinary action unless there are genuine mitigating circumstances.
Employees are encouraged to report any hazards that they identify to their line manager.
Where safety regulations require items of protective clothing or equipment to be worn or used, they will be provided and failure to conform to these regulations will result in disciplinary action and may lead to dismissal.
Many injuries that occur at work are caused by failure to move or handle items safely. The two worst things you can do when manual handling are twisting and stooping and the combined effect is more than cumulative. You can protect yourself and minimise the risks by following the following guidelines:
Drugs and Alcohol
It is the responsibility of the Company to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and well being of all employees. Employees who are under the influence of drugs and or alcohol whilst at work may adversely influence their own safety and that of their colleagues. (The Drugs and Alcohol Policy can be found in the appendix section).