health and safety

Our Policies outline

ABC Scaffolding Ltd is committed to health and safety and will ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all our workers and other persons who may be put at risk from our work. We will address this duty of care by, so far as reasonably practicable:

  • ‍Complying with the Health & Safety at Work Act (HSW Act) and Health & Safety Regulations (HSW Regulations), standards, relevant codes of practice and guidelines; 
  • ‍Providing and maintaining a work environment or work premises that are without risks to health and safety; Providing and maintaining safe plant and structures;
  • ‍Providing and maintaining safe systems of work; 
  • ‍Ensuring the safe use, handling, storage and transportation of hazardous substances; 
  • ‍Providing and maintaining adequate facilities for the welfare of workers; 
  • ‍Monitoring of the health of our workers and the conditions at the workplace to prevent illness or injury; 
  • Providing any information, training instructions or supervision necessary to protect our workers from the risks relating to their work;
  • ‍Ensure all contractors are suitably qualified to undertake the work for which they are engaged; Accurately reporting and recording all workplace accidents, incidents and injuries (events); 
  • ‍Consulting with and encouraging the participation of other duty holders, our workers and their representatives on matters affecting health and safety;
  • ‍Ensuring appropriate processes are in place for receiving, considering and responding in a timely manner to information regarding incidents, hazards, and risks;
  • ‍Providing safe means of access and egress to and from places of work; 
  • Reviewing, revising and evaluating our health and safety management systems and processes at regular intervals to ensure continuous improvement; and
  • ‍Supporting the safe and early return to work of injured workers.

Management acknowledges and accepts its responsibilities for health and safety standards in our workplaces. However, we seek cooperation from all workers in achieving our health and safety objectives and expect that workers will:

  • ‍Take reasonable care for their own health and safety;
  • ‍Take reasonable care they do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons;
  • Follow our polices and procedures; 
  • ‍Take reasonable care they do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons;
  • ‍Comply with any reasonable instructions given; Identify hazards, assess and control risks to health and safety that are under their control;
  • Use any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided; and
  • ‍Report all hazards, accidents and incidents (events) to their supervisor in a timely manner.

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