One of our main goals at Grace Peters is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and sub-contractors.
Grace Peters’ Safety Management System is certified to AS/NZS 4801 and rests on constant improvement of our safety policies, processes and procedures. The Safety Management System also includes training and induction for our employees and sub-contractors, with regular internal and independent external audits and reviews.
It is the responsibility of our OH & S Manager to convey our safety policy and procedures to all our staff, and to provide continuous education and training, making sure that everyone works according to current best practices at all times.
Our staff are required to participate in compulsory internal training aimed at:
-Ensuring the personal safety of workers and the general public
-Creating a proactive culture around OH & S, and
-Encouraging innovation and learning.
Grace Peters will implement and maintain an ongoing Work Health and Safety program, including conducting regular inspections of the workplace aimed at preventing accidents and incidents.
All managers and supervisors are responsible and accountable for the safety of workers, contractors and company property under their control.
Managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring all regulations, procedures and safe work practices are followed at all times.
All workers are required to:
-Follow all company safety requirements and relevant codes of practice.
-Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
-Report all injuries and safety incidents.
-Actively participate in safety improvement activities.
All contractors engaged to perform work for Grace Peters are required to comply with the work health and safety policy, programs and procedures of Grace Peters and to observe directions on health and safety given by management.
Under Work Health and Safety and Workers Compensation legislation a company is required to establish a workplace return to work program that is consistent with the Insurers Injury Management program to assist injured workers return to work.
Workplace rehabilitation aims to provide an early and safe return to work for workers suffering from work related injury or illness by using the workplace itself as a vital part of the rehabilitation process.
The Return to Work Coordinator is the Manager – WHS & QA Services.
When the injured worker is, according to medical judgment, well enough to return to work on suitable duties Grace Peters shall, as far as practicable, provide suitable duties/employment. Suitable duties/employment shall be approved by the treating doctor or by the accredited Rehabilitation Provider in consultation with the treating doctor, The Return to Work Coordinator or Rehabilitation Provider can identify suitable duties in the workplace.
Grace Peters will consult with the injured worker and other workers on the rehabilitation process.
The Nominated Rehabilitation Providers for this company are sourced when and if required.
Grace Peters Commitment
Grace Peters is committed to the prevention of illness and injury by providing a safe and healthy working environment (refer Grace Peters WHS Policy).
The confidentiality of rehabilitation shall be maintained.
Reports and records will only be available on ‘a need to know’ basis.
If any disputes arise, every effort will be made to resolve them in a spirit of cooperation through discussion with the employee and management.
Responsibilities Of Workers
Every worker shall:
-Take reasonable care, in the performance of work, so as to prevent injuries to self and others.
-Cooperate in reasonable workplace changes designed to assist in rehabilitation of fellow workers.
-Notify the company within 48 hours of an injury as soon as possible.
-Cooperate in reasonable efforts by the company to rehabilitate the person.
Rights Of Workers
Each worker who sustains an injury shall have the choice of a treating doctor or an accredited Rehabilitation Provider, and access to an interpreter where necessary.