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AAFCANS

Work Health and Safety Policy

Scope

This policy applies to all AAFCANS employees, directors, contractors and consultants. 

Policy Statement

AAFCANS is committed to providing, maintaining and promoting, a safe and healthy workplace that will contribute to the wellbeing of all employees, customers, visitors and contractors.

The Work Health & Safety standards and legal requirements to be met are those specified in the relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards and policies adopted by AAFCANS.

Management of Work Health & Safety is an integral part of management responsibilities and applies to all areas of operation within AAFCANS.

Management have a responsibility to ensure that resources are provided for the maintenance and review of the Work Health & Safety Program, and to place the importance of health and safety of employees, customers, visitors and contractors ahead of the organisation’s assets and service.

Risk management and participation of employees through consultation are key elements of an effective Work Health and Safety system and shall be promoted, as will the provision of structured training, workplace instruction and leadership to our management, assessors and employees to enable them to work safely.

A system of accurate reporting and recording which is upheld by all managers and employees shall be maintained.

All employees and contractors have a responsibility to take reasonable care for their own and fellow employees’, contractors’ and customers’ well-being.

AAFCANS is committed to continuous improvement in Health & Safety practices through annual self-audits and ongoing senior management and Board participation.

Stewart McGrow

Managing Director

RESPONSIBILITIES

Policy Manager:  HR Manager

Approval Authority: Managing Director

Date of Publication:  2 September 2014

Date to be Reviewed:  2 September 2016