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CHRISTCHURCH    AUCKLAND    WANAKA

landscape design, outdoor living, award-winning landscaper, Goom Landscapes, unique

Health and Safety Policy

 

Goom Landscapes Limited is committed to ensuring that it provides a safe and healthy environment for all personnel, contractors and visitors to their various work sites.

 

CORE VALUES

 

One of our core values is "To be safe, not sorry"


RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYER:


TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • A safe workplace – building, vehicles, structure etc
  • All plant in the workplace
  • Physical environment – lighting, ventilation, heat, noise etc
  • Access to and from the workplace
  • Work process – expectations of what is done and how
  • Work arrangement – effects of shift work and overtime arrangements
  • Psychological environment – overcrowding, deadlines, stress factors

TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN FACILITIES FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES

  • First aid facilities
  • Mealrooms
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Emergency equipment

RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEE:


TAKE ALL POSSIBLE STEPS TO ENSURE SAFE WORK PRACTICES INCLUDING

  • Your own safety at work
  • That no action by you, while at work causes harm to any other person

THIS INCLUDES:

  • Participating in health and safety training
  • Only operate equipment which you have been trained/instructed to operate
  • Keep work area/equipment clean and tidy
  • Using and looking after protective clothing/equipment/emergency equipment
  • Following employers instructions regarding workplace hazards
  • Co-operating with identification of workplace hazards and employee health
  • Report accidents, injuries or near accidents promptly and accurately
  • Participate in return to work programmes
  • Encourage others to do the same

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MANAGEMENT:


TO ENSURE THAT OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RELATED MATTERS ARE PROMOTED TO ALL STAFF

  • Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation and standards
  • Identify and assess all hazards in the workplace
  • Ensure all new staff, contractors and visitors are inducted with the relevant Health and Safety procedures
  • Provide health and safety ongoing training and supervision
  • Report, record and investigate all accidents/incidents accurately and promptly
  • Support the safe and early return to work of injured employees
  • Encourage employee consultation and participation in all matters relating to health and safety
  • Promote a system of continuous improvement
  • Consult with staff and their representatives on all health and safety matters
  • Ensure all health and safety documents are kept up-to-date
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