HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

 

ABContracting Limited is firmly committed to the provision of a safe and healthy workplace for workers and others in accordance with all legislated requirements including duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, subsequent Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice, Standards and Best Practice guidelines.

 

ABContracting’s management is committed to controlling all unsafe factors applying to the working conditions, equipment, plant, premises and all other effects on employees (workers), and any other person affected by the businesses work activities.

It is a requirement of management that all employees (workers) report any foreseeable or possible event that may cause harm to any person while at work immediately and take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent harm to all people in the workplace.

 

All employees (workers) are required to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015. This is a legal requirement.

All employees (workers) are required to make themselves familiar with the businesses Health and Safety Plan and comply with its requirements.

In meeting these duties ABContracting as the PCBU seeks to:

  • Recognise that health and safety are management responsibilities that rank equally with responsibilities for production, services rendered, costs and similar matters;

  • Ensure that AB Contracting's workers and contractors work in a healthy, safe manner and are not harmed (or do not cause harm to others) while working on AB Contracting's premises and work sites;

  • Encourage worker consultation and participation in health and safety matters, including external guidance from worker nominated representatives;

  • Promote measures to prevent injury and illness by insisting on safe methods, safe equipment, proper materials and AB Contracting safe practices always;

  • Maintain a list of preferred contractors who are eligible to tender for work for the company in terms of meeting or exceeding our company's standard for health and safety documentation;

  • Ensure accurate, timely reporting of incidents (injury and non‐injury), investigation and required corrective actions are implemented;

  • Share a commitment to ensure safe and early return to work of injured workers;

  • Promote a system of continual improvement including annual reviews of procedures and policy;

  • Identify, report, assess and control workplace risks and hazards;

  • Design, construct, operate and maintain our assets so that they safeguard people and property; and

  • Support an alcohol and drug free work environment.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

 

ABContracting is committed to achieving best practice in environmental performance in all aspects of the work we do.

We believe that a focus on pollution prevention and environmental protection is a key part of how we operate our business, and we are committed to continually monitoring and improving our environmental performance.

These aims will be achieved by:

  1. Carrying out good forward planning and job preparation as well as good on-site inspection to ensure adequate protection measures are in place before starting work.

  2. Preventing pollution and minimising other adverse impacts of our activities on the environment

  3. Reducing waste through waste minimisation strategies and promoting the efficient use of resources on all  our jobs, and putting in place measurable targets to encourage and monitor progress

  4. Promoting environmental awareness among all employees, sub-contractors and partners to achieve our environmental objectives

  5. Continually improving our environment performance with regard to environment protection and pollution prevention measures by regularly checking and reviewing the way we operate in order to avoid pollution problems

  6. Ensuring our environmental policy is communicated to all our employees and sub-contractors, and

  7. Inducting all our sub-contractors into the EMS