Work Health and Safety (WHS) is an important issue for everyone. This Policy Statement reflects the EPA's position on WHS.
Safety is everyone's responsibility
Our EPA commitments
Safety is a right, not an option
Everyone including employees, contractors, volunteers, clients and visitors has a responsibility for safety; their own and the safety of others
Our target is for zero injuries
Developing and implementing our work health and safety (WHS) management system to meet current legislative standards and requirements.
Developing and implementing WHS plans, policies and procedures
Identifying, assessing and controlling higher risk activities to an acceptable level
Providing induction and training to enable all workers to work safely
Consulting with all workers including employees, volunteers and contractors about decisions that may affect their health and safety
Providing adequate human and financial resources to support WHS requirements
Regularly review our system against measurable objectives and targets to ensure continuous improvement in WHS
Ensuring effective communication about WHS matters occurs with all stakeholders including employees and unions.
While at work, all workers, including employees, volunteers and contractors, will:
take all reasonable care to ensure good health and safety practices are always implemented
identify and support measures to eliminate or minimise unsafe conditions including reporting all accidents, incidents and hazards
assume personal responsibility for their own safety and for others by always operating in a safe and appropriate manner
comply with any reasonable direction to follow a safety policy, procedure or instructions given by management or an employee.
We will comply with the
Work Health and Safety Act 2012, associated regulations and Codes of Practice.
This policy applies to all business operations and functions.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
1 March 2022