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This Health and Safety Policy has been written to show that the management of Men at Work Labour Hire Limited is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all contractors, subcontractors, employees, and visitors, whether on a company site or on a client’s site.

The management of Men at Work Labour Hire Limited is committed to continuous improvement and will actively pursue best practice in occupational health and safety.

The management of Men at Work Labour Hire Limited is committed to meeting all obligations and requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the Health and Safety at Work Act Regulations 2016, including all relevant Codes of Practice, Standards or Guidelines.

Men at Work Labour Hire Limited(MWLH) will work with its clients to ensure a safe and healthy working environment is provided and maintained for all MWLH contractors, subcontractors and employees.

The management of Men at Work Labour Hire Limited is committed to operating and maintaining a compliant and up-to-date Occupational Health and Safety Management System. 

In fulfilling the above aims, the management of Men at Work Labour Hire Limited is committed to regular consultation on Health and Safety matters with contractors, subcontractors, employees and their representatives, clients, supervisors, H&S Officers, H&S committees, Clients, and Independent experts.

Management responsibilities

  • Allocate adequate resources to fulfil the aims of this Health and Safety Policy.
  • Annually appoint and train a Health and Safety Officer/Manager to manage and oversee the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • Establish measurable Health and Safety objectives to ensure continued improvement of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System aimed at the elimination of work-related injury and illness.
  • Review annually (or after a serious harm accident or near miss) the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • Take all practicable steps to ensure the health and safety of MWLH contractors, subcontractors and employees while at work and to comply with all relevant health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice.
  • Provide reasonable opportunities for all MWLH contractors, subcontractors and employees to participate in MWLH’s health and safety processes.
  • Ensure an appropriate site health and safety programme is in place, and carry out regular inspections of all MWLH and client sites to ensure a safe working environment is maintained for all MWLH contractors and subcontractors.
  • Promote a safe and healthy working environment on client sites through regular site visits.
  • Ensure all MWLH contractors and subcontractors are properly inducted onto all sites before commencing working duties on that site.
  • Ensure that all MWLH contractors and subcontractors are suitably trained in or are supervised by a person who has knowledge and experience of the work, plant or substance, and are involved in appropriate health and safety procedures.
  • Ensure that all MWLH contractors and subcontractors are suitable for the work duties that they are asked to undertake by clients.
  • Ensure that all MWLH contractors and subcontractors use suitable protective clothing and equipment.
  • Systematically identify and assess all workplace hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimise the exposure of all MWLH contractors and subcontractors to any significant hazards.
  • Ensure that all MWLH contractors and subcontractors are made aware of the Hazards in their work areas and are adequately trained so they can carry out their duties in a safe manner.
All Contractors/subcontractors and Employees and Visitors are expected to share in the commitment to Workplace Health and Safety.

All Contractors/subcontractors and Employees and Visitors will:

  • Take all practicable steps to ensure their safety while at work, including wearing suitable protective clothing and properly using all safety equipment.
  • Take all practicable steps to ensure that no action or inaction of theirs while at work causes harm to any other person.
  • Comply with MWLH Health and Safety Policy and with any client Health and Safety Policy when on any site.
  • Ensure that proper site inductions have taken place before commencing working duties on any site.
  • Listen to any instructions that may be given to them relating to health and safety on site and follow all safe work procedures, rules and instructions.
  • Adopt all safe and best practice methods for ensuring health and safety on site.
  • Use common sense and ask the client or MWLH management if unsure or uncertain about any working practice on site.
  • Ensure, through training and induction, that they understand exactly what their responsibilities are in emergencies.
  • Report all incidents, injuries or hazards to the appropriate person.
  • Reporting early any pain or discomfort.
  • If injured, participate in treatment and rehabilitation plans for early and durable return to work.​
  • Encourage all MWLH contractors and subcontractors to undertake Site Safe training and to obtain a Site Safe Passport.
  • Encourage all MWLH contractors and subcontractors to identify and report any hazards or suspected unsafe working practices on site to MWLH management and the client as soon as possible.
  • Ensure that all MWLH contractors and subcontractors are given information about what to do in the event of an emergency arising whilst they are using any plant or handling any substance.
  • Encourage accurate and timely reporting and recording of all incidents and injuries.
  • Systematically record, investigate and report any workplace accident or incidents that harmed (or might have harmed) a MWLH contractor or subcontractor.
  • Investigate all reported incidents and injuries to identify all contributing factors and, where appropriate, formulate plans for corrective action.
  • Actively encourage the early reporting of any pain or discomfort.
  • Provide all MWLH contractors and subcontractors with the necessary support relating to all health and safety issues, and take all practical steps to assist where we can in matters relating to treatment and rehabilitation plans that ensure a safe, early and durable return to work. 
  • Promote a system of continuous improvement, including annual reviews of health and safety policies, procedures, objectives and performance.
  • Encourage contractor, subcontractor and employee consultation and participation in all Health and Safety matters.
  • Enable contractors, subcontractors and employees to elect Health and Safety representatives.
  • Establish a Health and Safety Committee that is responsible for implementing, monitoring, reviewing and planning Health and Safety policies, systems and practices.
  • Ensure that all contractors and subcontractors are actively managing Health and Safety for themselves and their employees.
  • Ensure that every manager, supervisor or foreperson is aware of their accountability to MWLH for the Health and Safety of all MWLH contractors and subcontractors working under their direction.
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This Health and Safety Policy will be reviewed on an annual basis, or sooner if required, to take in to account any changes to legislation and/or changes to Men at Work Labour Hire Limited.
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