Occupational Health & Safety Policy

Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Act that relates to all work places is the OHS Act 2004. It describes the general requirements necessary to ensure a safe and healthy workplace, and is designed to reduce the number of injuries in the workplace by imposing responsibilities on individuals and corporations.

Charterhouse takes its responsibility for OH&S very seriously and as part of its commitment to providing a safe workplace for its employees and contractors has a number of procedures, polices, checklists and response mechanisms in place.

Location

Before placing a contractor in a client's company, the relevant consultant will work with the client and discuss the client's premises, assess all safety issues and ensure that the workplace is a safe one with all the relevant OH&S policies and risk assessment procedures in place. The consultant will also ensure that the relevant site induction is completed by the client to ensure the candidate is fully aware of any site specific OHS concerns.

Scope of Activities

A check on the scope of activities for any role undertaken by Charterhouse's contractors is always part of the briefing process between the client and consultant. Assessment of any OH&S risk is undertaken at this point and the role is not undertaken if any risk is identified.

Variations & Notification

Should the scope of activity untaken by any Charterhouse contractor be likely to vary during the employment period, the client must inform Charterhouse of this immediately and prior to this variation. An assessment must then be undertaken in order to assess any additional OH&S issues.

Risk Assessment

Charterhouse works closely with its clients to follow a similar strategy in respect to risk assessment as prescribed by WorkCover WA. Risk management is a process of well defined steps that, when taken in sequence, allow informed decisions to be made about how best to avoid or control the impact of risks.

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2004 imposes obligations on all employers to implement risk management processes in all workplaces. Clients of Charterhouse must take reasonable care to identify any foreseeable hazard that has the potential to harm the health and safety of workers, contractors or anyone else in the workplace.

Injury Management and Rehabilitation Policy

Charterhouse works alongside our candidates and clients to ensure all reasonable steps are taken to prevent injury in the workplace. Charterhouse ensure all our candidates have site specific PPE, and where required provides them to the candidate for their use during their contract. We work closely with the client to ensure their site inductions are comprehensive and include information on minimising the risk of injury.

In the event of a workplace injury Charterhouse Resources is committed to ensuring that employees are provided with timely and equitable claims management, rehabilitation and return to work opportunities.
Charterhouse Resources has partnered specialists Futuris Health to provide a comprehensive injury management and rehabilitation system. Futuris health have developed our policies and procedures specific to our services which therefore provide the highest level of support to our candidates and clients should the need arise

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