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POLICY STATEMENT

Arpels is committed to ensuring, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of the working environment for its staff, contractors and visitors to its premises.

This policy applies to:

(a)    All staff members; and

(b)   Contractors, volunteers and visitors to Arpels premises, to the extent it is relevant to them.

In this policy, ‘workplace’ includes working on-site or off-site, attendance at a work-related conference or function, and attendance at a client or other work-related event, including retreats and social events.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

Arpels supports the rights of all persons covered by the policy to work in an environment that is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health.

Arpels is committed to the promotion of a joint and united approach to consultation and resolution of Work Health and Safety issues.

Arpels is committed to improving health and safety with a view to improving workplace efficiency and productivity. This will be accomplished through the ongoing development, in consultation with Arpels staff, of management  systems and procedures designed to, so far as is reasonably practicable:

  • identify, assess and control workplace hazards;
  • reduce the incidence and cost of occupational injury and illness; and
  • provide a rehabilitation system for those affected by occupational injury or illness.

Work Health and Safety statutory requirements, including regulations and codes of practice, are minimum standards and so the aim is for them to be improved upon, where practicable.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management will:

  • be committed to the provision and maintenance of a healthy and safe workplace;
  • consult and participate in the health and safety program;
  • use risk identification, assessment and control principles to reach Arpels health and safety objectives;
  • inform and train all persons to whom this procedure applies in relevant policies, procedures and health and safety obligations; and
  • ensure that all staff receives appropriate training in the policy and related procedures, and their obligations under occupational health and safety laws. 
  • monitor and advise on legislative and technical changes relating to health and safety;
  • coordinate the identification, development, implementation and review of Work Health and Safety policies and procedures;
  • identify, assess and select measures to control hazards and risks to health and safety;
  • monitor and evaluate hazards and risk control measures;
    identify, develop and provision appropriate Work Health and Safety -related information, instruction and training;
  • monitor Arpels  Occupational Health and Safety performance;
  • support employees to follow policies and safe work procedures developed.

Employees will:

  • participate in health and safety training, actions and activities and support Arpels in its efforts to reach its health and safety and, where relevant, rehabilitation objectives;
  • follow reasonable health and safety instructions from management;
  • report any serious incidents, accidents, injuries or hazards in the workplace to management;
  • aim to work in a way that does not endanger the health or safety of themselves or others;
  • properly use and maintain safety equipment;
    make sure visitors follow safety rules in the workplace; and
  • participate in Arpels induction programs and implement all detailed safety procedures.

Contractors and visitors to Arpels will:

  • assess risks to their health and safety arising from the provision of their services;
  • have control measures in place to address those risks, including complying with any relevant Arpels policies and practices.