Everyone agrees that a safe workplace is important.
Demonstrating your commitment to safety will ensure that everyone in your business is clear about their health and safety responsibilities.
Everyone involved at your workplace needs to be considered when developing a safety process.
Valuing your staff members’ contributions and involving them in decisions on the use of personal protective equipment will improve staff productivity and build a positive safety culture within the workplace.
Some points to consider when introducing a new staff member or simply reacquainting all staff members with the safety culture at your workplace:
- New employees should be trained in the safety policies and practices of your business.
All employees should be kept familiar and made aware of any changes to these policies.
- A notice board can advertise any changes made to policy, updates in current safety practices and any actions that have been made to improve safety within your workplace.
- Reinforce policies and practice – e.g. manual handling – with posters or signage.
- Ensure all employees are familiar with the site evacuation plan.
- All exits, location of fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, first aid kits, & contact infomation for emergency services should be clearly marked and accessible.
- Store all workplace chemicals in a chemical storage area with correct signage in place.
Have quick & easy access to materials safety data sheets.
- Ensure that fire extinguishers & first aid kits are full and up to date.
- Have clearly defined pedestrian access and machine operating areas.
- Walkways and stairs should be well lit, all exits kept clear of obstructions, and the general work area kept tidy and free of rubbish.
Ozi Hubs objective is to promote an organisational culture of environmental awareness, minimise adverse environmental consequence,
minimise energy use and adopt responsible waste management.
Ozi Hub aims to diminish any adverse influence on activities that may have effect on the environment and to make a positive contribution to local community life.
Ozi Hub will continually improve its business performance and conduct its operations in an environmentally responsible manner, clearly reflecting a commitment
to fostering an environmental culture as listed below.
Develop employee awareness to empower our people to help reduce the Company’s environmental effect.
Minimise negative impressions we may have on the environment, through efficient use of resources,
and reduction in emissions and waste, based on the principles of reduce, re-use, re-cycle and appropriate disposal.
Ensure we work closely with our clients, suppliers and contractors to continually improve our processes and achieve desirable outcomes.
Maintaining effective communication and/or training to our employees and visitors to ensure that environmental practices are undertaken in the workplace.
This policy statement confirms the Company’s intent to create and implement sound environmental principles throughout the organization.
Ozi Hub embraces Health and Safety as a core business value and is committed to carrying out its operations in a manner where
safe behaviour is paramount and zero harm can be achieved.
Everyone is to ensure their own safety and that of their fellow workers through an absolute commitment to safe work practices and a healthy work environment.
To achieve this goal Ozi Hub requires that:
The safety and health of people takes precedence over everything else.
All workers take personal responsibility for their safety and the safety of others.
Safety awareness is encouraged both on and off the job.
All workers actively participate in safety training and continuous improvement programmes.
To assist in achieving this, the safety management plan has been based on safety management systems, principles and guidelines that promote continuous improvement.
Ozi Hub is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and anyone
entering upon its premises or with connection to the company’s business operations.
In demonstrating management’s duty of care and commitment Ozi Hub will make every reasonable effort to provide a working
environment that minimises risk or personal injury, ill health or damage to property.
Ozi Hub supports, encourages and trains all our employees to be active in identifying occupational hazards and recommending changes that will reduce the risks these hazards.
Safety Signage should be designed, manufactured and clearly displayed in accordance with AS1319-1994.
- Prohibition signs advise of behaviour or actions that are not permitted. The sign background is white, with the annulus and slash displayed in red over a black action symbol. Any necessary text is displayed underneath in black lettering. A common example is a No smoking sign.
- Mandatory signs contain regulatory instructions that must be carried out. The sign background is white, with symbols displayed in a white on blue circular background. Any necessary text is displayed underneath in black lettering. A common example is PPE instructions.
- Caution & Warning signs identify hazards or hazardous conditions that can cause injury or damage, but are not considered life threatening. The sign background is yellow with the relevant hazard symbol displayed in black on a yellow background. Around the hazard symbol is a black triangle and any necessary text is displayed underneath in black. Examples include: Forklift in use.
- Danger signs warn of hazards or hazardous conditions that may be life-threatening. The word Danger is displayed in a red oval, which is inside a black rectangle. All necessary text is displayed in black, on a white background. Examples include: Confined Space.
- Emergency information indicate the location of or directions to emergency facilities i.e. Exits, first aid and emergency showers. The sign background is green, with a symbol/and or lettering in white.
- Fire signs indicate the location of fire alarms and fire fighting equipment i.e. Extinguishers, alarms and hose reels. The sign background is red, with the relevant symbol and/or lettering in white.
Traffis Signage should be designed, manufactured and clearly displayed in accordance with AS 1319, AS 1743 and The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Queensland) (MUTCD)
- Guide signs inform road users of the directions and distances of destinations along their route and any routes that intersect. They also provide information about points along the route such as: rest stops, historical sites, points of geographical interest and facilities.
- Hazard markersdelineate the edges of roads and other hazardous areas. They are used to indicate to approaching traffic changes in the direction of traffic and or the size and presence of an obstruction. They are highly effective in both the day and night settings./li>
- Multi-Message signs are designed to be used with the Multi-Message Sign system. The multi-message sign system is a minimal weight system, making it highly versatile. It is able to hold up to 3 signs, which are able to be easily changed. The primary use for these signs is on work sites to help regulate traffic.
- Regulatory signs are designed to regulate the movement of traffic by indicating to road users the applicable traffic laws and regulations. Failure to comply constitutes an offence.
- Temporary signs are used for situations where work is being conducted on roads or footpaths. They are designed to warn road users of temporary hazardous conditions and/or to indicate the alternate path through, around or past the worksite.
- Warning signs are designed to warn road users of hazards or hazardous conditions that are on or near the road. These hazards are not likely to be life threatening.