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HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust and its Board/Directors are committed to health and safety. We will ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all our workers and other persons who may be put at risk from our work or work that we influence. We will address this duty of care by attending directly to the matters set out below, and/or by taking steps (including consultation) to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that other appropriate parties attend to those matters:
  • Complying with the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA Act) and Health & Safety Regulations 2015 (HSW Regulations), standards, relevant codes of practice and guidelines;
  • Providing and maintaining a work environment that is without risks to health and safety;
  • Providing and maintaining safe plant and structures;
  • Providing and maintaining safe systems of work;
  • Ensuring the safe use, handling, storage and transportation of hazardous substances;
  • Providing and maintaining adequate facilities for the welfare of workers;
  • Monitoring the health of our workers and the conditions at the workplace to prevent illness or injury;
  • Providing any information, training instructions or supervision necessary to protect our workers from the risks relating to their work;
  • Ensuring all contractors are suitably qualified to undertake the work for which they are engaged;
  • Accurately reporting and recording all workplace accidents, incidents and injuries;
  • Consulting with other duty holders, our workers and their representatives on matters affecting health and safety, and encouraging their participation;
  • Ensuring appropriate processes are in place for receiving, considering and responding in a timely manner to information regarding incidents, hazards, and risks;
  • Providing safe means of access and egress to and from places of work;
  • Reviewing, revising and evaluating our health and safety management systems and processes at regular intervals to ensure continuous improvement; and
  • Supporting the safe and early return to work of injured workers.

We seek the cooperation of all workers in achieving a safe and healthy workplace and expect that all workers will:

  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety;
  • Take reasonable care they do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons;
  • Follow our Polices & Procedures;
  • Comply with any reasonable instructions given;
  • Identify hazards, assess and control risks to health and safety that are under their control;
  • Use any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided; and
  • Report all hazards, accidents and incidents to their supervisor/manager in a timely manner.

Signed by the Trustees and Directors of the Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust & Pukeroa Oruawhata Group

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