Health and Safety Policy

Purpose

Aratu Forests Limited (AFL) is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all employees, contractors, sub-contractors, service providers and their employees, visitors and others to its operations, and to eliminating all work-related injuries or illness.

AFL is also committed to the principle that the safety and wellbeing of all is a vital and integral part of its business operations.

Scope

This policy applies to all AFL employees, contractors and their employees, sub-contractors and their employees, service providers, visitors and others carrying out any legal activity at an AFL worksite.

Policy

This will be achieved by:

  • Striving to achieve the Company goal of Zero Harm by 2020 by actively supporting the management of the Zero Harm Pledge
  • Ensuring a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and their employees, sub-contractors and their employees, service providers, visitors and others
  • The establishment and insistence on the use of safe work methods at all times
  • The training of all employees in safe work practices
  • Regular inspections to ensure all plant and machinery is safe and being operated safely
  • Management of risk through identifying and reporting of hazards and ensuring suitable controls are in place
  • Prompt and accurate reporting, recording and investigation of all incidents that have, or could have caused harm
  • Ensuring everyone is made aware of emergency procedures and how to respond in emergencies and critical events
  • Ensuring the involvement of all employees in the development, review and practice of health and safety policies and procedures, and striving toward continuous improvement of those.
  • Promoting the philosophy that everyone has a role to play in ensuring we have a safe and healthy work environment
  • Ensuring all work plans, equipment, substances and work processes are subject to risk assessment and testing before being introduced into the workplace
  • Compliance with obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, Employment Relations Act 2000, Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations, HASNO 1996, Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 and any other relevant Standards, Guidelines or Best Practices
  • Ensuring, with employee consent, that all employees have their health monitored
  • Promoting a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, and wherever possible eliminating accidents or incidents which have Drugs or Alcohol as a contributing factor
  • Ensuring that all contractors, sub-contractors, service providers and their employees are inducted into the AFL Health and Safety Management System and that they have in place and operate appropriate health and safety management systems
  • Provide strong support for workplace health and safety programs, work skills and workplace safety research.

Approved by Ian Brown
AFL General Manager
22 May 2020

admin@aratuforests.co.nz
Phone: +64 6 867 9799
Facsimile: +64 6 867 9775

Aratu Forests Limited
P.O. Box 242, Gisborne, New Zealand

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