The L. Arthur Group is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors that is free from risks, so far as reasonably practicable.
The organisation duly recognises its corporate legal obligations as prescribed under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and its associated Regulations, Codes of Practices, International and Australian Standards and the necessity of maintaining a broad-based, quality approach to managing occupational health and safety, so far as reasonably practicable.
The underlying philosophy that the organisation embraces is that safety is the responsibility of all and the management of the various OHS programs will be communicated and conducted in a consultative manner with appropriate information being made available to all.
The organisation has a comprehensive range of strategies and programs available to employees to support their health, safety and wellbeing and the return to work of ill or injured employees. This includes ensuring training and instruction is provided to employees that commensurate with their roles and responsibilities to enable them to comply with this policy.
Furthermore, measurable OHS objectives and targets with appropriate OHS management plans will be developed and implemented to ensure that a risk management approach is undertaken for all identifiable hazards and their risks, so best practice can be achieved. The L. Arthur Group will actively monitor and review their OHS performance to ensure that the organisation succeeds in meeting the set OHS objectives and targets. This will generate a mindset of continuous improvement across the organisation and throughout their OHS management system.
A formal risk management approach will be applied to all internal and external facets of the organisation and will be based on a process of:
The objective of this process is to identify risk opportunities and improve workplace health & safety by addressing issues before injuries and incidents occur, so far as reasonably practicable.
The Safety & Compliance Department is responsible for ensuring that all OHS Legislation changes are monitored and duly incorporated within the organisation's various OHS programs so that a legislatively compliant process is sustained. In addition formal documentation of all OHS policies and procedures will be maintained, so far as reasonably practicable, updated accordingly and made available to all.
Changes to this policy will be approved by the Managing Director and communicated to all by the Safety & Compliance Department.