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WH&S

 

SOS Excavations has a comprehensive and compliant Integrated Management System (IMS) incorporating Work Health & Safety, Quality and Environment.
Our Smarter Safety IMS is 100% compliant to…

  • • Federal Work Health & Safety Act and Regulations – 01/01/2012
  • • Occupational Health & Safety Management System – AS4801:2001
  • • Quality Management System – AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008
  • • Environmental Management System -AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004

SOS Excavations is totally committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our people, our customers and the general public. Safety training and induction procedures are both an integral part of labour hire and maintenance operations. All staff are fully equipped with safety apparel prior to arrival on site and are required to know and comply with all safety requirements inclusive of those required by our clients.

SOS Excavations treats health and safety as one of its key performance indicators. The company’s safety manual is an integral component of all company works. It takes into account hazard identification prior to works, employee training and inductions, equipment maintenance and post-accident and emergency procedures.
The health, safety and welfare of all employees and visitors are of equal importance to all other operational considerations. The employer, supervisors and employees work together to ensure a safe workplace for all whilst complying with the AS/NZS 4801 Safety standard.

SOS Excavations is responsible for: 

  • Ensuring compliance with occupational health, safety and welfare legal requirements including the Work Health & Safety Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice AS/NZS Standards and industry best practice as a minimum level within all of its activities,
  • Taking reasonable steps to provide a safe workplace and safe ways of working
  • Committed to reducing workplace incidents and workplace illness,
  • Providing ways for employees to be informed about and involved in health and safety issues at work,
  • Ensuring employees are consulted as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Ensuring employees receive information, training and supervision as is necessary to enable the employees to perform their work in a manner that is safe and without risks to health,
  • Ensuring this policy and all safe work procedures are kept up-to-date.

Employees are responsible for: 

  • Following reasonable instructions and using equipment provided by the employer to protect their health and safety while at work,
  • Identifying and reporting any workplace incidents or hazards to their supervisor,
  • Being involved in the resolution of occupational health and safety issues,
  • Protecting their health and safety and that of others by not working while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs,
  • Not interfering with, or removing any safety guards, safety devices or protective equipment provided by the employer.