Health and Safety Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure active, consultative, commitment to health and safety management on site.
- Kiwi Lumber regards the promotion and maintenance of health and safety as mutual objectives for everyone who works, visits or has business on site.
- Health and safety is to be ranked equal with Kiwi Lumbers primary aims and objectives, and be integrated with all other functions on site.
- To ensure a safe and healthy work environment, we will develop and maintain a health and safety management system. Specifically, managers and team leaders will:
- Set health and safety objectives and performance criteria for all managers and work areas
- Annually review health and safety objectives and managers’ performance against these
- Actively encourage the accurate and timely reporting and recording of all incidents and injuries
- Investigate all reported incidents and injuries to ensure all contributing factors are identified and, where appropriate, plans are developed to take corrective action
- Actively encourage people to report any pain or discomfort early on
- Commit to supporting the safe, early and durable return to work of injured employees
- Identify all existing and new hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimise the exposure to significant hazards
- Review accident statistics to ensure adequacy of hazard controls
- Ensure that all staff, visitors and contractors who have business on this site and made aware of the hazards in their work area and are adequately trained to enable them to perform in a safe manner
- Encourage employee consultation and participation in all matters relating to health and safety
- Promote a systems of continuous improvement – this includes reviewing policies and procedures each year
- Meet our obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act1992, the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995, codes of practice, and any relevant standards of guidelines.
- Every staff member, visitor or contractor with business at Kiwi Lumber is expected to share in the commitment to this policy.
- Every manager and team leader has a responsibility for the health and safety of staff, visitors and contractors under their direction.
- Each staff member, visitor or contractor with business at Kiwi Lumber is expected to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy work place through:
- Ensuring that no action or inaction causes harm to another person
- Observing all safe work procedures, rules and instruction
- The early reporting of any pain or discomfort
- Taking an active role in Kiwi Lumber treatment and rehabilitation plans, to ensure and ‘early and durable return to work’
- Taking responsibility for identifying and assessing hazards and eliminating or controlling associated risks
- Complying with the relevant health and safety legislation standards and codes of practice
- Reporting and recording all workplace incidents, injuries and unsafe practices accurately.
- There will be a Health and Safety consultative committee that includes, management representatives and staff representatives from all areas of the site. The Health and Safety Committee is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, review and planning of health and safety policies, systems and practices.
- Health and Safety procedures and related policies are outlined in the Kiwi Business System Section 2: Kiwi Care (Health & Safety). It is Kiwi Lumber’s aim to end all working periods with a fully confident and healthy workforce, by maintaining a safe work site in accordance with NZ Health and Safety Legislation.
205 Hastings Street South
P.O Box 11112,
Hastings North 4158
Telephone: (64) 06 872 7300
Fax : (64) 06 872 7301