At Wickliffe we ensure, so far as is reasonable practice, that the workplace, the means of entering and exiting the workplace, and anything arising from the workplace are without risks to the health and safety of any person.
Examples of this commitment are:
- To comply with the appropriate legislations, regulations and codes of practice outlined in the new Act. (Health and Safety at Work Act 2016)
- Have and will maintain a systematic process for the management of Health and Safety at our workplace.
- Acknowledge that management has the ultimate responsibility for Health and Safety in the workplace.
- Ensure that specific Health and Safety roles are designated at Senior Management levels and measured in conjunction with other business objectives.
- Ensure that Workers understand their obligation to maintain his/her own safety and the safety of others in the workplace. This includes wearing closed shoes around the factory, ear plugs and appropriate clothing.
- Engage with workers (including appropriate unions and nominated employee representatives) in terms of risk and hazard management and the creation of interest and enthusiasm in Health and Safety.
- Provide appropriate plant, machinery and tools to ensure safe practices and these items being appropriately maintained.
- To train staff in safe work practices in all aspects of their role – including safety inductions and hazard minimization.
- Report all appropriate notifiable injuries, illnesses and incidents as soon as possible to the regulator.
- Commitment to supporting the safe and early return to work for injured employees.
- Proactively strive to continuously improve the Health and Safety of our workers by using tools such as, managment against annual Health and Safety objectives, graphing root causes and internal annual audits.
- Ensure that the Health and Safety system is reviewed by Senior Management and the Health and Safety committee annually.