Health & Safety Policy

  1. Purpose

    The management of Just Water NZ is committed to a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees, contractors, sub-contractors and visitors using our premises at Auckland, Hamilton or Wellington as a place of work or visiting on business. We are also committed to anticipating and understanding the Health & Safety needs and expectations of interested parties in the company’s operations and respond to, the changing needs of our internal and external customers.

  2. Related Documents

    1. Management will
      • Set health and safety objectives and performance criteria for all managers and work areas;

      • Annually review health and safety objectives and managers’ performance;

      • Ensure accurate and timely reporting and recording of all incidents and injuries;

      • Investigate all reported incidents and injuries to identify all contributing factors and, where appropriate, formulate plans for corrective action;

      • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting and recording of all near misses

      • Actively encourage the early reporting of any pain or discomfort;

      • Provide treatment and rehabilitation plans that ensure a safe, early and durable return to work;

      • Identify all existing and new hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimize the exposure to any significant hazards;

      • Ensure that all employees are made aware of the hazards in their work areas and are adequately trained so they can carry out their duties in a safe manner;

      • Encourage employee consultation and participation in all health and safety matters;

      • Enable employees to elect health and safety representatives;

      • Ensure that all contractors and subcontractors are actively managing health and safety for themselves and their employees;

      • Promote a system of continuous improvement, including annual reviews of policies and procedures; and

      • Meet our obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2016, codes of practice and any other Act or Regulations that may apply.

    2. The management of Just Water are committed to anticipating and understanding the H&S needs and expectations of interested parties in the company’s operations and respond to, the changing needs of our internal and external customers.

    3. Every manager, team leader or foreperson is accountable to the employer for the health and safety of employees working under their direction.

  3. Employee Responsibilities
    1. Each employee is expected to help maintain a safe and healthy work place through;-

      • Following all safe work procedures, rules and instructions;

      • Properly using all safety equipment and clothing provided;

      • Taking an active role in the company’s treatment and rehabilitation plan, for their ‘early and durable return to work’ (refer to ‘return to work’ policy);

      • Reporting early any pain or discomfort; If driving a company vehicle that they abide by the New Zealand traffic laws, i.e. no speeding and Just Water NZ’s ‘safe driving’ policy; and

      • Reporting all incidents, injuries and hazards and near misses to the appropriate person.

    2. Every employee is expected to share in the commitment to health and safety.

      Dated – 13 March 2019 and next review date March 2020