Any person conducting a business or undertaking has a commitment to ensure a safe working environment for their workers, the management, contractors, public and the business. One way to ensure workplace health and safety is for the management to be committed to do exactly that.
How does a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) indicate that they have this management commitment?
By simply saying that “our business and its management are committed to work health and safety” is not enough. To prove that your business is committed to work health and safety, this needs to be reflected in your policies, procedures and other written documentation.
At the start of this year, the fines under the new Act have increased significantly. Management Commitment is the first step you need to take to ensure Work Health and Safety. And this is the foundation for a healthy workplace culture.
If any of the questions indicated in the above list are missing from your workplace policies, please browse through our website to download any relevant documentation. We have placed links through the article to take you to specific areas of our website.
To ensure the safety of your employees is like climbing Mt Everest. You need the appropriate tools and safety gear to complete the mission. The same applies to any work environment. You need to provide the appropriate tools and safety gear to your employees, to ensure their safety, whilst successfully completing their work tasks. Mission accomplished.