Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Occupational Health & Safety is of the utmost importance to Christo Industries.

The following is a copy of our Occupational Health and Safety Policy. This demonstrates how seriously we view the safety of our clients, their visitors and our tradesmen.

For a complete copy of our Occupational Health and Safety Manual, please contact our office.

General Policy

Christo Industrie's Policy in the area of occupational health, safety and welfare is to provide a safe and healthy place to work for all staff, contractors and members of the public.

Management's Responsibility

The Management of CHRISTO INDUSTRIES is committed to improving every aspect of health and safety by involving all staff and sub-contractors in reducing or eliminating any risks and hazards in the workplace and providing sufficient resources to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation 2001, Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000 No. 40, Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No. 86.

Health and Safety Committees

The act states that occupational health and safety committees must be established in workplaces of 20 or more where the majority of employees request it.

  • The WorkCover leaflet "OHS committees: Powers, functions, rights and duties" outlines the powers and functions of the committees.
  • WorkCover's "The health and safety committee starter kit" outlines the steps to be taken to set up a committee according to the Act.

Occupational Health and Safety Programme

In order to implement the General provisions of this policy, CHRISTO INDUSTRIES will set up and monitor a programme of activities relating to OH&S and include:

  • OH&S training and education
  • work design, workplace design and standard work procedures
  • safety rules and disciplinary procedures
  • changes to work methods
  • provision of OH&S equipment
  • Workplace inspections
  • reporting and recording incidents, injuries and illnesses
  • provide OH&S information to employees, contractors, and sub-contractors

Specific Responsibilities

  1. The General Manager, Directors and Managers are required to ensure that this policy and the OH&S program are effectively implemented in their area of control and to support supervisors and hold them accountable for their specific responsibilities.
  2. All Supervisors are responsible and will be held accountable for taking all practical measures to ensure that the workplace they control is safe and without risk to health. The supervisor shall ensure persons working at that workplace are behaving in a safe manner without risking health or disrupting the public or tenants.
    More specifically: The supervisor will always be held accountable for detecting any unsafe or unhealthy condition or behavior. If the Supervisors do not have the necessary authority to fix the problem, they will be held accountable for reporting the matter promptly with a proposed solution to their supervisor with the necessary authority to remedy the problem.
  3. Managers or Supervisors with the necessary authority will be held accountable for prompt action, so that unsafe, unhealthy conditions and unsatisfactory behavior is eliminated.
  4. Employees are required to cooperate and comply with CHRISTO INDUSTRIES OH&S policy and program to ensure their own health and safety and that of their fellow workers as well as the public. All employees are required to report any unsafe condition or act.
  5. Sub-contractors engaged to work for CHRISTO INDUSTRIES are required as part of their contract, to comply with the OH&S policy and program, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, observing directions on health and safety matters from supervisors, employees or officers. Failure to comply or observe these directions will be considered a breach of the contract and sufficient grounds to terminate the contract.
  6. Visitors to CHRISTO INDUSTRIES sites are required as part of their visiting rights to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety policy and program, observing directions on health and safety matters from employees or designated officers. Failure to comply or observe these directions could result in visitors being required to leave the site.