Safety Message & Protocols

HHAST is committed to ensuring the safety of our workers and customers, as well as that of visitors and contractors on the company premises, in company vehicles, at real estate agencies, onsite at tenants and anywhere else whilst representing HHAST including anytime day or night in such a place as to be recognised as a HHAST employee or contractor within work hours or at any other time.   We recognise the positive impact that the values and benefits of enhanced health and safety bring to the organisation, our workers and our stakeholders.

Health and safety is everyone’s business, and everyone is expected to share in our commitment to minimise risk to effectively reduce the incidence of workplace accidents, which may cause personal injury, property damage or loss of any kind.  Furthermore, workers are encouraged to be involved in decisions concerning; changes to facilities, work procedures, or any other area that may affect the health and safety of workers.

HHAST is committed to actively managing worker accident claim and rehabilitation processes if they are injured while at work, including supporting the safe and early return to work of injured workers.

We will provide and maintain a safe working environment and actively assess workplace risks and manage workplace hazards including high risk machinery. All reasonably practicable steps will be taken to prevent harm occurring to workers and other people at our workplace and their health, safety and welfare will be actively promoted by :

  • Complying with all relevant health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice
  • Ensuring the person conducting a business or an undertaking (PCBU), officers and workers understand, actively participate, are accountable and responsible for health and safety with in their duties, so far as reasonably practicable. Providing training, which will help workers work in a healthy and safe manner.
  • Ensuring that all contractors, sub-contractors and visitors recognise the need to comply with the company’s health and safety practices.
  • Encouraging workers to recommend practices, which enhance the health and safety standards, and to continuously improve health and safety practices.
  • Supporting, through appropriate rehabilitation and return to work strategies, any workers who are injured at work.

Individual workers are expected to co-operate in the objective of making this a healthy and safe workplace and therefore :

  • Are required to observe and practice safe work methods, rules and instructions relating to their work.
  • Report any unsafe work condition, equipment, accident and incident to their manager immediately.
  • If it is within their abilities, to minimise and eliminate workplace hazards/risks wherever possible.
  • Wear the relevant personal protective equipment required for their place of work.
  • Ensure that no action or inaction by them will cause any harm or injury to any other person.
  • Are encouraged to participate in the continuous improvement of the company’s health and safety practices.

As HHAST is not a business in a high-risk industry however we will have an unelected health and safety representative.  As we grow to a business with more than 20 workers we will ensure a health and safety representative is elected by staff at the appropriate time.

If a request for a representative is received in writing HHAST will and must respond in writing to that request based on the above criteria.

Colin Every, Director, 10/01/2017
This Policy Statement is effective from the above date and will be reviewed every two years.