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COMPANY BACKGROUND, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
INDEX:
1. BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
2. COMMITMENTS
3. STATEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
4. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
5. CONTACTS

1. BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Electritech Industries was founded in 1996 by current Owner/Manager Graham Johnston, after serving 19 years as an Apprentice, Tradesman and then Supervisor with a large Western Australian Electrical Contracting Company. During his time, he gained valuable experience in a wide variety of skills, qualifications and management systems.

Since then, Electritech Industries has made a firm commitment to provide the best service to our clients; a focal element of this being a commitment to developing a personal service relationship with our clients. The Owner/Manager, Graham Johnston, is always directly accessible by phone and is regularly on site to ensure a high quality of service, whilst maintaining a high level of communication at all times. This approach has been a key in rewarding our customers with outstanding service and hence, rewarding our business with steady growth due to client satisfaction.

Electritech Industries constantly evaluates performance and implements improvement programs where necessary in the following areas:
• OHS
• Competence
• Reliability
• Quality Assurance
• Environmental Protection
• Costs.

Electritech Industries has experience and expertise in:
• Training and evaluation of workers
• Work experience, Pre Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship programs
• Electrical Contracting Infrastructure Systems
• Contract supply and purchasing
• Project management systems.

Electritech Industries has extensive experience in construction, maintenance and design areas and can offer a safe and effective solution to the needs of many enterprises including:
• State Government
• Local Government
• Industrial
• Commercial
• Mining
• Civil
• Manufacturing
• Agricultural.

Electritech Industries has fully licensed, qualified and experienced personnel in the following areas:
• Electrical
• Data
• Telecommunications
• Electronic security
• Fire Protection
• Bores and Pumps
• Air Conditioning.

Electritech Industries prides itself in providing a fully qualified, experienced and personalised service to our clients, with safety and value for money being a high priority.

2. COMMITMENTS

The Electritech Industries approach to business embraces a commitment to international best practices of all areas of the company’s operations including:

• Quality Assurance
• Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare procedures
• Electrical Contracting Licences in WA
• Environmental responsibility policy
• Financial code of ethics policy
• Training and development of Electrical Workers
• Delivering the best possible service at a reasonable cost.

3. STATEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

It is the policy of Electritech Industries to ensure, as far as practicable, that all employees, clients and general public are safe from injury at all times. Electritech Industries meets this commitment by instructing that work practicesand procedures comply with the ‘Acts and Regulations’ governing ‘Occupational Health and Safety’.

All personnel are regularly instructed and audited in OHS procedures and are issued with the ‘National Electrical Contractors Association Safety Handbook’, and are expected to take all measures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment, in keeping with the following defined responsibilities:

MANAGEMENT

The management of the Company has a responsibility to provide and maintain so far as is reasonably practical:

• A safe working environment
• Safe systems of work for employees, clients and the public
• Plant equipment and substances in a safe condition for operation
• Provide information, instructions and supervision to all employees in safe work practices
• Adopt measures to minimise the risk of and harmful effects of, fire and explosion
• Instruct all employees in the proper use of appropriate personal protective equipment
• Keep information and records associated with work related injuries suffered by employees
• Investigate all work related incidents
• Monitor working conditions at all workplaces that are under the direct management and control of the company and implement where necessary, policies, rules and conditions relating to Occupational Health and Safety.

SITE SUPERVISORS AND PROJECT MANAGER

Those persons with a supervisory role are responsible for ensuring that all employees under their control, so far as is reasonably practical:

• Obey the company’s Health and Safety Policy
• Immediately report any incident/injury within their area of control
• Report any health or safety hazards to management, as soon as they become aware of them
• Are not, by the consumption of alcohol or a drug, in such a state as to endanger the safety of any person or persons during the course of carrying out work on behalf of the company.

EMPLOYEES

Employees have a responsibility to ensure that no conduct shall compromise health and safety provisions, in particular they must:

• Take reasonable care to protect their own health and safety at work by obeying the company’s Health and Safety Policy
• Ensure that they do not endanger any other person or persons during the course of carrying out work on behalf of the company
• Ensure that correct use is made of all equipment provided for health and safety purposes
• Obey all instructions issued to protect their own personal health and safety and the health and safety of others
• Ensure that they are not, by the consumption of alcohol or a drug, in such a state as to endanger the safety of any person or persons during the course of carrying out work on behalf of the company
• Report or make such recommendations to their Site Supervisors / Project Managers as they deem necessary, to minimise any hazards of which they are aware regarding working conditions or methods.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

OUR POLICY STATEMENT
Electritech Industries appreciate the direct relationship between the work we undertake and the impact this work may have on the environment and the community both today and for the future.

OUR OBJECTIVES:
• Education of our employees, thereby enabling them to appreciate the impact our actions may have on the environment.
• Utilise all our resources in the recycling of waste materials.
• Work effectively to minimise waste and reduce pollution.
• Assist in the environmental protection of our community.
• Reduce the impact of our actions on the environment by continually monitoring and where necessary modifying our work practices.
• Comply with all of the industry standards and practices.
• Monitor, review and improve our environmental management system.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY:
• To foster a better understanding of environmental issues within our company, and share the responsibility with all our employees.

OHS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION CHART
Responsible Officer Graham Johnston Primarily responsible for the provision of a healthy and safe workplace.
Manager Graham Johnston Responsible for the development and implementation of the management system.
Health & Safety Coordinator TeelahFry Responsible for the development of the OHS system and day-to-day operation of policy and procedure
Health & Safety Representative Mitchell Ogg Represents staff and is involved in the consultation process where issues require resolution outside of line management function. Responsible for OHS Audits.
Supervisors Graham Johnston Responsible to ensure that all work is done in Mitchell Ogg accordance with any existing health and safety procedures, and in any case, in a matter that controls any risk to health and safety.
Employees Mitchell Ogg
ChrisElderin
Alan Williams
Travis Hocking
Employees are required to complete their work a manner that does not put themselves or others at risk of injury or illness. They are to follow any reasonable instruction and use any training, personal protective equipment or tools provided with regard to health and safety.
OHS AUDIT SYSTEM
Periodic audits of the ‘Occupational Health and Safety Management System’ are necessary to determine whether the system has been properly implemented and maintained and whether the organisation has met the performance objectives set within its OHS policy (AS/NZS 4804). For consistency and reliability, audit procedures need to state what audit standard is to be used, where, when and how audits will be conducted and who will undertake them. For example, a review of the entire health and safety management system may be conducted every two years and in the ensuing period, surveillance audits of higher risk areas may be conducted to verify that the systems in those areas continue to be implemented and are effective.

The audit procedure requires that the auditors confirm aspects of the system by observation and discussion with the people who work within the system. The audit process must test the performance of the system, not target individuals.

The auditing procedures also need to state who carries the responsibility for the various stages of the audit activity and the standard of reporting required.

OHS AUDIT PROGRAM 2012
1. OHS SELF AUDITS
Each year, our OHS Representative is responsible for completing the ‘Self Audit Questionnaire’ to provide a guide to the compliance of all areas and to the continual improvement of our OHS status.

2. INTERNAL OHS AUDITS
Areas to be audited by OHS staff each year include:
OHS AUDIT TEMPLATE

COMPLETED OHS AUDIT REPORT 2014

Administration:
• Driver Training Records Pass
• First Aid Training Schedule Pass
• Incident Reports Pass
• Insurances and Registrations Pass
• Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Checklist Records Pass
• Licences and Competencies Pass
• OHS Management Pass
• Procedural (Induction and Training) Pass
• Procedures Manual Training Records Pass
• Staff Placements Pass (in review)
• Standards Australia adherence and updates Pass
• Standards Western Australia adherence and updates Pass
• Sub Contractor Safety Management Plan. Pass

Workshop and Store:
• Chemical Storage Management Pass
• Fire Extinguisher Services Pass
• OHS Management Pass (Cert V)
• Power Tool Condition and Upgrade Reports. Pass
• Safety Harness Services Pass
• Stock Storage Pass
• Tool Box Meetings Pass
• Tools and Equipment Storage Pass
• Vehicle Maintenance Schedules. Pass

Field:
• Elevated Work Platforms (EWP) Pass
• Extension Leads Pass
• Fire Extinguishers Pass
• Ladders Pass
• Personal Safety Equipment Pass
• Power Tools Pass
• Service Vehicles Pass
• Test Equipment Pass
• Work Uniforms, Safety and Hi Visibility Clothing. Pass

Adherence To:
• Alcohol and Drug Policies Pass
• Chemical Management Pass
• Diary Record Keeping Elevated Work Platforms (EWP) Pass
• Fire Hazard Management Procedures Pass
• Forms and Record Keeping Pass (in review)
• Heavy Equipment Clear Areas Pass
• Hot Work Procedures Pass
• Incident Report Procedures Pass (nil)
• Isolation Procedures Pass
• Job Safety Analysis Procedures (JSA) Pass
• Non Smoking Policies Pass
• OHS Management Pass
• Site Specific Inductions Pass
• Sub Contractors Adherence to Procedures Pass (in review)
• Testing Procedure Pass
• Working at Heights Procedures. Pass

WHS MANAGEMENT PLAN 2013
1. Safety Information
1.1 Management and review
1.2 Principal contractor details
1.3 Details of persons at workplace with WHS responsibilities

2. Roles and Responsibilities
2.1 Principal contractor
2.2 Contractors
2.3 Workers
3.1 Legislation
3.2 Insurances

4 Risk Management
4.1 Identifying hazards and managing risks
4.2 Hierarchy of control

5 High Risk Construction Work
5.1 Asbestos

6 Emergency and Incident Response
6.1 Emergency preparedness
6.2 Incident procedure
6.3 Notifiable incidents
6.4 First aid

7 Induction and Training
7.1 Worker induction
7.2 Worker training

8 Consultation and Communication
8.1 Consultation
8.2 Communication
8.3 Disciplinary procedures

9 Site Safety Procedures
9.1 Site amenities
9.2 Site security
9.3 Personal protective equipment
9.4 Managing construction hazards specified in the Regulations
Falls from heights
Falling objects
Demolition work
Excavation work/trenching
Work near overhead or underground essential services
Electrical
Plant
Scaffolds
9.5 Managing other Construction Hazards
Ladder safety
Manual handling
Slips, trips and falls
Hand operated and power tool use
Sun safety

10. Electritech Industries Work Safety Documents
10.1 Toolbox Meeting
10.2 Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
10.3 Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
10.4 Take 5 Pre-Task Risk Assessment
10.5 Hazard Incident/Accident Report Form
10.6 Pre-Start Safety Meeting

SAFETY ANALYSIS AND INCIDENT REPORT FORMS
Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Organisation details
Organisation Name: Contact Name:
ACN/ABN Contact Position:
Address: Contract Phone No:
Project details
Project: Area:
Activity: This SWMS has been developed in consultation with:

Reviewed by: ________________________

Position: __________________ Date: _ / __ /

Resources / Trades Involved:
Equipment Used:
Maintenance checks:
Materials Used:
Occupational Health Safety or Environmental Legislation: Codes or Standards applicable to the works:
JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS (JSA)
Company name:   Date:   JSA Number:  
Site name:   Supervisor name:   Permit to work required? Yes / No
Plant / Area: Location:
Scope of JSA:
JSA team member names:
Overall risk associated with JSA:
Highest residual risk – this can only be determined after the rest of the JSA is complete
Approved by:
Have the appropriate approval levels been obtained?
  Position of approving person:   Date:  
Activity
Provide a step-by-step breakdown of the task
Hazards
List all hazards associated with each step
Inherent Risk
Risk associated with each hazard before any control measures are put in place
Controls
Measures that need to be taken to eliminate or minimise the risk associated with each hazard
Residual Risk
Remaining risk associated with each hazard once the control measures have been put into place
I understand and agree to the conditions of this JSA
Print name Signature Date Print name Signature Date

STOP-Take 5 Pre-task Risk Assessment

Task  
Location  

1          STOP and THINK through the task?                                             Y         N

Do I clearly understand what is required?

Am I trained to do the work and familiar with the

equipment/task?

Are the tools and equipment in a safe condition?

Do I have approved documentation for the task?

Am I safe from other activities/tasks in the area?

Have I informed others who may be affected by my work?

Do I have the correct PPE/RPE for the Task?

 

If ‘NO’ to any take action to correct

2 Identify the Hazards

1. 2.
3. 4.
5. 6.

 

3 Make the ChangesImplement controls

1. 2.
3. 4.
5. 6.

 

4 Are the Risks Adequately Controlled                                          Y         N

Have all hazard controls been implemented?

Have all potential problems been discussed and understood by all          Can the Task proceed safely

 

If ‘NO’ do not commence the task

                                                            Inform your line manager/supervisor        

 

5 Do the Task Safely only when all identified hazards are controlled or removed

Name Signature Date
     
     
     

 
If the task changes or new hazards introduced during the task update the Take 5

Comments Page
Take 5 Page 2

Hazards Controls
   
   
   
   
   
   
Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health / Environmental Impacts
Hazards Controls
   
   
   
   
   
   

hazard

PRE-START SAFETY MEETING
Supervisor:                                                Work Group/Depot:                                     Date:
Safety Moment:
HSE Issues from Previous Day Status
Safety Focus:
HSE Bulletins / Notices / Safety Alerts / Safety Topics / General Safety Business
JHA’s / Permits / Clearances:
Today’s Activities:
Interfaces / Restrictions:

Supervisor Name                                           Supervisor Signature

   

Location:                                       Date:                                           Time:                           .

This document is also used to account for all the personnel in case of muster/evacuation.

Personnel must advise Supervisor if leaving site to avoid a search.

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