New Zealand Offshore Services is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, visitors, and all persons engaged at the premises, off-site and on vessels / offshore workplaces. Implementation of safe work practices shall take priority over other operational tasks.
To ensure a safe and healthy work environment management will develop and maintain a Health and Safety Management System.
- Set health and safety objectives and performance criteria for all work areas.
- Review health and safety objectives and management performance annually.
- Actively encourage the accurate and timely reporting, and recording of all accidents, incidents, and unsafe conditions.
- Investigate all reported accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions, to ensure all contributing factors are identified and, where appropriate, plans are formulated to take corrective action.
- Provide a treatment and a rehabilitation plan that ensures a safe, early and durable return to work.
- Closely monitor and review all return to work plans.
- Review annually all Health and Safety policies and procedures.
- Identify all existing and new hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimise the exposure to any hazards deemed to be significant.
- Provide appropriate personnel protective equipment to all staff.
- Provide Health and Safety training for company Health, Safety & Environmental representatives
- Ensure that all employees are made aware of the hazards in their work area and are adequately trained to enable them to perform their duties in a safe manner.
- Maintain all machinery, plant and equipment to meet regulations.
- Encourage employee consultation and participation in all matters relating to health and safety.
- Promote a system of continuous improvement.
- Meet our obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any relevant Standards or Guidelines.
Every employee of the company is expected to share in the commitment to this policy.
- Every manager, supervisor or foreman has a responsibility for the health and safety of those employees working under their direction.
- Each manager is responsible in ensuring that all Company health and safety policies and procedures for their site is in line with the group’s health and safety objectives, and for each manager’s position description.
- Each employee is expected to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace through:
- Observing all safe work procedures, practices, rules and instructions.
- The early reporting of any pain or discomfort.
- Taking an active role in the company’s treatment and rehabilitation plan to ensure an ‘early and durable return to work’.
- Ensuring that all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions are reported to the appropriate person.
- Representatives of senior management and employees will be appointed to the company’s Health and Safety Committee, responsible for the implementation, monitoring and review of the Health and Safety Policy and Management System.