Health and Safety Policy
CPE is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all workers, and other persons, so far as reasonably practicable. This will be achieved by management, employees and contractors working together, following a system of health and safety activities and procedures which are monitored, reviewed and audited to achieve best practice.
CPE undertakes to regularly review this policy to take account of changes in legislation, activities, services and products. As a result of this review, changes may be made to this policy from time to time and all employees and contractors are required to comply with those changes.
This policy applies to:
- All employees of CPE (whether full-time, part-time or casual) and all persons performing work at the direction of, or on behalf of CPE (for example contractors, subcontractors, agents, consultants, temporary staff and ‘workers’ as otherwise defined under relevant occupational/work health and safety (OHS/WHS) legislation) (collectively referred to as ‘workplace participants’); and
- All of CPE’s workplaces and to other places where workplace participants may be working or representing CPE, for example, when visiting a customer, client or supplier (collectively referred to as ‘workplace’).
CPE health and safety system
The OHS/WHS system relates to all aspects of health and safety including (without limitation):
- Defined OHS/WHS responsibilities;
- Exercising due diligence;
- Health and safety training and education;
- Adopting a risk management approach to manage health and safety risks;
- Consultation with employees and other stakeholders on matters related to health and safety;
- Emergency procedures and drills;
- Workplace inspections;
- Incident/accident reporting;
- Management of injured workplace participants.
CPE health and safety objectives
- To provide a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, contractors and other persons;
- To provide safe and healthy methods of work;
- To provide programs of health and safety activities and procedures which are continually updated and effectively carried out;
- To identify and eliminate or reduce hazards and risks to health and safety;
- To continually monitor and improve work health and safety;
- To provide education and training resources; and
- To comply with all relevant legislation and standards.
All officers, managers and team leaders/supervisors are responsible and accountable for the safety of workplace participants, contractors and company property under their control so far as reasonably practicable. Managers and team leaders/supervisors are responsible for ensuring all policies, procedures, safe work practices and safe work procedures are followed at all times.
All employees are required to comply with health and safety legislation and CPE’s policies and procedures by taking reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect their health or safety both themselves and that of other persons. Employees must report all hazards and incidents to their supervisors as soon as practically possible to ensure their own health and safety and the health and safety of others in our workplace, including contractors and third parties.
All contractors engaged to perform work for CPE are required to comply with the health and safety legislation as amended from time to time, the policy, programs and procedures of CPE as they relate to work health and safety and to observe all directions on health and safety given by management. Failure to comply or observe a direction will be considered a breach of the contract and sufficient grounds for termination of the contract.
CPE Construction is committed to delivering a high quality, consistent, reliable and timely service to our customers so that a high level of customer satisfaction can be achieved.
Our Policy is to:
- Provide our customers with high level of service and products of fine quality which meets or exceeds their requirements,
- Comply with legislation and standards that are applicable to our operations including ISO9001,
- Establish measurable and meaningful objectives and targets to ensure continual improvement of our processes,
- Provide training and resources to staff so works can be carried out in a safe and efficient manner,
- Regularly monitor our performance via meetings, audits and other suitable means,
- Integrate quality responsibility are into our work practices,
- Identify, report, investigate and resolve all non-conformances and take action to prevent their recurrence,
- Sustain a highly competent, confident and enthusiastic team of staff in a safe working environment.
CPE Construction believes that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner.
We are committed to prevention of pollution and reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy.
Our policy is to:
- Comply with applicable legislative and other requirements pertaining to our operations including those of ISO14001,
- Set and review measurable and meaningful environmental targets to ensure continual improvement of our Environmental Management System,
- Work to achieve the environmental expectations of our staff, customers, suppliers and local community,
- Conduct regular assessments of the environmental impact of our business to identify potential areas for improvement and follow through with programs to achieve these improvements,
- Create awareness among our staff and suppliers of the potential environmental impact of operations with which they are involved, and how they can work towards minimising these impacts.
- Minimise our waste and then reuse or recycle as much of it as possible,
- As far as possible purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourage others to do the same,
- Assess the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance.