GeelongPort Health and Safety Documents

Critical Risk Controls

GeelongPort Health and Safety Policy

GeelongPort Pty Ltd is committed to the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment to ensure the health and safety of everyone who interacts with our business, including the public. GeelongPort will seek continuous improvement in safety performance through the development and maintaining of a positive safety culture as a key priority in all aspects of business activities. To achieve this, GeelongPort will:

  • Implement Health and Safety Management Systems tailored to the specific risks in each of our businesses;
  • Hold executives, managers, supervisors and employees accountable and responsible for their individual actions concerning health and safety performance whilst recognising that senior executives are ultimately accountable;
  • Ensure corporate and local policies and procedures apply to employees, contractors and other persons at our sites;
  • Report, incidents, conduct investigations (including independent investigations where required under our investigations procedures), identify relevant causal factors and take action to prevent recurrence within a context or organisational learning;
  • Focus on identifying and controlling our highest risks as a priority;
  • Establish measurable objectives and targets for health and safety to seek and ensure continual improvement aimed at reducing risk and work-related injury and illness;
  • Provide maintenance programs that ensure healthy and safe work areas and plant and equipment that is fit for purpose;
  • Establish effective consultation and participation processes, and ensure all affected stakeholders are included in matters impacting on their workplace health and safety;
  • Provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as may be necessary to allow our employees to safely and competently carry out their work;
  • Ensure that adequate specialist HSE resources are available where needed;
  • Fulfil all legal health, safety and rehabilitation requirements;
  • Leadership to actively promote incident reporting or raising of concerns, free of any barrier that may prevent employees, contractors, port users or visitors, from doing so;
  • Encourage employees to always remove themselves from any work situation that they consider themselves to be in present and imminent danger, while ensuring arrangements for protecting against undue consequences are in place for doing so;
  • Audit based program based on risk to ensure compliance with this policy; and
  • Provide access to this Health and Safety Policy within the workplace.