All our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) are current and comply with Australian standards Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and Code of Practice-Electrical Practices for Construction Work, Code of Practice -Low Voltage Electrical Work, AS/NZS 3012 Construction and Demolition Work. Each SWMS is filled out and signed by each employee prior to commencement.
Electrical Safety Regulations, Codes and Standards
Lightspeed Electrical Safety Codes and Regulations in Sydney, Australia
Our WH&S Statement
Lightspeed Electrical is committed to the health and safety of all workers and others that may be affected by our work activities. This includes the protection of all workers by complying with WHS legislation, demonstrating due diligence and the application of best practice strategies and industry-based WHS policies and procedures. Abiding by electrical safety regulations is of utmost importance to us, as people are our most important asset, and their health and safety is of the greatest importance within a safe and productive work environment.
Managers and supervisors have the responsibility for implementing this and other policies as an integral part of their accountabilities; they may delegate their WHS duties and activities, but not abdicate their responsibilities.
Workers have an obligation to take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others, and to cooperate and comply with reasonable policy, procedures and instructions.
The objectives of this Policy are to:
• Prevent work related injuries and illnesses and aspire to an incident free workplace,
• Ensure consistency regarding electrical safety regulations,
• Continuously improve the health and safety skills of our workers,
• Pursue industry best practice and a safe workplace culture,
• Provide an emergency response program,
• Comply with all legislative requirements.
These objectives will be achieved by:
• Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the nature of operations and
the associated hazards and risks for the purpose of preventing illness or injury to any person,
• Provision of processes to eliminate or minimise risks,
• Promotion of and abidance to electrical safety regulations,
• Provision of a healthy and safe work environment with appropriate resources, processes and support to enable work to be undertaken in the safest possible way,
• Provision of safe systems of work including the safe use, handling and storage of plant, structures and substances,
• Involving our workers in the decision-making processes through structured and informal communication, consultation and learning,
• Provision of necessary information, training, instruction or supervision,
• Provision of adequate facilities for the welfare of workers,
• Provision of appropriate processes for reporting, receiving and considering information regarding incidents, hazards and risks and responding in a timely way to that information,
• Monitoring the health of workers, the effectiveness of systems and workplace conditions,
• Providing effective injury management and rehabilitation strategies.
All workers are authorised and expected to stop work and immediately notify their supervisor if a task carries an unacceptable level of risk in accordance with current electrical safety regulations.
Lightspeed Electrical will maintain a documented safety management system and provide appropriate support and resources. System implementation, maintenance and verification will be achieved through demonstrated leadership of all managers and supervisors and the commitment and involvement of all workers.
POLICY STATEMENT and INJURY MANAGEMENT
Lightspeed Electrical is committed to the health, safety and welfare of all persons at our workplace and the timely, safe and durable rehabilitation and return-to-work for workers who suffer a work-related injury or illness.
The key to effective injury management involves:
• Having systems in place so that everyone in the workplace agrees, understands and knows what to do in the event of an injury
• Ensuring all employees are aware of current electrical safety regulations
• Early reporting of injuries (including notifiable incidents to the regulator)
• Timely provision of treatment and assistance for return-to-work
• Provision of assistance to treating doctor with regard to suitable duties
• Appropriate return-to-work – the workplace is the most effective place for a worker to recover
• The injured worker, the employer, the insurer and treatment providers working in an effective and coordinated way
• Timely payment of weekly benefits and medical expenses.
Lightspeed Electrical has developed a return-to-work program to communicate the processes that are in place to ensure effective injury management. The Return-To-Work program identifies the:
• Commitment of the organisation to rehabilitation and return-to-work
• Rights and responsibilities of injured workers
• Procedure for injury management
• Workers Compensation Insurer
• WorkCover Claims Assistance Service
• Workers Compensation Commission
• Return-To-Work Coordinator
• Rehabilitation Provider.
Lightspeed will provide the appropriate support and resources to ensure the objectives of this policy are achieved.