ab Recruitment is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, candidates, clients and visitors. Our Work Health & Safety (WHS) Management System is regularly audited both internally and externally to guarantee its ongoing effectiveness.
We are dedicated to achieving excellence in Work Health and Safety by implementing continuous improvement initiatives and system reviews, and this commitment is supported by a range of policies and procedures.
ab Recruitment's Work Health & Safety Policy acknowledges the overall responsibility our management team and all staff have to provide a safe workplace, whilst recognising the importance of educating stakeholders to ensure they understand their role in providing a safe and healthy working environment.
When registering with ab Recruitment, we will verify your skills and experience in line with vacancy requirements. This will involve a discussion with one of our consultants and may also involve verification of your skills through the application of job specific skills assessments and work simulations.
At registration we provide an Employment Agreement that including information regarding Work Health & Safety. The agreement specifies the responsibilities of both the employer & employee, and our candidates must read and sign to confirm their understanding and commitment to our policies.
During registration applicants complete a pre-employment health questionnaire, specific to the proposed job role and duties which will be performed if their application is successful. All pre-existing conditions or injuries which could be affected by the nature of the proposed employment must be disclosed to determine any matters that may inhibit performance and safety.
Some positions require a pre-employment medical. Pre-employment medicals assess specific job related requirements. Consultants can advise if this is required for any role.
For positions where lifting or manual handling is required, your ability to complete these tasks safely will be assessed. This assessment requires lifting and moving of boxes of varying weights according to given criteria. Grip strength may also be assessed if required for certain positions.
We conduct drug and alcohol assessments at registration for assignments at a number of client sites. Some client sites may conduct random testing. This is usually a requirement where equipment or machinery is operated to ensure safety. ab Recruitment has a zero tolerance policy.
As part of our registration and induction procedure, candidates complete online training in Work Health Safety and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). There are a number of different modules which relate to different position types and applicants are advised which modules need to be completed. Assessments take place at the end of each module.
The health and safety of our temporary employees is paramount.
Throughout our recruitment & onboarding processes and during the placement, we reiterate the importance of safety to our employees to ensure they understand our procedures and approach to working safely. All employees are required to undertake safety training prior to their placement on a client site.
Site specific inductions are regularly conducted by the client on assignment commencement.
Prior to a placement occurring, ab conducts a workplace inspection to ensure the client is providing our temporary employee with a safe working environment.
ab Recruitment facilitates safety discussions or tool box talks on job sites to promote safety culture or focus on particular safety issues.
If you have any concerns about any safety matter or wish to report an incident or issue, please contact your consultant or local ab office immediately so we can assist you.
ab will deploy our issue resolution procedures to investigate and control any risks and ensure they are satisfactorily resolved.