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Our COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

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.

Our Work Health & Safety Policies

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.

 

Our Work Health & Safety system aims to facilitate:

  • Compliance with Work Health and Safety Acts & Regulations
  • A proactive approach to Work Health & Safety through the identification, assessment and control of risks
  • The provision of information, instruction, training and supervision to enable the safety of our employees and candidates, encouraging genuine participation and shared ownership for health and safety
  • Working with our clients to provide and maintain a safe and healthy workplace for our consultants and candidates
  • Safe systems of work
  • Continual improvement of the management system

 

This is in line with our policies regarding:

  • Occupational Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • EEO, Bullying and Harassment
  • Risk and Incident Management

Assessment & Training

Registration

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.

Employment Agreement

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.

Safety Questionnaire

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.

Pre-employment Medical

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.

Manual Handling Assessment

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.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

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.

Online Safety Training & Assessment

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.

Our Approach to Employee Safety

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 Induction

Site specific inductions are regularly conducted by the client on assignment commencement.

Workplace & Site Inspection

Prior to a placement occurring, ab conducts a workplace inspection to ensure the client is providing our temporary employee with a safe working environment.

Safety Talks

ab Recruitment facilitates safety discussions or tool box talks on job sites to promote safety culture or focus on particular safety issues.

Reporting a Safety Issue

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.

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