Occupational Health and Safety
- Show Support is committed to ensuring a safe work place for all employees. The safety of ALL crew onsite (no matter who they are working for) is the PRIMARY concern of all Show Supporters.
- We have a Job Safety Analysis that must be signed off on all shifts. Your Crew Chief should have it. Please visit www.showsupport.com.au then go to the crew page. Scroll down and click on the JSA page and you will be able to read a generic version of the JSA there. You can also download a copy of it there if you wish. (Crew Chiefs – this is where you should find the JSA and bring it to be signed to every Crew Chief gig you are assigned and hand it in to the office when convenient. There is also a copy of our Onsite Incident Report form. Crew Chiefs, please have these documents handy on all gigs whether you are Crew Chief at the time or not.)
- Any Crew Members who have safety concerns, no matter how small, should report them to their Crew Chiefs ASAP even to their Ops Managers. If there is anything that you would like to suggest or add to the JSA we are very keen to hear about it.
- Remember, no matter what your position within the organization, we are all responsible for own safety, that of our co-workers and everyone on site.
- Anyone who has a 1st Aid Certificate should let us know ASAP for our records, and any Crew Chief (or anyone who wants to become a Crew Chief) should go out and get their St Johns 1st Aid Certificate when they can.
Show Support is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all employees, contractors and visitors. In fulfilling this obligation Show Support will consider occupational health and safety in all activities conducted at the workplace.
To achieve this, Show Support will:
Develop and implement occupational health and safety programs to ensure that all risks to health and safety at the workplace are identified, assessed and eliminated or controlled.
Consult with employees and implement agreed OHS consultative arrangements to improve the management of occupational health and safety.
Communicate with government and community bodies on occupational health and safety issues.
Provide safe systems of work to reduce accidents and incidents and the risk of injury to personnel.
Comply with relevant occupational health and safety legislative requirements.
Provide adequate information, instruction training and supervision to ensure that all employees and contractors can undertake their duties safely.
Ensure that all visitors to the workplace are informed and instructed on site safety requirements and provided with adequate supervision and necessary protective equipment.
All Managers and supervisors will ensure that the objectives of this policy are implemented and integrated into day-to-day work practices.
All employees have a responsibility to take care for the health and safety of themselves and others and to comply with Show Support occupational health and safety policy and procedures.
Responsibilities of Managers and Supervisors
Management and Supervisors have the responsibility to:
Identify hazards, assess risk and implement control strategies to minimise risk of injury to people and property;
Ensure the relevant Acts and Regulations that apply to working conditions and the work environment are observed and enforced;
Encourage consultation in addressing safety issues;
Design, purchase, install and maintain a safe site and machinery;
Develop and implement safe systems of work;
Provide adequate safety information, training and supervision.
Ensure that the workplace under their control is safe and without risks to health – the supervisor will always be held accountable for identifying any unsafe or unhealthy conditions or behaviour;
Ensure that the behaviour of all persons in the workplace is safe and without risks to health;
Attempt to remedy all problems relating to occupational health and safety. If the supervisor does not have the authority to fix the problem, they will be held accountable for reporting the matter promptly – together with any recommendations for remedial action – to a supervisor or manager who does have the necessary authority. The supervisor or manager who does have the necessary authority will be held accountable for taking prompt remedial action to eliminate any unsafe or unhealthy conditions or behaviour.
Responsibilities of Employees
All employees have the responsibility to:
Adhere to safe work practices, instructions and rules;
Immediately report any unsafe work condition or equipment to management;
Not to misuse, damage, refuse to use, or interfere with anything provided in the interest of occupational health and safety;
Perform all work duties in a manner, which ensures individual health and safety and that of all other employees;
Encourage fellow employees to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment;
Co-operate with all other employees to enable the health and safety responsibilities of all employees be achieved.