Drug & Alcohol Policy
Global Fires’ management is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive workplace.
Global Fire acknowledges that Alcohol and other Drug abuse can have a severe effect upon employee’s abilities to perform safely and effectively and as a consequence endanger themselves, their fellow workers and the public, along with exposing an unacceptable risk to the business.
Employees will not be permitted to perform any task whilst under the influence of Alcohol, Prescription Drugs or any other illegal drugs / substance.
Employees shall not use, possess, or sell alcoholic beverages, illicit or non-prescribed drugs or misuse legitimate prescription drugs while at work. The employee must notify Global Fires’ management if they are taking any prescription medication.
Employees shall be prohibited from entry to any site if they are under the influence of alcohol or any other drug. Global Fire reserves the right to test any employee for alcohol or drugs in random tests, if they are involved in a workplace incident or if it appears the person is under the influence of drugs in the workplace
Global Fire will make every endeavour to provide assistance and rehabilitation in the form of referral to medical help or counselling if an employee recognises there is a problem with alcohol or drugs
We have adopted an Environmental Management System, designed to meet and/or exceed the requirements of ISO 14001 and we are committed to:
A greener and cleaner environment for all
Prevention of pollution in all areas of our operation
A programme of continual improvement in everything we do
Keep aware of and compliant with, all current and future legislation
Reduced use of natural resources
Minimise waste and maximise recycling/reuse
Environmental targets and objectives are set for our business that are checked by regular management and supervisory actions together with independent internal and third party audits/surveillances.
We believe and promote that all our directly employed personnel together with any specialist sub-contractors and suppliers are responsible for the adherence to environmental targets, objectives and management programmes.
Our people will receive the appropriate levels of training and awareness to ensure that due emphasis is placed on the protection of the Environment and site care/cleanliness.
Recycling and re-use of materials will be carried out where possible and where not, due care will be exercised in respect of waste disposal in accordance with current guidelines and legislation.
This Policy is communicated and made available to all company personnel, supply chain, members of the public and other interested third parties
Return to Work Policy
Global Fire is totally committed to preventing illness and injuries at work. We believe in providing a safe and healthy working environment for our employees. However, we recognise that injury or illness may still occur and therefore all incidents shall be reviewed with steps being taken to prevent recurrence.
Global Fire firmly believes that occupational injury management is of benefit to everyone and should commence as soon as possible following injury or illness. At all times the rights, welfare and confidentiality of the employee will be respected in accordance with the NSW Legislative requirements
Global Fires’ Injury Management Program is a managed process involving early provision of necessary and reasonable services, including a suitable duties program, to ensure the injured employees’ earliest possible return to work. A team approach to Injury Management is used with co-operation and consultation being key requirements for all parties involved remaining focused on the needs of the injured party.
Our dedicated Injury Management Co-ordinator provides the necessary link between the treating medical practitioners, injury management service providers and the workplace.
The goal for Global Fire and the injured party through the Injury Management Program is to return the injured person to their normal duties with approval from a doctor in the first possible instance. The program shall be regularly reviewed and updated accordingly.
This program will be monitored by the Injury Management Co-ordinator.
At Global Fire the management of occupational health and safety is based on a belief that the well-being of people employed at work, or people affected by the work we undertake, is a major priority and must be considered during all work performed by the company or on its behalf.
People are our most important asset and their health and safety is our primary responsibility. The public shall be given equal priority to that of our employees or subcontractors. The provision of appropriate resources to achieve this outcome is a key undertaking of Global Fire.
Our principal objectives are to:
- Ensure health & safety is an integral part of every managerial and supervisory position.
- Ensure health & safety is considered in all planning and work activities through the implementation of comprehensive risk management processes.
- Involve employees or subcontractors in decision-making processes through regular communication, consultation and training.
- Provide a continuous program of education, learning and dissemination of WHS and related information to ensure that work is conducted in the safest possible manner.
- Identify and control all potential hazards in the workplace with the primary aim of eliminating hazards completely or alternatively minimising their risks.
- Ensure all potential accident and/or incidents are thoroughly investigated to prevent recurrence.
- Ensure compliance with legislation, codes of practice, Australian standards and other related guidelines.
- Create a safe working environment which is incident and injury/illness free.
- Establish measurable objective and targets and to monitor performance aimed at continuous improvement.
- Ensure the required injury management and workers compensation programs are available for all employees and to monitor their effectiveness.
Our success is reliant on:
- Commitment at all levels demonstrated by pro-active planning of all work activities with due consideration to implementing WHS controls that are suitable to each given situation.
- Understanding the total work process and associated WHS risks.
- Total commitment to achieving the objectives outlined in this policy through the provision of appropriate resources including training and regular modes of review.
- Open and honest communication between management, employees and subcontractors to achieve the best possible WHS outcomes.