It is very important that we know about all injuries immediately when they happen. We have a responsibility to manage all injuries to Employees. We cannot do this if we do not know about them.>
Your conditions of employment require you to immediately notify your Supervisor no later than 8hours from the time of the injury.
The following shows the steps to take in the event of an injury:
I acknowledge andagree that as a pre-requisite of commencing employment with Merge, Imay undergo a pre-employment medical or drug and alcohol screening test. I agree to let Merge deduct the cost of such tests from my first pay and understand that it will be reimbursed onceI have fulfilled the agreed term of three (3) months (12 working weeks) employment from the start date with Merge.
I acknowledge that if I fail any of the following; medical, drug screen, GSDU , police clearance or fail to commence the contract then I will reimburse Merge for all costs incurred.
The following is important Safety information for Merge employees.
Our main aim is that when you have completed your induction, you are equipped with the Health and Safety knowledge of your workplace. There should never be any misunderstanding on the employee’s behalf.
Please download and save a copy for your records. We hope you enjoy working for our organisation
It must be understood that Merge will not tolerate any of the following practices in any workplace:
Included in this Safety Handbook is information on the way our company manages Safety in the workplace. In saying this, we have developed a comprehensive “Occupational Safety & Health Policy” and expect all our employees to understand and comply with the policy requirements.
Merge has developed policies, plans and procedures with the aim of providing and maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and contractors.
Effective safety and health management, along with productivity and quality, is a critical factor for the overall efficiency of our company.
The Merge safety program is very much a JOINT effort. We encourage and appreciate your contribution to our safety initiatives. This may require you:
Merge understands Occupational Safety and Health is an integral part of its business operations. We believe no business priority comes before safety.
We will strive to continually improve our systems and processes. This will be done by continually monitoring our business activities and implementing beneficial changes when needed.
The Merge business is committed to the health and safety of all our employees.
The Merge team is actively involved in the management and planning of Occupational Safety and Health.
We encourage our employees to be active in observing and recommending changes in the workplace to reduce exposure to any risks and hazards.
Merge expect all our employees to accept responsibility for their actions, to report unsafe acts and working conditions, and behave in a manner that reflects safe work practices and standards.
If at any time illness or injury results in a disability to our employees, Merge will man- age the Injury Management process to facilitate their safe return to gainful and meaningful employment
Environmental tobacco smoke is a major health risk and there is now overwhelming evidence that passive smoking (that is, the breathing of residual smoke) increases the risk of lung cancer. Passive smoking is also dangerous for people with pre- existing heart or lung conditions and can trigger asthma attacks, cause chest infections, and other medical conditions
Merge as an employer has a duty under current OSH Legislation, to provide and maintain a safe working environment and to protect the health of all employees from illness or injury arising from smoking in the workplace. To protect the health of all our employees from the ill effects of cigarette smoke at work, Merge have adopted a policy of providing a smoke free workplace in accordance with current Legislation.
It is recognised that this initiative will provide a positive benefit to all Merge employees. Every effort will be made to assist smokers to adapt to working conditions under the policy. It must be stressed, that breach of this policy will be dealt with in the same manner as a breach of any Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
Merge will make every endeavour to provide assistance in the form of reference to medical help or counselling if required.
It is our policy that no smoking will be allowed in any of our Company owned / occupied buildings or site areas as per current Legislative requirements.
Smoking is not allowed in any Company vehicle or plant.
It is your responsibility whilst working for our company that you;
Before you commence work for the company, refer to the check list below to ensure you are well prepared for your duties. You are required to wear the mandatory PPE listed below.
Additional specific PPE and safety equipment will be issued by your Supervisor as required for your job tasks.
As a new employee of Merge you will be given a site induction and familiarisation when you arrive on your first day. The Supervisor will conduct this induction and it MUST occur before you commence any work duties.
You will be asked to sign an Induction Verification Form that your Supervisor will use to highlight the most important safety aspects of your work duties for us at Merge.
Our company recognises the importance of timely hazard reporting as a major component of the accident prevention program.
If you see a hazard, which can be identified, from observation, inspection, task observation, as a result of an accident investigation or unsafe condition follow the flow chart below
It is very important that we know about all injuries immediately they happen. We have a responsibility to manage all injuries to Employees. We cannot do this if we do not know about them.
Your conditions of employment require you to immediately notify your Supervisor no later than 8 hours from the time of the injury.
he following chart shows the steps to take in the event of an injury.
The following section is intended as a general guide and to reinforce the essential induction.
If an accident occurs, you may need to render first aid to an injured person until the site nurse, rescue team or ambulance arrives.
First aid should be given in this order of priority, no matter what the injury is:
DO NOT DISTURB THE SITE OF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR MOVE ANY EQUIPMENT IN THE AREA UNLESS IT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO MAKE THE AREA SAFE.
The physical handling of materials often involves activities requiring the use of personal force in order to lift, push, pull, carry or restrain an object.
Almost any part of the body can be affected unless these activities are carried out correctly. Back and muscle strain injuries can be avoided by using the correct techniques.
Plan the lift by estimating the load and knowing exactly where it is to go.
The basic elements necessary for the production of fire are fuel, oxygen and an ignition source. Prevention means keeping any of these three elements away from the other two.
Various first aid and back-up fire fighting facilities are available on all sites. You must not interfere with this vital equipment. FIREHYDRANTS, HOSES AND EXTINGUISHERS ARE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE FIGHTING OF FIRES. Ensure that any empty or faulty equipment is handed to your supervisor.
Make yourself familiar with all the fire fighting
appliances. Check procedures with your supervisor and learn how to use the fire extinguishers in your work area. Never use conductive extinguishers, such as water or foam, on electrical fires.
REPORT ANY FIRE THAT YOU SEE, IMMEDIATELY.
If you discover a fire, extinguish it, if possible, and then advise your supervisor
A confined space is defined as a space of any volume which:
SAFE WORK PROCEDURES MUST BE FOLLOWED WHEN ENTERING CON- FINED SPACES, OR SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT. SEE YOUR SUPERVISOR FOR SWP
All personnel directed to work in a confined space must be aware of and under- stand the following procedures:
A danger tag is designed for your personal protection. It must be attached to the main isolating switch, valve, etc. of equipment whenever there would be danger
Out of service tags do not replace or mean the same as danger tags. These tags indicate that a piece of machinery is not to be used until the nominated component has been repaired.
When to place an Out of Service Tag:If you come across equipment, machinery, power tools, etc. that are faulty, inoperable, unsafe or the continued use of the designated piece of equipment would cause further damage or create a hazard you must tag it with an out of service tag.
Always apply the tag in a prominent place for all other personnel to clearly see e.g. a tag at the bottom of a ladder is not easily seen by someone who may proceed to climb the ladder.
The following personnel can only remove this tag from a piece of equipment:
Falls are usually serious - if not fatal.
If there is any necessity for persons to exit a working
platform to carry out works whilst aloft, a safety harness must be worn and be connected to a safe anchorage prior to moving off the working platform.
The safety harness shall not be disconnected for any reason whatsoever until the person has returned to the working platform and is protected by the guardrails.
Before attending to a person who has received an electric shock, make sure that the POWER IS TURNED OFF.
DO NOT TOUCH THE INJURED PERSON BEFORE THE POWER IS TURNED OFF.
If you cannot turn the power off, use heavy-duty PVC gloves or something made of rubber, dry wood or cloth to remove the wire or free the injured person.
If the injured person has stopped breathing, apply artificial respiration immediately. ONLY to be done by competent accredited CPR officer or first aider.
Persons carrying out welding and cutting operations can be exposed to the following hazards:
There are FIVE types of Hazardous Substances;
Injuries from compressed air can result in the following;
NEVER use compressed air to clean dust or other matter off your or any other persons body, contact with your skin can be fatal.
Compressed air entering the blood stream can cause death.
Pre-use crane checks
Check the crane hook for;
Therefore we must always be:
Understand that employees may feel threatened
In applying this Policy, Merge activities shall be governed by the following principles:
Some areas to consider for the Environment;
Having mental fitness means you can achieve your best everyday.
Mental fitness needs your focus just like physical fitness. It needs to be a part of your daily work routine.
You have a great network of friends in your personal life, and we want that to continue between you, your colleagues and management.
It is a priority that you understand your relationship with your manager. Your manager is there to get the best from you. Key performance indicators will be part of your day and your manager will work with you carefully and consistently towards success.
If you don’t understand then you need to speak up.
Some workdays are demanding and alertness is an important thing to focus on. It is very important that you minimize alcohol consumption, during your working week, as well as getting a good sleep before your shift.
Merge prides itself on how we treat our employees. This relationship must be based on mutual respect, professionalism and courtesy at all times.
If you ever feel you are not receiving the service you expect from any member of our staff THEN PLEASE TELL US.
All grievances can be reported in the first instance to the local Merge Pty Ltd site Supervisor / Manager. Any serious issues will then be referred to the site manager for resolution.
We value all our employees and want to ensure that we all work safety and enjoy our work environment.
From the Merge Management team we hope you have a long and rewarding relationship with us and the company.
Jamie Pirie | Managing Director
68 South Terrace, South Perth, WA 6151 WA 6104 | 08 9477 1122
2/ 20 Hedland Place, Karratha WA 6714 | 08 9144 4358