Workplace Health & Safety Policy
Impossible Metals recognizes that the health and safety of all employees, contractors and directors is of the utmost importance and is vital to the achievement of our mission. We believe that the provision of a safe working and learning environment is an integral and essential part of our responsibility.
Impossible Metals is committed to:
- Providing everyone in its workplaces with a safe and healthy working and learning environment;
- Providing and maintaining buildings, equipment and plant in safe working condition;
- Supporting the ongoing training, instruction and supervision of employees and contractors in relation to workplace health and safety;
- Developing, implementing and monitoring safe work practices and systems;
- Continuously improving the standards of health and safety in the workplace, including the robust and transparent investigation of health and safety incidents;
- Effectively managing hazards and risks in the workplace;
- Promoting a culture of proactive and transparent reporting of health and safety hazards and incidents, including the reporting of incidents in accordance with statutory obligations;
- Supporting and promoting health and wellbeing of its employees, contractors and directors; and
- Providing a return to work program that facilitates safe and durable recovery at work for employees, where possible, for both work related and non-work related health conditions.
Everyone at Impossible Metals has a responsibility for health and safety. While Impossible Metals has a primary duty of care, all employees, contractors and directors are responsible for:
- Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and those under their supervision, and taking reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others; and
- Following reasonable instructions and lawful directions relating to health and safety, and for implementing a culture of proactive health and safety management.
It is the responsibility of the Leadership Team to ensure:
- This Policy is implemented in their area of control, including providing access to the Workplace Health and Safety Procedure to all employees, contractors and volunteers;
- Safe work procedures and guidelines relevant to particular programs or work areas are implemented, and risks managed as far as reasonably practicable at all times;
- The implementation of a continuous improvement culture to workplace health and safety, including the transparent reporting and investigation of incidents and hazards;
- Audit and other compliance requirements are implemented effectively with appropriate documentation of these processes.
The Impossible Metals Board is responsible for exercising due diligence to ensure that Impossible Metals meets its health and safety obligations under this Policy and the relevant legislation.
Changes to this Policy
This policy is reviewed under Impossible Metals’s mandatory annual policy review schedule and is next due for formal review in December 2023.