1.0 Health and Safety Policy
Coachwood IT & Executive Recruitment is committed to the provision of a healthy
and safe environment for all people at each of its offices and is committed to
the responsible management of the natural environment. Our commitment is based
on the principle of controlling risk to a level, which is as low as reasonably
The commitment to health and safety by Coachwood is a basic foundation of our
culture. All employees, agents and contractors are required to share this
commitment and its inherent responsibilities.
People at Coachwood workplaces are empowered to work together as a team; to
implement our people and systems orientated health and safety program. Each
person is responsible and accountable for Health, Safety and Environmental
Together, we will continue to proactively implement our policy through ethical
conduct, consultation within the workplace and teamwork.
Our objectives in implementing our policy are:
It is the responsibility of the Managing Director (or delegate) to approve and
to provide for the implementation of this Policy.
It is the responsibility of all Coachwood personnel to implement this Policy.
All Coachwood employees will be trained in the Coachwood Health and Safety
Policy (HSP) management requirements and the specific requirements of the
particular workplace at an Induction Training Session.
HSP information will be disseminated through the use email, HSP bulletins and
specific meetings. In addition, every Coachwood meeting attended by three or
more personnel may commence with a safety topic.
4.0 Inspections and Audits
The Implementation of the safety management system and the general work place
condition will be monitored through regular inspections and audits. Employees
from the particular workplace will conduct inspections while audits will be
conducted by Coachwood or other personnel who are external to the workplace
5.0 Emergency Procedures
Emergency procedures will be implemented at all Coachwood workplaces. It is the
responsibility of Coachwood supervisors to ensure that emergency procedures are
known and understood by all employees.
Evacuation Procedures General - In the event of a fire, earthquake, bomb
threat or other disaster, follow the office building management procedures. In
the event that these procedures are not in place we advise that you should
comply with the following procedures.
Fire and Natural Disasters - When a fire alarm sounds or verbal warning
is given of a disaster, we advise you:
Bomb Threats - Notify your supervisor immediately of a bomb threat. An
evacuation decision is the responsibility of the building security or Coachwood
Supervisor. Follow the office building's evacuation procedure. If these are not
Bomb Threat Checklist - Most bomb threat calls are very brief the caller
usually states the message in a few words and then hang-ups. Therefore, it is
essential that switchboard operators, their reliefs and secretaries remain calm
and obtain as much information from the caller as possible.
Earthquakes - During an earthquake, follow the existing emergency
procedures. If this is not practicable:
6.0 Reporting Incidents and Injuries
All incidents and injuries must be reported and may be investigated to prevent
a reoccurrence. A copy of each investigation report will be reviewed by the
Managing Director (or delegate).
Coachwood employees must report details of all incidents and injuries in
accordance with OH&S regulations of the State. If you require further
information, contact the Managing Director.
7.0 Workers Compensation
Contact Coachwood on +61 3 9600 9199 for the procedures to be followed when
lodging a Worker's Compensation claim.
8.0 Injury Management Program
In the event of an employee being injured, Coachwood will provide every
practical assistance to enable the employee to remain at work or alternatively
to return to work at the earliest opportunity. This Injury Management Program
will apply to both work related and non-work related injuries and illnesses.
9.0 General Office Guidelines
10.0 First Aid and Medical Treatment
First Aid - If an accident occurs, you may need to render First Aid to
an Injured Person until the Qualified "First Aider" arrives. First aid should
be given in this order of priority, no matter what the injury is:
Safety: Preserve life - yours and the injured person's. Prevent the
injury from getting worse. (Move patient only if necessary).
Promote recovery: Apply the "ABC of life" (A = Airway, B = Breathing, C =
Circulation) and other necessary aid.
Protect Unconscious: Place patient in coma position. Render First Aid > Seek
Assistance > Raise Alarm.
DO NOT DISTURB THE SITE OF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR MOVE ANY EQUIPMENT IN THE AREA
UNLESS NECESSARY TO MAKE THE AREA SAFE.
Electric Shock - Make sure that the current is turned off. If you cannot
turn the current off, use a dry piece of timber or other material with similar
insulation qualities to free the casualty. DO NOT TOUCH THE CASUALTY'S SKIN
BEFORE THE CURRENT IS TURNED OFF.
If the casualty has stopped breathing, start resuscitation immediately he/she
is free of the current.
Emergency Resuscitation - On your floor there will be a First aid
attendant - they should be contacted first in the case of such an emergency.
Airway - Check for free airway. Remove any foreign material. Place the
patient's head and jaw in the correct positions, e.g. tilt head back, gently
pull jaw down. Check breathing and watch for chest movement.
Breathing - If the patient is not breathing, use mouth-to-mouth or mouth
to nose resuscitation. Give 5 full inflations.
Give 12 inflations a minute; e.g. fill casualties lungs with your breath until
spontaneous breathing returns. It is recommended that you hold (or quickly find
someone who holds) a Senior First Aid certificate or have had prior training
before attempting this procedure on a live patient.
Circulation - Check the neck pulse. If it is absent, continue the
ventilation and use external cardiac compression.
Make certain you know what to do in the event of fire, the presence of smoke or
fumes, or other emergencies. Follow the instructions provided by your
supervisor. Seconds count in such instances. Know where the fire extinguishers
Coma Position - Turn the unconscious person on his/her side as long as
there is no question of spinal injury. Make sure the head is tilted backwards
so that the chin juts out. In this position the tongue will fall forward clear
of the airway and the mouth can drain. The patient must be kept on his/her
side... If it will not make any injuries worse:
Control of Bleeding - Apply pressure by pressing over the wound with
your hand or squeezing the edges of the wound together. Keep pressure on the
wound with a thick pad, bandaged firmly into place. The pad must cover the
whole wound. If bleeding continues, apply a further pad and bandage over the
Treatment of Burns - If the patient's clothes are on fire, smother the
flames by wrapping a blanket or similar large non-synthetic article around the
patient and lay him or her flat.
11.0 Fire Prevention/Protection
Types Of Fire & How To Extinguish Them