OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
Under the National Electricity Rules electricity retailers are responsible for the appointment of suitably accredited metering service providers. Metropolis Metering Services Pty Ltd is responsible to electricity retailers for the installation and operation of remotely-polled interval meters – or ‘smart’ meters – as well as the collection and distribution of metering data.
Our company is committed to providing a work environment where the health and safety of its employees, contractors, client representatives and the general public are a priority. Metropolis is committed to complying with the requirements of the OH&S Management System as per AS/NZS 4801:2001 Standard. Our goal, which is set-out in our objectives and targets, is to eliminate workplace illness and injury. This is achieved by:
- Complying with relevant OH&S legislations (acts, standards, regulations, codes of practice) as well as other requirements that may be pertinent to the company for the provision of metering services and as an integral part of the continual improvement process.
- Ensuring appropriate information, instruction, supervision, communication, induction and training are provided on all work sites prior to commencement of work, and ensuring all employees and contractors are aware of these resources and participate proactively in the above.
- Establishing, reviewing and communicating company’s Safety objectives and targets that are measurable to all levels in the organization. The objectives and targets (part of the IMS Plan) are monitored on an ongoing basis and reviewed during the management review meetings.
- Focussing on ongoing improvement in the areas of safety education, accident prevention, hazard control, injury prevention, rehabilitation and health preservation.
- Identifying and reducing the risks of all types of work activities that have the potential to produce personal injury or occupational illness. Hence, all staff and contractors are encouraged to report all workplace hazards, incidents and accidents to the relevant OH&S representative.
- Involving individuals in occupational health and safety matters and consulting with them on ways to recognise, evaluate and control workplace hazards.
- Ensuring that everyone (including visitors and contractors) complies with appropriate standards and workplace directions to protect their own and others health and safety at work.
- Providing adequate systems and resources to effectively manage rehabilitation and return to work processes.