Subsection (1)(a) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 (‘the Act’) outlines the principle that workers and other persons should be given the highest level of protection against harm to their health, safety, and welfare from hazards and risks arising from work or from specified types of plant as is reasonably practicable.
What does this mean for clients of apm?
The apm Workplace Safety Management Plan (‘Safety Plan’) is our commitment to keeping our entire team safe in the work place. This includes staying up to date on health and safety issues, understanding the nature of our operations (office and meeting space venue, property inspections/viewings) and the hazards and risks that come with them.
We must make sure that there are appropriate resources and processes to eliminate or minimise those risks including off-site safety for team members visiting or inspecting properties. We will do this as a team on an on-going basis, seeking to identify any hazards in our workplaces and offsite work environments.
Bodies Corporate clients have a responsibility to prepare a Health & Safety report, and when complete, we arrange for signage to be erected in the common area of each body corporate detailing any known hazards.
We also create a webpage for each body corporate that records the hazards identified in the report. All suppliers/tradespeople/creditors have access to this webpage, and as it is publicly available, and we can send this information to owners of the body corporate. Work orders sent to contractors include a link to the relevant webpage.
We are transitioning to a centralised system manage all quotes, work orders and verification of tradespeople, to ensure that apm and our clients are compliant with the Act.
What does this mean for suppliers, tradespeople and creditors of apm?
As an existing creditor for apm, you will have already received an email from our Health & Safety Officer requesting certain documentation as required under the Act. The documentation required under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 is as follows;
- Registration (if applicable for electrician, plumber or other trade)
- Terms of Agreement (we call this our Master Contractor Agreement)
- Public Liability Insurance Certificate
- Professional Indemnity Insurance Certificate (if providing advice)
- Health & Safety Policy
- WorkSafe Document (if required – for heights, etc)
The Act dictates that these documents are required for you to work with apm.
To view the full Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, click here.
If you are a new creditor with apm you will be required to send the above information to us before any of our Managers can send you a work order.