Occupational Health and Safety

At ADE, our Occupational Health and Safety Policy is based on a belief that the well-being of people employed at work, or people affected by our work is a major priority and must be considered during all work performed. People are our most important asset and their health and safety is our greatest responsibility. The public will be given equal priority to that of our employees.

All employees and sub-contractors are fully engaged in the OH&S system and are made aware of their responsibilities through company and project inductions, toolbox meetings and Safety, Health and Environment Safe Work Method Statements (SH&ESWMSs). ADE’s Occupational, Health and Safety standards and practises are recognised in our receipt of AS/NZS 4801:2001 for OH&S Management Systems.

The success of ADE’s OH&S Policy is dependent on:

  • Pro-active planning of all work activities with due consideration given to implementing occupational health and safety control which are suitable to each given situation.
  • Understanding the total work process and associated occupational health and safety risks.
  • Ensuring the work team is totally committed to achieving our objectives.
  • Ensuring that open and honest communication exists between management and all employees.

WHS Policy

ADE recognises its moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and the general public.

ADE is responsible for providing the means to enable every employee to work safely, including, but not limited to, the requirements laid down by Australian law. ADE, along with its nominated subcontractors, is committed to ensure that in all areas of the workplace, everything reasonably possible is done to prevent injury and ill health.

All employees are responsible for their actions and are required to do everything possible to prevent injury to ones self and fellow employees, in a cooperative spirit that respects all legal aspects of health and safety legislation.

Rehabilitation Policy

It is ADE policy

  • To provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and thus prevent work related injuries and diseases.
  • To ensure that once an injury or disease is reported the rehabilitation process will begin and a return to normal or suitable duties will occur as soon as possible.
  • To ensure that a return to work for an injured or diseased employee is the normal expectation.
  • To provide suitable duties, wherever required to assist in the rehabilitation of any employee who is unable to return initially to their normal duties.
  • To ensure that an appropriate rehabilitation plan is developed to assist in the rehabilitation of an injured or diseased employee.
  • That a rehabilitation plan should be developed in consultation with the injured / diseased employee, their treating medical practitioner(s) and all other involved individuals.
  • That where necessary an outside rehabilitation provider will be used to help develop such a plan and to provide any required rehabilitation services.
  • To ensure that proper monitoring and review will be carried out at regular intervals.
  • To consult with the employee and / or their representatives to ensure that the rehabilitation plan is suitable and it is effective.

ADE has implemented and maintains a Rehabilitation Program to ensure that once an injury / disease is reported the rehabilitation process can begin.

This process applies to all work related injuries / diseases reported to the Organisation within the requirements of the WorkCover Authority and the Worker’s Compensation Act.

The Organisation will:

  • provide a rehabilitation program that states the policies, commitments and procedures of the organisation to its injured workers.
  • provide a Register of Injuries
    • First Aid
    • Workers Compensation Act
  • provide accident Reports
    • Notification of Accident
    • Workplace injury and disease recording (AS 1885.1)