The NHFB are committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our employees, contractors and visitors by providing and maintaining a safe working environment.
Our aim is to eliminate all preventable work–related injuries and illnesses through systematic management.
Additionally, we are committed to supporting and promoting the holistic wellbeing of our employees.
We provide an ongoing commitment to maintain a safe and healthy workplace, meeting our obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. In 2017–18, no directions or notices were issued under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Our rehabilitation management system is compliant under Comcare’s Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012.
These Guidelines provide a framework for our health and safety management arrangements.
All new employees are required to complete Work Health and Safety training as part of their induction. This training helps us meet our obligations, and create a safe workplace.
First Aid Officers and First Aid Kits are located on–site to ensure assistance is available when needed. Workplace Health and Safety training was arranged for all new health and safety representatives and refresher training is organised for ongoing representatives.
We promote health and wellbeing awareness among employees by supporting an annual program focused on health and lifestyle.