Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety in our organisation

Castlemaine Health is committed to the workplace health, safety and wellbeing of our people.

We recognise the importance of:

  • continuously improving health and safety in all operations and organisational activities
  • acknowledging the integral role of effective consultation and cooperation in achieving work health and safety
  • promoting the behaviours, values and attitudes required to build a culture of safety among our people through ‘felt leadership’ and ‘safety always’.
  • commitment from all people at Castlemaine Health including employees, contractors, students, volunteers, patients, residents, clients and visitors.

Our policy

We are committed to the provision and maintenance of a healthy and safe workplace. We comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) and associated relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards.

To achieve this we:

  • use a safety management system based on systematic identification, assessment and control of hazards at all levels
  • ensure that appropriate facilities, services, training and education empower people to contribute to health and safety management processes, and to the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others
  • ensure those involved with our organisation in a work capacity are aware of our workplace health and safety compliance requirements, and recognise that reporting near misses, hazards and incidents are a vital part of the safety management process
  • ensure fair and equitable consultation between our people to identify and implement appropriate controls and preventative measures that mitigate workplace safety issues
  • continuously improve our workplace health safety management by developing and reviewing measurable health and safety objectives
  • encourage a workplace environment where participation, innovation, communication and safe work practices between our people are valued and supported.