1. Our Commitment
The health, safety and wellbeing of our people are an absolute priority. We are committed to excellent management of our work environment and continuous improvement of controls to provide for the safety and health of our employees, contractors and community.
This policy sets out our commitments and expectations in respect of the health and safety aspects of wellbeing.
Mercury, its Board, leadership and people are committed to the health and safety of everyone with whom we work and we continually improve our culture and controls in pursuit of our goal of zero harm.
We are committed to excellence in the management of our work environment, and controls to provide for the safety and health of all our team and surrounding communities.
We work together to deliver health and safety outcomes which requires us, before we start work, to always think about the impact of what we do to protect the health and safety of ourselves, our workmates, our contractors, our customers and the community.
2. What we will do
Everyone who undertakes work or visits Mercury sites will:
// take responsibility for ourselves, our customers and our colleagues, by identifying and appropriately managing existing and new workplace hazards and risks.
// strive to be the best and champion a world class attitude to health and safety management.
// proactively report incidents and plant failures so we can learn and take action to avoid future harm.
// engage collaboratively with our contractors so that together we meet the standards set out in this policy.
// come to work fit and capable of doing our jobs safely.
Our leaders and managers will:
// lead by example, with a personal commitment to looking after everyone working at our work places and anyone on Mercury business.
// listen to our employees and contractors and involve them in managing safety and health recognising great ideas can come from anyone.
// take responsibility for safety at our work places while empowering our people to make considered safety choices.
// support and enable all our employees to have the skills, knowledge and resources they need to be effective and safe in the work they undertake.
// through asking, listening, understanding and acting, grow our safety culture towards our goal of zero harm: continuously improving systems, controls and the way we work.
The Company will:
// provide a healthy and safe environment where we work.
// provide employees, contractors and visitors with robust health and safety practices.
// operate plant and equipment within agreed safe operating parameters.
// participate where we can to add value in industry-wide and country-wide discussion to increase the effectiveness of legislation and comply with all relevant legislative requirements and industry standards.
// strive to manage public safety, where the public has access to our workplaces and assets.
// commit to controlling identified hazards to prevent major incidents.
3. Who this applies to
This policy applies to all directors and to anyone who undertakes work for Mercury, including employees and contractors as well as visitors to our work places and where Mercury is carrying out work. At Mercury, health and safety is paramount and any behaviour that is not consistent with this policy will be treated seriously.
The Health and Safety Policy has been approved by the Board and will be reviewed as required and at least every two years to ensure that the policy remains consistent with Mercury’s objectives and responsibilities.