Zero Harm for Everyone, Everywhere is our focus and we continue to firmly believe that no job is so important that it cannot be done safely.
We aspire to be among the global best practice companies in health and safety and are committed to a safety agenda that delivers on our zero harm vision. Building in a tolerance for anything less than zero harm is not acceptable and we are continuously working to identify, eliminate or mitigate risks and hazards that potentially compromise the safety of our employees.
Our Tassal community has experienced the great sorrow associated with a workplace fatality. As a result our resolve is strengthened further to work tirelessly to ensure such a tragedy is not repeated.
Every Tassal employee has a responsibility to themselves, their colleagues, their families and their community to ensure that they work safely.
We continue to strive for improved safety performance and proactively support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our people.
Underpinning our commitment to the wellbeing of our employees, in 2013, we entered into a safety partnership agreement with each of our employees as outlined below.
In addition, the following is a summary of other activities that form part of our standard safety support program:
Standard Safety Support Program:
|Employee Safety Representative (HSR)||• At each Tassal location
• A number of sites are now discussing moving away from HSR model towards full team responsibility – which we believe shows a maturing culture
|Required number of trained fire wardens and first aid officers||• At each Tassal location|
|Injury Management Coordinator||• Covering the entire company|
|Safety Committees (employee and management representatives) – address health and safety inspections, audits and accident investigations||• Huonville, Margate and Dover processing plants at each Tassal location
• Tasman, North West Bay (NWB), Bruny, Dover, Huon and Macquarie Harbour marine operations
• Rookwood Road and Russell Falls Hatcheries
• Retail Shops, Administration and Sales
|Formal joint management-worker health and safety committees at the facility level||• 100% of Tasmanian workforce is represented|
|Investment spend in injury prevention measures and programs (not including equipment purchase)||• $100,000 plus per annum|
More information about our safety performance is available in our 2013 Sustainability Reports.