Pacific Hoists are now operating an Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management System which complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001. The accreditation came after a recent external audit and is used as the benchmark for assessing Occupational Health & Safety Management systems for organisations.
Two fundamental elements of most OH&S legislation can be complied with through an effective OH&S management system.
- That employers provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk
- That employees take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others
The audit conducted by SAI Global focused on OH&S policies, procedures and objectives and how they are established, managed, executed and reviewed.
SAI Global commented that Pacific Hoists warehouse housekeeping and operations were excellent and their risk management system is a testament to their commitment to the highest OH&S standards.
According to Pacific Hoists Chairman & CEO Richard Crake, “The aim is to lead in this area and continue to focus on business improvement, working towards ISO 14001. Now that we have obtained this standard of business; we are committed to further improve all aspects of our business and become the most successful lifting equipment supplier to the Australian market.”