Workplace Health & Safety
APlus has an extensive management and WHS system in place based on Australian Standard AS4801 and recognises that the health and safety of our employees is the responsibility of our management in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. APlus has consistently demonstrated its strong commitment to WHS over a long period of time.
It is acknowledged that this legal obligation extends to its staff and the placement of apprentices within the workplace provided by Host Employers. All potential work sites are inspected by our WHS officer prior to the placement of any apprentices and trainees. APlus’ Risk Manager works collaboratively with Host Employers to ensure the safest possible worksites for APlus employees and is also able to advise Host Employers on best practice WHS. APlus has an extensive suite of material available to Host Employers which will assist them in delivering WHS. Please refer below for a list of available operating procedures.
All new trainees and apprentices undergo a full day of induction prior to attending the workplace, which includes WHS training which is tailored to the specific apprenticeship/traineeship being undertaken. At this induction the concept of safe work practices is introduced and reinforced through specific examples relevant to the workplace the apprentice/trainee will be attending. In addition the correct personal protective equipment is issued and the correct usage is explained.
Ongoing support and monitoring of the work placement and the Host Employer continues throughout the placement as Employment Co-ordinators visit the worksite on a regular basis. These visits are wide ranging in subject matter one of which is the ongoing WHS.