A Focus on Safety at Chandler Macleod
Here at Chandler Macleod we pride ourselves on focusing on safety year-round. Our team of OHS professionals look after the health of an extended workforce of over 13,000 people working on both our own sites, and client sites. That’s a lot of responsibility, and we don’t take it lightly.
Chandler Macleod take a “whole of site” approach to safety, meaning we engage the client and employees in our safety initiatives. This may range from identifying opportunities for best practice, participating in client safety meetings and providing award winning initiatives to help drive improved safety outcomes on client sites. Today, as part of National Safe Work Month, we’re going to share a few of the initiatives which we provide.
Dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential and professional counselling and support service provided to Chandler Macleod employees. The program allows staff to feel comfortable knowing that they can confidentially discuss any work or personal issues that are an inevitable part of life.
Customer and Team Safety Engagement Days
One of the ways we encourage safety on site, is to run engaging and informative safety days. Recently our teams ran a “Safety Survivor Day” inspired by TV series “Survivor.”
This is run as an annual event at our customer farms in Coleambally and staff from all farms are invited to attend. With over 60 individual farms spread over a large area it is a rare opportunity to get so many of the staff together for a day of fun and spread to word of safety.
The staff are placed in small teams and participate in games with a safety focus. Tested on team work, communication and safety knowledge they participate in a “PPE Hunt”, blind fold test, quiz and egg obstacle course. After the local Bunnings team BBQ lunch the final event was for each team to sing a song they had written with a safety theme.
With several presentations being made by the Baiada Farm Managers, Chandler Macleod also presented $300 of awards to those that most embraced the spirit of the day.
AHS Safety Awards
Our AHS team believe in the safety of their workers so passionately that they launched the AHS Safety Awards. The AHS Safety Awards is an internal safety recognition program to allow AHS operations and housekeeping managers to nominate their team members (or whole teams) to be recognised for outstanding commitment to safety.
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