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Workplace Health and
Safety Policy

1. Purpose

At Double Tap Marketing, we prioritise the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, contractors, clients, and visitors. Our Workplace Health and Safety Policy outlines our commitment to maintaining a safe work environment and preventing accidents, injuries, and health hazards. By adhering to this policy, we create a culture of safety and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

2. Policy Statement

  1. General Commitment:

    • We are committed to providing a workplace that is safe, healthy, and conducive to productivity.

    • All employees share responsibility for maintaining a safe environment.

  2. Legal Compliance:

    • We comply with all relevant health and safety laws, regulations, and industry standards.

    • Our safety practices align with the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) and other applicable legislation.

  3. Risk Assessment and Control:

    • We conduct regular risk assessments to identify workplace hazards.

    • Control measures are implemented to minimize risks.

    • Employees are trained to recognize and report hazards promptly.

  4. Emergency Preparedness:

    • Emergency procedures (fire, evacuation, medical emergencies) are clearly communicated.

    • Emergency exits, assembly points, and evacuation routes are marked and maintained.

  5. First Aid and Medical Assistance:

    • First aid kits are available and regularly inspected.

    • Trained first aiders are designated.

    • Employees know how to access medical assistance.

  6. Workstation Ergonomics:

    • Employees receive guidance on proper workstation setup.

    • Regular breaks and posture adjustments are encouraged.

  7. Manual Handling:

    • Employees receive training on safe lifting techniques.

    • Heavy lifting is minimized, and mechanical aids are used where possible.

  8. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

    • PPE (such as safety glasses, gloves, and hearing protection) is provided where necessary.

    • Employees are trained in PPE usage.

  9. Electrical Safety:

    • Electrical equipment is regularly inspected and maintained.

    • Employees are educated on safe electrical practices.

  10. Fire Safety:

    • Fire extinguishers, alarms, and emergency lighting are maintained.

    • Fire drills are conducted periodically.

  11. Chemical Safety:

    • Hazardous chemicals are properly labeled.

    • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are accessible.

    • Employees receive training on safe chemical handling.

  12. Stress Management:

    • We promote work-life balance and stress reduction.

    • Employees are encouraged to seek support if experiencing work-related stress.

  13. Workplace Hygiene:

    • Adequate ventilation, sanitation, and waste disposal are maintained.

    • Regular cleaning and disinfection are carried out.

  14. Reporting Incidents and Near Misses:

    • Employees must report accidents, incidents, and near misses promptly.

    • Investigations determine root causes and preventive actions.

  15. Contractors and Visitors:

    • Contractors and visitors receive safety induction.

    • They adhere to our safety policies while on our premises.

3. Responsibilities

  1. Management and Supervisors:

    • Lead by example and enforce safety practices.

    • Allocate resources for safety initiatives.

  2. Employees:

    • Comply with safety procedures and use provided safety equipment.

    • Report hazards and participate in safety training.

4. Training and Awareness

  1. Induction Training:

    • New hires receive comprehensive safety induction.

    • Contractors and visitors also receive safety briefings.

  2. Regular Training:

    • Ongoing safety training covers specific risks and updates.

    • Toolbox talks reinforce safety awareness.

5. Conclusion

Double Tap Marketing is committed to continuous improvement in health and safety. By adhering to this policy, we protect our most valuable asset - our people.

Please note that this policy serves as a foundation, and we encourage ongoing dialogue with our legal advisors and safety professionals to stay informed about any changes in regulations.

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