Watershed have built up a reputation as being a leader in health and safety. Our health and safety philosophy ‘Be Safe. Think it through’ represents all that our policies, processes and procedures are built on and drives the services we provide for our clients.
Watershed understands their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and are aware of their obligations to the client to oversee, monitor and measure safe work practices. Developing a systematic approach to health and safety, both internally and externally, has established Watershed as a front runner in this field.
Watershed’s health and safety systems are continually evolving to ensure we stay current with the latest guidelines and regulations. We are a registered member of SiteSafe and receive industry updates through subscriptions with Worksafe NZ, FMANZ, and other industry sources. Accessing and sharing this information, both within and beyond our organisation, emphasises Watershed’s commitment to spreading knowledge, building experience and safe practices throughout the industry.
Watershed select their contractors based on their proven track record. Contractors must demonstrate that they have the necessary experience, qualifications and overall competency before being considered for a Watershed managed project. Included as an option in Watershed’s services to the client are fortnightly site inspections where the head contractor’s workplace practices are systematically checked. Watershed staff are trained in hazard management and are skilled in identifying, monitoring and reviewing workplace documentation and on site work practices.
Watershed goes one step further offering an extensive Health and Safety package to our clients. With the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 now in effect, all PCBUs (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) have a primary duty of care for employees and the overall responsibility for people’s health and safety at work.
Watershed can provide assurances to our clients through ensuring their internal health and safety systems comply with the Act. This is achieved through assessing their existing policies and processes and raising their internal health and safety systems to meet their legal requirements under the Act.
Watershed write site specific Health and Safety policies, procedures and supporting documentation that is relevant and tailored to meet our client’s needs. Once the systems have been established, Watershed offer a service to conduct audits with the frequency based on the risk profile of the client. These audits provide support to our clients and ensure that the documentation and processes are being correctly implemented.
The audits will also include high level inspections on the physical environment ensuring the internal policies and processes have identified notable hazards and associated risk. Our services also extend to providing IQP checks for BWOF renewals and testing and tagging electrical appliances with a register provided. Watershed also offer a service where our clients can phone or email us anytime for guidance on any health and safety matters.
This health and safety package provides a turnkey solution for clients, giving them peace of mind that their internal systems are meeting all their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Watershed’s acknowledged health and safety track record has been achieved through prioritising effective implementation of our processes and procedures. When it comes to health and safety
‘Be Safe. Think it through’ will remain Watershed’s ongoing philosophy and encouraged message to the industry.