Safety (OHSE)

Our Safety Management system complies with Federal, State and Territory regulatory and legislative requirements. Scientific Pest Management's documented Policies, Procedures and Instructions conform to the Health and Safety, Quality and Pest Industry Standards and encompasses a plethora of documentation, which may be attached or requested at any time.

Scientific Pest Management operates an OHSE system in accordance and compliance with AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

Our audit process complies with AS/NZS ISO 9001 and is set out in our Quality Procedures and staff are trained in the standard AS/NZS 4801 – OHS Management Systems. All workers complete Induction Training prior to work start, together with monthly toolbox safety training sessions, the attendance of which is a condition of employment. Training is also received from Chemical suppliers and from clients as required (i.e. Induction). Job Safety Observations are regularly performed throughout the year by management, documented and audited internally with recommendations for further training if required. We use core KPI’s to monitor technicians in the field identifying and measuring issues of non-compliance, observing the need for further training if required and resulting in comprehensive performance management of all of their staff for OHSE on a regular basis.

Our safety system is pro-active and responds, through the use of internal auditing, to any non-conformances that may arise. Management reports track overall OHSE performance throughout the company. Management questionnaires and meetings are used to obtain feedback from clients in order to enhance and continually assess and improve our OHSE systems. Our processes enable technicians to work seamlessly within the framework of major clients and employ their processes as required, e.g. Risk Assessment format (Take Five)

Role and responsibilities of the person responsible for Risk and Compliance

Management are responsible for Risk and Compliance and for ensuring that our Safety Management System is established, implemented, maintained and the systems overall performance. This Includes:

  • The development, delivery and monitoring of our monthly toolbox safety training package Training includes:
    • Our Policy Education
    • Hazard Identification and Risk Management
    • Incident Reporting & non-conformance
    • Duty of Care
    • Working at Height
    • Manual Handling
    • Pest Treatment Services
    • PPE
    • Job Safety Observations etc.
  • The development of safe work procedures in consultation with regional managers and pest /weed technicians.
  • Compilation and review of all Safe Work Method Statements,
  • Review and assist in the completion of Risk Assessments as required

Management is responsible for ensuring that information required for the monitoring and evaluation of OHSE performance is developed, collected and disseminated to the Scientific Pest Management Network. This Includes;

  • Monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the OHSE system;
  • Reviewing OHSE performance outcomes against objectives and targets of the OHSE policy;
  • Outlining the process for the establishment of performance indicators for monitoring OHSE performance;
  • Identifying trends where OHSE performance is required to be improved;
  • Benchmarking the OHSE performance against appropriate external measures