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We’re extremely proud of our commitment to health and safety. We have a comprehensive health and safety system that meets the requirements of AS/ NZS4801:2001 and the NZ Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. As part of our on-going commitment to continuous improvement and excellence, Aquaheat is accredited to the ACC Workplace Safety Management Programme at tertiary level. We’re dedicated to improving safety culture and performance across all parts of our business and to working alongside our customers to ensure the highest levels of safety within the industry.

This framework for Health and Safety Standards is aligned to AS/NZS 4801 and ensures Aquaheat has a demonstrably effective means to measure, monitor and report on safety performance. Aquaheat’s Health and Safety Policy sits at the top of the pyramid, and everything Aquaheat does flows from this policy.

Safety at Aquaheat - Management System Architecture

Flowing out of each Health and Safety Standard are one or more procedures. Procedures provide step-by-step instructions on how to meet a standard or part thereof. The type and number of procedures that a workplace will use depends on the type of activities conducted at the site. The main users of procedures are managers and supervisors, in order to understand how a specific activity should be completed.

Each procedure is brought to life at the workplace by using the associated tools. These represent the forms, guides, checklists, registers, safe work procedures, etc. that are used on a daily basis. The number and type of tools used at a workplace depends on the activities conducted at the site.

These documents are housed on Aquaheat SharePoint, which is Aquaheat’s web-based information management tool and includes a range of management system documentation.

Safety as a Business Strategy

The Aquaheat safety programme ‘ACT SAFE, WORK SAFE, LIVE SAFE' aims to ensure all staff have healthy lives in and out of the work place. Safety to us is about making work a place where people arrive healthy and leave healthy – with everyone contributing to workplace safety.  Aquaheat has a firm ‘no induction, no start’ policy.

We continue to provide everyone with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to make Aquaheat a safe place to work.

The programme is underpinned by a number of business activities and is reinforced with:

  • Comprehensive induction, training, mentoring and coaching of employees
  • The provision of safety documentation, processes and safe work procedures on-site
  • Cultural change management – ensuring engagement and buy-in from management through to the frontline

While generated from a responsibility and desire to protect employees from workplace injury, the Aquaheat safety programme also makes good business sense.  Injury-free workplaces improve productivity allowing us to deliver better service to our clients.

Partnering with Customers

An important part of our teams working within your workplace is the alignment of safety strategies and practices.

The Aquaheat safety programme is flexible enough to integrate with clients’ existing safety processes, procedures and communication channels, without compromising the approach to working safely.

ACC Work Place Safety Management Programme

Aquaheat has been an ACC tertiary level certified employer since 2002, which requires an organisation to have a recognised, continuous improvement, best practice framework. This can only be achieved when an employer has a clear history of established systems and processes, which function actively in the workplace.

Aquaheat is independently audited every two years and retains this level of certification.