As part of our commitment to achieving the principles of health and safety in our workplace, Concept recognise our moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, clients, customers and visitors.  This commitment also extends to ensuring that our operations do not place the local community or environment at risk of injury, illness or damage.

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Labour hire agencies are usually the direct employers of on-hired workers and, accordingly, have the OHS/WHS duties of employers under the Act.  Even though Concept will not always have direct control or management of the workplaces involved, our duty of care remains as an employer to our on-hired workers.  This means that we have a legal obligation to take action to establish that the workplace and its operations are safe before workers are placed with a client.  We also need to continue monitoring workers’ safety throughout the term of their placement.

Our clients, as the host employers, also have OHS duties to our employees as they are engaged as labour hire workers and contractors.  It’s important to understand that labour hire agencies and host employers both have responsibilities for the safety of on-hired workers.  

Effective consultation between labour hire agencies such as Concept, their workers and their clients is fundamental to securing safe work placements. Concept has a legal obligation to consult with workers on OHS/WHS matters and to support workers’ rights to be represented.  This responsibility is ongoing.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Clothing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury.  The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biological, and airborne particulate matter.

Concept, in conjunction with the host client, has a duty of care to ensure that PPE is provided where necessary, to employees. Although PPE is the last level in the Hierarchy of Risk Control, it is still a vital component in ensuring the daily safety of all of our employees.

Concept, in line with its Quality Policy guidelines, engages various suppliers in each state, for the provision of PPE and clothing for all internal and field employees.  These suppliers have been chosen for their range, quality, value and service.