Health and safety policy and commitment

Ara Institute of Canterbury is committed to the provision of a safe and healthy work place for contractors and subcontractors in accordance with its Health and Safety Policy. Ara recognises its duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and other related legislation and regulations.

In meeting these requirements, Ara seeks to:

  1. Ensure that contractors and subcontractors work in a healthy and safe manner, and are not harmed while at work on Ara premises
  2. Ensure that harm is not caused to any other person while contractors and subcontractors are working on Ara premises
  3. Promote measures to prevent injury and illness by establishing and insisting upon safe methods, safe equipment, proper materials and safe practices at all times.
  4. Protect the assets by the implementation of appropriate good work practice.
  5. Develop a list of preferred contractors who meet or exceed health and safety requirements.

Ara values its employees and students and is committed to protecting them from harm. The Institution is also committed to protecting visitors to the campus from injury, and to protecting property from damage due to unsafe practices. Ara endeavors to seek continuous improvement in its health and safety practices. A safe and healthy work environment is achieved through the co-operation of every worker/student/visitor to comply with all relevant good work standards, procedures and statutory obligations.

By accepting work at Ara, contractors agree to share this commitment.

Reviewed 2016.