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Our dedicated Occupational Health and Safety Department (OHS) ensures our workforce remains fit and healthy whilst they are in our employment by providing support for all HFRS employees, including front-line operational firefighters, non-operational service providers like community safety, Workshops, Control and non-uniformed support staff.
Fire fighting is recognised as an inherently hazardous occupation. For this reason, we are continually working alongside our colleagues in Operations and Training, seeking to bring about changes and improvements in health, safety and welfare arrangements.
We employ qualified and competent health and safety advisers to give us professional and sound advice. They work closely in partnership with managers, supervisors and union officials as everyone shares the same goals of providing safe and healthy working environments and ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all our employees, as well as anyone else that may be affected by our work activities.
|Health||Health and Safety Risk Management|
|Occupational Health Adviser||Health and Safety Manager|
|Occupational Health Physician/ Physiotherapist||Administrator|
|Occupational Health Nurse||Health and Safety Compliance Officer Uniformed|
|Service Fitness Adviser||Health and Safety Officer|
|Occupational Health Administrator|
In simple terms, we hope to enable and support all employees to arrive at work in a fit and healthy condition into a safe working environment where they can perform their duties and then go home to their family and friends in as good a condition as when they arrived.
Employees and their families have a reasonable expectation that their loved ones will not come home injured or ill and in OHSW we will do what we can to enable that to happen. We also do our utmost to ensure that HFRS activities do not have an adverse impact on members of the public or the environment.
When accidents do occur and employees become ill or injured, we then have a series of mechanisms and procedures that click into place to support the early recovery and rehabilitation of our employees. Our aim here is to try and help people recover and get back to work.
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