The Dewpoint Group has a duty of care under common law and occupational health and safety legislation to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all persons in areas of control.
An individual’s fitness for work may be affected for a variety of reasons including the adverse effects of fatigue, stress, alcohol or other drugs (prescribed and non-prescribed). Management of these factors is a shared responsibility between the Dewpoint Group and it’s Employees/Subcontractors.
No worker is to commence or return to work, or operate any plant, vehicle or equipment while impaired by alcohol or non-prescription drugs. Workers taking prescribed medication must not operate plant or equipment if the medication is marked “Do not drive or operate machinery”. Any workers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol must, if requested, immediately submit themselves for testing, or voluntarily leave the work site.
Employees are required to take reasonable care of their health and safety, and that of any other person who may be affected by their work activities. They are also required to comply with instructions and directions established to provide a safe and healthy working environment.
All enclosed workplaces (including vehicles) are designated smoke free areas. It is an offence under the Public Health Act to smoke within 4 meters of an entrance or exit from a non-domestic building.
Breaches of the Fit For Work Policy will be viewed as misconduct.