Safety Exchange Program - Cryovac Sealed Air
OHS Management System of the Year - 2012 Awards
Cryovac Sealed Air Tullamarine manufacture Printed Rigid Packaging and Meat Trays and supply throughout Australia and New Zealand. We commenced 5 years ago and established a Safety Exchange Program. The goal of the program is to learn from other businesses and industries and see how they manage their safety programs, initiatives, activities etc they have in place. The Safety Exchange involves presentations, plant tour and a safety activity. The OHS Reps are heavily involved in delivering the presentation.
What are the key components of your management system and how long has it been in place?
Sharing our learnings, opportunities with other businesses and industries. Learn from each other as to what works well and understand their safety journey and path towards achieving Safety Excellence. We have been doing the Safety Exchange now for 5 years and have completed the exchanges with large organizations committed to safety such as Fosters Group, Visyboard, Qantas Engineering. We commence by inviting the organization to our site and we Present our Safety Program, our journey, initiatives, management systems etc. We then conduct a plant tour and complete a Safety Activity out in the facility. We return for lunch and questions. We have discussions over what they saw we do well and where they think we can improve on. We then set a time and visit their facility and identify opportunities that we can take on board back in our facility.
Does your management system incorporate the elements of AS 4801? Y/N/Don't know.
It goes beyond the requirement of AS 4801- It's an innovative method in up skilling staff on how other businesses drive their Safety programs.
How does your management system integrate health and safety into your day to day business operations?
Our Management System is integrated in our day to day activities and we incorporate Safety in everything we do. All meetings commence with safety with a group safety activity on the shop floor to conclude the meeting. We have a Safety Key specific to driving our Safety Performance with our Corporate Safety Program 9 Drivers. Safety is driven all the way to the shop floor. Each of our processes have a hour by hour board that addresses any safety concerns on that particular process.
How were your employees engaged in the development and implementation process?
Our Safety Representatives are the main Driver for the program, both in presentations, shop floor tours and safety activities.
What were the results?
Throughout all the Safety Exchange programs not only our organization but the organizations that have done the Safety Exchange program with us have been able to identify many opportunities of how things are conducted differently. Learn what works well and what doesn't and implement new systems and processes to improve safety performance.
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