Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Policy
RDS supports equal opportunity in employment for all people.
We support all anti-discrimination and anti-harassment legislation, which makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of:
- Disability of impairment
- Family responsibility
- Racial harassment
- Religious conviction
- Sexual discrimination
- Gender history
- Sexual harassment
- Political conviction
- Marital status
- Spend conviction
RDS administers an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program that includes:
- Reviewing and development of personnel policies and practices to ensure that they are efficient and do not discriminate
- Informing employees about EEO issues when necessary
- Providing training and development for managers and supervisors involved in the recruitment and promotion of staff
- Continual review of publications, advertisements and forms to ensure they do not discriminate
Injury Management Policy
RDS is committed to preventing illness and injury in the workplace by providing a work environment that is safe and healthy for all employees.
The company recognises that injuries may still occur and makes a commitment to review all incidents and take steps to change or improve circumstances that lead to them.
Occupational rehabilitation can be of benefit in most circumstances and this should commence as soon as possible after the injury or work related illness occurs.
Specifically this policy provides that:
- RDS will abide by the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act as a minimum requirement
- The early reporting of injury and illness is a requirement
- Employees will be provided with access to effective first-aid treatment and access to medical care, and RDS will pay all reasonable, pre-approved work related rehabilitation expenses
- RDS recognises that injury management success relies on the active participation and cooperation of the injured worker
- Whenever illness or injury results in disability, a rehabilitation program is implemented to assist the employee to return to their normal employment
RDS encourages employees and contractors to follow all safety practices and constructively cooperate in the company’s Safety and Health Policy.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
RDS recognises the value of its employees and is committed to promoting and maintaining the health and wellbeing of every member in their workforce.
The inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs can impair an employees ability to maintain safe working practises.
All employees and other people engaged to work on behalf of, or at the direction of RDS, have a responsibility to present to work and remain unimpaired by alcohol or other substances.
It shall be a dismissible offence to bring or use alcohol or drugs into any RDS work site. It is also both illegal and a dismissible offence, to enter the work site under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Safety & Health Policy
RDS are strongly committed to conducting all of its operations with the highest regard for the safety and health of all employees, clients, contractors and overall the community. As a minimum requirement, management and employees will abide and comply with the relevant Acts and Regulations as a standard.
In the fulfilment of this policy, it is a requirement that:
- All employees are encouraged to participate in the identification and elimination of potentially hazardous conditions
- Management/supervision understand and accept their responsibility for preventing injuries to the people they manage
- All employees and contractors accept their responsibility to work safely and to extend this concern to other employees
- Equipment and processes in both new and existing operations be properly operated by a competent person, maintained to ensure compliance with safety and health requirements
- All accidents and incidents be thoroughly investigated andreported to prevent their recurrence
- Employees attend company sponsored training programs and safety inductions as an integral part of their employment conditions, and
- Whenever illness or injury results in disability, a rehabilitation program is implemented to assist the employee to return to their normal employment.
RDS recognises the need to protect the environment to allow sustained economic development for the long-term benefit of the community. The company is committed to ensuring that environmental responsibility is part of its normal business practice.
It is the duty of all employees and contractors to exercise care in their work to ensure this commitment is achieved. All employees and contractors must conform to the requirements listed below:
- All requests with regard to the treatment of sites and leases must be taken into account prior to the commencement of operations
- While on site, vehicles and equipment are to be driven on designated roads only unless alternate arrangements have been authorised
- Areas of disturbed bush and environmentally sensitive areas are to be accessed only with authorised consent
- All legislative requirements must be fully complied with and any updates or changes in the Act and Regulations must be communicated to all employees and
- On completion of each drilling program the work site should be left clean and tidy and as close as possible to its original condition
Any environmental impacts or incidents should be reported immediately and, if required, an investigation may follow.