Q. What systems and procedures does AWF have in place to manage the temporary staff they place with their clients?
A. AWF is Tertiary certified with ACC and was the first recruitment company in New Zealand with membership of the ACC Partnership Programme. As a consequence, AWF is required to fully manage all aspects of H&S, injury management and rehabilitation. The company employs a professional full time team for this purpose.
Q. Is AWF responsible for the H&S of its workers when they are placed with the client?
A. AWF is responsible for firstly ensuring it equips its staff well to undertake the work required of them. To do so, we comprehensively induct all staff and we require them to undertake H&S training and testing. Secondly we provide all necessary Personal Protective Equipment to ensure our people are properly protected. In the event of any incident or accident in the work place, AWF, as employer, takes control of the situation, advises all necessary authorities, and manages the well-being of its employees. The responsibility of our clients is to ensure AWF’s staff are managed on the client's work sites and are not placed at risk of harm.
Q. How does AWF go about managing their temporary staff in the workplace?
A. It is the responsibility of AWF’s clients to undertake day to day management of the staff member in the work place. It is AWF’s policy that management representatives will visit the workplace regularly to review H&S practices, to ensure staff are being employed on the duties they were originally assigned to undertake, to ensure that all Personal Protective Equipment is available and being used and to undertake regular Hazard Identification.
Q. What is AWF’s record like in respect of accidents and/or lost time injuries in the workplace?
A. Considering the fact AWF places up to 3,000 temporary staff every day in work places managed by many clients our H&S performance is exceptional. Since 2008, AWF has halved its Lost Time Hours against Percentage of Total Hours from 0.55% to 0.28% for YE2011.