Health & Safety Policy

The management of Clutha Vets is committed to a safe and healthy working environment for everyone using the premises as a place of work or visiting on business.


Management will:

  • Set health & safety objectives and performance criteria for all managers and working areas.
  • Annually review health & safety objectives and managers performance.
  • Encourage accurate and timely reporting of all incidents and injuries.
  • Investigate all reported incidents and injuries to identify all contributing factors and where appropriate, formulate plans for corrective action.
  • Actively encourage the early reporting of any pain or discomfort.
  • Provide treatment and rehabilitation plans that ensure a safe, early and durable return to work.
  • Identify all existing and new hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimise the exposure to any significant hazard.
  • Ensure team members are made aware of hazards in their working areas and are adequately trained so they can carry out their duties in a safe manner.
  • Encourage team member consultation and participation in all health & safety matters.
  • Promote a system of continuous improvement.
  • Meet our obligations under the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 (as amended 2002) (the HSE Act), the Health & Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 code of practice and relevant standards.


Every team member is expected to share in the commitment to health & safety:

  • Every manager, supervisor and vet is accountable to the CEO for the health & safety of employees working under their direction.
  • Each team member is expected to help maintain a safe and healthy workplace through:
  • Following all safe work procedures, rules and instructions
  • Properly using all safety equipment and clothing provided
  • Report early pain or discomfort
  • Taking an active role in Clutha Vets treatment and rehabilitation plan, for their early and durable return to work.
  • Report all incidents, injuries and hazards to the H&S Reps.


The health & safety team includes representatives from management and elected health & safety representatives. The Committee is responsible for implementing, monitoring, reviewing and planning health & safety policies, systems and practices.