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The Wescorp Group (Wescorp)
Occupational Safety and Health Policy

Wescorp Sandalwood Pty Ltd is the world leader within the global sandalwood industry and a specialist in Santalum spicatum sandalwood. It processes and markets over 2,000 tonne of Western Australian sandalwood per annum. It is the agent for Forest Products Commission of Western Australia for processing and marketing all of the Government’s sandalwood. Wescorp Sandalwood produces approximately 1200 tonne of powdered sandalwood of various values per annum which are exported directly to the agarbatti industry in suitable regions of the world. The balance is sold as pre-grind with very little being exported as “raw” sandalwood.

Wescorp recognises the importance of providing all employees, customers and visitors with a safe and healthy work environment. We are committed to the continuous improvement of occupational safety and health performance in the workplace whilst complying with all relevant state and federal occupational health and safety legislation that affects our industry, workplace and employees and staff members. Wescorp’s OSH system relies on the active participation and cooperation of both management and employees and is designed to raise awareness of safety and health obligations and to promote safer work practices.

Wescorp is committed to preventing all occupational injuries and illness and will seek to achieve this by:
  • Providing a safe place of work.
  • Implementing safe working methods and providing safe plant and use of equipment in accordance with current OSH legislation.
  • Complying with relevant current OSH related legislation.
  • Conducting regular inspections of the workplace.
  • Remaining committed to preventing exposure to all types of hazards.
  • Ensuring that management provides all employees with information, instruction and supervision to perform their work in a manner which will not expose them to hazards.
  • Training employees in the safe performance of their allocated responsibilities.
  • Ensuring that management communicates regularly with staff on up to date information about any changes to the workplace which may affect safety and health.
  • Providing adequate systems and resources to effectively manage the return to work of employees who receive injuries or illness in the course of their work.
  • Implementing measureable safety objectives that are relevant to the nature of the sandalwood industry and centre on reducing work related injury.

Wescorp encourages its staff to:
  • Take care of themselves, other employees, customers and visitors whilst at Wescorp.
  • Follow procedure and report all known or observed workplace hazards or concerns.
  • Actively participate in safety improvement activities.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Respect the policy statement and the safety system.

The Wescorp Safety and Induction Manual is available to staff at all times. Our Occupational Health and Safety Policy statement is a public document and part of staff induction.

This policy is reviewed annually as part of Wescorp’s commitment to continuous improvement in safety management.
Authorised by:

Tim Coakley
Executive Chairman
February 2016