Work Health & Safety
Central Coast & Hunter Driver Training recognises its obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 to provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment for the benefit of all employees, contractors, trainees and visitors. Central Coast & Hunter Driver Training operates with the philosophy that all accidents are preventable. We will make every effort in the areas of accident prevention, hazard control and removal, injury protection, health preservation and promotion, to achieve a safe and healthy workplace. We believe that health and safety at work is a shared responsibility and that the success of any health and safety program ultimately relies on the willingness of everyone to work co-operatively and with a team spirit. All employees will be consulted through an agreed consultation process to ensure WHS policies and procedures are communicated and managed effectively. Managers and Supervisors will prepare, communicate, implement and supervise safety plans, including appropriate safety training as required. They will consider safety as the prime factor when designing and implementing all work systems.,All employees are also responsible for their own safety and the safety of their fellow employees and visitors. They will comply with policy and procedures and take immediate action to minimize the danger from any unsafe condition and ensure that, where such a condition exists, the Supervisor or Manager is advised accordingly.
Central Coast & Hunter Driver Training will not tolerate any harassment, victimization, bullying or any such conduct that has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's work performance which could create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment. This includes harassment, victimization, or bullying because of sex, race, national origin, religion, disability, sexuality or age.
Examples of harassment may include: unwelcome physical contact , repeated unwelcome invitations ,insulting or threatening language or gestures ,continual unjustified comments about a client's work or work capacity, jokes and comments about someone's ethnicity, colour or race; pictures, posters, graffiti or electronic images which are offensive, obscene or objectionable. Examples of victimization may include:unfavourable treatment such as aggression, refusing to provide information to someone,ignoring a person, mocking customs or cultures or lower assessment of clients' work. Examples of bullying may include, a person who uses strength or power to coerce others by fear , behaviour that intimidates, degrades or humiliate a person; aggression, verbal abuse and behaviour which is intended to punish; personality clashes and constant put-downs , persistent, unreasonable criticism of client work performance; client violence both physical and threatened against others. You should be aware that differing social and cultural standards may mean behaviour that is acceptable to some may be perceived as offensive by others. Such conduct, when experienced or observed, should be reported to a staff member for investigation. The privacy of all parties will be respected by us.
Central Coast & Hunter Driver Training has established a set of minimum appropriate personal protective equipment requirements for trainers, other staff member and clients working in the various activity areas of the School. The specified requirements should reflect current industry practice.It is highly recommended that you wear fully enclosed shoes.
Drugs & Alcohol
Central Coast & Hunter Driver Training is a drug and alcohol free college. To ensure the integrity of the training, the consumption, use, sale or distribution of alcohol and/or prohibited drugs by any person on our premises is strictly forbidden. Anyone who becomes affected by the use of substances whilst attending training may have their participation suspended or cancelled without refund.