Our Approach to Safety
Our temporary employees’ safety and well being is of paramount importance to DFP.
We take every opportunity practicable to communicate and ensure that our employees understand our policy, their rights and the responsibilities to ultimately ensure a safe working environment for all.
All appropriate candidates undertake induction and safety training prior to their first assignment. DFP’s induction and safety training comprises the following elements:
1. Workplace Inspection
Prior to the placement of agency labour staff at client sites, DFP conducts a Workplace Inspection using a standard workplace inspection questionnaire. Each suitable candidate is briefed on the health and safety procedure and processes of the client site.
2. Temporary Employment Agreement
The temporary employment agreement, supplied to all candidates who register with DFP, clearly outlines both DFP’s and the candidate's responsibilities in relation to OHS. All Consultants confirm the candidate has read and understood the information relating to OHS and record this in our management information system.
3. Pre-employment Health Records
As part of DFP’s duty of care, each DFP contractor is required to complete a pre-employment health record. This record aims to determine any injuries that may inhibit the performance and safety of the contractor.
4. General and Safety Induction – WorkPro
All appropriate candidates are given an Induction Kit prior to their first assignment. Consultants induct new temporary employees using this Induction Kit which includes:
Responsibilities of being a DFP temporary employee
Timesheets and payroll requirements
Summary of our EEO and OH&S Policies
Information on the nature of work
Candidates also sign:
Individual Employment Agreements
Safety Induction – WorkPro
DFP has also introduced WorkPro, an online induction program available via www.workpro.com.au. This online induction training program focuses on OHS and EEO and includes a post training test, with a hurdle score for successful completion, to ensure and record that the candidates have completed the training. Candidate assessment scores are permanently stored in a central and secure database. For candidates, this means their induction results are portable from agency to agency and industry to industry, reducing the time and effort required to complete standard inductions. A certificate of completion is also generated for the candidate.
5. Site-specific Induction
Prior to the placement of a contractor employee with a client, the DFP Account team would consult with the client about the workplace and the requirement for a site-specific OHS induction.
Where required, each contractor completes the site specific induction. This can be done on the first day prior to starting work or at DFP’s local office depending on the type and format of the induction. For many clients, DFP has implemented client-specific inductions online enabling contractors to complete them prior to commencing their assignment. Upon completion of the client-specific induction, a computer generated certificate is produced.
6. Stay Safe Talks
Where agreed to by the client, DFP conducts Stay Safe Talks with our temporary employees on site at client premises. Stay Safe Talks are organised to address issues that are identified by the client and at the request of the client.
Stay Safe Talks comprise a safety agenda and include, as a minimum, the following elements:
OHS incidents for the month
Discussion of RED FLAG issues
Forecasting upcoming activity