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Health & Safety for temporary and contract workers

At Hays, the health, safety and wellbeing of all our workers is our number one priority. We are committed to doing all that is reasonably practicable to ensure that our places of work, including those workplaces relating to our temporary workers, are safe and without risk to your health, safety and wellbeing.

For Hays temporary employees we will ensure that, where relevant:

  • You are qualified and experienced to conduct the work that you are about to undertake 
  • You successfully complete a Hays H&S induction relevant to your role
  • You complete an induction on our policy for Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment, Sexual Harassment & Bullying
  • The host employer has safe systems of work
  • We will conduct a site-specific task/activity risk assessment
  • You are provided with a host employer site specific H&S induction
  • You will receive a check-in from your Hays consultant on your first day with the host employer
  • You will receive regular contact from your Hays consultant throughout the duration or your assignment
  • You will have the means to report any safety issue or injury to Hays via your Consultant or the H&S team

Report a safety issue or injury

Freecall Australia: 1800 786 057
Freecall New Zealand: 0800 562 669 

If your call is unanswered, please leave a message with the following information and one of our Health & Safety representatives will be in touch as soon as possible:

  • Your name and contact number
  • Your location and employer site
  • Details of the issue or injury

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Eye protection

Find out about eye safety to lower risk of injury whatever your circumstances in the workplace.

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Hand protection

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Incident reporting

Spotted something at work that doesn't feel right? Learn how to address this correctly.

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Line of fire avoidance

Discover helpful tips for not putting yourself directly at risk of harm as a temp or contractor.

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Manual handling

Understand how to lift and carry large and heavy objects in the workplace to minimise risk of injury. 

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Mobile plant

Learn how to work with mobile plant machinery to ensure your health & safety is not at risk.

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Power tools

Understand the do's and don'ts of handling power tools on-site or in the workplace from Hays.

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Switching on

Essential information about being fully alert in the workplace as a temp or contractor. 

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Noise protection

Noise protection

Find out what noise induced hearing loss is and how to prevent it from occuring.
 

Asbestos Health & Safety

Asbestos

Important information about the health effects of working with Asbestos.
 

Heat Stress Prevention

Heat stress prevention

Learn about the warning signs of heat stress and how to reduce the risk to your health & safety.
 

Fatigue risk control

Fatigue risk control

Understand the warning signs of fatigue and how to minimise workplace injuries. 
 

Hazardous substances

Hazardous substances

Find out about hazardsous substances and how reduce exposure risk in the workplace.
 

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