Environmental Policy

At Westside Petroleum we are committed to minimising adverse impacts on the environment and communities in which we operate.

Westside Petroleum is committed to maintaining compliance with all applicable environmental legislation and standards, establishing environmental objectives and targets and continuous improvement.

To achieve our Environmental Policy we will ensure the following:

  • Comply with relevant legislative and statutory requirements, and advisory standards;
  • Reduce our environmental impact by identifying our environmental impacts and continually improving systems and processes to increase energy efficiency, prevent pollution and minimise waste;
  • Maintain systems to the highest standard in order to manage the risk to the environment and communities in which Westside Petroleum operate;
  • Encourage consultation and participation within the company and local communities to provide opportunities to contribute to the making of decisions affecting the environment;
  • Report and investigate hazards promptly;
  • Investigate promptly any accident, incident or near miss and undertake corrective actions as soon as possible;
  • Be prepared for emergencies, so that the environmental outcome of any incident is managed quickly and effectively;
  • Monitor compliance with the HSSE Management System;
  • Monitor our environmental performance;
  • Develop and continually improve our HSSE management system.

Environmental safety is also the responsibility of all management, staff and contractors. Specific HSSE responsibilities for each function and level of the organisation are outlined in our management system manual, procedures and plans.

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Policy

At Westside Petroleum we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and contractors. We will ensure that consultation mechanisms are developed and implemented so that employees are given the opportunity to have input into any decisions regarding their health, safety and welfare.

Westside Petroleum is committed to maintaining compliance with all applicable WHS Legislation, eliminating work related injury and illness, establishing WHS objectives and targets and continually improving the WHS Management System.

To achieve our WHS Policy we will ensure the following:

  • Comply with relevant legislative and statutory requirements, and advisory standards;
  • Provide premises, plant and equipment together with systems of work that are safe;
  • Ensure the work health and safety of all people at work by providing a suitable environment, and the information, instruction, training and supervision required;
  • Provide personal protective equipment to staff;
  • Provide adequate first aid, emergency procedures and access to appropriately trained personnel;
  • Encourage consultation and participation within the company to promote and maintain safe and healthy conditions;
  • Investigate reported hazards promptly;
  • Investigate promptly any accident, incident or near miss and undertake corrective actions as soon as possible;
  • Monitor compliance with the WHS Management System;
  • Monitor our WHS performance;
  • Develop and continually improve our WHS management system.

Work health and safety is also the responsibility of all management, staff and contractors. Specific WHS responsibilities for each function and level of the organisation are outlined in our management system manual, procedures and plans.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Westside Petroleum is committed to being an Equal Employment workplace.

The business recognises that Equal Employment Opportunity is a matter of employment obligation, social justice and legal responsibility. It also recognises that prohibiting discriminatory policies and procedures is sound management practice.

This policy has been designed to facilitate the creation of a workplace culture that maximises business performance through employment decisions.

Employment decisions, including advancement and career development decisions, will be based on real business needs and relevant transparent selection criteria, without regard to non-relevant criteria or distinctions. Processes, checks and management training combine to ensure that all decisions relating to employment issues are based on merit.