Swift is committed to providing, maintaining and improving the standards of health and safety in the workplace. This commitment includes maintaining a healthy work environment free from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse for all its sub-contractors.
Alcoholism and drug dependence are recognised as highly complex but treatable health issues which may interfere with a sub-contractor's health and work performance.
Swift regards an individual's dependence on alcohol and/or drugs as an illness and therefore encourages any sub-contractor with this problem to seek further treatment. Where practicable and appropriate, Swift Transport will also aim to offer assistance to any sub-contractor with a drug or alcohol related problem.
All sub-contractors of Swift Transport, including all persons who enter the premises to perform work of any nature for Swift Transport, no matter if that contact is brief in nature, are bound to observe and respect this policy.
Breaches of this policy may result in termination of the contract between Swift Transport and the sub-contractor.
The sub-contractor must also refer to Swift Transport’s Occupational Health & Safety policy which applies in conjunction with this policy. Both policies must be read carefully.
Means all company buildings and offices, work locations, car parks, desks, individual lockers and any other premises where a sub-contractor is engaging in company business.
"Prohibited Drugs and Substances" and "Drugs/Substances of Dependence"
Means any drugs or substances prohibited by any State or Commonwealth Legislation (including regulations) and any drug or substance (other than as prescribed for medical purposes) which has the effect of intoxicating, or altering the behaviour of a person including but not limited to Alcohol, Cannabis, Opiate analgesics, Stimulants, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Hallucinogens and Designer drugs.
"Defined Alcohol Limit"
For the purposes of this policy the acceptable level of blood alcohol content (BAC) shall be the legislated requirement for persons in charge of vehicles.
Since the use of alcohol/drugs affects a sub-contractor's ability to perform, sub-contractors must not be subject to the influence of drugs or exceed the legislated BAC whilst working and especially where mobile equipment or machinery is operating including, but not limited to: cranes, forklifts, trucks or any vehicle, etc.
Smoking (and passive-smoking) is major cause of serious illness
Smoking is not permitted at Swift Transport in the Mandatory Non-Smoking Areas.
Non-smoking/Smoke-free areas (at present) include:
Swift Transport may, at any time, amend this policy to increase the number of non-smoking areas and to impose a total ban on smoking.
It is the responsibility of all managers and supervisors to comply with, and implement this policy.
Further it is the ongoing responsibility of Swift Transport to ensure that all sub-contractors continue to be aware of this policy and program.
The level of assistance provided by Swift transport will be assessed on an individual basis and Swift Transport will endeavour to ensure that confidentiality be maintained.
Sub-contractors must accept responsibility for the standard of their performance and behaviour at work and must not carry out their work or behave in such a manner as may cause harm to themselves or to anyone else at the company premises. This would include contravening the alcohol, drug and smoking policy as set out above.
Breach of this policy may lead to termination of the contract between Swift Transport and the sub-contractor.
Alcohol shall only be served or consumed on Swift Transport’s premises when approval is given by Swift Transport.
An approved function must be specifically approved by a member of Management.
Alcohol will be provided in such a manner as not to encourage consumption to a degree sufficient to compromise the safety of a participant, company sub-contractors, or the general public or to reduce his/her decision making capacity.
An approved function can only take place in a hazard free area where responsible servicing of alcoholic beverages will apply. This includes provision of non-alcoholic and low alcoholic beverages.
Under no circumstances should any sub-contractor drive a vehicle whilst under the influence of any drug or alcohol where the BAC is in excess of the level prescribed by law.
Any breach of this policy will void indemnity otherwise granted by insurers and render the driver liable for any damage sustained.
Swift Transport is committed to ensuring that every Sub-Contractor reads and understands this policy. Therefore, if any part of this policy is not clear or if any Sub-Contractor has a question or comment about this policy they are urged to contact Management immediately.
This policy and its contents are binding on the Sub-Contractor and its breach may result in termination of the contract between the Sub-Contractor and Swift Transport.
I, the undersigned, have been presented with a copy of this Drug & Alcohol Policy and I agree that I will read it thoroughly and carefully and that if I have any questions about its contents whatsoever I will speak to Management.
I acknowledge that this policy is designed to create a safer working life for all sub-contractors who perform work for Swift Transport and agree to be bound by this policy for the life of my contract with Swift Transport..
"Target Zero" is the Swift Group’s Safety philosophy..
We are accountable for our Safety performance across our Transport & Logistics, Warehousing and Building Logistics Management divisions. We drive safe behaviours from the top down, fostering a strong “Safety Culture” in which our people value workplace safety above all else.
Our objective is to deliver:
Zero unsafe workplaces , Zero unsafe work practices & Zero injuries
The principles that drive Our TARGET ZERO Safety Policy are:
To provide safe work for all employees so that everyone returns home fit and well each day.
To be an employer of choice, known for a strong Health & Safety commitment and an industry leader in safety adherence and management.
Authorised by the Director of Swift Transport Pty Ltd on 1st June 2013.
"Target Green" is the Swift Group’s Environmental philosophy. It is as follows:
"WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT"
"Target Green" is driven by our Management Team & passed onto all employees and clients throughout our business, promoting a "Green Culture" and a genuine awareness to environmental sustainability.
"Target Green" – Zero Environmental incidents
Reduce our carbon footprint by minimising consumption
Increase awareness through training & monitoring
The principles that drive our “Target Green” Environmental Policy are:
To comply with all legislative requirements relating to the protection of our environment
To develop a ‘Green Culture’ in our people, clients and society.
To seek out initiatives which actively reduce the effects of our operations on the Environment
The Swift Group is becoming Australia’s leading Metropolitan Transport & Logistics provider, with blue chip clients operating throughout Australia & Asia.
Our Management Team is committed to achieving best practice, and providing Customers with a high standard of service.
"Safety, Relationships & Great Logistics" is our philosophy. We are guided by the following 7 Swift Group Values: