Staff Induction

Welcome to the Macweld Staff Induction

Welcome to the Macweld Industries Pty Ltd general induction for new employees. This induction applies to all employees as part of our recruitment process. Potential employees cannot commence work with Macweld until they have successfully passed a Pre Employment Medical Examination. Employees that have successfully passed the Medical will then be required to successfully undertake this induction.

To learn more about Macweld, you must refer to our website.

Induction Contents – 1 & 2

During the induction, we will be covering the following topics:

  • A summary of our general administration and human resources policies and procedures.
  • A summary of our quality policies and procedures
  • A detailed summary of our Workplace Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) requirements.

Once your induction has been successfully completed you will need to report to our administration department to complete all necessary Employment Paperwork.

Employment Paperwork Required

  • Employee Contract (HRF-018) – Require Banking Details
  • Secrecy Deed (HR-006) – If necessary
  • ATO Tax File Declaration – Require Tax File Number
  • Superannuation Details – Either Australian Superannuation form completed or details provided (Member Details) on Employee Contract
  • Medical Examination Form
  • Photocopy of all licenses/qualifications

Employment Conditions

General conditions will be discussed by a member of the administration staff before commencing work. Items that will be discussed are:

  • Job Description
  • Hours of work
  • Wage Conditions
  • Probation process
  • Behavior and Performance

General Instruction

Macweld recognises that the success of Workplace Health and Safety relies on the genuine input of every employee in the consultative process.

To achieve optimal consultation an Workplace Health and Safety Committee has been formed.  Members of the committee comprise of the duly elected and trained Workplace Health and Safety Representatives/other employees and Operational Manager(s).

It is through this committee that every employee shall have input into the systematic, continual improvement approach to their Health and Safety
at work.

All employees shall be made aware of all Workplace Health and Safety matters through documented committee meeting minutes, toolbox communication meetings, documented key performance indicator data and direct communication with management and their elected Workplace Health and Safety Representatives.

Section 28 of the South Australian Workplace Health and Safety Act; as amended, states the detailed legal obligations placed on employees, of Macweld and they are:  

  • Taking responsibility for ensuring their own Health and Safety at work by following Macweld's policy, procedures and instructions.
  • Do all such things that are required of him/her by his/her Manager/Supervisor to ensure compliance with the Macweld's Workplace Health and Safety Management System.

  • Actively participate in the consultative process regarding any matter pertaining Workplace Health and Safety that could affect their Health and Safety while at work.
  • Ensuring that he or she is not, by the consumption of alcohol or a drug, in such a state as to endanger his or her own Safety or the Safety of any other person at work.
  • Not intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for their Health, Safety and Welfare.

  • Promoting a Safety culture throughout the workplace by personal example.

Health & Safety Rules


Fire Safety

We take fire safety very seriously. If you hear alarms proceed to the nearest emergency exit and await instructions.


First Aid

A first aider can be called by dialling ext 100.


Incident Reporting

You must report all incidents even if you do not sustain personal injury.

Safety Signs and Signals

It is important that you are aware of the different types of safety signs even if you are unsure of the exact meanings.


Prohibition warning mandatory Emergency Movement

PROHIBITION – Red and White circles represents something you must not do.

 WARNING – Yellow and Black triangles warn of danger. 

MANDATORY – Blue circles represents something you must do.

EMERGENCY – Green and white rectangles provide emergency information

Movement around Macweld

The speed limit while on Macweld site(s) is 10 KPH.

Be mindful of pedestrians.

Park appropriately.

As a pedestrian always stick to pathways.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be supplied in the following circumstances:

  • As an interim measure, prior to a more effective control of an identified hazard is being established;
  • If other hazard controls are not completely effective;
  • During maintenance or a clean up; and
  • In emergency situations.

The assessment for determining PPE requirements for Macweld personnel will take into consideration the following:

  • Nature of the hazard and potential health effects from exposure;
  • Relevant codes of practice and Australian Standards;
  • Types of PPE required;
  • Work environment;
  • Suitability to user needs; and
  • Manufacturer's specifications.

Supervisors will ensure that:

  • PPE is cleaned and maintained in accordance with the Australian Standard and/or manufactures instructions;
  • PPE is inspected regularly and repaired or replaced immediately;
  • Job Instructions are developed and implemented for hazardous work requiring the use of PPE;
  • Employees are trained in PPE use;
  • PPE is tested and monitored for its suitability and fit to the user; and
  • Contaminated PPE is disposed of as "prescribed waste'.

Failure by anyone to wear supplied PPE may result is serious disciplinary action.

The responsibility of the supply and maintenance of the correct PPE rests with the Supervisor responsible for the employee.

Where PPE is allocated to employees; a safe, clean and dry storage area must be provided for the PPE.

Work areas where PPE is required must have appropriate signage.
Training in the proper use of PPE will be provided to employees.

It must be remembered that the use of PPE should be seen as the last resort in the hierarchy of hazard controls, that is, all other controls should be investigated first.

Hazard Management

It should be noted that Macweld see hazard management as the cornerstone of our OHS management system.

Macweld Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) 021 gives detailed instructions on the use of our hazard reporting system.


  • 'hazard'

means a thing or situation that has the potential to cause injury, illness or significant impact on the environment.

  • 'risk'

    means the probability and consequences of the occurrence of injury, illness or significant impact on the environment.


  • 'risk assessment'

means the process of evaluating the probability and consequences of injury illness or significant impact on the environment from exposure to identified hazard(s).


  • 'hazard control'

means using the hierachy of controls' to control risk.

  • 'hierachy of controls'

    means determining appropriate control measures, the highest option in the hierarchy must be considered before moving to a lower control measure.


The controls measures are:


1. elimination;

2. substitution;

3. engineering;

4. administrative;

5. personal protective equipment (PPE).


Workers Compensation

Macweld is committed to following the legislative requirements pursuant to the South Australian Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; as amended (the Act).

Macweld will comply with the rehabilitation requirements of the Act, in particular Section 26 'early intervention' and Section 58 offer of 'suitable duties'.

  • Administration Manager – Karen Moffatt (Ext 122) and Finance Administrator - Melinda McCabe (Ext 118) is deemed the Macweld Rehabilitation and RTW Coordinator.
  • Macweld will support injured workers and ensure that early return to work (RTW) is a normal expectation;
  • Macweld will provide suitable duties within the physical capacity of the injured worker;
  • Macweld will ensure that injured workers are aware of their rights and responsibilities;
  • Macweld will consult with injured workers to ensure the RTW process runs smoothly;
  • Macweld will maintain confidentiality and security of injured worker records;
  • Macweld will keep the worker employed, but if this not possible we will give Work Cover and the worker 28 days notice to terminate the employment of the worker; and
  • Macweld will provide facilities for the RTW Coordinator.
  • Macweld will provide first aid treatment as soon as possible;
  • Should an injured require further medical treatment, they shall be transported to Harbour Medical Services; and
  • Should a work-related injury occur the worker or Macweld should phone the appointed claims agent.

  • A RTW Coordinator has been appointed to:

  • Maintain contact with the injured worker;
  • Maintain contact with a EML case manager regarding the RTW options for the injured worker; and
  • Work with case manager and other health professionals to help injured workers achieve their optimum work capacity.
  • Macweld will actively participate in offering suitable duties that match the physical capacity of the injured worker.