WHS

Work Health and Safety

For MEGT Group Training apprentices and trainees and MEGT personnel

The health and safety our workers is our highest priority and I am committed to leading our organisation to achieve our vision to Think Safe, Work Safe, Live Safe, with the ultimate aim for our workforce to arrive Home Safe each and every day.
The Board and executive leadership team are committed to providing the leadership and resources needed to develop and increase the health and safety knowledge of our workforce, and to the implementation of our long term Health and Safety Strategy and annual business plans to achieve our vision.

A dedicated team of health and safety professionals has been appointed to lead us on our health and safety journey. This dedicated team also has the responsibility for injury prevention and effective injury management.

We are committed to assisting injured workers to remain at work and return to work as soon as they are capable, by assisting them with rehabilitation and workers compensation management.

We believe that all incidents are preventable when we do things right, meaning we have the proper leadership, behaviour, and systems at the core of our culture. We are making a difference preventing incidents by managing what we can control before an incident occurs, carefully investigating incidents to help avoid repeating them and working with our host employers to develop safe workplace environments.

People are our greatest asset, and every worker has the right to arrive Home Safe every day, that’s why at MEGT health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do.
David Windridge
CEO 

Employee assistance

[BRIEF INFORMATION ON EMPLOYEE ASSIST AND PHONE NUMBER AND LINK TO THEIR SITE]

Forms

links to all their forms listed here

Health and safety resources

Links to: Health and Safety Policy
Links to: Incident Management and Reporting
Links to: Incident Report Form
Links to: Risk Management Policy
Links to: Fatigue Management Policy & Procedure
Links to: other relevant policies, procedures or forms
Links to: Educational Material and flyers used in past and present programs

Events

  • Safety Month (leads to another page with information about getting involved & flyers etc)
  • Summer Safety
  • Winter Wellness
  • Safe START hazard identification program
  • Talking Health, Thinking Safety (leads to another page with comments and feedback about the program, benefits and engagement etc)

Come prepared

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Do your research on the company, the industry and the apprenticeship/traineeship you have applied for.

Learn as much as you can about what the company does as their core business.

  • What do they make or sell?
  • What industry do they operate within?
  • Where is the business located?
  • What kind of duties do you expect to be undertaking within the company?

Find out what to take to the interview and learn what the structure of the interview will be.

Take along your portfolio as evidence of your experience, skills and achievements which may be relevant to the apprenticeship/traineeship.

Your portfolio should include:

  • your resume and application for employment
  • your career history including any certificates or documents which you may have obtained in past jobs, school or in your private life (from weekend sports, hobbies or volunteer work) and
  • any paperwork or tests you have been asked to bring along.

Don't be late

Know how to get to the interview and how you will get there. Double check the address of where the interview will be held and make sure you know how to get there. Pre-plan your transport for the day. If catching public transport, make sure you arrive at your destination with at least 10 minutes to spare. If you’re still unsure, time how long it takes to get there with your selected mode of transport a few days before the interview.

Research the company

Find out as much as you can about the company through websites and news articles etc. Your effort will show in the job interview, and you’ll be seen as proactive, hardworking and astute.

Practice makes perfect

Practice the interview with family or friends. Consider some questions the interviewer may ask you and prepare a response for each. Get your family/friends to ask the questions and practice your answer until you feel confident.

Common questions include:

  • Why do you want to do this type of work? What sort of experience do you have?
  • Do you have a driver’s licence?
  • How will you get to work?
  • What are your plans after the apprenticeship/traineeship?
  • Do you have any questions?
  • Why did you leave your previous role? (always be positive abut previous employers and colleagues)

Looking good

Dress appropriately and ensure your personal presentation is business-like.

Start planning what you’re going to wear at least two days before your scheduled interview. This will give you enough time to get something appropriate in case your chosen outfit does not go to plan.

Have your final outfit ready and out the night before and take care of any last minute ironing of clothing or cleaning of shoes if required.

Make sure your outfit is suitable for the occasion – overdressed is always better than underdressed.

No scruffy jeans, no thongs, no dirty joggers, and no “out there” clothing or accessories which are inappropriate or may be distracting.

Keep it simple but presentable – something that will impress your interviewer/s.

Making an entrance

Make sure you arrive around 10-15 minutes before the interview to starts while taking care not to arrive too early as the interviewer will not be ready for you. This will give you time to gather your thoughts and double check your appearance.

Introduce yourself to the receptionist, tell them of your appointment time and that you’re attending an interview for an apprenticeship/traineeship with their company. If you know who to ask for, tell the receptionist at this time also. If you’re not sure who you will be meeting, ask the receptionist and try to remember their names for when you meet with them. Remember to speak clearly and politely and to listen to the receptionist’s instructions on where to wait for the interview.

Try to make a great impression to everyone you meet, they may be your future colleague. More often than not the interviewer will ask whoever greeted you, what they thought of you.

Mobile off

Turn your mobile phone off or put it on silent.
There is nothing more distracting for yourself or your interviewer than if your phone goes off midway through an interview.

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Know your key strengths

Be prepared to discuss in detail your strengths, your personal attributes and skills with examples. These should be the ultimate reason you get the job over someone else. Assuming you have researched the company, these strengths should also be closely aligned to what the employer is looking for. These could be attention to detail, problems solving skills, customer service, communication skills etc.

How to answer the questions

Listen carefully to the questions the interviewer is asking you. When answering questions, take a moment to think about the question and how best to respond. There’s no rush. If you’re unsure what the question means, ask the interviewer to clarify. The interviewer will be happy to help you out. Make sure your answers are straight to the point and address the question asked. Always include an example of how you have done something in the past and what the final result was.
Remain attentive

Stay alert during the interview, maintain eye contact with your interviewer as much as possible, sit up straight and present a positive, confident attitude when you answer questions. Remember your mannerisms can say more than your words do. Make sure you remain enthusiastic throughout the entire interview.

Evaluation for improvement

If you are unsuccessful with the position, seek feedback regarding areas for improvement.

Look at the interview experience in a positive light – take it as a learning experience and something to help you in the future.

Take a look at all the tips provided above and ensure you meet the requirements for each.

How to conclude

Listen carefully to the questions the interviewer is asking you. When answering questions, take a moment to think about the question and how best to respond. There’s no rush. If you’re unsure what the question means, ask the interviewer to clarify. The interviewer will be happy to help you out. Make sure your answers are straight to the point and address the question asked. Always include an example of how you have done something in the past and what the final result was.
Remain attentive

Stay alert during the interview, maintain eye contact with your interviewer as much as possible, sit up straight and present a positive, confident attitude when you answer questions. Remember your mannerisms can say more than your words do. Make sure you remain enthusiastic throughout the entire interview.

Sell yourself


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If you believe in yourself and what you can achieve, you will feel naturally confident without appearing to be a smart aleck. With this in mind, think about each question you are asked and how you can answer in a way that builds their confidence in you.

Tell the interviewer of your skills, interests and past experiences as relevant to the position. Reinforce WHY you want the position.

Do NOT lie – the interviewer will find out one way or another if you do.

Everyone appreciates it when you are genuinely interested in them and their business achievements. By showing enthusiasm and interest – and letting them know you are willing to learn and progress your skills with their help, you will be building their confidence in you as a potential reliable employee.

At the end of the interview ask any questions you may have regarding the position or the company.

The interviewer will be more than happy to answer anything you ask them, it also shows that you have an interest in the role.

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