Evoenergy is required to comply with Electricity Ring-fencing Guideline developed by the Australian Energy Regulator under the National Electricity Rules. The current Guideline can be accessed from www.aer.gov.au. Under the Guideline, Evoenergy must ensure that, in any agreement with a service provider for the provision of services, the service provider is required to comply with specified clauses under the Guideline as if they were Evoenergy. The relevant clauses relate to non-discrimination, physical separation, staff-sharing, confidentiality obligations and where Evoenergy’s brand is used, brand and cross-promotion obligations.
Health, safety and environmental management
The Work Safety Act 2011 (ACT) requires all employers to ensure that their employees have the skills and training required to carry out their work in a safe manner and without risk to public health and the environment.
Always safe is Evoenergy's Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management system. Always safe ensures that a uniform standard of HSE management exists across the organisation.
HSE requirements with application
Contractors submitting tenders for works and some services are advised that they must also complete the Tenderer HSE management system questionnaire as part of their tender application. The tender document will stipulate whether this requirement exists. The HSE questionnaire is not required for "Goods" tenders.
HSE requirements after successful application
All successful tenderers may be required to complete a contract risk assessment form. If the completed risk assessment form indicates that the work you are undertaking for Evoenergy is graded as a medium or high risk job, you are required to prepare a health, safety and environment plan prior to commencing operation. There are guidelines available to assist with the development of your HSE plan.
Anti-harassment and discrimination in the workplace
Evoenergy's policy is to eliminate workplace harassment and discrimination, and to provide a safe and harmonious workplace, where personal and organisational goals can be achieved and where everyone has the right to be treated fairly and with respect.
This policy also applies to contractors working within Evoenergy and to behaviours which relate to the conduct of Evoenergy business undertaken as part of a contract with Evoenergy. Tenderers are to ensure that they are familiar with and understand the implications of the clause contained in the tender document relating to anti-harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Tenderers are reminded of the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988, as amended in December 2001. If a contract is formed with Evoenergy, the contractor must agree to:
- comply with National Privacy Principles as required by the Act
- use any personal information provided by Evoenergy, or collected on behalf of Evoenergy, only for the purpose for which it was provided or collected
- refer any request from a third party for personal information on an Evoenergy customer immediately to the relevant Evoenergy contract administrator
- protect personal information held on Evoenergy's behalf from misuse, loss, unauthorised access or disclosure.
- The contractor and Evoenergy shall treat all information provided by the other as confidential and shall not disclose any information or material relating to each others business acquired in connection with the contract except with the prior written approval of the other.