Our Commitment to Safety
Embedding a Safety Culture into our workplaces has been critical to the success and sustainability of our Operations.
The safety and the wellbeing of our employees and Subcontractors is our number one priority. Safety is embedded in our values, our culture and operating systems. In recognition of the importance of our Safety Culture, we have developed a suite of Outcome Based Safety Culture measures. These are used to benchmark cultural safety both internally and for the performance of Contractors and Sub contractors.
Our people and associates are very important to us. We are committed to continuous monitoring and enforcement to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, codes of practice and Australian Standards.
We have developed a very robust Safety Management System (SMS) that incorporates the principles of continuous improvement and ensures health and safety is an integral feature of our business operations and culture.
Our SMS has allowed us to meet the stringent safety requirements of the Prime Contractors on our major projects such as Gateway South Darlington Upgrade Project, T2T, Torrens Junction and Oaklands Crossing. We were able to achieve this very successfully and effortlessly.
Our SMS complies with the WHS Act, WHS Regulations and relevant codes and is certified to OHSAS 1800 and AU/NZS 4801. We are currently in the process of upgrading our certification to ISO45001:2018.
As a minimum, Safety Plans include:
Site inductions for all staff, contractors and visitors
Site Hazard management
Site specific Work practices
First Aid and Emergency procedures
Incident Reporting & Investigation
Awareness of Quality, Safety and Environmental policies
Daily Pre-start and Toolbox meetings
Chain of Responsibility
Management Systems – A sustainable future
Management Systems are in place across the entities ensuring quality of work, conformity, governance, safety standards and environmental protection processes are functioning properly.
We comply with all regulatory and legislative responsibilities and are proud of the achievements we have made and the certifications we have gained.
All activities have the potential for Risk. It is our obligation to ensure that our people and associates are not only aware of these risks but also have the tools and training on how to effectively manage them.
We have an integrated Risk Assessment Procedure which operates in conjunction with our:
Hazard Management Policy
Hazard Management Plan
Programmable Task Planning Procedure
Hazardous Chemicals Management Procedure
Risk Control Options
Plant Management Procedure
SWP Management Procedure
Task Risk Assessment Guideline
Our Environmental Policy clearly outlines both our commitment and strategy in conducting our operations without causing harm to our people, the environment and our community.
We have recognised that in order to mitigate the effects and impact on the Environment by our operations, it is necessary to constantly review and improve on work practices and processes, to adopt innovative ideas and re-invest in assets and technology.
We have long standing excellent relationships with Government authorities and liaise with them regularly to ensure we stay compliant and continually improve our systems and performance.
Quality stands at the forefront of what we do and how we deliver to the needs of our customers.
Our Quality Management System is based on the principles which drive organisational improvement and excellence. The main elements our System incorporates are:
Our Quality Policy and Objectives
Procedures, Instructions & Processes
Customer satisfaction and feedback