Safety and health
The safety, health and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, visitors and communities is a core value. We are committed to fulfilling our safety and health obligations.
Our vision for safety and health is to adopt a sustainable and continuous improvement approach, that leads to a zero harm, incident and fatality free business environment.
Safety and Health is an integral part of our overall Safety, Health, Environment and Community (SHEC) Strategy that encompasses four key elements:
- Exceptional leadership and accountability;
- Performance improvement and compliance;
- Effective and focused risk reduction; and
- Excellence in systems and functional support.
We maintain a Safety and Health Management system that combines policies, standards, performance management, consultation, assurance and reporting, with a broad range of operational support processes. The system is part of the company’s overall management system.
Injury Prevention Principles
Our Injury Prevention Principles help guide thoughts, behaviours and decisions relating to health and safety among our employees, The principles are:
- All incidents, injuries, fatalities and occupational exposures are preventable;
- No task is so important that it cannot be done safely;
- Management is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment;
- We are all responsible for preventing injuries to ourselves and others;
- Everyone is empowered to stop unsafe behaviour; and
- We will promote off-the-job safety for our people.
In consultation with our people we strive to maintain a safety and health culture that focuses on:
- Empowering people to hold safety as a core value;
- Having mechanisms for employees to communicate, engage, learn and develop;
- Maintaining processes for identifying hazards and controlling risks;
- Reducing and eliminating unsafe behaviours, conditions and operational processes;
- Effective investigation of all incidents and applying controls that prevent a recurrence;
- Seeking continuous improvement in systems and operational practices;
- Responding to concerns, incidents, injuries and emergencies in a timely manner;
- Implementing programs to create a continuing high level of awareness; and
- Quality safety leadership at all levels in the organisation.
Our executive managers treat safety and health with high levels of importance. This is demonstrated through:
- Operation of a specialist SHEC Board Committee;
- Addressing safety and health at all Executive Committee meetings;
- Setting performance improvement targets in business plans;
- Regularly reviewing performance and identifying opportunities for improvement;
- Working cooperatively with stakeholders and regulators.
An employee receives immunisation on site.