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Zero Harm culture
Our culture of zero harm means:
- we believe all harm is preventable
- we consider safety all the time
- we act safely at all times
- we can only accept a target injury rate of zero
- we expect our staff to go home each day in the same state or better than they arrived.
What exactly is Zero Harm?
Specifically our targets are that:
- no-one requires first aid
- no-one requires medical treatment
- there is no lost time due to work-related injury or illness
- there are no no work injury claims
- there are no workplace deaths.
Zero Harm in practice
It's more than just theory and mindset. Where possible, we go beyond legal minimum requirements because we actually want to raise standards throughout the industry.
- All workers undergo a safety induction before they can work on site. We require our workers to show that they have successfully finished all required training before they can start work. Many of our staff are very highly trained, well beyond the regulations.
- Safety is built into our design and processes. Before work begins each day, workers meet for a pre-start safety meeting. They consider the activities that will occur that day and identify any potential hazards so that these can be removed or controlled.
- Risk reduction
- We take precautions and reduce risk in every way we can, from wearing Personal Protective Equipment to warning systems to traffic management. We also protect the community and want you to know how you can keep safe around our works.
- Accountability and Learning
- Safety supervisors are responsible for compiling a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for all work. Risks on site are documented in a risk register. We have rigorous processes to help us learn from incidents and near misses. Many incidents are documented and widely circulated as Safety Alerts, with the aim of identifying lessons learned.