Health and Safety

We are committed to caring for and protecting our people and believe that any workplace injury or disease is preventable. We work to identify and control hazards, protecting our people from exposure to health and safety risks, and we support their health and well-being.

Throughout the business we have systems and processes in place that move us beyond compliance and challenge industry norms as we strive for continuous improvement. We have implemented tools and programs to engage, support and develop our people at all levels.

At Downer we support our commitment to health and safety by proactively communicating with our people and implementing programs that address specific hazards faced in our various operational environments. We want to keep health and safety at the front of our employees’ minds - both at work and at home. 

In 2010, through our steadfast commitment and the efforts of our employees, Downer achieved a record low Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 0.94, a 33 per cent improvement on the previous year.




The Downer Spirit

The Downer Spirit

The Downer Spirit describes the culture within Downer which influences the way our employees make decisions and perform their day-to-day tasks.

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