Managing safety through a risk based approach is embedded in our work practices, culture and performance, and is fundamental to our success. A robust approach to hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation are central to this. This involves applying a risk-based approach throughout the lifecycle of the project. This includes:
Through our inspection program we assure that required controls are in place, and are working effectively, and our observation program provides the opportunity for leaders to engage with our workforce and gain real time understanding and experience of our on-the-ground risk management and hazard and control awareness.
In addition we:
The integrated nature of our management system allows for risks associated with subcontractor management to be integrated into our risk management strategies. Management practices here include prequalification, supervision and performance monitoring.
We are committed to discouraging complacency, and promoting understanding and management of low-likelihood, high-consequence critical risks that have the potential to cause serious harm to our people, the environment or our operations. These include risks from working with mobile plant or equipment, vehicles and driving underground and overhead services, falling objects, electrical work and working at height. Our 10 Cardinal Rules are designed to save lives and reinforce that all workers have an obligation to stop and report unsafe work. These workplace rules are:
Where an incident, or high potential near miss, does occur we report these incidents into our database and report these internally through to our senior Executive team, based on the severity of the incident. Our process includes external notification as needed. Incidents are investigated, using the appropriate method for the type of incident and severity. We share applicable lessons learned across our business utilising alerts and bulletins and safety shares. Corrective actions are monitored until closed out, and overdue actions reported. Appropriate processes are also used to investigate complaints of bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment or gender-based violence