At Ausenco we believe that all accidents and incidents are preventable. Our commitment to the health and safety of all of our employees is driven by strong leadership, the engagement of our employees and the effective systems needed to achieve our vision of a zero harm working environment. We make sure we learn from incidents that occur and exhibit behaviours that demonstrate our commitment to health and safety.
Our HSE Strategy is designed to ensure people make the right decisions each and every time through a shared culture of Safety Citizenship. This is because achieving excellence (zero harm) is only possible when we are working together, with a unified and aligned approach, where we all know where we are headed and how we are going to get there. Our HSE strategy is underpinned by seven (7) elements, which are:
At Ausenco, we have a range of initiatives and tools we use globally, both internally and externally, to ensure the health and safety of all our employees.
Ausenco’s Golden Rules of Safety focus on preserving life, changing behaviours and managing hazards and risks that could potentially cause serious personal injury or loss, through a common set of globally applied safety rules. They focus on activities where the safe behaviour of people is critical to the delivery of a safe outcome and also improve understanding and communication to achieve Zero Harm.
The Golden Rules of Safety apply to all Ausenco employees and contractors in our offices, project sites and operations. They are:
Only enter a confined space if a permit has been issued and you are trained and authorised to do so.
Wear your seatbelt and do not use hand held communication devices whilst driving.
Isolate and discharge all energy sources.
An excavation and ground penetration permit is required for all ground penetration below 300 mm.
Use of illicit drugs and alcohol is strictly prohibited; fatigue must be managed.
Ensure the lifting device can safely lift the load and everyone remains clear of suspended loads.
A permit is required for any work requiring hot work, confined space entry, excavation, removal of grid mesh/checkerplate flooring or energy isolation.
Use fall protection and fall prevention measures when working at height.
Our Incident and Data Management System (IDMS) captures, measures and reports in real time on a suite of Positive Performance Indicators (HSEC metrics) designed to provide line of sight into our HSEC performance. Through the IDMS, we:
Our aim is to ensure that information is valuable and successes and lessons learnt are shared for continuous improvement. We encourage collaboration and feedback so that we reach people on a personal as well as a team-level.
Our communication and consultation tools are continually evolving, but include:
At Ausenco all our people work hard to live our values and bring our health and safety strategy to life.
Our people and approach have been recognised and awarded by a number of national and international bodies. Our awards include:
As a recognised industry leader, we have also developed highly effective Health and Safety strategies for our clients globally. Our experience includes successfully managing Health and Safety programs for our clients across a multitude of industry types, geography, extreme climates, cultures, languages and diversified teams of contractors and sub-contractors.
Our solutions are focussed on seven key areas: