Austral provides safe premises, safe machinery and materials, safe systems of work, information, instruction, training and supervision, suitable working environments and facilities for all employees, contractors and visitors. Austral has an active Risk Management Committee which upholds proactive management of operational and day-to-day risks whilst implementing specific control measures to adequately manage risks. In addition, pre-construction and operational project risk assessments are conducted for every project to ensure that OHS ‘on the ground’ is the number one priority. This priority extends to Austral’s Melbourne and Perth Offices, where the same standard of OHS governance is enforced.
A robust compliance, surveillance and auditing program ensures that Austral prescribed safety principles, procedures and legal requirements are complied with at all times and that timely actions are taken to address any identified hazards. Austral’s impressive OHS performance is evidenced by the continuous improvement in the reduction of workplace injuries and the high level of workplace consultation and safety interactions. Austral’s enforcement of a safe workplace and its objective of returning individuals home the same way they arrived to site sets the precedent that no task is too important that it cannot be done safely.