Establishing a safe working environment for your business is an essential part of its success, one that is measured by the health and well-being of your team, as well as productivity, efficiency, and overall performance. But who leads this quest in creating a safe place? And what does workplace safety really entail?
First of all, there are a number of ways one can ensure that risks in their workplace are minimised, and adhering to your industry’s particular set of codes is just one of them. With each industry operating under a variety of different legislations, and using a range of tools or equipment, the attitude towards safety management should not reflect a one-size-fits-all approach; rather, each business should tailor their training and risk assessment to provide a perfect fit. For example, the equipment we use on site are vastly different to those in a kitchen, and although our drillers do love to eat – how we handle our tools and look after ourselves while on the job is very unalike indeed!
A commitment to these codes is essential in maintaining a productive, safe, and mutually-beneficial workplace. Team leaders are at the forefront of this responsibility, and by making safety ‘personal’, the attitude that surrounds these policies or processes become less of a chore, and more imbedded in your company culture. While a team is guided by a leader, it is the unity of the team itself that become the bones of your business, and it is when guided by a strong work ethic and dedication to safety that a culture of this is established throughout.
Safety Management is an integral part of production here at Egan, with our entire team dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all. Each of our policies and procedures have been carefully crafted to ensure that we manage those risks inherent to our industry in the most effective way, and continue to operate in accordance with our guiding principles. We make safety a personal thing – and due to the nature of our work, it’s an area we are extremely committed and proud, to be recognised in as one of the best. Some of the ways in which we ensure safety:
- Industry specific training
- Routine inspections and hazard identification procedures
- Early identification and removal of workplace hazards
- Monitoring and updating safe work procedures to improve performance
- Compliance with government regulation and legislations
- Assessment of work fitness
- Extensive risk assessment processes
- Safety meetings and consultation
Each of these implementations are an important part of who we are, and why we are able to operate in a cohesive, hardworking, and safe way. Did you know that we’re also JAS-ANZ certifiedunder AS/NZS 4801-2001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management, and ISO 9001-2008 for Quality Management Systems? For those playing at home, JAS-ANZ is an internationally recognised accreditation – one that acts like a badge of honour in our industry especially – for its symbol of assurance, compliance, and credibility.
Being JAS-ANZ accredited allows our clients to feel confident in our safety standards, while allowing us to stand out as industry leaders in a market that is growing in both size and complexity. The nature of what we do at Egan means that safety is imperative to all aspects of our business, and is something we will continue to maintain as time and growth goes on. To learn more about our policies, check out our training and development page on our website.