AEL’s Safety system has been developed specifically and is based on the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems – Specification with guidance for use.
The aim is to promote a safe and healthy environment for all persons who either work for or visit an AEL workplaces or project, and to ensure they undertake business in a way that meets health and safety responsibilities. To achieve this, the Safety Health Management Plan provides systems that identify, assess, control and reduce hazards associated with all works and projects undertaken by AEL.
The fundamental principles underlying the approach to safety are that:
- All injuries can be prevented;
- All operating exposures can be safeguarded;
- All personnel and contractors are responsible for safety;
- Management is accountable for safety performance;
- Working safely is a condition of employment;
- Training employees to work safely is essential, and
- Everyone has a right to challenge, or refuse to work in unsafe situations.
This supports the Australian Environmental Landscapes value “Safety and Health and the protection of the Environment are our first priority”.
To achieve our safety and health objectives we:
- Provide a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and the public.
- Encourage personal responsibility for safety and health behaviour, including the right to challenge or refuse to work in unsafe situations
- Provide a supportive safety and health culture with visible, accountable leadership.
- Implement effective knowledge capture and transfer through lessons learnt and analysis of incidents.
- Develop our leaders to promote safety and health excellence by consultation that encourages ownership and continuous improvement in safety and health behaviours, practices and outcomes.
- Provide rehabilitation support and services to employees who suffer work related injury or illness.
To achieve our environmental objectives we:
- Provide a supportive environmental culture by embracing behaviours that contribute to a sustainable future.
- Minimise our environmental impacts and prevent pollution by applying a hierarchy of controls to eliminate, substitute or mitigate such impacts.
- Improve our energy efficiency and promote efficient use of resources.
- Work with our clients to help them achieve their environmental objectives and expectations.
- Lead by example and participate in industry and regulatory forums.
- Take positive action towards climate change by measuring and managing our carbon footprint.
Australian Environmental Landscapes (Qld) is committed to quality and continuous improvement through:
- Operational excellence and delivering a consistent set of support tools to efficiently deliver our services, in turn delivering the most efficient investment in our landscape scale projects.
- Pursuing best practice to build Quality Management principles and meet all statutory requirements.
- Ensuring Quality Management is understood, implemented and maintained to the highest standard by our teams.
- Understanding the requirements of all our clients and customers.
- Improving every process and delivering practical outcomes by encouraging pride of workmanship.
- Management commitment and action.