POWERPLANT is safer by design

Safety is not just a work matter – we live it 24/7. It applies to all aspects of our lives and we’re committed to ensuring we can all enjoy our life to the fullest, free from injury.

We continue building on the safety program we established in 2018, with initiatives aimed at improving our safety systems, performance and culture. Our Safety Index, which measures a range of lead and lag safety KPIs, employee and customer feedback all indicate that we are well on the way to achieving our 2022 Strategic Safety Objective ‘to be respected within the industry for our leadership and commitment to improving safety’.

Our Safer by Design branding is designed as a visual message connecting our people and customers to our safety program. It reminds us that our safety, and the safety of our colleagues and loved ones is our highest priority in everything we do, both at work and away from work.

We encourage all our team members to be safety leaders, and to have the courage to respectfully call out unsafe practices or behaviours.

How we plan to be safe

 

Safety improvement initiatives built into our Business Plan

This includes a range of initiatives to improve safety management, culture and performance. Progress is reviewed by the Executive Management team and the HSE Committee regularly.

Safety Performance Targets set, monitored and reported

We are proud of our safety performance, measured by standard industry indicators:

  • Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIFR) and Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) of zero
  • Over 250,000 Injury-Free hours worked

Health and Safety Committee of elected employee representatives and managers

This group is a key component of our drive to raise the profile of safety within the business, providing a valuable, structured forum for safety consultation, objective setting, performance review and dissemination of information on health, safety and welfare matters relating to POWERPLANT employees and external stakeholders.

Proactive approach to safety – we actively seek out and consider risks

  • Safety Audit Program
  • Risk Assessments on highest risk areas
  • Hazards and Incident Reporting and Corrective Action process
  • We apply innovative safety thinking in our design and project management of work for our customers.

Safety in Design framework

Safety in Design is aimed at preventing injuries and disease by considering hazards as early as possible in the planning and design process.  A safe design approach considers the safety of those who construct, operate, clean, repair and demolish an asset (the building, structure, plant or equipment) as well as those who work in or with it. Designers are in a unique position to reduce the risks that arise during the life cycle of the asset during the design phase.