Health Safety and Environment Management
Our goal is to be one brand, renowned for client service and a culture of safety. To achieve this goal, we have created a five year GHD HSE Strategic Plan – SAFE You, SAFE Me, SAFE GHD. By regularly reviewing our achievements against the HSE Strategy’s goals, we will continually improve our safety performance.
We embed HSE into every aspect of our operations, and protecting the safety of our people, our clients and the communities and environments in which we operate. This enables us to promote the delivery of our cultural objective: ‘Safe You, Safe Me,-Safe GHD’.
GHD has an internationally certified HSE Management System (OHSAS 18001, AS 4801 and ISO 14001), whereby our HSE Strategy and Management Standards set the expectations for all GHD people. GHD is currently undergoing its certification transition audit to the new ISO45001 standard for health and safety management.
A major initiative has been finalising a global health, safety and environmental (HSE) framework. It standardises definitions and process for many key aspects of HSE across all regions of GHD. We have also finalised a new enterprise wide HSE Strategic Plan, Manual and Management Standards.
Our most recent Safety Culture Survey revealed that our people wanted a more effective and efficient way to interact with HSE. As a result, we have developed and implemented our new SMARTapp in Australia, which enables our people undertake compliance HSE activities and also report hazards and incidents in the field.
We continue to develop and refine our SMART Behaviours Model, which encourages our people to demonstrate desired safety behaviours in their everyday activities. It enables proactive management of safety behaviours in a fair, transparent and repeatable way and allows us to identify undesired or unsafe behaviours, before they create the catalyst for an incident.
While our overall safety performance continues to be extremely credible, we are not satifisfied with an increase in our Total Recordable Incident Rate per 200,000 hours worked. Despite maintaining a high level of positive interactions, this has increased to 0.24 from 0.23 in the last year. As a result, we are applying a fresh focus to better understand the human factors that directly impact safety behaviours and also undertaking critical risk analysis of identified operations globally.