Health & Safety
At PCL the safety of our employees, visitors and members of the public on or around our sites has always been our highest priority.
We recognise the need to operate and maintain robust health and safety systems capable of meeting our obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act as well as meeting the challenges of an ever changing world of modern civil contracting.
Our current systems are aligned with AS/NZS: 4801: 200) and we are actively involved in the ACC Workplace Partnership programme and have achieved Tertiary certification.
We believe that our people are our greatest resource and as such provide them with the skills and training needed to enable them to keep themselves and others around them safe. This involves comprehensive site inductions, daily tool box meetings on all sites and training in recognising and assessing risks and hazards in the workplace. All our employees hold a Site Safe Civil Contracting passport as the minimum qualification before entering any site.
We actively involve all of our employees in all aspects of health and safety and encourage them to be proactive around their safety and that of those around them.
We aim to promote a culture of “no blame” to encourage active reporting of all events.
Our internally elected Health and Safety committee meets regularly to discuss any health and safety policy changes, development of safe operating procedures and training programmes. Outcomes of these meetings are fed back at our bi monthly health and safety meetings attended by all staff including management.
We understand that excellence in health and safety practices should be visible at the top level. Our management team meet regularly to review our performance in health and safety indicators, including results from regular site audits carried out by our Health and Safety representative as well as trends emerging from our reporting of incidents.
Management are present at every health and safety meeting , regularly attend toolbox meetings held on site and are committed to regularly upskilling in industry best practices.
Health and safety is an area which requires constant monitoring and vigilance. We at PCL are committed to maintaining and where required, building on, all of our health and safety systems.