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about safety

KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE

Is our most serious commitment. At Higgins our safety success is achieved through the integrity of our company safety systems and the strength of our safety culture.

When people join Higgins or partner with our business, we train to ensure all staff attain the high standards we set and understand our uncompromising approach to safety.

A. Strong safety culture

Higgins safety culture is underpinned by the Higgins core values. Two of these core values are ‘Act with Care’ and ‘Work as a Team’.

Individuals are encouraged and supported to take personal responsibility for their own safety and that of their team. Individuals are supported by staff appointed Safety Champions.
If work is unsafe, our people are supported to stop work and fix it or report it.

Monthly team training meetings and daily ‘Toolbox’ meetings reinforce our company wide commitment to employee safety participation in line with Our Safety Policy

Higgins ‘PeopleSafe’ online database assists staff to proactively report improvements, events, hazards and near misses. This system can be accessed remotely.

B. Systems Integrity

Higgins is certified to ACC tertiary level management systems. Our systems include:

OUR WORK
  • Continuous improvement
  • Risk and hazard management
  • Health and safety planning
  • Hazard management procedures and monitoring
OUR PEOPLE
  • Training & development - induction, training and development to role competency standards
  • Communication and participation
  • Fitness for work - drugs & alcohol, health monitoring
  • Injury rehabilitation
WORKING WITH OTHERS
  • Contractor and subcontractor management - induction, training and inspection
WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Serious harm
  • Safety incident reporting and investigation
  • Work related injury incident
OUR GEAR & MATERIALS
  • PPE - Higgins PPE standard
  • Chemical & material handling
  • Equipment maintenance and safety
STAYING ON TRACK
  • Document control
  • Annual safety performance review
  • Management commitment and review
  • Audit & inspection
  • Online database to track non-conformance and improvement suggestions

Critical Risk Safety Rules

Systems Integrity

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. To help us prevent serious injuries, we have identified the highest risk areas in our business and a set of Critical Risk Safety Rules that you must follow at all times.
  • These rules are mandatory minimum requirements to prevent serious injuries or death.
  • These rules apply to Higgins team members, subcontractors, suppliers & visitors to our sites.
  • Managers and Supervisors must ensure that their planning and instructions will not breach any of these rules.
  • Any breaches will be treated seriously.