Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

Watpac’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Management Systems promote effective leadership and implementation of appropriate risk control processes to continuously improve our HSEQ performance for the benefit of our people, clients and other stakeholders.

Watpac’s HSEQ Management Systems are certified to AS 4801 Health & Safety, ISO 14001 Environment and ISO 9001 Quality.  Our safety management systems are also accredited by the Office of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC).

Health and Safety

Watpac has a strong safety record and safety is a fundamental element of the way in which Watpac delivers its work, demonstrated by our core value of “Commitment, delivering on promises, safely”. Watpac promotes a holistic and comprehensive approach to the prevention and minimisation of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.  Good work health and safety practices are essential for our business success.  

Our people are committed to implementing and following our robust safe systems of work to help ensure that we all go home safe every day. 

Our excellence in health and safety has been recognised with industry awards having been received over the years, with a recent example being the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney project winning the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner’s National Excellence in WHS Award at the MBA National Awards.

Watpac understands the need for its health and safety function to adapt with a changing world and to this end we remain vigilant in identifying new solutions to face new and emerging challenges. We continue to implement initiatives to ensure our safety beliefs, values and attitudes support the organisational culture we are trying to grow and support, including embracing technology and innovation to achieve this.

Environment

Watpac is committed to minimising impact to the environment. We do this through the establishment and promotion of environmental systems and processes designed to reduce the likelihood of pollution and environmental damage within all aspects of our business. At all times we ensure that we are complying with relevant legislation and meeting industry expectations. We are regularly striving for innovative and new ways to do things, including minimising our environmental footprint.

We ensure that environmental management practices on projects protect the environment.  We achieve this in a number of ways including:

  • Acute awareness of our regulatory and legislative responsibilities. Our environmental management record to date is excellent with no penalties/fines or breaches relating to environment.  
  • Striving to uphold the highest industry standards and take great pride in our Environmental Management System maintenance and implementation.
  • Although we understand the importance of environmental management we also see synergies in the systems we operate and integrate with other processes where it makes sense to do so.  
  • Compliance with client environmental requirements.
  • Quality 

    Watpac has comprehensive Quality Management Systems that have been established to ensure our clients receive quality of product and service. Our systems promote continual improvement and provide us with the mechanisms to uphold our commitment to be innovative without compromising on quality. Our quality assurance and auditing processes ensure we maintain a high level of compliance with our legislative and other requirements, including certification requirements.

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