Safety Accreditation Audit Comes up Trumps

AE Smith keeps improving on their national safety accreditation, with a recent audit revealing nil non-conformances for the first time

8 Nov 2013
 

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We often think safety is only about the big things, but the little things – like ensuring you’re wearing protective gloves – is just as important

National Safety Manager, Nick Daley is impressed with the result, ensuring the strict regulations and safety benchmarks of AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations are being met and exceeded.

“To have no non-conformance in a very thorough audit is a pleasing outcome and shows how we’re all delivering excellent safety standards across the board,” says Nick.

The recent six monthly surveillance audit encompassed AE Smith branches in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Melbourne (Construction & Service) and Hobart.

But Nick warns that compliance alone does not deliver nil injuries. Prevention is key to maintaining these high standards and safety records.

“While this is a great result, we need to keep focused and ensure we’re also committed to prevention of incidents,” he adds.

Nick’s observing the need to maintain vigilance when it comes to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), manual handling and trips and slips.

“We often think safety is only about the big things, but the little things – like ensuring you’re wearing PPE such as protective gloves – is just as important.”