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GLOBALEYES / EDITION 2
CHINA IS COMMITTED
TO SAFETY
BRADKEN FACILITIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE MANAGING THEIR
OHS RESPONSIBILITIES USING THE 21 STEPS TO SAFETY PLAN AS
THEIR BLUEPRINT. IN THIS ISSUE, BRADKEN’S XUZHOU FACILITY
SHARES HOW THEY PUT STEPS 4 TO 6 INTO PRACTICE.
Steps 4, 5 and 6
to Bradken-style
safety
In our last newsletter
we took a closer look
at Steps 1, 2 and 3
of the Bradken
21Steps to Safety
process. This month’s
issue shines the
spotlight on Steps 4,
5 and 6.
Step 4
Safety, Responsibility
and Authority
Ensure the responsibilities and
authority relating to Health,
Safety and Environment issues
(HSE) are defined and
documented, and all Bradken
people understand where they
fit into the system.
Actions, attitudes and
maintaining the right physical
environment are just as
important as words when
communicating and reinforcing
the safety message.
Every Bradken employee has
documented responsibilities and
authority for all activities with the
potential to affect the health and
safety of individuals, plant and
equipment and the environment.
It’s up to all employees to learn
about and take ownership of
their safety responsibilities.
STEP
4
CASE STUDY
All position descriptions for
employees at Xuzhou contain
confirmation of the OHS
responsibilities attached to
each role, so each member of
staff can be clear that OHS
forms part of their job.
Xuzhou conducts safety
induction sessions for all
employees, visitors and
contractors, in which the
Company’s safety rules and
requirements are set out.
As well, a contractor safety
management plan is in place to
ensure all contractors comply
with their OHS responsibilities
while on the Bradken site.
Step 5
Health, Safety
and Environment
Management
Commitment
Ensure Bradken’s managers
and supervisors proactively
and visibly demonstrate, by their
own attitudes and actions, the
Company’s commitment to a
culture that holds employee
safety, and care for community
and environment as core values.
The commitment of management
and the involvement of all
employees are the foundation
stones of a company culture that
has safety as an underlying value.
That commitment also requires
appropriate management
behaviour to be seen to be
done – ‘walking the talk’ – to
demonstrate to all Bradken
people that following all steps
in the safety process is a
fundamental part of their
work responsibilities.
SAFETY
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