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and Risk
Identify the
Safe Behaviour
Monitor and
We measure OHS
performance in many ways
because at Bradken we
understand the principal of
“you can only manage what
you can measure”.
KPIs include:
Lost Time Injury Frequency
Rate (LTIFR)
Medical Treatment Injury
Frequency Rate (MTIFR)
First Aid Injury Rate (FAIFR)
All Injury Frequency Rate
(AIFR) (all averaged over
12 months)
Number of Behavioural Audits
(completed each month)
OHS performance is also
measured in our yearly 21-Step
Safety Audit score that can
reflect the effort a site has made
in managing its safety. The
purpose of the audit is to see
that our 21-Step Safety Plan
meets the standard we set for it
and that we meet both federal
and state legislative
requirements. It is effective in
guiding our efforts to meet our
OHS policy objectives, goals
and targets. We use what we
learn from these audits for
review by managers and
employees to support
continuous improvement.
At the end of the day it’s all
about sending our people home
injury- and illness-free and in the
same state as when they arrived
for work.
Step 15
Safety in Acquisitions
and Divestments
Ensure safety and environmental
factors and potential liabilities
are known and taken into
account in decision-making
about acquisition and
divestment of businesses
and assets.
Buying and selling businesses
and assets are part and parcel
of Bradken’s activities, which
means that in this area of our
activities we also pay close
attention to safety issues.
For example, if a sale or
purchase of an asset includes
maintenance, we go right back
to our Safety Steps basics,
starting with Safety Step 1, to
ensure we meet our duty of care
obligations to employees and
the community through our
identification, assessment and
control of hazards approach.
In addition to seeking the best
price for plant and equipment,
the purchasing department also
needs to evaluate the safety
impact of products. These
products must comply with
Australian Standards and afford
the user/operator with a high
level of safety.
Bradken’s purchasing policy
ensures that we are not “buying
in” new hazards that may pose a
risk to employees, contractors
and visitors. (There may be
special OHS considerations to
take into account when buying
new plant and equipment.)
Part of the assessment is to
ensure that appropriate
consultation with relevant work
groups, and the health and
safety team has occurred.
Before purchasing plant and
equipment we must identify,
assess and evaluate all risks
associated with the product.
If the assessment identifies too
many OHS issues, purchasing
will source an alternative product.
When new plant and equipment
is first requested it is tracked
using the Engineering Work
Request (EWR), which includes
a technical specification section
that considers all safety aspects.
For a workbench for example
we assess the following:
• What height is the bench
and is it adjustable?
• How long will employees
be standing at the bench?
• What manual handling
is involved?
• Is the bench strong enough
to carry the weight for which
it is intended?
• What PPE is required when
working at the bench?