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Step 1 –
Identify Hazards and Risks
Ensure all hazards to people
and equipment are identified,
the risks assessed and
appropriate control measures
are developed and put into
Effective and well-understood
hazard identification and
risk assessment processes,
involving people at all
levels in the organisation,
are the foundations of a
workable safety system.
Risk assessment processes
range from conceptual risk
assessment to very specific
processes relating to
individual plant, substances,
tasks, equipment etc. To be
successful, these assessments
must be carried out in the
workshop and involve the very
people exposed to the hazards.
Step 2 –
Identify Safe Behaviours
Pinpoint the behaviours we
want to foster and implement a
system of coaching/training to
encourage these behaviours.
Every organisational outcome
relies on people. So it is
important to align people
behaviours, skills, attitudes,
feelings and attributes
with desired organisational
objectives. Clearly defining and
communicating up front what
is required of people is
fundamental to success, not
only in safety but in all other
aspects of the organisation.
Step 3 –
Identify Legal Compliance
Ensure every Bradken business
unit complies with all safety laws,
regulations, licences and other
legal requirements that apply to its
operations. Ensure we exercise our
duty of care to Bradken people,
contractors, visitors and the
community in which we operate.
All businesses and their
employees need a base level
understanding of the legal
environment in which they operate.
In the context of safety, the law
defines the minimum requirements
for controls that must be in
place to manage risk, reflecting
community expectations. As these
are minimum requirements they
should not be relied on as the way
to achieve zero harm
Safety guide
Because Bradken is a highly
diversified company with
different types of operations at
a variety of sites across several
countries, one size did not fit
all when it came to producing
a safety plan. Instead, we
designed a flexible process
for each site to follow in
developing its own site-specific
safety management processes,
within the overall Bradken
safety policy framework.
The process, which is
based on hazard and risk
assessments, links back to
relevant policies, procedures,
forms, checklists, training
and other relevant company
information and requirements
through its 21 Steps.
Measuring our
safety success
We monitor the effectiveness
of our safety management
systems through a system
of regular self-assessments.
Through them we measure
the extent to which Bradken
businesses comply with the 21
Step Safety Plan and external
compliance requirements.
We can also see how we’re
progressing towards best
practice. And, very importantly,
we can compare safety
performance across the
company, so we can highlight,
share and learn from the
experiences of exemplary
performers. Representatives
from corporate conduct
Next issue we’ll put
Steps 4, 5 and 6 under
the spotlight.
verification audits, to make
sure our safety requirements
are understood and interpreted
consistently around the
organisation, as well as
providing the opportunity on an
ongoing basis to make sure the
Bradken 21 Step Safety Plan
continues to be appropriate
and effective. Over the coming
months we will review and
discuss each of the 21 steps
and what we can do to ensure
a safe workplace
general PROFILE
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