Zero Harm means sustaining a work environment that:
Compliance with our health and safety and environmental commitments is monitored by the Downer Board Zero Harm Committee.
Detailed information about Downer’s policies, procedures and performance in relation to health and safety and the environment is contained in Downer’s annual Sustainability Reports. (Link to 2015 Report)
The health and safety of Downer’s people is our first priority.
Our goal of Zero Harm requires continuous improvement to achieve zero work-related injuries. Downer’s managers are expected to lead by example and are held accountable for safety performance and creating a workplace culture that recognises the safety of Downer’s people is paramount.
Our employees are expected to take personal responsibility and be involved in setting and complying with Downer’s standards and improvement initiatives. Downer provides support and training to enable our people to maintain a safe working environment.
At Downer, we believe that any workplace injury or disease is preventable. We work to identify and control hazards and we support the health and well-being of our people. We have systems and processes in place that move us beyond compliance as we strive for continuous improvement. We have implemented tools and programs to engage, support and develop our people at all levels.
Downer’s Health and Safety Policy can be found here (link to PDF)