HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) at NRW are intrinsically linked to the way we work. We are strongly focussed on completing our daily tasks in a safe manner, looking out for our workmates and ultimately delivering civil and mining projects to our clients that we are proud of. NRW’s vision is for every employee to arrive home safely after each shift or swing.
NRW is committed to achieving the highest possible performance in occupational health and safety across all business operations with a target to eliminate incidents and injuries on every project. NRW have successfully rolled out safety initiatives such as the “A Safe Day. Every Day.” program to improve safety performance. Comprised of company-wide safety initiatives and procedures, the “A Safe Day. Every Day.” program promotes information sharing and communication between NRW’s projects to improve safety across the company by learning through our peers.
The program also contains a recognition component where employees who go above and beyond for safety or create a positive safety initiative are recognised site and company-wide.
OH&S MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Our Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems are accredited to AS4801:2001 / ISO18001:2007, the applicable Australian and International Standards and are both subject to continuous auditing by an external 3rd party. We stringently manage risk through a planned and careful approach focusing around hazard identification, minimisation, monitoring and control procedures, and by reviewing safety performance.
NRW understands that responsible environmental management in the resources and infrastructure sector plays a significant role in ensuring sustainability in Australia. NRW has demonstrated outstanding performance in managing the environmental impact of mining and civil projects and works closely with clients to ensure compliance with all legislative requirements.
NRW’s Environmental Management Systems provide the foundation for the consistent delivery of the highest level of environmental management across all civil and mining projects. In order to identify environmental obligations and to set management procedures, every project undertaken involves careful environmental planning from project inception to the operational stages. Environmental professionals are engaged to monitor compliance with these obligations and encourage positive behaviours and high quality outcomes. NRW maintains certification to the international specification for Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001. Compliance to the specification is strictly monitored by external agencies on a regular basis and demonstrates the commitment shown by our management to continually improve the company’s environmental performance and business efficiency.
NRW has successfully employed and supported Indigenous people within our Civil and Mining operations since the forming of the company. Our long-term success depends on the well-being and development of the communities in which we operate and we are committed to engaging with Indigenous communities to provide enduring progressive opportunities. This commitment has come to fruition through the Powerup Program, which gives Indigenous candidates the opportunity to grow a career at NRW and gain valuable experience within the civil and mining industries.
Powerup provides opportunities for Indigenous candidates lacking entry level skills to break into the civil and mining industries. Each Powerup Program is tailored to meet specific project requirements and wherever possible candidates will be offered employment with NRW on successful graduation.
The program delivers competency based training using hands-on activities such as driving haul trucks and rollers, including OH&S practices and procedures, which is empowering for the candidates.
Employees participate in a structured training program which may involve the following:
- Up to one week classroom environment.
- Up to two weeks in an operating construction pit or in a production environment.
- Simulation training may also be provided.
- Ongoing mentoring and support by a dedicated trainer and assessor.