You’re in HSEQ certified safe hands with FTS Resolve
At FTS Resolve, when it comes to health and safety, we know it involves not only the health and wellbeing of our own team members and contractors, but that of the communities we operate in. After all, everyone deserves to go home from work in the same condition as when they arrived.
Health and safety is an element of HSEQ, and FTS is equally committed to the continuous improvement of our quality assurance and environment objectives.
What is HSEQ certification?
Health, safety, environment and quality certification (HSEQ) is not only the endorsement of adherence to Australian and international standards, but it illustrates the implementation of an integrated management system (IMS). Our IMS ensures that we have systemised processes and activities – including internal and external auditing – for safety and environmental protection in and around the workplace.
We continue to hold accreditation for three standards: ISO 9001 Quality, AS/NZS 4801 Safety and ISO 14001 Environment. This qualifies our IMS practices, giving our clients, both existing and prospective, the confidence that their delivery partners are working to the highest local and international Safety, Environment and Quality practices every day.
Federal Safety Commissioner accredited
Did we mention that we’re also Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC) accredited? FSC accreditation means that we are compliant to the National Construction Code and Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme, which ensures that companies in the building and construction space are promoting healthier and safer workplaces.
Very few companies in the building, construction and telecommunications industry – of equivalent size to us – have both the triple HSEQ certification and FSC accreditation, and it’s something we’re very proud of.
What does HSEQ certification mean for FTS?
HSEQ certification not only means that our systems and procedures meet international standards, but it also allows us to take confidence in the quality of service and operations we provide our clients.
HSEQ certification is by no means ‘set and forget’, it involves maintaining our IMS practices on a daily basis. For us, this means:
- Regular pre-starts for our fleet of plant and vehicles, whether it be a directional drill setup, excavator, heavy rigid vehicles or a 4×4 ute
- Team leaders are equipped the latest technology, allowing them to: access documentation, record signatures, take photos (for quality assurance) and capture necessary information to ensure the safety of our operations
- Daily check-ins to see that procedures are being followed. For example, whether ‘tailgates’ are being performed
- Regular desktop and field audits. This involves a gap analysis across the three standards (health and safety, environment, and quality) to ensure they’re being applied to business activities
- Management carry out field inspection audits, which includes having a member of our executive team present to check: the currency of tickets, SWMS (Safe Work Method Statements), and that personal protective equipment (PPE) is up to standard.
These checks and audits ensure we continue to meet the highest standards demanded by the government, industry bodies, our organisation and importantly, our clients.
Aside from regular internal audits and checks from our team and crew leaders (as part of our business as usual IMS processes), an annual surveillance and a triennial audit is conducted by a JAS-ANZ accredited auditing company to ensure we continue to meet certification.
To gain, maintain and uphold HSEQ standards takes a monumental team effort right across the business, with a total contribution throughout the year from all employees. We’re proud to say that these are standards and processes we live by day-to-day; and this helps prove the success of the system we have in place.