Systems in Place
TasSpan is a manufacturing/construction company specialising in precast components and bridge and marine construction, maintenance and asset management.
The management and staff are committed to customer satisfaction, safe work practices & minimising environmental pollution by working to international standards AS/NZS ISO 9001, AS/NZS ISO 14001 and AS 4801, as well as any statutory regulations and codes of practice applicable to the industry.
This will be achieved by:
- Promoting a high level of professionalism in service, workmanship and finish, encouraging innovation and new technology to ensure we meet the above requirements or better.
- Providing appropriate education, training, information and equipment to ensure personnel are able to continue to meet the above requirements.
- Communication with stakeholders to ensure synergy and compliance with all requirements.
- Incident investigation and trend analysis as well as regular reviews of procedures and policies.
- Establishing measurable objectives to facilitate continuous improvement in Quality, Safety and Environmental performance.
- Recognising that the company has a duty of care to its employees, subcontractors, clients and end users of the company’s products as well as the general public where interaction may occur.
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Policy
TasSpan P/L (the Company including AusSpan) is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, contractors and visitors and will comply with all relevant OHS legislation, Standards, Codes and guidelines to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all persons to whom we owe a duty of care.
In compliance with the Workplace Health & Safety Act 1995 and Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 1998, TasSpan P/L acknowledges its responsibility for the safety of all employees and other persons under its control, and will ensure the integration of health and safety into all aspects of our operations.
To achieve this, TasSpan P/L will:
- Identify and assess any risks to health and safety in our work practices, equipment and work environment with a view to either eliminating them or putting in place adequate control measures;
- Provide and maintain all equipment and tools in a safe condition;
- Provide and maintain all the appropriate safety and personal protective equipment required to ensure safe work practices;
- Provide training and instruction to ensure all employees are competent and are able to carry out their work in a safe manner;
- Re-evaluate and monitor all injury prevention activities undertaken by the Company, to ensure that the desired improvements to health and safety performance have been achieved and that no other hazards have inadvertently been created;
Continue to monitor and review the work environment, work practices and equipment in consultation with all employees.
In support of this policy, and in order to ensure employees fulfil their obligations under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, TasSpan P/L employees are expected to:
- Carry out their work in a safe and healthy manner;
- Take reasonable care to ensure the safety of themselves and others at all times;
- Follow established safe work procedures and comply with safety rules and instructions at all times;
- Comply with Workplace Health & Safety Act and Regulations;
- Report all incidents, accidents, near misses and hazards immediately.
- The success of this policy requires the full support and co-operation of all TasSpan/AusSpan employees.
TasSpan P/L (the Company, including AusSpan) acknowledges the importance of environmental protection, and the Company’s public duty and community expectations in this area. The Company is committed to identifying all environmental aspects of its operations and in minimising environmental impacts.
An environmental management system integrated into all of TasSpan’s other operating systems (including TasSpan’s certified Quality and Safety Management Systems) will provide the framework to achieve the following:
Compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulatory requirements, codes of practice and client requirements, and best practice industry approaches in environmental management, including in particular the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and Regulations (Tasmania) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).
Optimisation of the system by implementing and reviewing performance measures;
Control of pollution and waste emissions by adopting effective waste minimisation techniques underpinned by high level documented procedures, instructions and compliance activities;
Continuous improvement of the system using incident reporting, audits, investigation and analysis;
Targets & Objectives that are appropriate to the size and activities of the business
Communication of environmental issues to personnel via scheduled and ad hoc employee/management meetings, notice boards, documented work practices and various risk assessment/employee consultation processes;
Ensuring adequate human resources and appropriate training (as required) are available;
Monitoring the system with regular audits and inspections;
Promoting environmental awareness within the business;
Reviewing the system regularly and incorporating new technology where applicable;
- Pre-cast yard
- 23m Stressing beds
- 33m T beam stressing bed
- 45t, 50t & 70t mobile slewing cranes
- 5t hydraulic pile driver
- Free fall drop hammers & frames
- 4x 4.5 tonne flat tray vehicles and mobile tool trailers
- Comprehensive range of minor tools
- Light vehicle fleet including 4wd’s
- 2x Back end cranes
- 2x 3.5t fork lifts
- 24m precast beam launcher
- DIER Bailey bridge emergency response stock (owned by DIER)
- Third Party Accredited Integrated Management System: Quality, OH&S and Environmental Systems