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Health and Safety

Vicinity values its people and their wellbeing and is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all team members, contractors, tenants, visitors and customers.

Vicinity will take all reasonably practicable measures to eliminate risk to health and safety of our team members, contractors, tenants, visitors, customers and other people who maybe affected by our operations. Where it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate those risks, Vicinity will reduce them so far as is reasonably practicable.

Vicinity’s Health, Safety & Wellbeing (HSW) Management System has been designed to align with AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems. This assists Vicinity to comply with its key legal HSW obligations, and to act in accordance with the Vicinity Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy.

The HSW Management system is based upon a Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle which aims to continuously improve HSW performance and outcomes. Key elements of the PDCA cycle are:

  • Leadership and worker participation - this is required to enable the cycle to function

  • Planning - plan stage of the cycle

  • Support - part of do stage of the cycle

  • Operation - part of the do stage of the cycle

  • Performance evaluation - the check stage of the cycle 

  • Improvement - the act stage of the cycle  

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PDCA CycleCredit: AS ISO 45001:2018

Set out below is an overview of the Vicinity charters, procedures that form part of the Health & Safety Management System and other documents that support the PDCA cycle.

Leadership & worker participation (policy, safety culture, accountabilities, consultation, governance)

Planning (objectives, legal compliance, risk management, security management and emergency management)

  • Risk Management Policy & Tool Kit

  • Compliance Management Policy

  • Crisis and Emergency Management Framework

  • Asset Management Framework

  • Security Operations Policy and Framework

  • Procedures: Hazard ID Risk assessment & control, Legal and other requirements, and Objectives, planning & targets

Do – Support (Resource availability, fitness for work, training and instruction, communication, document control)

  • Communication Guidelines

  • Procedures: Induction and education, Document control, Record Management, and Injury Management

  • Do – Operation (Procurement and process control)

  • Purchasing Policy

  • Procedures: Contractor management, Construction projects contractor management, Tenant management, and Safety in Design

Check (Inspect and investigate, audit and review, and safety trends)

  • Risk Management Tool Kit

  • Procedures: HSW System Audit, and Reporting

  • Act (Incident reporting and investigations, and continuous improvement)

  • Procedures: Workplace inspections, Incident investigations, Corrective actions and Injury management