The safety and health of our staff are of critical importance to us. With BFA staff providing engineering services to clients on and off shore it is imperative that there is a detailed training process are in place to ensure a continual upgrading of skills and awareness. BFA regularly assesses its staff competencies, OHS standards and ensure policies are continuously upgraded to meet the changing operating environment.
The focus or BFA’s OHS policy is:
- Compliance with the requirements of relevant legislation, codes of practice and allowing adequate financial provisions to meet such requirements.
- Provision of and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are safe and without risk and make arrangements for the safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant products and substances.
- Provision of the necessary information, instruction, drawing and appropriate supervision to ensure health and safety of employees at work.
- Provision of personal protection and safety equipment and where appropriate, industry training and adequate first aid facilities.
- Encourage joint consultation and participation between management and employees for promotion, maintenance of safety and occupational health. It is integral to this policy that all employees are actively involved in the implementation and effectiveness in by actively following company policy, procedures and programs to promote a safe and healthy environment.
BFA is committed to environmental best practice, and the continual improvement of its environmental performance, recognising its obligations both locally and globally, to present and succeeding generations. BFA disposes of waste in an environmentally acceptable way and employs the use of accredited ISO 14000 waste disposal organisations.
BFA is committed to:
- Acting in an environmentally responsible manner, as a member of the Australian community.
- Implementing the applicable requirements of Commonwealth, State and local legislation and regulations.
- Managing activities, which impact the environment in accordance with the principles of ecological sustainability.
- Monitoring the use of natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable.
- Maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilisation, minimising any environmental impacts.
- Reducing material and energy consumption, and maintaining environmentally sound waste management practices.
- Avoiding waste, reducing waste and maximising re-use and recycling.
- Re-using materials wherever practicable and ensuring the collection of materials appropriate for recycling.
- Working in co-operation with Government, industry and the community, addressing general environmental issues.
- Monitoring and developing the BFA environment policy.
BFA acknowledges its responsibilities, adopting a pro-active attitude for both the environment and the community. Since it’s its inception in 1988, BFA has always had a strong involvement in the community and actively promotes environmental awareness throughout all levels of the organisation.
BFA’s commitment to social responsibility is illustrated in the following activities:
- Sponsoring several community sporting associations.
- Sponsoring and supporting youth and young achievers.
- Actively operating trainee and apprenticeship programs.
- Regularly maintaining fleet vehicles to minimise environmental impact.
- Employing environmentally compliant cleaning stations.
- Utilising cross-contamination triple interceptor system.
- Ensuring solids and liquids recycling.