Focus on safety

We are committed to providing an injury-free environment for all of our stakeholders in line with our belief that everyone has the right to go home safe and healthy.

Vicinity’s operations expose our team, contractors, retailers and consumers, to the risk of injury or illness. In addition, a health and safety incident could affect, Vicinity’s reputation, subject it to claims, for financial compensation or have regulatory consequences.

We are committed to providing an injury-free environment for all of our stakeholders in line with our belief that everyone has the right to go home safe and healthy. Vicinity has a dedicated health and safety team that maintains our health and safety management system to support the provision of a safe and healthy environment. This includes providing induction and education, the use of competent contractors, regular reviews of our procedures and stringent health and safety assessments prior to appointing principal contractors for development and asset refurbishment works.

Vicinity maintains a crisis and emergency management system which provides the framework for Vicinity to respond to a major incident or crisis occurring at one of its centres, development sites, or offices. This system is supported by a training and education program across our centres, including the use of desktop and simulated emergency management exercises. 

88%

of our people said they are satisfied with our health and safety practices in the 2017 employee engagement survey

 

Debriefs and post incident reviews are conducted after any significant incident or event, in order to assess the effectiveness of the system and to identify and implement any opportunities for improvement.

Essential to our health and safety goals is having effective leadership at all levels throughout the organisation. We expect our people leaders to champion good health and safety practices in the workplace and actively engage with their team members. We are pleased with the good practices embraced within Vicinity, with high scores for health and safety in both the current and prior years’ engagement surveys.

To view our injury performance indicators, please visit the FY17 Performance Pack