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.
At Vicinity, we believe everyone has the right to go home safe and healthy. This belief forms the framework to the way we do business. This year, we developed a health and safety strategy which outlines a roadmap for the development of health and safety capabilities across Vicinity. It also outlines our mission of providing safe and healthy environments for our communities.
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 system includes an induction and education program, health and safety management system (H&SMS) self-assessments and centre audits, the use of competent contractors, regular reviews of procedures and stringent health and safety assessments prior to appointing principal contractors for development and asset refurbishment works.
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.