There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes during the fitout of a medical, dental or veterinary practice. One key element that happens in the background of all Elite project sites is safety management.
Providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all workers, visitors and members of the public is a priority for Elite, and there’s a lot of work that goes into fulfilling this commitment.
Before Elite commence any project – no matter how big or small – we conduct a site specific risk assessment. The primary objectives of the risk assessment process include:
Once a risk assessment is complete, we document the agreed control measures, actions and responsibilities in a formal safety management plan. This plan us in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act and associated regulations.
This plan remains in the place for the duration of the project. It is discussed with and reviewed by all workers on site during their induction process. Amendments are made to the plan if there are changes in the management of risks. If there are any changes, Elite will consult workers regarding the changes.
In many of our fitouts, we work on “live” sites, where a practice is still operating during construction. Elite’s public protection controls are even more important in these projects to ensure practice staff, patients and visitors are safe from any potential construction site risks and hazards.
Some of the public safety measures we typically put in place include:
Safety is of the utmost importance to Elite, with our goal to have zero injuries to staff, contractors and members of the public on all of our sites.