Creating a healthy and safe work environment is a key focus for HTS Group, and while we are committed to ensuring our team is safe all year round, it’s always good to be reminded about the importance of work health and safety.

This month (October) is National Safe Work Month – a time when we have been celebrating the fact that Australia is one of the safest places in the world to work, but also a time when we have been renewing our commitment to building even safer workplaces. Putting people first is one of our core beliefs at HTS Group. Our staff are our greatest asset – they are a skilled, loyal and talent group of problem solvers – and creating a safe workplace is our number one priority.

Since 2005, HTS Group has adopted a range of government initiatives and management systems into our daily operating procedures to reflect our commitment to the safety of our staff, clients and the environment. HTS Group prepares both a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for every project and a daily hazard assessment to foster a safe work environment for our loyal team of qualified staff.

Our work removing friable or non-friable asbestos is conducted in accordance with Safe Work NSW Codes of Practice and WHS legislation. We produce a SWMS and Asbestos Removal Control Plan (ARCP) for every licensed removal project. When it comes to our demolition services, HTS Group is also licensed and certified in accordance with Safe Work NSW and the Workplace Health and Safety Management System. To support our civil works, site maintenance and roofing services employees are equipped with high-risk work licenses in the areas of dogging, elevated work platforms, safe work at heights and confined spaces.

The theme of this year’s National Campaign has been ‘A moment is all it takes.’ While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm. As the campaign comes to an end, we encourage all of our partners and clients who have not yet taken a moment this month to focus on workplace safety to join us in doing so.