Maintaining a safe work environment is central to all projects and processes at Algon Steel.

Safety is an integral part of our culture at Algon Steel. We conduct clear, thorough examinations of safety risks and the implementation of Work Health and Safety (WHS) controls.

At Algon Steel, we recognise our moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace, pant and system of work, not just for our workers, but also for contractors, customers and visitors. This commitment also extends to the local community and environment, ensuring that our operation and activities does not cause any injury, illness or damage.

We provide written procedures, instructions, training and supervision to workers, contractors and customers to ensure continued health and safety of all our stakeholders and compliance with legislative and industry standards.

At Algon Steel, we pride ourselves on maintaining positive workplace relationships. We encourage consultation and cooperation between management and employees and elect health and safety representatives to report on matters that may affect the health and safety of workers.

Australian Steel Institute

Regulatory framework

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011 applies to all types of projects, from residential and commercial through to infrastructure and resources. The Act places significant shared responsibility and ‘duty of care’ on all parties, specifically manufacturers, importers, suppliers, designers and constructors.

The Building Ministers Forum (BMF) provides strategic policy direction to the preparation of the National Construction Code (NCC) by the Australian Building Code Board (ABCB).

Safety in design

The Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice sits under the WHS Act and provides specific guidance to stakeholders involved in the design of a building or structure. It highlights the shared responsibility to safe outcomes placed on all stakeholders. The engineer should inform manufacturers, importers, suppliers and contractors of their responsibilities

The Code of Practice sets out obligations to develop a safety report. This report fosters transparency, outlining all unusual or atypical aspects of the project are properly documented and addressed by the responsible party.