Workplace Health & Safety

Nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of our people.

We are determined to operate our business so as to ensure all our employees, suppliers, contractors and those who require and seek access to the Country Regional Network and the communities in which we operate are kept free of injury and illness. 

Our Health and Safety Policy outlines the ways in which we achieve this commitment.

As part of our commitment to 'Knowing everyone will return home safely every day‘, CRN have implemented a holistic, no compromise approach to safety - to keep our people safe we must ensure they’re well trained, motivated and understanding when it comes to safety in any of our job sites throughout regional NSW.  This commitment to safety extends from our most senior managers to our operational teams on the tracks.

Our safety, quality and environmental risk management structure includes strategic, operational, team and individual planning processes and applies to assessment processes on all our work sites in the Country Regional Network (CRN).

All contractors and other visitors to our sites must comply with strict rail safety obligations and compliance. Contractors and Third Party Protection Officers also need to register and complete our online Health Safety and Environment (HSE) induction program to work with us.

Three-pillar approach

John Holland’s approach to safety is based on three vital pillars:

Capability: All staff should understand their safety responsibilities and have the skills to carry out their functions in accordance with the highest standards of safety performance.

Risk Management: Safety risks should always be identified at the planning and pre-mobilisation phases of projects. The goal of our Safety, Quality and Environment Risk (SQE) Management Program is to make this program so integral to our operations that it’s regarded by everyone as "just the way we work around here".

Culture: Safety should be maintained as one of our core values, focusing on the wellbeing of our people, transparent and critical reporting and analysis, and a constant awareness and management of our operational risks.

Global Mandatory Requirements for safety and environment

The John Holland Global Mandatory Requirements (GMRs) for safety and environment outline the control strategies and minimum standards for the key risks we are exposed to across our business. They have been developed to provide a clear and concise point of reference for our key risks and apply to all John Holland workplaces.  The GMRs cover:

  1. Traffic, Plant and People
  2. Excavation and Trenching
  3. Lifting Operations
  4. Electrical Safety
  5. Working at Height
  6. Fitness for Work
  7. Temporary Works
  8. Isolation
  9. Site Environment Management
  10. Clearing , Water Management and Earthworks
  11. Resources, Recycling and Waste Management

GMR Guide

For more information on our health and safety processes please contact us