At Secto, we do not believe in safety only to fulfil our legal requirements. For us, safety is the core value of all our actions every day! Our 1st priority is to make sure that all of our staff and contractors get home safely each day from work. These 10 Platinum Rules apply to all our staff and contractors and are to be used each day during work activities. The 10 Platinum Rules must become the core foundation in our way of approaching and conducting any work activity.

Our 10 Platinum Rules are designed to ensure we can all work safely every day, without putting ourselves and our colleagues at any unnecessary risk. With the Platinum Rules, anyone working for Secto Services, as either an employee or contractor, is empowered to interrupt an activity whenever he or she observes an unsafe act or an unsafe condition. We will not accept to have a resultant injury due to a predictable cause, or to accept actions that are unsafe. Therefore, whenever we find a hazard, we must report it in order to eliminate it. It is our duty to ensure that any and all activities are conducted in a safe manner; keeping both ourselves and our colleagues safe.

Right to Say No

Correct training and knowledge to complete the task and empower the employee to be able to say NO if something is not safe.

Alcohol or Drugs use

Never drive or operate machinery under the influence of substances that may put you or others at risk eg. Alcohol or Drugs.  For prescription medication, get clearance from your doctor before returning to work.

Electrical awareness

Never undertake electrical works you are not qualified to do. Always confirm power has been disconnected before you commence work on any equipment.


Personal Protective Equipment

Always use appropriate PPE specific to the environment you are working in, Hard Hats, Safety Boots, Goggles, Gloves etc and always use safety harnesses when working at height.

Safe Driving Practices

Always use a seatbelt and never exceed speed limits. Take road and weather conditions into consideration. Never use a mobile phone or any handheld device whilst driving. Always reverse park. Be aware of all other road users. Look out for warning signs either permanent or temporary.

Expect the unexpected!

Plant and Machinery

Never use machinery/plant you are not trained and ticketed to use and ensure all plant/machinery is fit for purpose and certified. Never leave keys in unattended plant or machinery.

Signing, Lighting and Guarding

All work on the public highways including footpaths and verges require a Traffic Management Plan only a certified operative can design and erect. Always protect openings or excavations by using appropriate barriers or gate guards to prevent you, your colleagues or members of the public from injury. Prevent trip and fall hazards by keeping all work sites tidy.

Safe Dig Practices

Never commence a dig without reviewing and understanding all stats available on site. Look up & around to ensure there are no overhead cables or hazards above or around your working environment. Always scan prior to digging. Never start to dig within 10 Meters of HIGH VOLTAGE CABLES or HIGH PRESSURE GAS MAINS until the ESBN or Board Gais have issued a permit or are in attendance. Hand dig within 300mm of any service.

Working at Heights

A fixed or mobile platform with a guard or handrails must be used where practicable and verified by a competent person. Everyone must be trained and competent to perform the activity including the use of fall prevention and fall arrest equipment. Everyone must be attached to an anchorage point at all times and ladders must be secured. All equipment to be used is proven to be fit for purpose and inspected regularly.

Continuous Risk Assessment

Always assess your work area on a continuous basis. Hazards which may not have been present at the start of the day may emerge as works progress. Do not start a job if you do not think it is safe to do so.  Cease works if you believe it is unsafe to continue.

5×5 = 5 steps back and 5 minutes to plan your work