At Secto, safety is the core value of all our actions every day — we go way beyond simply fulfilling our legal requirements. Our whole safety ethos is built on our 10 Platinum Rules, which reduce unnecessary risk. Any employee or contractor is empowered to interrupt an activity if they feel any of these rules are being breached.
Safe driving practices
Always use a seatbelt and never exceed speed limits. Never use a mobile phone or any handheld device while driving. Always reverse park. Be aware of all other road users. Look out for warning signs, either permanent or temporary. Expect the unexpected!
Alcohol and drugs
Never drive or operate machinery under the influence of substances that may put you or others at risk, e.g. alcohol, recreational drugs or certain prescribed medication. Get clearance from your doctor before returning to work.
Never undertake electrical work if you are not qualified to do so. Always confirm that power has been disconnected before you commence work on any equipment. ELECTRICITY CAN KILL YOU.
Personal protective equipment
Always use appropriate PPE specific to the environment you are working in, e.g. hard hats, safety boots, goggles, gloves etc. Always use safety harnesses when working at a height.
Right to say no
Correct training and knowledge to complete the task, and empower the employee to be able to say NO if something does not feel completely safe.