Health and Safety
Gap GeoSafe is the health and safety management system for the Gap Geo group. Gap Geo has invested significant resources in leading the way in defining safe work processes for geophysical activities to build our Geosafe HSEC Management System. We use DoneSafe to manage compliance with these processes.
Gap Geo is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees. We are active members of the Ground Geophysical Survey Safety Association (GGSSA) and the International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association (IAGSA).
Key Points of GeoSafe Policy
Duty of Care of Employers
- Providing and maintaining equipment so that it is safe to use
- Developing, implementing and maintaining safe systems of work
- Ensuring the safe use, handling, storage and transporting of dangerous goods and hazardous substances
- Maintaining workplaces under their control and management in a condition that is safe and without risk to health
- Providing information, instruction, training and supervision to workers.
- Ensuring visitors to a workplace are under their control and that management are aware of the safety requirements
Duty of Care of Employees
- An employee must use relevant safety equipment when provided or made available for their use
- Employees must not wilfully or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety
- Employees must not wilfully place at risk the health or safety of a person at the worker’s workplace
Safety Processes / Initiatives
Some examples of the activities that Gap GeoSafe initiates, or created processes for, are:
- Risk assessments – job hazard analysis
- Hygiene, drug and alcohol policies, screenings
- Incident reporting, daily meetings, inductions, communication requirements
- Emergency planning
- Hierarchy of control
- Fatigue management, field operations planning
- Machinery operation processes
- Manual handling, safe lifting
Crew Induction & Training
Our staff receive all relevant training required for the safe performing of their duties. Examples of which include:
- Driving courses, such as : Defensive driving course, ATV, 4wd, trailer towing
- Medical courses, such as : Apply First Aid, Remote Area First Aid
- Machinery courses, such as : Transmitters use training, Generator use training, Vehicle & ATV Maintenance
- Safe work courses and procedures, such as : Site inductions, field inductions, corporate induction, manual handling induction, daily safety meetings, Electrical workers permit, Drug & Alcohol screening, pre-employment medicals, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Site Supervisor (S1, S2, S3) training
- People courses, such as : Working in Teams
Anti-Bullying and Discrimination
Gap Geo recognises that it is essential to have a happy and healthy environment in the workplace.
We believe Equal Opportunity can deliver advantages to our business and workplace. Treating people fairly has a positive impact on staff and customers and enhances our reputation as an employer of choice. Equal Opportunity principles are in line with our aim to get the best from our people and give them the greatest opportunity to do their work well.
- No person will knowingly bully or discriminate any other person, whether they are an employee of Gap Geo or not.
- All persons will also comply with a client’s Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Policy while carrying out work for that client.
- Gap Geo will maintain procedures to ensure the proper and consistent implementation of this Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Policy.
- Discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation will not be tolerated.
Environment and Community
Gap Geo is committed to industry-leading practices to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. We understand that we are visitors to communities in which we work and we will work with the community to minimise any intrusion.
The key points of our strategy to achieve this are:
- Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the companies
- Conduct all activities in a professional, environmentally and socially responsible and ethical manner
- Acknowledgement of and respect for the traditional owners of the land we work on
- Reduce waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
- Contribute to global action on climate change through energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse emissions
- Ensure lights and electrical equipment are turned off when not in use
- Use recycled or sustainably managed products which minimise their environmental impact
- Having an environmentally sustainable aware culture through engagement with the Good Life Goals
- Continuously improve how we can meet our sustainability goals and reduce our impact on the environment by encouraging feedback on all aspects of our policy