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Safety of paramount importance for BMD

BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development in the urban development, transport infrastructure, resources and energy sectors.

With approximately 1,500 staff throughout Australia, BMD delivers projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion.

As a major player in the construction and development industry, the health and safety of their workers is a priority for BMD.

In early 2012, BMD established a goal of Zero Harm across the entire organisation, promoting continual improvement of health, safety, environment and quality management.

The introduction of a range of new initiatives over the past few years has delivered significant safety improvements for the business including a 37 per cent reduction in Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate.

BMD were also awarded Silver recognition by the Queensland Government for the 2014 Queensland Workplace for Wellness initiative.

A key activity of the Zero Harm initiative involves 'Safety Based Observations' (SBO) which allow for recognition and management of safe and unsafe practices.

“The health and safety of our staff has always been of paramount importance and this philosophy is reflected in our goal of Zero Harm,” BMD health and safety manager Brian Olsen said.

“Through our Zero Harm goal we aim to ensure that each and every person who comes into contact with our business remains safe and in good health while in our care.”

WorkCover Queensland Customer Services Manager, Construction, Tammy Kangas says that BMD is building a strong safety culture among their workers.

“BMD encourages staff commitment to the Zero Harm philosophy in a number of ways,” Tammy said.

“One of their best initiatives is the Personal Safety Commitment board, which the workers sign to show their commitment.”

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If you'd like information on injury management, or supporting an injured worker and their return to work, please contact us on 1300 362 128.