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Safety, Health & Environment

TasRail cares for the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, visitors and people in our community. We are focused on proactive, rather than reactive, risk management and believe that the amount of time spent in proactive safety actions is directly proportional to the time spent in incident investigation and recovery.

Working safely is fundamental to the success of our business. A safety or health incident could lead to personal harm for an individual, which we strive to avoid at all costs. Employees are required to stop and complete a pre‑task hazard assessment prior to commencing work activities to minimise the risk of an unplanned event. All our people are empowered – and encouraged – to stop work if they don’t feel safe.

TasRail works under the principle that all jobs can be performed safely regardless of the complexity of the task and everyone has a right to a safe working environment. The belief that all incidents can be prevented is built into the way we work. No one comes to work expecting to be involved in an incident, and there is an active culture of reporting any conditions that could lead to an incident. Prior to commencing activities, hazards are identified by the people performing the work and controls put in place to mitigate the risk to as low as reasonably practicable. We will continuously review, improve and recognise successes in our safety performance.