Identifying and managing risks is essential to achieving our goal of zero harm, and we have systems in place to help us do this.
A vital part of risk management is sharing information. Our power station employees gather together regularly to discuss hazards, risk, and safety news.
serious injury and fatality prevention
The Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention program is about working together to help keep our people, plant, and environment safe. It’s part of our wider strategy to achieve a zero harm workplace.
This program is targeting the risks that have the potential to cause an injury or fatality. These include personal risks, such as working at heights or in confined spaces, and major accident hazards, such electricity, steam, and chemicals.
The program aims to ensure all CS Energy employees know how to identify and manage a critical risk, and how to continuously improve our safety systems to prevent an incident from occurring.
permit to work
CS Energy uses a Permit to Work (PTW) lock system for coordinating and isolating live energy sources at our power stations.
The PTW system is our primary safety system and aims to control access to plant and equipment and minimise the risk of injury to personnel.
We use a lock out/tag out system and SAP interface to manage the isolations. All hazardous energy sources are identified, de energised and physically isolated prior to work commencing on equipment or systems.
Managing occupational health hazards
We’re strengthening how we assess and manage occupational hazards in our work environment. This includes hazards such as noise, vibration, dust, chemicals and ergonomic factors.
An external specialist has conducted a risk assessment of these hazards at our sites, in particular assessing coal dust exposure following the re-emergence of Black Lung disease in Queensland.
We're monitoring personal dust exposure at our coal-fired sites to ensure that we have the appropriate controls in place to protect workers. And, because many of our people have worked long-term in the energy or other coal related industry, we’re offering voluntary respiratory health assessments for anyone concerned about their respiratory health.