Power and Water Corporation (NT) has reiterated its strong commitment to safety as core business across the workforce with a range of initiatives promoting and supporting the goal of Zero Harm, including a new EMS due later this year.

“There is no more important issue in our workplace than safety. This has been, and remains, a priority,” Managing Director John Baskerville said.

“Safety harmonisation work and safety training are a continuing and integrated part of our core business.

“A number of important projects around safety harmonisation are underway including a renewal of Power and Water’s Safety Management System.

“A high level Health, Safety and Environment Committee was established in 2013 of which I am the Chair, and this is strongly supported at multiple levels within the Corporation.

“Chairing the Health, Safety and Environment Committee ensures I can guide this process from the top.

“I am personally committed to Zero Harm at Power and Water.

“There is no more important initiative in a utility organisation,” he said.

Environment is a partnering element of health and safety and in addition to the existing environmental management practices Power and Water is currently developing an independent Environmental Management System (EMS) tailored to Power and Water’s current business activities.

“The revised EMS will be ready for implementation later this year and our approach to developing this system is in line with industry best practice,” Mr Baskerville said.

“In addition to these systems, processes and procedures, Power and Water has a Quality Assurance Team.

“I am proud of the work we are doing in safety, environment and quality and we are making good progress in this area,” he said.

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