Promoting a safe and healthy work environment

At BAI Communications, health and safety is at the heart of our strategy and decision-making. From understanding our risks, to ensuring people have the correct equipment, to training so they have the skills and knowledge to work safely.

Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, visitors and contractors, so our safety principles are integrated with all our work practices. Our safety framework is informed by continual engagement with all stakeholders, benchmarking against industry leaders, due diligence and legal compliance obligations.

We make safety a personal priority to help ensure everyone goes home safe every day.

Investing in the future

BAI leaders continually work to ensure that an uncompromising commitment to health and safety flows through the organisation.

We are committed to identifying and addressing hazards and risks in the workplace on an ongoing basis, and review our policy every three years to ensure it remains relevant and appropriate. Furthermore, all field activities are conducted in accordance with our Safe Work Method Statement – a task-specific risk assessment that must be prepared and approved before any work is commenced that involves identified hazards.

BAI constantly invests in the latest equipment to help keep our people safe. Through BAI’s initiative in Australia, one team is trialling Optalert’s anti-fatigue glasses. These glasses measure the wearer’s eyelid movements 500 times a second with a tiny invisible LED light built into the frame, using wireless connectivity. The results then translate into an alarm that first alerts the driver if they become drowsy. Then, their manager is notified if the driver hasn’t taken a break and starts showing increasing signs of tiredness. Consequently, the wearer can avoid the dangerous risk of driver fatigue.

Compliance with Australian and international standards

Underpinning our activities is a suite of fully certified integrated systems accredited to various Australian and International standards:

  • New Zealand Standard 4801:2001 for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
  • Australia/New Zealand Standard and ISO Standard 9001:2015 for quality management (plus aligns with the EIA 632 standard on Systems Engineering).

Member of the Federal Safety Commissioner’s OHS Scheme

Our Broadcast Services division was accredited under the Federal Safety Commissioner’s (FSC) Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) scheme in 2012 – a requirement for all government-funded construction programmes with a value over $4 million. We are the only FSC-accredited broadcast managed service provider in the country. Under this heavily audited scheme, we successfully delivered the Spectrum Restack Program with zero lost time injuries – a significant achievement for a high-risk project involving 200 workers across 426 sites nationally.

We’ve achieved 100% compliance with the standards under a rigorous external audit programme and operate at a lost time injury rate well below the national average. This applies to both employees and contractors. The division also participates in the Australian Government’s Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) for Critical Infrastructure Resilience. A dedicated Risk and Internal Audit Manager is responsible for assessing and maintaining appropriate actions and accreditations across our business.