Quality, Safety & Environment
The Fairbrother Integrated Management System deals with quality, occupational health, safety and environmental risk management as integral aspects of the way we work.
Our quality management system encompasses all aspects of the building process from the tender/negotiation stage to post-implementation review. This system has also been designed to deal effectively with design and construct projects.
In regards to workplace health and safety, we directly employ a team of professionals to provide support, monitor compliance and drive continuous improvement. In addition, all our Site Foremen and Supervisors hold a Certificate III in Occupational Health & Safety and our employees regularly take part in behavioural safety training.
Environmental aspects and impacts are also dealt with through the Integrated Management System and, as with quality and safety, responsibility for environmental risk has been devolved through our management structure to ensure that all of our people play a key role in mitigating environmental harm.
Fairbrother is a pre-qualified contractor for building, construction and maintenance services in both Tasmania and Victoria.
Our Integrated Management System is third-party audited and accredited to:
- AS/NZS ISO9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems
- AS/NZS 4801:2001 for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
- AS/NZS ISO14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems
In addition, our business has been accredited by the Federal Safety Commission to the Australian Government Building & Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme (Accreditation No. 0113).
We understand that it’s important to take a long-term view of our business and its impact on the natural environment and have taken a proactive stance in this regard.
As part of our commitment to sustainable business practices, we have focused on our ‘direct impacts’ which include the burning of fossil fuels, energy consumption and waste management. Vehicle procurement is based on a range of factors including fuel efficiency and emissions, and we are actively investigating energy efficiency measures for our sites and offices. In terms of waste management, we strive to limit the volume of biodegradable waste being directed to landfill and wherever possible we look to reuse or recycle.
Long recognised as an Employer of Choice, we have established a range of best-practice initiatives to ensure we attract, engage and retain great people. A core focus is the professional development of our people, who are trained according to a set of predefined competency standards with an emphasis on safety and quality.
As a leading employer of trade apprentices, we have established an award-winning apprenticeship program which achieves industry-leading completion rates of around 98% or higher. And with some of our most senior people starting out as Fairbrother apprentices themselves, we believe the development of our young people is key to our future success.
To ensure our people maintain a healthy work/life balance, the Fairbrother Health and Wellbeing Program has been established to promote a range of lifestyle and fitness options, flexible work arrangements, employee support mechanisms and subsidised entry into key community events.
A career with Fairbrother is about more than just a job. Our inclusive culture encourages people to achieve their highest potential and rewards them through industry-leading wages and conditions and opportunities for promotion.
To express an interest in a career with Fairbrother, visit our careers page.