At Austal the safety of our people is at the forefront of everything we do. Our goal is Zero Harm and we work hard in an effort to achieve this every day.
Austal is committed to leading the international ship building industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment and embraces the principle of sustainable development, i.e. meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Austal continues to achieve both Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates (LTIFR) and Medical Treatment Injury Frequency Rates (MTIFR) at record low levels in contrast to the frequency rates in previous years. Our refocus on safety has seen new initiatives introduced and while maintaining a focus on the workplace culture and ramping up behavioural programs, we have embarked on a more systematic approach.
Austal’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Policy focuses on safe people, safe practices and safe work environments and promotes a workplace culture that raises awareness of individual responsibility for safety and health. Austal’s safety culture is achieved when these components are recognised and budgeted in conjunction with strong leadership.
Several Austal employees have been nominated in various Safe Work Awards for their safety innovations and the implementation of monthly recognition awards for safety. Austal has been recommended to WorkSafe Western Australia for a Silver Certificate of Achievement under the WorkSafe Plan Assessment, a third party assessment process. Austal’s US Operations received two awards from the Ship Builders Council of America for Excellence and its Improvement in Safety Performance.
Austal USA Vision
Austal USA will be a global leader by which other shipbuilders are measured.
For our shareholders - to yield strong return on investment and sustained growth
As a shipbuilder - to deliver high speed aluminum ships with innovative design at maximum value
As an employer - to provide a safe, stable and professional work environment with competitive compensation and benefits
As a corporate citizen - to enhance our communities' quality of life both environmentally and economically
As a business partner - to ethically engage in fair competition and mutual success
Austal USA Policies
Safety and Health Policy