Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

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Quality Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Environment Policy

Management Systems Certification

Austal has an implemented Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Integrated Management System that supports our people, our values, and achieving our business objectives.

Our HSEQ system delivers a safety first working culture, with a focus on protecting the environment; and the delivery of Quality products for our customers.

We achieve this by growing our business in a sustainable way, which promotes continual improvement in all aspects of our business.

Austal strives for and continues to achieve record low Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates (LTIFR) and Medical Treatment Injury Frequency Rates (MTIFR) in our workplaces and we are recognised as a leader in safety throughout the global shipbuilding industry. For example, in Australia, Austal has achieved in excess of 600 day’s production Lost Time Injury (LTI) free.

Our ongoing focus on ‘Zero Harm and Zero Waste’ and a collaborative approach to workplace HSEQ management sees new, employee driven initiatives to improve production methodologies, processes and procedures regularly introduced.

Health and Safety

Austal believes work Health and Safety best practice and the management of business risks are fundamental to the success of the company.

Our beliefs that underpin our commitments are:

• All accidents are preventable.

• Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility.

• Our behaviour as leaders influences safety.

• Anyone can stop an unsafe act.

• Lessons learnt and continuous improvement are vital to effective safety management.

• Caring for people means proactively preventing harm.

Our employees are expected to take personal responsibility and be involved in setting and complying with Austal Australia standards and improvement initiatives. Austal Australia provides support and training to enable our people to maintain a safe working environment.

At Austal Australia, we believe that any workplace injury or disease is preventable. We work to identify and control hazards and we support the health and well-being of our people.  We have systems and processes in place that move us beyond compliance as we strive for continuous improvement.


Austal is committed to a culture based upon a team approach to preventing harm to the environment.

Our beliefs that underpin our commitments are:

• Environmental sustainability present opportunities for Austal and our stakeholders.

• Environmental management should be integrated into our everyday operations.

• Natural resources should be conserved by reusing and recycling material.

• Caring for the environment means proactively preventing harm.

Austal Australia prides our self in ensuring that we deliver projects and services in an environmentally responsible manner in accordance with legislation or any higher standard applied by the company.

We are committed to the development of robust environmental management systems and resource efficiency programs that will sustain our natural environment for future generations.


Austal Australia is committed to a Quality culture based on a team approach to providing products or services that meet requirements as a minimum.

Our beliefs that underpin our commitments are:

• Quality best practice and the management of business risks is fundamental to the success of the company.

• Customer satisfaction is a key business driver.

• Quality is everyone’s responsibility.

• The behaviour of Austal’s leaders directly influences quality.

• Sub-standard work is not to be released to customers either internally or externally.

• Everyone at Austal has two Quality goals; to work to standard, and to improve that standard.

Our Austal Australia quality management system is certified to the International Quality Management Standard ISO 9001: 2018 by Lloyd’s Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA).

Austal is committed to maintaining a focus on the delivery of Quality products by implementing the necessary controls where consistently; the right people, do the right thing, at the right time, to achieve the right result.