02 9363 2754
41-43 Bridge Street, Rydalmere 2116
We understand that our future depends on what we do with our present.

Policies

 

Environmental Policy

We are committed to finding the most environmentally efficient waste management, recycling methods and educational offerings for our clients.

Our company recognises that compliance with environmental legislation is a shared responsibility which requires the cooperation of all people in the workplace, including consultants and suppliers.

Following are actions which are fundamental to Sydney Waste Services and we are constantly striving to improve them.

  • Effective communication between clients, consultants and staff in relation to environmental issues.
  • Working closely with clients to identify environmental efficiencies that need to be addressed as a part of the project specifications, construction strategies and strategic plans for civil works.
  • Ongoing identification, assessment and control of workplace environmental risks.
  • Active training of staff in environmental issues, and the development of a response team/action methodology to address emergencies.
  • The identification of dangerous goods and the provision of material safety data sheets (MSDS) for easy reference at the point of storage and transportation of dangerous goods/waste.
  • Internal reviews of the system to identify potential issues and identify strategies for rectification and continuous improvement.
  • Policy and procedures for the segregation of waste for recycling and the management of the system.
  • Environmental objectives are established and processes put in place to measure them, revising targets as operational experience dictates changes.
  • Management seeks to continuously improve the environmental management system and identify positive aspects which may be applied to client projects.
  • Documentation is created, referenced and controlled according to the quality system processes.
  • SWS monitor environmental legislation to make sure that its system complies with its requirements.
  • Management and staff are committed to the segregation, recycling and disposal of waste generated at project sites.
  • SWS have developed an environmental management system that is compliant with the requirements of ISO 14001-2004 and associated legislation.
  • SWS management endorses strategies for the reduction of pollution.
 
 

ohs policy

Sydney Waste Services are committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace environment, and acknowledge that this is a shared obligation of all personnel.

The following actions are fundamental to the maintenance and continuous improvement of the SWS OHS system:

  • Consultation between employer and staff in relation to OHS policy and procedures, and continuous improvement of the system.
  • Ongoing identification, assessment and control of workplace hazards and associated risks. This includes assessment of both initial and residual ‘risks’.
  • Management of OHS issues during site visits, and where the company is contracted to control a client’s site using the company’s policy and procedures.
  • Reporting of incidents, near misses and accidents. Active investigation of these situations to develop effective strategies to eliminate or minimise reoccurrence.
  • Active training of staff in OHS and operational requirements with performance reviews and key performance indicators used to assess and develop continuous improvement strategies for individuals.
  • Internal reviews of the system to identify any potential problems, thereby allowing rectification to occur before the issue becomes an issue.
  • Prepare OHS objectives to measure system performance and processes put in place to collect data to measure progress with their attainment.
  • SWS maintain an OHS management system compliant with the requirements of OHS Act 2000 NSW and other Australian States and Territories and the associated regulations, as well as AS 4801-2001 (OHS management systems).
  • Policy and procedures are developed and communicated to staff and third party suppliers (where applicable).
  • Management and staff recognise an ongoing obligation to consider the health and safety of others in the workplace.
  • The system providing for the maintenance of equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications, with faulty items quarantined until faults have been rectified.
  • Providing staff with personal protective equipment (PPE) where this is required.
  • Third party supplier services being performance-managed, including compliance with OHS requirements.
  • Documents are referenced and revisions are controlled to ensure currency of information (document security systems are in place).

This policy is reviewed at least annually to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate to SWS’ scope of client services.

 
 

quality policy

Purpose

Quality policy and objectives are established, and reviewed - for relevance to client service requirements, at least annually.

Quality policy and objectives reflect the intent of the quality system and shall be consistent with Sydney Waste Services (SWS) contractual obligations. They will address quality, environmental and OHS issues.

Procedure

The following processes will be addressed:

  • Establish and document a quality policy which is to be signed by a director.
  • Establish and document objectives, which are measurable and consistent for all activities, e.g. on time deliver.
  • Consider specific contractual obligations when developing objectives if these apply, e.g. major contractual outcomes.
  • Document the mechanisms used to collect data and measure objectives/ outcome and who will be responsible for collection.
  • Prepare concise statements that describe the quality objectives and provide these to all staff/subcontractors (as appropriate).
  • Make sure that the service standards are appropriate for each client product, as well as being measurable and achievable for the company.
  • Review evaluations of product key performance indicators to ensure any issues are proactively addressed in future agreements and they meet quality objectives.
  • Adjust documentation to reflect changes to the quality system.

Integrated system policy and objectives are to be reviewed annually and outcomes reported to the directors. Objects may be changed to reflect current business goals.
The system review process will be by way of a minuted meeting, which will:

  • Examine the company’s progress in attaining the specified objectives.
  • Identify strategies to address quality objectives and enhance the system’s performance as part of the SWS continuous improvement plan. Rectification strategies are put in place to address these issues.
  • Identify any quality objectives that are no longer relevant and delete.
  • Identify any new quality objectives that have emerged due to new business directions.
  • Check all client product documentation, e.g. brief, scope and specifications, to ensure it is consistent with the quality system policy and objectives.
 
 
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