At Coates safety comes first. It underpins everything we do. After all, helping to build a better future isn’t possible without ensuring the safety of everyone involved..
It’s our mission to set the benchmark for everyone from our team to our customers. It’s our aim to create a workplace that’s both injury and incident free and do everything we can to ensure the safety of all we come into contact with.
Coates operates a Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality management system across all Australian operations. Coates has certification of the system for its Belmont, Dandenong, Meadowbrook, Moorebank and Mascot locations. The scope of the management system and certification are available to interested parties upon request.
At Coates we care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of our people, customers and communities. Our Life Saving Commitments represent the support our HSEQ team provides to all employees, empowering them to make positive safety decisions every day.
I am SUPPORTED to only attend work when I am mentally well, physical fit and wearing the correct PPE to safely perform my role.
I COMMIT to being fit to drive & to drive responsibly, for my safety and the safety of others on the road.
To SAFELY carry out my role I will ensure I am trained or deemed competent to complete the task and have a valid certification or licence, if required.
I will ensure I am EQUIPPED to follow load/unload procedures and use physical barriers to keep people safe from moving equipment and use the vehicle winch to protect myself.
Coates leadership team give me the POWER to stop work if it is unsafe, to speak up, report hazards and eliminate risk.
Coates leadership team give me the POWER to verify load dimensions, weight, restraint equipment and the suitability of the transport vehicle for the safety of our people, trusted partners and customers.
I COMMIT to stopping & thinking before starting any unfamiliar task and using our Risk Assessment tools to manage & assess risk first.
I COMMIT to using lock out tag out principles when working on any plant or equipment to prevent harm or injury to myself or work mates.
I PROMISE to always use the correct techniques and mechanical lifting aids to protect my body and wellbeing.
I PROMISE to always wear fall protection & prevention equipment to protect my body from harm or injury.
At Coates we understand the importance of reliability to your business.
With over 1 million assets to manage, reliability is at the centre of what we do. That’s why we’ve invested significantly in ensuring that our maintenance programs are second to none. Developed by our expert service teams, the Coates Maintenance System sets the industry benchmark for equipment maintenance programs. Here's why:
Every Coates machine carries a printed service sticker detailing the machine's service program, when and where the machine was serviced and who it was serviced by.
We also produce a range of logbooks to enable operators to “safety check” the equipment before use, as well as record any faults that might have been found.
For small plant, we supply Operating and Safety Instruction sheets at Branch level to advise the customer how to operate the equipment safely.
SafetyHub is Coates “One Stop Shop” for contractor management compliance. SafetyHub allows our valued suppliers and contractor workers to self-register in the system, upload insurance, license, and safety compliance documentation and complete Coates Inductions.
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