Our philosophy is what makes us unique. Simply listing values such as trust, integrity and innovation is a bland action that carries little weight. Wouldn't you be concerned if your business partner lacked 'integrity'? Rather we have outlined below the principles and pillars of the philosophy that underpins our business.
In line with the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 developed by Safe Work Australia, we adopt two key principles:
1. All workers, regardless of their occupation or how they are engaged, have the right to a healthy and safe working environment.
2. Well-designed, healthy and safe work will allow workers in Australia to have more productive working lives.
Our Philosophical Pillars
We believe in observing the world around us in order to derive solutions. We don't rely on 'hunches', 'anecotes' or 'guesstimates'. We strive to prove assumptions and minimise bias. By relying on evidence and using transparent statistical tools, we can help businesses quantify the intangibles.
Corporations for Change
For millenia, countless variations of society and economy have been tested. Humankind is continuously searching for the optimal balance of government versus people, support versus guidance, intervention versus freedom. We believe that the most efficient, dynamic unit of society is business. We therefore focus on the corporation as the key element in improving workplace safety.
We recognise that our actions today affect generations of people that we do not yet know. Therefore we adopt forward-thinking principles. We continually ask, 'how will this be in five years from now? Ten years? Fifty years?'
We are not medical practitioners. However we are developing interventions. Therefore we adopt the principle to do no harm. Our goal is to leave every workplace in a better condition than we found it.
Businesses do not operate in a vacuum. Increasingly it is crucial that organisations react to and interract with external forces. The traditional sphere of customers, government and unions has been increased to include the public, community groups, additional regulators, workers' families and utility providers. Importantly, the impacts businesses have on the environment is also increasingly measured. 'Negative externalities' such as pollution and waste can no longer be ignored.
In line with the Australian occupational health and safety Body of Knowledge, we adopt a systems approach and view of workplaces. We believe that all businesses have inputs, processes and outputs. It is by understanding those inputs, refining the processes, and measuring the outputs, we are able to improve business performance.
We help organisations quantify their health and safety risk to make better decisions.