Beyond Zero

BITCI News - Members News - Jan 28, 2014

BAM Contractors are implementing a new behavioural safety programme called Beyond Zero. Beyond Zero is our vision of a sustainable future built on excellence in all that we do. It is about employees choosing to work safely rather than being made to work safely. The initiative is aimed at developing employees, both as individuals and together as part of the BAM team, so that we exceed current expectations and take compliance with safety standards just as a starting point.-

The programme’s objective starts with eliminating harm to people and the environment, but goes further than that, it focuses on

  • Genuinely caring for ourselves and our colleagues
  • Setting performance standards that are exceptional
  • Valuing the opinions of others
  • Leading by excellent personal example
  • Showing the utmost respect for people and the planet

The initiative commenced with 53 of our management team attending a 2 day seminar on Beyond Zero Safety Culture & Vision recently.

The seminar involved a brain storming session with senior management and safety managers addressing what safety means to each of us and how we can as individuals enhance the existing safety culture.

Subsequently, individuals who volunteered to become Beyond Zero trainers also attended a 3 day workshop where they were shown how to deliver the Beyond Zero message to all our employees. Presentations and workshops will now be held across our sites and offices as a way of embedding the Beyond Zero message and promoting a more positive safety culture within the company.