At Ventia, we put the safety and health of our people, our clients and our communities above all else. It is a fundamental guiding principle for everything we do.

People are the heart of our business and there is nothing more important than ensuring everyone gets to go home safely, every single day. We also care deeply about our impact on the environment and the legacy we leave for future generations.

Taking a unified approach to Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) across all our businesses helps us deliver our services both safely and sustainably. Our focus is on resilience, accountability, communication, risk management and engagement. 

Underpinning our approach is the belief that each of us shares in the responsibility for the safety of our people, our projects, the environment and the communities in which we work.  

Our leaders have an important role to play – continuously seeking ways to lead, demonstrate and communicate positive safety and health behaviours. They inspire and challenge their teams to continuously improve, every day and in everything we do.

Wellbeing

At Ventia, we want our employees to be safe, healthy and to thrive. That’s why we foster a culture which puts safety first and supports both the mental and physical wellbeing of our people. 

Mental health is a substantial issue across society and within every workplace. In 2019 Ventia launched the Healthy Minds program to improve awareness of mental health and in turn help to reduce any associated stigma and support those with mental health conditions.

Ventia’s Healthy Bodies program is focused on the physical wellbeing of employees. The program comprises a range of health and wellbeing initiatives and provides early intervention injury management services to employees and contractors.

Learn more about our Healthy Minds program in our video below.

Management systems

Ventia has in place a targeted and responsive SHEQ governance framework and management system. This includes a range of systems, policies, procedures, work processes and tools that empowers our people to manage risk, safeguard the safety of employees, the environment and the broader community. 

This also incorporates our Critical Risk Protocols (CRPs) - the guidelines for high-risk activities that set the standard required for our workplaces when planning, managing and performing these high-risk activities. 

Ventia’s SHEQ systems underpin our brand promise to put health and safety above all else. Our approach to SHEQ is recognised to be of the highest standard of quality and consistency and this inspires the confidence of our employees, our clients and all the stakeholders that we set out to protect and support.

Certification & Accreditation

Ventia’s integrated Management System has been independently certified to international quality, safety and environmental standards. These include: 

  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
  • ISO 27001 – Information Security (Broadspectrum only) 
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety System 
  • AS/NZS 4801 – Occupational Health & Safety System

Ventia is also accredited under the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme. 

Importantly, Ventia participates in a rigorous annual audit process of our SHEQ management systems and standards to achieve reaccreditation with industry regulators and certifiers every year. 

This audit process also extends to our self-insurance arrangements with Comcare, WorkSafe Victoria, ReturnToWorkSA, and NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority. 

View our related policies: Health & SafetyEnvironment, and Quality.

Ventia has partnered with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) on an industry campaign focused on increasing safety awareness when working on or around mobile plant.

The campaign page shares free resources including 360° Blindspot Awareness Safety Training modules, Toolbox talks, safety posters, social media tiles, and Teams backgrounds.

Read more and download free resources here

Ventia also partnered with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) on a joint What’s Up? campaign to increase safety awareness with this range of training and resource materials.

All working from height incidents are preventable. Our What’s Up? campaign builds on Ventia’s existing working at height safety protocols to elevate and expand our ongoing commitment to keeping people safe.

Read more and download free resources here

Road Safety Week: All roads lead to home

During National Road Safety Week (9-15 May in New Zealand and 15-22 May in Australia) we raise awareness of the negative impact of road trauma and share ways to reduce it. At the end of each day - we want every person to get home safely. Read more here

Meet some of the team