UEA is a diverse organisation with operations throughout Australia. To ensure the safety of our staff and all stakeholders UEA adopts a common-sense approach to the ongoing safe work practices, environmental protection and project quality.
At UEA, we take the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, subcontractors, clients, consultants, visitors and the general public very seriously, with a proactive commitment to zero harm.
UEA has held its ISO 45001:2018 accreditation for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for over 20 years and adopts a practical and effective safety system tailored to the industries that we work in.
Through the ‘’UEA Take 5” system we ensure that each individual performing work identifies and assesses the activities risks and takes responsibility not just for their own safety but also those working with or around them. Ongoing analysis of the findings allows us to implement new controls to manage the daily risks associated with our industry – all part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
UEA’s commitment to regular training ensures that each of our employees arrives at their work place prepared – fully understanding the required commitment to safety.
As a further commitment to safety a significant percentage of our Project Management and Supervision team have completed Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety.
UEA strives to meet and exceed all client and Government environmental expectations and requirements. Environmental responsibility plays a major role in the day to day operations of the business whilst ensuring that the industries remain sustainable.
Our project management teams are fully aware of their environmental obligations and each project has specific environmental management plans developed ensuring the site complies. UEA continually assesses its daily operations and looks at ways of reducing or nullifying the impact on the environment – whether this be by introducing new equipment for recycling or undertaking specific training programs.
Further evidence of our commitment is provided by our third-party accreditation to ISO 14001:2015, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems. This sets the benchmark for assessing and managing risks, implementing control measures, auditing, training and reporting.
UEA prides itself on its management systems and the relevance to the industries it provides a service to. UEA’s ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for Quality Management Systems ensures that all activities are performed in a systematic and controlled manner.
UEA has agreed on several measurable objectives that are regularly reviewed. These objectives provide the back bone of our Project Management Plans and provide our clients with the peace of mind that all the specific project requirements are communicated, understood and adhered to.
UEA’s Quality System is all about continual improvement. We are not content to just conform to the standard. Regular internal, third party and client auditing of our systems ensures continued compliance is achieved.
Our systems ensure that our processes and procedures are controlled whilst being easily accessible to any of our employees.
Mindful Employer – creating a healthier workplace
UEA is an active member of the Mates in Construction (MIC) program. MIC aims to reduce the extremely high suicide rates that the construction industry is currently experiencing. On average the industry loses a construction worker every second day to suicide. All UEA employees receive Suicide Awareness Training and a supportive framework has been established to assist our employees.