Health & Safety

Health and Safety MWHHigh Health and Safety Standards for All Projects

As one of the world’s top infrastructure engineering companies, we aim to achieve the highest standard of health and safety performance in all of our products, services and work activities. Effective management of health and safety, one part of our commitment to continuous improvement, is essential and integral to the firm’s overall business performance and to the success of all MWH projects.

Industry-Recognised Occupational Health and Safety Program

In New Zealand,  we have a Health and Safety Management System accredited to AS/NZS 4801 and have tertiary accreditation for the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

By implementing the fundamental elements of a systematic approach to safety, all MWH employees and project team members benefit from safe, healthy working conditions. Our focus on safety, however, reaches far beyond simply protecting MWH interests and employees; it also benefits our clients and the communities in which we live and work. Our excellent safety record translates into lower workers’ compensation insurance and liability rates and, therefore, reduced costs and risks to our clients. Furthermore, we work closely with clients and stakeholders to ensure we support their unique safety requirements. This includes taking a forward-looking view of safety to embed it for the long-term, incorporating safety in design to help vital infrastructure stand the test of time.

As we apply lessons learned and implement best practices across the globe, we inform and educate our employees to ensure a consistent approach and safe, healthy working environment across all projects and offices during the planning, management and execution of our work. Our policies and procedures are continuously reviewed and updated and are always readily available. As in all vital aspects of our business, our executive leaders are heavily involved with our health and safety program, providing the leadership necessary to engage our people in the promotion and achievement of our safety performance.

We are committed to providing a safe and healthful working environment for all employees. We will ensure our work does not adversely affect the health or safety of others. It is both a moral obligation and sound business practice to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

We praise innovation in our approach to projects but set boundaries on quality and safety.

Alan Krause

CEO & Chairman, MWH Global