AMA Group has launched a group-wide health, safety, and environment (HSE) programme to transform behaviours in all of its 150-plus sites across Australia and New Zealand.
Known as ‘Take the LEAD’, the programme empowers all staff to take responsibility for their health and safety, and that of the people and environment around them. The company said it is building an interdependent HSE culture where everyone can identify risks and are encouraged to speak out.
The company said nothing is more important than the health and safety of its team and customers, as well as the communities and environment in which they live and work.
“Every single person in our organisation has a role to play in the Group’s commitment to being leaders in our industry when it comes to health, safety and the environment,” said Carl Bizon, CEO of AMA Group.
According to AMA, the programme breaks down positive HSE behaviour into four simple steps: Look, Engage, Act, Debrief. Each step, and how to apply it to each of the key HSE risks identified across the company, is clearly explained in a suite of resources at every AMA site.
AMA said centre managers have received training to better identify and address unsafe behaviours, and to proactively encourage positive behaviours and choices within their team. Every team has been briefed on the programme and will continue to receive information each month on key risks and what they can do to address them.
“This shared language and framework equips all 3500 people employed by AMA Group to work together to make their workplaces and the collision repair industry safer, healthier, and more sustainable,” AMA said.