At AVID We Bring People Together – Safely
The health and safety of our team and contractors is fundamental to everything we do at AVID, and we pride ourselves on our workplace Health, Safety and Environment (WHSE) practices across all of our projects, communities and offices.
At AVID, our focus on WHSE extends beyond our team to our customers, stakeholders and the neighbourhoods where we create communities.
It’s about ensuring that we, as a business and as Australians, do not adversely impact the local community or environment in which we live and work.
To find out more about WHSE at AVID, download our policy below.
“Safety is fundamental to everything we do at AVID and it has always been instrumental in our success. We arm our team with the best WHSE practices to ensure that they are able to work safely whether they are onsite, in the office or working remotely,” – Cameron Holt, AVID CEO
Our Approach to Safety
At AVID, we have a well-established WHSE Strategy in place across the entire AVID business and these practice pillars are embedded in the way we work each and every day.
We ensure all staff, contractors and consultants are aware of their WHSE obligations and train everyone in the best practice for their worksite – be that a construction site, the office or even while working from home.
Safety in Design
We work with specialised teams to design out and mitigate all risks as far as reasonably practicable before construction begins.
“AVID’s approach to safety is one where we are committed to creating a proactive safety culture. A culture where people are empowered to speak up about safety matters.” – Duncan Corness, National WHSE Manager
AVID has developed and implemented a WHSE Management System (WHSEMS) to support and promote good health, safety, wellbeing and environmental practices throughout the business at all levels. As acknowledgement of AVID’s effective implementation of the WHSEMS, AVID has been certified to:
- International Standards for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (ISO45001)
- International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001)
The entire AVID team has worked hard to achieve these certifications and are proud of the culture of safety these promote onsite and in the office.
“We want safety to be part of our DNA, because as we know, the most important reason to work safely isn’t at work at all.” – Duncan Corness, National WHSE Manager
AVID’s approach to WHSE extends beyond its staff to all members of our communities, we pride ourselves on creating safe communities for people to live, work and play safely.
World class standards with ISO Best Practice Certification
With a focus on leaving a legacy, AVID and Villaworld Homes are proud to be officially certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001 OH&S Management System by Best Practice Certification. This reflects our emphasis on minimising our impact on the environment and provides our residents with the confidence of knowing we are continually striving to improve our sustainability initiatives. But it’s not just our respect for the environment that meets international standards, it’s also the care we show for our people, with our accreditation for Occupational Health & Safety Management recognising our ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of those who really matter.
AVID and Villaworld Homes have taken several steps to improve our operations and ISO 45001 is an international standard that organizations receive when they develop efficient safety systems, while keeping the standard of the final service of a high standard. This means that atop our list of priorities as we a business is a commitment to preventing workplace injury and illness.