Health and Safety Policy

This policy supports all Expedite Projects’ activities, applicable to the persons involved in the construction sites as well as those working at the office.

Health and safety must integrate our every process, influencing the way we purchase and relate to suppliers, how we design and manage projects, how we maintain tools and equipment, and, most importantly, how we provide safe and healthy conditions to staff and other persons.

Our commitment is to:

  • Establish and maintain initiatives for workers consultation and participation;
  • Eliminate and, when not possible to eliminate, minimise any risk to health and safety;
  • Work for the prevention of injuries and ill-health;
  • Comply with ISO 45001:2018 and any other legal requirements; and
  • Work towards continuous improvement.

The objectives we will pursue to satisfy this commitment are:

  • Providing a safe place to work including safety equipment and materials;
  • Providing appropriate induction, training and supervision;
  • Proactively identifying risks and unsafe behaviours and eliminate or, when not possible to eliminate, minimise them;
  • Monitoring workplaces, through internal and external auditing;
  • Assessing and recognising the health and safety performance of employees; and
  • Providing opportunities for fair and effective workers representation and resolution of issues.
Quality Policy

Expedite Projects has established a company-wide culture dedicated to providing the highest quality services.

Our team is committed to their work and has a strong level of technical expertise to craft a superior range of services that achieve complete client satisfaction.

Our commitment is to:

  • Execute projects in conformance with all contractual requirements specified by the client;
  • Execute projects in alignment with ISO 9001:2015, legal requirements, and any relevant industry best practice; and
  • Work towards continuous improvement.

The objectives we will pursue to satisfy this commitment are:

  • Monitor the quality throughout the execution of our services, by establishing inspections to check the meeting of requirements;
  • Encourage the team to deliver the highest quality standards and minimise issues;
  • Ensure suppliers and contractors are competent for work and understand the project requirements; and
  • Provide staff with adequate advice, information, education, training and suitable supervision.
Environmental Policy

At Expedite Projects, we believe it is possible to execute work together with controls that prevent or reduce environmental impacts.

Our commitment is to:

  • Protect the environment;
  • Prevent pollution;
  • Comply with ISO 14001:2015 and any legal obligations; and
  • Work towards continuous improvement.

The objectives we will pursue to satisfy this commitment are:

  • Making every reasonable effort to protect the environment from adverse effects, and to minimise any impact that may arise from our operations;
  • To encourage staff to respect the environment by utilising appropriate operating procedures, training, providing information concerning the storage, handling, distribution, use and disposal of hazardous substances;
  • Carry out regular reviews of our processes to verify compliance with this policy; and
  • Provide information about any potential environmental hazards to relevant clients, authorities, employees, and other affected organisations.
Drug & Alcohol Policy

Expedite Projects is committed to providing a safe workplace for all workers – including the responsibility of providing a working environment free from the effects of drugs and alcohol.

A person under the influence of drugs or alcohol constitutes a health and safety risk to all other persons in the workplace.

All individuals working at Expedite Projects are expected to report fit for duty for scheduled work and be able to perform assigned duties safely without any limitations due to the use or after-effects of alcohol, illicit drugs, non-prescription drugs, or prescribed medications or any other substance.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Ensure that the workers can work in an environment free of alcohol and drug use or abuse and show responsibility and commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all workers;
  • Ensure that the workers do not have a level of drugs on their body that exceeds the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4308:2008 ‘Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantification of drugs or abuse of urine’, or any levels in equivalent updates to that legislation;
  • Raise awareness on the adverse effects that involvement with alcohol or drugs can have in the workplace and accomplish the goal of alcohol and drug-free work environment;
  • Provide an opportunity to workers with a substance use problem to get well rather than provide grounds to terminate the employment; and
  • To emphasise zero tolerance for workers who arrive at work under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or whose ability to work is impaired in any way by the consumption of alcohol or drugs, or who consume alcohol or drugs on the premises.
Driving Policy

Our Mobile Phone & Distract Driving Policy applies to every person on the use of the company’s vehicles. Only the roles in which driving is shown among the activities – on the job description, employment agreement, or contract – are authorised to drive the company’s vehicles.

Drivers are responsible for observing New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices. Faults as exceeding the speed limit, parking in a prohibited area, or any other action considered an endangerment of own and other’s safety will be subject to disciplinary action.

Expedite Projects is committed to offering reliable vehicles, guaranteeing regular inspections through the Maintenance Schedule Process. All managers are responsible for promoting the daily inspection of the vehicles and ensuring their documentation is up to date. Each worker is accountable for the good maintenance and responsible use of the company’s vehicles.

While driving, all potential distractions must be avoided, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Eating or drinking;
  • Operating mobile phones, laptops or personal grooming devices;
  • Reading documents or taking notes; and
  • Taking part in emotionally charged conversations with passengers.

In case the driver needs to access one device, it should be done with the vehicle parked.

All workers have the moral, ethical and legal responsibility to ensure their safety and to not cause harm to others as a result of their action or inaction.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Policy, the information we hold about you, or if you wish to exercise your rights, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

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We will attempt to resolve complaints and disputes and make every reasonable effort to honor your wish to exercise your rights as quickly as possible and in any event, within the timescales provided by applicable data protection laws.


This document was last updated on August, 29th 2023