Quality is a function of skill and time. The project team has been selected to complement EarthTEC’s skill and experience in this type of work. This skill is underpinned by our AS/ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems which have been independently accredited through the (JAS/ANZ) Civil Contractors National Prequalification Scheme.
EarthTEC is committed to providing a safe working environment and prides itself on our record in this area. Our safety management systems are also JAS/ANZ accredited through the Civil Contractors National Prequalification Scheme to meet the requirements of AS/ISO 4801:2001.
Many of the projects we have completed to date have been in areas of environmental significance including the Kosciusko NP & the Daintree River World Heritage Area or on Mines &similarly controlled sites. Our Environmental Management Plan will be based on this experience and meets Australian Standards & International standards AS/ISO 14001:2015.
Earthtec has developed a team of reliable, loyal and trusted employees and enjoys a positive and inclusive relationship with its’ personnel. As a result no time has ever been lost due to Industrial Relations or similar disputes.
The broad geographical spread of our projects regularly brings us into contact with a wide variety of communities each with unique and diverse interests in our works. These interests include the impact our works may have on the community both during and on completion of the works. This often provides significant opportunities for positive engagement and effective communication is paramount to ensure that all stakeholders are heard, appreciated and understood.
To maximise these positive outcomes Earthtec is committed to the following strategies:
• Understanding the local communities concerns through a thorough review of the relevant documentation, typically the Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
• Engaging with the client to identify challenges and opportunities
• Communicating directly with the local community & stakeholders
• Being considerate and sensitive towards local cultural heritage concerns
• Providing opportunities for local business and resources to benefit from the project
• Providing employment and training opportunities to the local community both during the project and beyond.
Earthtec’s business model is designed to deliver superior project outcomes irrespective of location. To do this economically our project delivery mechanism relies heavily on identifying and working with the local community and in particular utilising the vast resource of competent owner operators and small construction companies that often do not have the resources, management systems and financial capacity to complete large projects alone. In addition, we are often able to achieve community/contractor win-win outcomes by providing employment, training & work opportunities.
This model therefore maximises the community benefit whilst ensuring the projects are completed in a timely, cost effect manner and in keeping with best practice regarding quality, safety & the environment.
As part of Earthtec’s community support program we have identified a number of opportunities to assist local projects and contribute to worthwhile and charitable organisations.
This involvement might be as simple as completing some additional construction works near our site/s such as clean outs of parkland creeks thereby improving the community amenity, provision or restoration of access roads to sporting facilities or more formal involvement with charities like the Royal Flying Doctor Service “Buy the Blue Sky Program” through which Earthtec has acquired the Flight Paths between Alice Springs to Darwin & Cairns to Aurukan. This program is designed to fund vital RFDS operations, medically-equip aircraft and to finance other health and major capital initiatives which benefit indigenous and remote communities.
Earthtec also recognises that our children are our greatest asset and accordingly contributes towards the preparation of the Child Safety Handbook through Queensland Police Legacy. The goal of the campaign is to reach family homes and parents, raising awareness of child safety issues: from child-proofing the home and traffic safety, to how to respond to strangers, bullying at school and drug and alcohol abuse.
Previous community initiatives have also included sponsoring the uniforms for local soccer teams.