RCA Quality Policy
RCA Australia provides geotechnical and environment services. The nature of the company’s activities places particular emphasis upon experience, expertise, reliability, capability, safety, and quality.
The Management of RCA has adopted the policy of providing only materials and associated services which have the requisite quality to merit customer satisfaction throughout the effective life of the structure.
In order to achieve this objective, it is the policy of RCA to establish and maintain an efficient quality system in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008, Quality systems – Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing, planned and developed in conjunction with all management functions, and AS ISO/IEC 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Determination of conformance of work to contract and regulatory requirements is verified based on objective evidence of quality.
This policy is issued, therefore, to indicate clearly the attitude of company management with regard to quality and related matters. Such a policy is essential for the long-term success of the company in a competitive market place, as well as achieving customer and employee satisfaction.
RCA’s quality manual and the system elements outlined therein describe how the quality system of RCA is designed to ensure that all quality and regulatory requirements including safety are recognised and that a consistent and uniform control of these requirements is adequately maintained. The quality manual also defines how effective control is established.
RCA will ensure that this policy is understood and maintained at all levels of organisation and displayed prominently in work areas as practical.
RCA Work Health and Safety Policy
RCA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. In accordance with this objective the following principles shall be adhered to:
- Comply with all applicable laws and regulations and other statutory or legal requirements associated with work related activities and ensure compliance of these laws by employees, subcontractors and others working with and under the auspices of RCA. Train employees, on arrival and on a regular basis, as to their obligations in the management of risks and hazards both in the workplace and where work related activities are being undertaken.
- Manage hazards and risks around the workplace and implement management procedures to identify, assess, monitor and control hazards. Performance will be reviewed on a annual basis at the Annual Management Review.
- Review of protocols and consultation with employees on health, safety and welfare matters.
- Objectives/Targets will be established and reviewed on a regular basis for continual improvement.
RCA Environment Policy
It is RCA’s policy to achieve a high standard of environmental care while conducting business in all areas of geotechnical and environmental consulting.
In accordance with this objective, it is RCA’s policy to:
- comply with all laws and regulations and ensure compliance with these laws by subcontractors and others working under the auspices of RCA - where there is no law or regulation, apply standards that minimise any adverse environmental impacts;
- ensure that all employees and service providers are aware of this policy and their environmental responsibilities;
- communicate with Government and clients to achieve the best, most cost effective solution to all projects undertaken by RCA;
- communicate with Government, the community and technical associates to contribute to the development of policies, legislation and regulations that may impact on our operations and the environment.
RCA Drug And Alcohol Policy
RCA provides a work environment that aims to ensure the health, safety, respect and productivity of all employees. The use of drugs and alcohol may impair an individual’s capacity to perform their job safely, efficiently and with respect for work colleagues and customers. The use of such substances may result in the risk of injury or a threat to the wellbeing of the impaired employee, other employees, customers or any other parties.
No employee is to commence work, or return to work, while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The purpose of this policy is to provide a drug and alcohol free workplace. A drug and alcohol free workplace is defined as:
- for alcohol - less than 0.02% alcohol concentration; and
- for drugs - any level of drug less than the cut off levels stipulated by Australian Standard AS/NZS 4308.
As part of this policy RCA reserves the right to undertake random drug and alcohol testing of employees.
Breaches of this policy constitute an act of serious misconduct and may result in disciplinary action:
- In the first instance the employee will be stood down on full pay until the laboratory results are received, if the result is positive the employee will be stood down without pay and offered counselling and rehabilitation services to assist the employee in the treatment of alcohol and/or drug use. If the counselling is refused the employee will be dismissed.
- In the second instance the employee will be stood down on full pay until the laboratory results are received, if the result is positive the employee will be dismissed.
If you take prescription drugs, it is your responsibility to check with your doctor that the use of the drug will not impact on your work performance. If it may, please obtain this advice in writing and provide this advice to company management.
Company vehicles are not to be driven by anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. RCA will not accept liability for damage to a company vehicle, injury to any person, or damage or injury to any third party, incurred while the driver of the RCA vehicle is in breach of this policy or the law. All liability shall rest on the driver concerned.
RCA aims to provide its employees with a healthy work environment.
Smoking in the workplace is a recognised health hazard and, as such, is NOT permitted in any company office, work area or company vehicle. This includes RCA Annex Laboratories.
Employees who smoke outside the premises should ensure that they are not creating a passive smoke environment for other employees or visitors. It is recommended that you should not smoke within 10 metres from the work area and all buildings. Smokers should also ensure that they dispose of cigarette butts and other litter in the correct location.