Commitment to health and safety is a priority at Lucas. This commitment serves to guide all planning, decision making processes, actions and behaviours when conducting our business. Lucas employees operate from the principal that all incidents and risks to health & safety can be prevented and controlled, and that quality, productivity, profitability and Safety are mutually supportive objectives. All employees are encouraged and expected to be safety role models by visibly and actively promoting and driving safety excellence at work, never at any time compromising the safety of themselves or others for productivity. This approach to safety is a deeply ingrained part of the Lucas company culture and ensures we consistently complete projects without any recorded injuries and is one of the reasons that Lucas regularly attracts repeat business.
As a leading Earthmoving, Civil Construction and Mining company, Lucas operates heavy machinery in often remote areas where rigorous management systems and attention to detail are paramount. To ensure Lucas continually exceeds the expectations of our clients we have a professional HSEC team of five to oversee the HSEC Management System, which is broad in scope and is accredited to AS/NZS 4801 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems and ISO 18001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.
The HSEC Management system provides objective evidence of continuous improvement and our capability to fulfill contracted services that meet and exceed customer and legislative requirements. The system is capable of achieving customer satisfaction whilst driving critical health, safety and environmental criteria resulting from Lucas and the customer preset parameters for any project or alliance.
Lucas is fully committed to the effective management of environmental issues through the establishment and maintenance of environmental standards consistent with information gained from developments in technology, industry codes of practice and all relevant statutory requirements. This commitment extends throughout all facets of the organization and employees are educated and trained to continually improve awareness, skills and knowledge of environmental issues and practices. To this end, employees at all levels work together with management to identify potential environmental impacts and implement controls to minimise the affects of Lucas operations.
Having extensive experience in major earthmoving, construction and mining projects located in areas of national environmental or cultural significance, Lucas has proven an ability to undertake works in the most sensitive of environments with minimal environmental impact to surrounding areas. We have been the principal contractor on large mining and infrastructure projects in all types of environments from remote outback areas to sensitive marine ecosystems, including work on Aboriginal lands and conservation parks.
Our comprehensive HSEC Management System and environmental management plans meet the requirements of ISO 14001 and are designed to ensure we comply with all government regulations involving the protection of fauna and flora, avoidance of pollution of land, water and air and effective and compliant waste management.
The social responsibilities Lucas prides itself upon in our operations also extend to local communities impacted or affected by our works. Whether providing support through a wide-ranging sponsorship program to local community groups and clubs, assisting in the creation and upkeep of local community infrastructure, helping build local businesses through the use of local products and services or through the employment and training of local labour, Lucas looks to leave a favourable and long lasting impact in the local communities in which we operate.
Where possible Lucas recruits locally, integrating unskilled and inexperienced personnel into our experienced operations personnel ensuring through the up skilling and training of local labour forces, that new career paths and opportunities are opened to these personnel. Lucas actively employees indigenous personnel from local areas when performing remote works and have employed many individuals from indigenous communities and towns that have gone on to be long-term employees.