AMA Group equips every Team member to ‘Take the LEAD’ on health, safety, and the environment
AMA Group says there is nothing more important than the health and safety of its team and customers, and the communities and environment in which they live and work.
In July 2022, the Group launched a new groupwide health, safety, and environment (HSE) program to transform behaviours in every one of its more than 150 sites across Australia and New Zealand. ‘Take the LEAD’ empowers every individual across AMA Group to take responsibility for their own health and safety, and that of the people and environment around them.
The company is building an interdependent HSE culture in which everyone can identify risks, and everyone is encouraged to speak out and make a difference. CEO Carl Bizon says, “Every single person in our organisation has a role to play in the Group’s commitment to being leaders in our industry when it comes to health, safety and the environment.”
The program breaks down positive HSE behaviour into four simple steps: Look, Engage, Act, Debrief. Each step, and how to apply it to each of the key HSE risks identified across AMA Group, is clearly explained in a suite of resources at every AMA Group site. Centre Managers have received training to better identify and address unsafe behaviours, and to proactively encourage positive behaviours and choices within their team. Every team has been briefed on the program and will continue to receive information each month on key risks and what they can do to address them. This shared language and framework equips all 3500 people employed by AMA Group to work together to make their workplaces and the collision repair industry safer, healthier, and more sustainable.