Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

HSEQ Coordinator

Tell us about your role at Conplant.

My position is Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) Coordinator. I manage the integrated safety, environment and quality management systems for the company.

This includes reviewing and improving the HSEQ management system by working with the managers, employees, customers and suppliers to ensure our procedures are the best they can be, managing the independent certification process, auditing, working with the Sales team to get the right HSEQ information to customers, incident investigations and learning and development.

What’s your career background?

My background is in HSEQ management – I’ve worked for over 20 years in senior HSEQ management roles in the construction, engineering and professional services areas. I’ve also worked in industrial relations management and managing regional operations. (Sydney Metro).

Before that I graduated from the University of Sydney, focusing on industrial relations and I also hold an Advanced Diploma in OHS.

Why is health & safety so important?

It’s about making sure people get home safe and well – it’s as simple as that. Also, if you do a job safely, you’re going to be so much more productive and efficient. The focus is on working with people to help them see the risks and help them manage those risks.

What interests you about compaction?

We’re supporting the improvement of infrastructure right across Australia by providing essential compaction equipment for the construction and maintenance of roads, railways, airports, housing and industrial land developments and in many other areas.

What’s your favourite thing about working at Conplant?

I love how innovative the company is in terms of its systems (which are really impressive) and products, and our approach to customer service. There’s a really strong focus on making sure the customer gets the right equipment, and that equipment is well-serviced and reliable so that it gets the job done.

How are you looking to the future?

We’re looking to increase efficiency wherever we can – we’re always looking to see how we can do things more safely, more efficiently and more sustainability. We are in the final stage of gaining independent certification of our Environmental Management System – meaning we will have triple certification for Safety, Quality and the Environment – this provides even greater assurance to our customers that they can rely on our compaction equipment and parts, our service and our transport. In the short term, we’ve acquired a lot of new equipment so we’re working on getting the necessary documentation for the hire of that equipment. That means developing risk assessments for safe use, maintenance and operation.

We provide that in a user-friendly way so it’s easy for our customers to use.

What does a normal day look like for you?

On a regular day I’m looking at critical issues I need to be keeping on top of each day to support the business. That means working out what our customers require – which might be some new safety documentation – looking at our HSEQ processes and documentation and seeing where improvements can be made. I’m looking after our suppliers on our system and making sure we’re getting from them the necessary information, so we can rely on them to provide the right level of service in a safe manner to our customers

I’m also talking to the branch and workshop managers to see what issues they’re dealing with and what support I can provide them. And I also make time to look around and see what risks and opportunities other businesses or the regulators have identified to see whether they’re issues for us and if we need to be thinking about them. We need to keep ahead of the game as far as risk is concerned!