Health & safety commitment
CSBP continues to be committed to the health and safety of our people and the communities in which we operate. This includes ensuring the safety and security of our products on our site, and in the community.
Employee health & wellbeing
Our Kwinana site has a first-aid centre staffed by occupational nurses, a part-time doctor and part-time physiotherapist, and provides support services and programs to improve employee wellbeing across all locations.
In addition, we provide a range of benefits for our CSBP employees promoting a healthy work-life balance.
Safety report regime
CSBP has been operating in accordance with the Safety Report regime since it was introduced in Western Australia in the late 1980s.
The purpose of a Safety Report is to demonstrate the appropriate risk control measures are implemented and managed to prevent and reduce the effects of potential major incidents. These risk controls also protect our employees, the community and neighbouring facilities. A Safety Report describes the facility, summarises the risk assessment processes used and the risk outcomes, and then presents the key elements of the safety management system that controls risk.
The Department of Mines and Petroleum, which assesses the CSBP Safety Reports against the requirements of the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004, determines whether the risk is acceptable.
CSBP risk assessments show that the risk of an incident occurring that may have an off-site impact is extremely low. This low risk is due to the extensive control measures implemented to prevent any incident occurring.
Additionally, there are control measures implemented to mitigate the impact of any incident in the unlikely event that it occurs. These numerous control measures include: safe engineering design, good maintenance and reliability programs, competency-based training programs, disciplined auditing / inspection programs and quality emergency management capability.
Through the development and approval of the Safety Reports by the regulator, CSBP has demonstrated there are appropriate systems in place to safely operate our facilities.
Our Kwinana operation has an onsite emergency response team and fully-equipped emergency response centre.
We are also part of the Kwinana Industries Mutual Aid organisation which is focused on joint industry emergency response and enables sharing of emergency response expertise and resources in the event of an emergency.
More information about product safety and transport as well as our compliance with relevant regulations and legislation can be found here:
Process safety initiatives
CSBP’s process safety team provides guidance and assistance to our business to facilitate legislative compliance under the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 and supporting regulations, including Major Hazard Facility safety reports, risk assessments, and other regulatory requirements. The team liaises regularly with the Department of Mines and Petroleum, on Legislative matters.
In Western Australia, CSBP monitors and ensures our compliance with the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 and its supporting suite of Regulations and Codes of Practices, which include the following:
- Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007
- Dangerous Goods Safety (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2007
- Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Risk Substances) Regulations 2007
- Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007
- Safe Storage of Solid Ammonium Nitrate Code of Practice
- Storage and Handling of Dangerous Goods Code of Practice
- Petroleum Pipelines Regulations 1970
In Victoria, Australian Vinyls operate a Major Hazard Facility under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007. Australian Vinyls monitor and ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and the Environment Protection Act 1970 and their supporting legislative frameworks.
For more information regarding our compliance please contact us.