Health and safety

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

Our commitment to the safe, timely and effective execution of projects is underpinned by BMT Oceanica's HSEQ Management Systems, which meets AS/NZS 4801:2001, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008.

BMT Oceanica’s Health Safety Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Management System has been developed to identify and manage risks in the delivery of services provided to our customers.  Our HSEQ Management System is compliant with the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 and meets the strict requirements of Chevron Australia Pty Ltd's Contractor Health, Environment and Safety Management (CHESM) system and of Rio Tinto’s Contractor Management System.  Continual improvement of our business systems is a core element of the company’s vision.

The safety of our staff is BMT Oceanica’s main priority.  We implement and review our HSEQ Management System to manage health and safety in the field and office and to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.  Our HSEQ Management System incorporates a HSEQ Policy, HSEQ procedures, safe systems of work and structured HSEQ roles and responsibilities for all staff.  Our management procedures are applicable to all our business systems, including our Project Management System, Data Management System and Operations Management System.  Procedures for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of environmental data management and report preparation are a key focus.

The safety of our divers and field personnel when collecting environmental data is a focal point of BMT Oceanica’s work.  BMT Oceanica’s fieldwork is supported by our comprehensive suite of well-maintained field equipment and all diving is undertaken to a minimum of AS/NZS 2299.1:2007.  Our ADAS qualified divers are trained to a minimum of AS2815.1 under the supervision of trained onshore supervisors (AS2815.5), with the additional capacity to provide SSBA divers trained to AS2815.2 and AS2815.3 to a depth of 50 m.

We are proudly committed to preventing work-related pollution and eliminating work-related injury and illness through adherence to our HSEQ Management System.


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BMT Oceanica is unique in its exclusive focus on marine and coastal issues and has developed a reputation for excellence.

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BMT Oceanica provides quality advice and services to the oil and gas, marine resources and aquaculture industries.

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