Services

The services we offer.

Our services offering manages risks in work, health & safety, environment and quality.

PRA are a privately owned and operated Australian company. Our Vision is to put trust and exceptional people at the core of managing risks in work, health & safety, environment and quality.

Our consultants provide services Australia wide. We provide flexible work practices, as well as office space in Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Batemans Bay, Melbourne and Canberra. We operate in construction, infrastructure, industrial, commercial and residential; for public, private and government clients.

Asbestos and Hazardous Materials

Throughout Australia each State or Territory has requirements surrounding the identification for asbestos and other hazardous materials (including lead paint/dust, Synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s)).

The identification of asbestos and hazardous materials is paramount to minimise any risk of exposure to human health. This is documented extensively by regulatory bodies including SafeWork, the EPA and Councils.

PRA have extensive experience in identifying hazardous materials prior to demolition or refurbishment works, helping clients both mitigate health risk and financial risk. This is typically called a Destructive Hazardous Materials Audit or in Victoria a Division 6 Audit.

Asbestos and Hazardous materials services that Property Risk Australia provide include:

  • Licensed Asbestos Assessor Services;
  • Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Awareness Training;
  • Asbestos in Soil Investigation;
  • Asbestos Containing Materials Sampling and Analysis;
  • Asbestos Survey, Registers and Management Plans;
  • Asbestos Fibre Air Monitoring and Analysis;
  • Clearance Inspection and Certificate;
  • Coordination and Supervision of Removal Contractors;
  • Hazardous Building Materials Survey, Registers and Management Plans (statutory or prior to demolition);
  • SMF and Lead Air Monitoring; and

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Hygiene is the science and art of anticipating, recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the workplace.

PRA have expertise in assessing and managing the following chemical, physical and biological occupational health risks:

  • Aerosols including, but not limited to asbestos, respirable crystalline silica, coal dust, diesel particulate matter, heavy metals, welding fume and nuisance dusts;
  • Volatile organic compounds;
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons;
  • Gases;
  • Occupational noise;
  • Hand-arm vibration and whole-body vibration;
  • Thermal stress;
  • Lighting;
  • Radiation;
  • Indoor air quality; and
  • Mould and bacteria.

Our experienced Occupational Hygiene Team can:

  • Conduct detailed occupational health risk assessments of your workplace using qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Manage large-scale occupational hygiene related jobs;
  • Develop occupational hygiene management plans and implement control strategies;
  • Conduct monitoring for wide range of physical, chemical and biological health hazards;
  • Deliver occupational hygiene awareness training tailored to your workplace; and
  • Conduct quantitative fit testing and develop respiratory protection programs.

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Hygiene is the science and art of anticipating, recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the workplace.

PRA have expertise in assessing and managing the following chemical, physical and biological occupational health risks:

  • Aerosols including, but not limited to asbestos, respirable crystalline silica, coal dust, diesel particulate matter, heavy metals, welding fume and nuisance dusts;
  • Volatile organic compounds;
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons;
  • Gases;
  • Occupational noise;
  • Hand-arm vibration and whole-body vibration;
  • Thermal stress;
  • Lighting;
  • Radiation;
  • Indoor air quality; and
  • Mould and bacteria.

Our experienced Occupational Hygiene Team can:

  • Conduct detailed occupational health risk assessments of your workplace using qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Manage large-scale occupational hygiene related jobs;
  • Develop occupational hygiene management plans and implement control strategies;
  • Conduct monitoring for wide range of physical, chemical and biological health hazards;
  • Deliver occupational hygiene awareness training tailored to your workplace; and
  • Conduct quantitative fit testing and develop respiratory protection programs.

WHS Property Assessments

Throughout Australia, facility owners, property managers and employers are faced with legislative obligations relating to the provision of safe environments for their occupants, visitors, contractors and staff.

PRA undertake WHS property assessments on behalf of our clients to help them meet legislative requirements.

Our complete property risk assessment covers the inspection and identification of the following compliance items:

  • Asbestos and hazardous materials;
  • Dangerous goods and hazardous substances;
  • Radio frequency radiation;
  • Slips, trips and falls – including heights access systems and ladders;
  • Fire safety systems – including emergency exits, smoke alarms and fire hydrants;
  • Confined spaces;
  • Plant safety – including cooling towers;
  • Indoor air quality; and
  • Car park and traffic management.

 

Property Risk Assessments

In addition to compliance related items, there are also significant environmental, fire-related, and asset liability property risk issues pertaining to premises. In order to gauge the overall level of risk of the property against acceptable risk exposure criteria we have devised the Property Risk Assessment.  This assessment is part of an overall risk management review, which is designed to compare the risk levels of properties; and identify priority issues requiring immediate risk control measures.

Elements that are audited and risk reviewed during the inspections include:

  • Fire Safety – Fire sprinkler systems, manual firefighting systems, fire detection systems and evacuation signage;
  • Health, Safety and Environmental – Dangerous goods / bulk fuel storage, waste disposal, ozone depleting substances and radio frequency radiation and overhead trees;
  • Structural – Major structural defects, termite presence and general building repair;
  • Asset liability – Access routes, floors and stairs, falls / heights, traffic management; and
  • Car park and traffic management

After completing the workplace health and safety assessment PRA compile an in-depth report (with photographs, risk and compliance summaries) outlining the potential hazards within your property. Our experts also provide recommendations to help you manage/mitigate identified compliance and risk issues identified enabling timely action and close out.

Property Risk Assessments

In addition to compliance related items, there are also significant environmental, fire-related, and asset liability property risk issues pertaining to premises. In order to gauge the overall level of risk of the property against acceptable risk exposure criteria we have devised the Property Risk Assessment.  This assessment is part of an overall risk management review, which is designed to compare the risk levels of properties; and identify priority issues requiring immediate risk control measures.

Elements that are audited and risk reviewed during the inspections include:

  • Fire Safety – Fire sprinkler systems, manual firefighting systems, fire detection systems and evacuation signage;
  • Health, Safety and Environmental – Dangerous goods / bulk fuel storage, waste disposal, ozone depleting substances and radio frequency radiation and overhead trees;
  • Structural – Major structural defects, termite presence and general building repair;
  • Asset liability – Access routes, floors and stairs, falls / heights, traffic management; and
  • Car park and traffic management

After completing the workplace health and safety assessment PRA compile an in-depth report (with photographs, risk and compliance summaries) outlining the potential hazards within your property. Our experts also provide recommendations to help you manage/mitigate identified compliance and risk issues identified enabling timely action and close out.

Construction Audits-
Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)

PRA provides WHS audits on large (and often) long term construction and civil engineering projects for compliance with WHS Management/Project Plans. Audits are targeted to the Principal Contractor and/or Superintendents for projects and are conducted to be interactive with the contractors to facilitate proactive improvements to health and safety on their site whilst provide continual improvement to systems in place. Audits also include subcontractors and third-party personnel interactions on the project (i.e. designers & project managers) where applicable. These audits are designed to keep the main contractor (and associated subcontractors) in-line with their requirements as per their WHS Management/Project Plan by reviewing the following applicable criteria for the project:

  • Management Plan – System Overview/Minimum Requirements;
  • Site Personnel Responsibilities;
  • Risk Management;
  • Communication/Consultation;
  • Training/Competency;
  • Incident Investigation and Corrective Actions;
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response;
  • Sub-contractor Management;
  • High Risk Work;
  • Audits & Review;
  • Site Security and Establishment;
  • Traffic Management;
  • Hazardous Chemicals;
  • Plant and Equipment;
  • Health Surveillance Monitoring or Programs;
  • Health/Hygiene & Haz. Materials; and
  • Consideration of Safety in Design.

Audits can be conducted on commencement, periodically or at random subject to your requirements. After completing each audit we provide you a summary of findings, a full report (with photographs and action table) outlining Conformances, Non-Conformances and Observations. Our experts also provide recommendations to help you manage/mitigate identified risks whilst undertaking the audit to improve and encourage the timeliness of action close outs.

Training and Development

  • We develop and deliver site specific, industry specific and contaminate specific training associated with Occupational hygiene, property risks, environmental contamination, WHS laws.
  • We aim to develop the link from Legislation into the actual work practices happening onsite and the controls that are put in place to minimise risk.
  • Some examples of training that PRA have provided include: asbestos, lead and silica awareness, occupation hygiene awareness, RPE fit testing and maintenance, decontamination training.

Training and Development

  • We develop and deliver site specific, industry specific and contaminate specific training associated with Occupational hygiene, property risks, environmental contamination, WHS laws.
  • We aim to develop the link from Legislation into the actual work practices happening onsite and the controls that are put in place to minimise risk.
  • Some examples of training that PRA have provided include: asbestos, lead and silica awareness, occupation hygiene awareness, RPE fit testing and maintenance, decontamination training.

Environmental Management

Environmental management and occupational hygiene often go hand in hand. PRA can meet a wide range of your environmental management requirements for small to large scale projects. PRA can provide you:

  • Contaminated sites environmental management
  • Waste classification, and waste management and tracking
  • Environmental planning and approvals documentation
  • Envrionmental management plans
  • Environmental auditing and compliance requirements
  • Ambient environmental monitoring – air, noise and vibration, water
  • Discharge monitoring – air and water
  • Stakeholder and regulator liaison
  • Environmental protection licence applications and compliance management
  • Assistance with your NGERs and sustainability reporting