• ICS will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from 12pm, 22 Dec - 9 Jan 2023

We take our environmental, health and safety commitments to both staff and community seriously.

This includes preserving the environment and reducing our emissions footprint and ensuring our staff work safely with the dangerous chemicals required in the stainless steel industry.Our team is committed to not only working above and beyond our Health, Safety & Environmental Policy but always ensuring we meet our statutory requirements to both people and our environment.

HSE and Stainless Steel Treatments

Many of our core business services – treating stainless steel – involve processes that use acids and alkalis which, if not handled appropriately, can be damaging to both our environment and our people. 
Treatment with these products – such as cleaning, pickling and passivation or electropolishing, assist in the corrosion prevention of stainless steel. While stainless steel is well known for its corrosion resistance, proper post-fabrication treatment and ongoing maintenance is required to uphold its corrosion resistance.

HSE and Waste Handling

Proper discharge waste management is key to ICS’ core services and whether our pickling and passivation processes are carried out on-site or in-house, all waste is treated in line with both our regulatory requirements and world’s best practice.
Our in-house facility provides the best in waste recovery systems, abiding by a Water Corporation Permit to Discharge Industrial Waste. The system filtrates byproduct, primarily consisting of heavy metals, collecting them for waste treatment which is compliant with Australian Standards. All our waste management systems and processes meet all regulatory requirements and are in line with industry best practice.

Health, Safety and Environmental Commitment

To excel in HSE performance, we proudly commit to the following:
  • Providing a safe and healthy workplace, free of occupational injuries and illness.
  • Creating a culture that puts HSE first through leadership, participation, training and development.
  • Conducting our business in a way that protects, or enhances, community, safety, amenity and the natural environment.
  • Continuous improvement in our HSE Performance.
  • Compliance with all legal obligations as the minimum requirement for our Health, Safety and Environmental standards.
We strive to achieve these commitments through Identifying, Assessing and Controlling:
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling hazards and risks.
  • Setting, monitoring and communicating meaningful performance measures to employees and stakeholders.
  • Actively identifying and implementing opportunities to improve HSE outcomes.
  • Establishing and maintaining comprehensive HSE management systems, compliant with our Quality System and laws and regulations.
The following standards must be upheld by all employees, contractors and visitors, and we require they comply with the requirements of this policy and our HSE management standards at all times:
  • No business objective will take priority over health, safety and the environment.
  • On an individual basis, we are all accountable and empowered to ensure our actions protect ourselves; fellow workers, the public and the environment.
  • Management and supervisors provide visible leadership, adequate resources, and ensure workplace standards are implemented and maintained.
  • The Board ensures there is a disciplined approach to the identification and management of risks across the business.

Compliance and Commitment to Standards

ICS is compliant to the following standard operating procedures:
A967 • ASTM B912
AS 1627.1
AS 1627.5
Additionally, we uphold regulatory compliance to the Environmental Protection Agency for its Air Emissions, Dangerous Goods Licences through the Department of Mines and Water Disposal Permit in compliance with the Water Corporation. We also go beyond our safety commitment to our staff by regularly performing workshop air emissions testing and our team are empowered with the tools and information needed to implement our safety policies and procedures. If you have any questions regarding our Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures, please feel free to get in touch – we would be more than happy to discuss them with you.