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Policies & Compliance

SCE is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment, training and culture for employees, contractors, site visitors and the communities in which we operate to help us achieve our goals.

We comply with all EPA regulations, while our ISO accreditation means you can trust our products are of the highest quality. The principles and practices outlined in our policies are embedded in the SCE way.

SCE Chain of Responsibility Policy

SCE is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, visitors and the General Public. SCE has developed this policy in relation to its Chain of Responsibilities (CoR) obligations under the Heavy Vehicle Law (HVNL). We recognise our various roles within the CoR and have developed an integrated management system to facilitate compliance to this legislation.

We are committed to achieving our compliance, and this forms part of our fundamental business principles which is underpinned by a management approach that requires the ongoing commitment of all management, employees, contractors and suppliers.

Principles

We are committed to:

  • Managing driver fatigue, speeding, load restraint, mass management and vehicle maintenance.
  • Minimising risk associated with these five core principles of CoR with the aim of ultimately eliminating breaches of CoR.
  • Putting driver health, the welfare the General Public and the interests of our customers first.
  • Meeting or exceeding applicable legislation, codes of practice, standards and SCE’s related policies and standards.
  • Establishing measurable CoR objectives and targets.
  • Encouraging and supporting employees, contractors' and visitors' contributions to the improvement of CoR through appropriate consultation, information, training and supervision.
  • Continuously improve our CoR management.

SCE Environment Policy

SCE is committed to ensuring all business activities comply with environmental legislation and are aligned with industry standards and community expectations.

We will achieve this by –

  • Adopting practical and feasible management work practices that limit our environmental footprint upon natural resources, the land, air and water quality.
  • Being pro-active in the assessment of the client’s environmental requirements.
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining management standards and systems.
  • Set and review measurable objectives and targets.
  • Where possible and practical, continually improve our processes to minimise our pollution and environmental footprint.
  • Complying with Environment legislation and the relevant standards of our clients.
  • Operating with  Management Systems certified to ISO 14001
  • Communicating with our employees and engaging with local government and the community on environmental issues that may affect the SCE.
  • Ensuring employees, contractors and others are informed of and understand their environmental obligations.
  • Maintaining effective management systems and procedures that identify environmental hazards, assess the risk of the hazard and have effective controls for that risk are in place (hazards eliminated or risks reduced).
  • Providing ongoing training to meet Environmental and operational requirements.
  • Regularly monitoring our progress.
  • Selecting business partners who possess acceptable environmental credentials in line with legislation and industry standards as part of the selection process.

 

SCE Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

SCE recognises that its workforce is made up of individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, opinions and perspectives. SCE promotes a workplace where individual differences are respected and where people treat each other with dignity and with concern for each other’s individual rights and needs.

SCE will seek to achieve its commitment to equal employment opportunity (EEO) by:

  • implementing policies and procedures that comply with obligations under state and federal anti-discrimination legislation, as well as, legislation with respect to forced labour, visa and immigration, child labour and any other relevant employment practices legislation;
  • providing training to personnel on its mission and values, EEO procedures and other associated policies regarding appropriate workplace behaviour;
  • recruiting, selecting and appointing applicants who best fit position requirements and who demonstrate qualities that are consistent with SCE’s mission and values;
  • ensuring employment decisions and practices (including decisions with respect to training, remuneration, benefits, promotions etc) are made that reflect SCE’s commitment to EEO and non-discrimination in the workplace;
  • implementing employment practices which produce employee satisfaction, commitment to the job and the delivery of quality services to SCE’s customers; and
  • providing appropriate opportunities to assist employees to develop to their full personal and professional capacity.

SCE Group Website Terms & Conditions of Use

SCE Group Website Terms & Conditions of Use

Welcome to the SCE Group website (the “website”).

The website is owned and operated by SCE Group Pty Ltd ABN 60 000 361 688, Masters Road, Mt St Thomas on behalf of itself and its related bodies corporate.

By accessing, browsing, or using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use.

If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use then you are not authorised to use the website.

Any reference to SCE Group (also to we, us and our) in these Terms and Conditions of Use is a reference to SCE Group and its related bodies corporate.

SCE, STEELSTONE, EnviroBase and The Material Difference are registered trademarks of SCE Group Pty Ltd.

You should also refer to our Privacy Policy, which contains important information regarding personal information you may provide to us on the website.

Disclaimer Of Warranty

SCE Group has provided the information contained on this website on the basis that we give the information in good faith. None of SCE Group, its affiliates and any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents makes any representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, suitability or reliability of the information contained on the website (including in relation to any goods or services) and none of them accept any responsibility arising in any way (including negligence) for errors in, or omissions from, the information contained on the website or your reliance on such information.

You should not rely on the information on this site or any linked site without making your own independent assessment of the information. You should consult your own advisers to verify the accuracy of the information.

You acknowledge that the inclusion of links from this site is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation. If you create a link to this website or access content through a link, you do so at your own risk. We have not consented to any conduct with a linked site which may be unlawful or an infringement of a third party's rights.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall SCE Group, its related bodies corporate and any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents be liable, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive loss or damages or any loss or damages whatsoever, including but not limited to, loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with:

  • the use or access or any liability to use or access the website or its contents;
  • goods or services supplied by SCE Group under the Terms and Conditions of Use; or
  • failure or omission on the part of SCE Group to comply with its obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Use.

SCE Group is not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with use of the website or any linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from the website or any linked website is free of viruses or any other thing that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, SCE Group's total liability to you (if any) for breach of any implied warranties or conditions which by law cannot be excluded shall be limited, at our election, to:

in the case of information or services supplied or offered by us - the re-supply of the information or services or payment of the cost of doing this; or

  • in the case of goods supplied or offered by us - repair or replacement of the goods, supply of equivalent goods, or payment of the cost of doing this.

We are not liable for loss of any kind (whether direct or consequential) arising from the information at this site, or a linked site, being inaccurate, incomplete or misleading, and are not responsible for any interpretation, opinion or conclusion you form from the information. To the fullest extent permitted by law, all warranties (including warranties as to merchantability, infringement of intellectual property or fitness for a particular purpose) and conditions are excluded.

You must not carry on any activity which might involve us in liability, or any activity which uses intellectual property owned by, or licensed to, us, without our written permission.

Use of Website Content

Permission is only granted to you to display, copy, distribute, download, and print in hard copy portions of the website for the purposes of:

  • placing an enquiry or order by any means (electronic or otherwise) with SCE Group; or
  • using the website as an information source for your own purposes.

You must not, without our prior written permission, exploit the website or any of its Contents for any other purpose or by any other means.

Prohibited Conduct

You must not, without our prior written permission and the permission of any other owner of rights in content on the website, copy, mirror, broadcast, reproduce, frame, republish, download, store (in any medium), up-load to a third party, transmit, post, broadcast, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of, or create a derivative work from, these web pages for any other purpose. You must not copy or reproduce in any way the content or any aspect of this website (including the layout, colours, designs, trade marks, logos, photographs, diagrams or any other copyright work or any other intellectual property used on the Web Site) without our prior written consent.

You must not up-load, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the website any material which:

  • violates or infringes the rights of others (including their privacy and publicity rights);
  • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene, profane or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to, or incite hatred of, any person;
  • encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law;
  • restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the website;
  • affects the functionality or operation of the website or its servers or the functionality or operation of any users, computer systems (for example, by transmitting a computer virus or other harmful component, whether or not knowingly); or
  • breaches any standards, content requirements or codes promulgated by any relevant authority, including authorities which require SCE Group to take remedial action under any applicable industry code.

Indemnification

You agree to fully indemnify and hold SCE Group Pty Ltd and its related bodies corporate harmless from any claim, cost, demand or damage (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) incurred or which may be incurred arising from a breach by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Links to other websites

The website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not under the control of SCE Group and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any hyperlink contained in a linked website. Links are provided to you for convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by SCE Group. Should you choose to follow links to such websites it is done so entirely at your own risk. SCE Group accepts no liability for any loss incurred by you directly or indirectly as a result of your reliance on information on any linked website and accepts no liability and disclaims all warranties, express or implied, regarding the purchase or use of goods or services on any linked websites.

Linking to this website

Linking to the website will only be permitted with the prior written consent of SCE Group. Any links if allowed, must link directly to the website's homepage and none of the other pages within the website unless otherwise agreed by us in writing prior to any linking being performed.

Any approval to link to this website should not be taken to mean that SCE Group endorses your website, product or service and such endorsement should not be implied by you.We may ask you to remove the link from your website if you fail to meet either the terms of our written consent or the above condition.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions of Use will be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of New South Wales , Australia and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.

Severability

If any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use are or become illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any relevant jurisdiction, that or those provisions will be:

(a) interpreted in that jurisdiction, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties; and;

(b) if necessary to maintain the effectiveness of these Terms and Conditions of Use, be severed for the purposes of that jurisdiction, with the remaining provisions remaining in full force and effect.

Waiver

Our failure to exercise or enforce any one or more of its rights under these Terms and Conditions of Use will not constitute a waiver of such rights unless such waiver is granted by SCE Group in writing.

Amendment

SCE Group may amend, update or change the website including these Terms and Conditions of Use. Revised terms will be posted on the website and will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated. By continuing to use the website after any amendment becomes effective you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use as amended. You should periodically visit this page to determine the current Terms and Conditions of Use to which you are bound.

Termination

The Terms and Conditions of Use are effective until terminated by SCE Group. SCE Group may terminate these Terms and Conditions of Use and your access to the website at any time without notice. In the event of termination, all restrictions imposed upon you and all disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in the Terms and Conditions of Use shall remain effective despite termination

Trademarks

Except where otherwise stated, all registered trademarks used on the website are used with the permission of SCE Group Pty Ltd ABN 60 000 361 688

Use of any trademarks without the prior, specific, written permission of its owner (SCE Group Limited or a third party) is prohibited.

Copyright

All material on the website is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia.

Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including copyright and moral rights) in the content, layout and compilation of the website pages and on-line images including text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips and software (including all object source and machine readable code), including navigational software (collectively referred to as the Contents) are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved, by SCE Group and/or licensors.

You must not copy, mirror, broadcast, reproduce, frame, republish, download, store (in any medium), up-load to a third party, transmit, post, broadcast, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way, the website or its contents except as expressly provided in the Terms and Conditions of Use.All copyright resides in us. No part of the copyright material may be reproduced, re-used, re-transmitted, adapted, published, broadcast or distributed for any purposes whatsoever without our prior written permission.

 

SCE Quality Policy

SCE develops, produces and delivers quality products, services and innovative solutions, consistent with our customers' expectations & interested parties.

In order to determine our strategic direction, SCE will develop & maintain a Corporate Risk Register & identify interested parties relevant to the Quality Management System.

We ensure the effectiveness of these products, services and solutions through the implementation and continual improvement of our Management Systems

Our company and customers' expectations are achieved by understanding their needs and through the establishment, communication and regular review of Quality Objectives.

We conduct our business as a responsible and ethical member of our community.

We achieve these aims by -

  • developing and maintaining systems and procedures defining quality critical processes  and requirements
  • developing effective monitoring systems that ensure quality and customer satisfaction  are maintained and opportunities for improvement identified
  • operating with a management system that is certified to ISO 9001
  • providing ongoing training to personnel in order to achieve effective quality management
  • expecting excellence in customer service and product quality
  • communicating and engaging with personnel within the organisation
  • achieving objectives as documented within Business Plans, contracts and Management Plans.

SCE Safety Policy

SCE is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors. We are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our safety and workplace health programs with a focus on reducing risk and the elimination of work related illness and injury.

Principles:

We are committed to:

  • Zero Harm
  • Providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for SCE employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Managing risk, to minimise harm in the workplace.
  • Meeting or exceeding applicable legislation, codes of practice, standards and SCE’s related policies and standards.
  • Establishing measurable safety objectives and targets.
  • Encouraging and supporting employees, contractors' and visitors' contributions to the improvement of workplace safety and health through appropriate consultation, information, training and supervision.
  • Promoting consultation between management, employees and contractors on matters affecting safety and health including any workplace changes that may affect safety and health.
  • Continuously improve our management of safety.

SCE Privacy Policy

This statement demonstrates SCE Group’s commitment to the privacy of personal information collected by the various business units within the Group.

Collection of personal information

Personal information is collected to enable the Group to collect monies owing to it, meet commitments for monies owed by it and to manage the affairs of the business efficiently. This information falls into three broad categories:

- information about customers

- information about suppliers and subcontractors

- information about employees.

Information is restricted to the needs of the business and no information outside of that requirement is collected.

Reasonable steps are taken to ensure that information collected is accurate, complete and up to date.

Method of collection of information

Information is provided by an individual or organisation in response to a standard format being a customer account application form, a supplier/subcontractor details form or an employment application form.

Customer or supplier information relating to commercial or business activities will be subject to credit worthiness checking and information will be sought and provided as deemed necessary for the successful management of the business.

Information provided by potential employees will be checked with referees whose details are provided.

Information may be referenced against Government databases or used for credit checks performed by credit reference providers.

Other information will accumulate over the period that business is transacted or employment is continued but this information will only refer to the corporate relationship.

Disclosure of personal information

Customer or supplier information relating to personal information will not be subject to credit worthiness checking unless and until specific consent is given by the customer or supplier.

Unless specifically authorised in writing by an employee, no information contained in personnel files, other than that required for workers compensation, family law and other prescribed purposes, will be made available to any external person or organisation. Information contained in personnel files will be made available for management purposes within the Group.

At times there may be a requirement by law or legal process to disclose personal information. Personal information may also be disclosed if it is considered to be in the public interest.

Security of Information

Security of information is safeguarded by physical, electronic and managerial procedures. Reasonable steps will be taken to protect personal information from misuse or loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Accessing Personal Information

Personal information held by the company may be accessed by the individual and checked for accuracy by making application to the Group’s nominated Privacy Officer.

 

 

 

EPA Orders and Exemptions

Consumer Requirements

As a consumer please be aware of your requirements in accordance with the EPA Resource Recovery Exemptions.

EPA Resource recovery exemptions contain the conditions which consumers must meet to use waste for the purposes described. These conditions may include requirements on how to re-use or apply the waste, as well as record-keeping, reporting and other requirements. All resource recovery exemptions are made under clauses 91 and 92 of the 2014 Waste Regulation. SCE comply with all the relevant conditions of the POEO Act 2014.

EPA Current Orders and Exemptions