Empowering people and projects with standards

May 31, 2024 | General

It pays to have high standards in life.

In recent months, Paynter Dixon has renewed certification with leading federal and international standards bodies.

These include:

  • Global-Mark certification for ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001 (OHS Management System)
  • Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC) accreditation
  • CM3 Work Health and Safety Pre-qualification

Head of HSEQ, Sam Reid oversaw the intensive process of auditing and is delighted with the outcomes.

“When I say ‘safety is production’, I’m referring to how our people use the management systems on a daily basis.”

“The sweet spot of auditing is seeing these systems in action. The way our teams, subcontractors, and all workplace relationships benefit physically and mentally.”

“Our people are empowered by senior management to make the right decisions for the workplace and the business.”


Safety, quality, and environmental management – Global Mark ISO standards are the foundations for processes and systems across the company.

“The Global Mark auditor was in our office for over four days, meeting with department heads and scrutinising the full gamut of operations.”

The auditor also visited two construction sites. Accommodating 13,6000 burial plots over the coming 100 years, Macarthur Memorial Park involves the transformation of 113 hectares into a world-class memorial and botanic parkland in south-west Sydney.

In contrast, Zenith tower is a high-rise residential tower in bustling Potts Point where our Remedial division is overseeing re-cladding works. Two very different projects, but the consistency of process and procedure gained praise.

“The auditor commented on our culture of communication and productivity.”

“He interviewed workers on site and was impressed with their knowledge, including their understanding of emergency controls and overall compliance.”

FSC Accreditation

Accreditation with the Federal Safety Commissioner demonstrates best practice in safety. Once again, Paynter Dixon achieved re-accreditation following a comprehensive audit.

“This accreditation means we are prepared for the most demanding types of construction and project delivery – we can undertake any work, anywhere, at anytime.”

For the first time, Paynter Dixon was audited on a regional project. Based in Coffs Harbour, CODA is a mixed-use development comprising ground floor retail and 95 apartments.

“Our regional project delivery is on an equal footing with our metropolitan work. These teams are leading by example in their implementation of systems and processes.”

Paynter Dixon’s regional operations span the state, from Lismore in the north, to Albury Wodonga in the south, and Broken Hill in the far west.

According to Sam, consistency is driven by a shared commitment across the business: “From the boardroom to the bricklayer – that’s how we get results!”