Health & Safety Policy
Goal: Safety First
- Shows the commitment of the Company’s management and employees to health and safety.
- Aims to remove or reduce the risks to the health, safety and welfare of all workers, contractors and visitors, and anyone else who may be affected by our business operations.
- Aims to ensure all work activities are done safely.
Control of hardcopy versions
The digital version of this document is the most recent version. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that any printed version is the most recent version. If you are not sure ask HSEQ department for the most recent version from TQM.
Roles and Responsibilities
Will provide and maintain as far as possible:
- A safe working environment.
- The best safety equipment.
- Safe systems of work.
- Substances in safe condition.
- Information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each worker is safe from injury and risks to health.
- A commitment to consult and co-operate with workers in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace.
- A commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.
Each employee has an obligation to:
- Comply with safe work practices, with the intent of avoiding injury to themselves and others and damage to equipment.
- Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others.
- Wear personal protective equipment and clothing where necessary.
- Comply with any direction given by management for health and safety.
- Not misuse or interfere with anything provided for health and safety.
- Report all accidents and incidents on the job immediately, no matter how trivial.
- Report all known or observed hazards to their supervisor or manager.
Implementation of Policy
The HSEQ Manager will ensure that all employees have access to the Health and Safety Policy. Each employee will be given a copy of the general policy on commencement of his or her employment. Office employees should know where the first-aid kit is located, have a copy of the emergency plan and be trained on the emergency plan and evacuation procedures.
Project risk assessments are conducted at the beginning of each project. It consist in:
- Identifying the hazards;
- Identifying who might be harmed and how;
- Evaluating the risks from identified hazards.
If there are no hazards, there are no risks. Where risks are already controlled in some way, the effectiveness of those controls needs to be considered when assessing the extent of the risk that remains.
The results of the risk assessments will be recorded in writing, and safety procedures adjusted to ensure adequate levels of health safety and welfare.
Sample of Specific Safety Rules
- Observe and practice the safety procedures established for the job.
- If you spot any possible hazardous situation report it to your supervisor immediately (use the HSEQ on-site reporting form).
- In case of sickness or injury, no matter how slight, report at once to your supervisor. In no case should an employee treat his own or someone else's injuries. In case of any accident resulting in a severe injury, the employee is not to be moved until medical attention has been given by authorized personnel.
- Never distract the attention of another employee, as you might cause him or her to be injured. If necessary, to get the attention of another employee, wait until it can be done safely.
- Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery around machinery.
- Where required, you must wear protective equipment, such as goggles, safety glasses, masks, gloves, etc.
- Do not operate machines or equipment until you have been properly instructed and authorized to do so by your supervisor.
- Shut down your machine before cleaning, repairing, or leaving.
- Keep your work area clean.
- Observe smoking regulations.
- Do not block access to fire extinguishers.
- Do not engage in practices that may be inconsistent with ordinary and reasonable common-sense safety rules.
- The Company has ZERO tolerance for drug and alcohol use and possession from the time you start your travel to a project until the time you return home.