HEALTH AND SAFETY
There are clear links between our various levels of goals and OH&S objectives: That is;
- Reduction of risk levels
- The introduction of additional features into the OH&S management system.
- The steps taken to improve existing features, or the consistency of their application
- The elimination or the reduction in frequency of particular undesired incident(s). This includes a commitment to prevention of injury and ill health and continual improvement in OH&S management and OH&S performance.
- Improve employee awareness of OH&S issues, by holding monthly awareness training courses, as well as training all employees
- On notice boards and minimize exposure to hazardous substances, Identifying hazards originating outside the workplace capable of adversely affecting the health and safety of persons under the control of the organization within the workplace. Identifying hazards created in the vicinity of the workplace by work-related activities under the control of the organization. Exploring the design of work areas, processes, installations, machinery/ equipment, operating procedures and work organization, including their adaptation to human capabilities.
- Improvement in the number of Lost Time accidents attributed to manual handling activity. This purpose is applied by: Reviewing relevant risk assessments, producing reduction strategy. Producing new safety systems of work to reduce the amount of unnecessary manual handling operations, Training all employees on good manual handling techniques and presenting course to all relevant staff.
- The work policy includes the overall health and safety objectives, supported by a commitment, to improve health and safety performance. The purpose is served through the introduction of a formal documented management system, e.g. ‘to actively identify health & safety hazards with a view to actively eliminating, controlling or minimizing them where practicable’.
- The development of emergency plan(s) which outlines the actions to be taken when specified emergency situations arise, and identifies several issues like: potential accidents and emergencies; the person who will take charge during the emergency; details of actions to be taken by personnel during an emergency; responsibility, authority and duties of personnel with specific roles during the emergency (e.g. fire-wardens, first-aid staff, nuclear leak/toxic spillage specialists, etc.); evacuation procedures; type and location of hazardous materials, and emergency action required; availability of necessary information during the emergency, e.g. plant layout drawings, hazardous material data, procedures, work instructions and contact telephone numbers.
- Emergency equipment needs are identified, and equipment are provided in adequate quantity.
This is tested at specified intervals for continuing operation. Examples include: Alarm systems; Emergency lighting and power; Means of escape; Safe refuges; Critical isolation valves, switches and cut-outs; Fire-fighting equipment; First aid equipment (including emergency showers, eye wash stations, etc.); and Communication facilities.
“To be a world class engineering and construction firm that stands out without compromising quality in execution of our works”.
Our mission is to enhance customer satisfaction through continual improvement of our business practices in terms of safety, quality, service delivery per client’s expectation, environmental protection, as well as the international expansion of our business operation”.
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