As an OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified company, we adopt the world’s best practices of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ). At all our sites the world over, we conscientiously maintain a healthy, safe, sustainable and pollution-free work environment of the highest standards. As a global citizen, we have integrated the performance standards of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) into our HSEQ management system. This helps us to avoid, reduce, mitigate or compensate for the impact on people and the environment and to improve conditions where appropriate. Our efforts in HSEQ and this humanitarian sphere are widely acknowledged by clients, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), industry and business authorities.
Safety is an absolute. It is the unconditional, non-negotiable part of our business. Every life is precious, the safety of our employees, customers and the public is paramount. Every person is committed to ensuring a hazard-free and safe working environment, going beyond mere compliance of safety rules to building a definitive safety culture. This involves a rigorous implementation of Health, Safety and Quality measures, achieved through leadership engagement, early programme involvement, design, technology selection, risk mitigation and work performance. Besides keeping people safe, our commitment to incident-free operations, ultimately contributes to improved operations, reliability, lower costs, and higher productivity.
Safety is instilled into our employees from Day 1. Before new employees even start on any assignment, they are taken through safety orientation programmes, highlighting hazard identification techniques and emergency procedures. Risk assessment and job safety analysis are mandatory at every site, followed by control measures taken before work commences. Continuous health and safety surveillance is reinforced with safety audits carried out at regular intervals. Regular training that includes safety alerts, mock drills and handling near-miss incidents, is carried out to update knowledge, reinforce familiarity and reduce response time. Monthly safety awards are awarded for best safety practices to motivate to incident-free operations, ultimately contributes to improved operations, reliability, lower costs, and higher productivity.
Safety promotion activities are high on our agenda, including the celebration of National Safety Day, AIDS Awareness Day and Environment Day at all sites. One of the most vital ways of improving safety is by minimizing risk levels and human error. We achieve this by our regular adoption of innovative methods and the latest technology, as in our use of automatic welding to eliminate our workers’ exposure to toxic smoke, radiation and high heat.