Health & Safety

BASIC PRINCIPLES

Every worker needs to understand that in order for our organization to succeed we require all of our staff to adhere to the following four operating principles:

1) All work will be performed in a safe manner that protects the physical, psychological and social well being of all staff.

2) All work will be performed in compliance with all applicable legislation.

3) All work will be performed in a way that ensures customer satisfaction.

4) All work processes are to be continually reviewed for possibilities of increased efficiency and cost effectiveness.


HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

Our company and its senior management are committed to a health and safety program that protects the safety, including the physical, psychological and social well-being of staff, clients, contractors and the general public in all aspects of our business operations. Management, supervisors and workers are responsible and accountable for the company’s health and safety performance. Active participation by everyone, everyday, in every job is necessary for the safety excellence this company expects. Our business operations require absolute compliance with company health and safety policies and applicable legislation. If engaged as a subcontractor or when employed by another contractor, compliance to the employing contractor’s rules and regulations will be adhered to in so far as those rules and regulations do not conflict with the company’s responsibility to comply with applicable government regulations. Our goal is to provide our staff and contractors with the knowledge and training needed to work safely in an environment free from hazards in order to achieve a healthy and injury free workforce.


CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Our commitment to the protection of the environment needs to be demonstrated in how we conduct our day-to-day business operations. The highest standards of care are to be taken by all workers to minimize the environmental impact of all operations. The company management team has the responsibility to take a leadership role and develop policies and procedures that effectively minimize environmental issues. Workers have the responsibility to bring to the attention of their immediate supervisor, procedures and incidents that may impair the environment. Our policy is to:

1) Comply with all applicable legislation.

2) Consider the environmental effects of our operations.

3) Provide staff with all the necessary information, training and equipment.

4) Develop processes, policies and procedures that minimize the occurrence and consequences of environmental incidents.

Our corporate environmental goal is to minimize the environmental impact of our operations.


POLICY

It is our company policy that all employees, from most junior to most senior, share the responsibility of communicating company health and safety policies, procedures and applicable legislation. In addition, each individual must ensure proper reporting procedures are adhered to and followed through to completion. These processes directly affect the success of an internal and external communication system.


COMMUNICATION

Department Health & Safety Meetings

Each manager is responsible to hold department health and safety meetings. It is acceptable to appoint another representative should the manager not be available. The minutes of these meetings will be forwarded to the HSE Advisor for review and documentation of action items.

Health & Safety Announcements

General health and safety information will be sent via company wide email and posted on staff bulletin boards including such items as health and safety news, announcements, awards, etc. All other health and safety matters relating to policies, procedures and legislation will initiate from the HSE Advisor and will be forwarded to each manager. It is then the responsibility of the manager to verbally communicate this information to their respectful departments via monthly department health and safety meetings.