Safety, Health & Environment Policy
Our objective is to provide a quality safety, health, and environmental management system for the workplace.
To achieve this objective, CASTELLO CAST ALUMINIUM W.L.L will:
• Regard compliance with applicable legal requirements and other obligations as a minimum standard, adopting practices across all our activities effectively.
• Show total commitment from its leadership and co-operation from employees pursuing the target towards ZERO HARM.
• Ensure that processes are implemented and continuously reviewed to identify hazards, and to assess risks associated with hazards so that control options are managed to eliminate or reduce the risk to the lowest possible ranking.
• Promote and encourage a culture where all employees are proactively maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, including active promotion of safe work practices.
• Endorse the principles of relevant legislation, standards, and best practice that impact the operation and work environment.
• Ensure adequate resources to develop, implement, monitor, and review safety and environmental management systems.
• Strive to prevent pollution and seek continual improvement with respect to emissions, discharges, wastes, energy efficiency. resources consumption and overall environmental footprint and
• Support employees in understanding the principles of this policy.
This is how we implement the policy
• Introduce employees to the company culture through a comprehensive induction process with ongoing exposure.
to health, safety, and environmental information and knowledge through electronic, written, and oral.
• Implement and continually review work practices and procedures to prevent injury to employees, equipment damage, and environmental impacts.
• Ensure information and knowledge acquired from internal and external sources are made freely available and disseminated through inductions, training, safety notice boards, intranet, safety representatives, committees, and meetings.
• Effectively investigate all incidents to fully understand the root cause to prevent reoccurrence of events and implement preventative actions.
• Conduct regular inspections, audits, and reviews, then promptly follow up with compliance actions.
• Establish measurable objective and targets to promote a positive safety and environmental culture; and
• Continue to review and improve the Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
She Incidents (Accident/Near Misses) Reporting Procedures & Forms
I . Accidents involving personal injuries, including works, staff. and visitors etc. and/or property damage may occur on campus. Such accidents/incidents should be reported promptly to the -24hour manned by the Safety Officer for assistance.
2. When a serious injury occurs, the initial action taken is sometimes critical in determining the difference between further injuries, or in some cases life or death. Appropriate action shall be taken by all concerned parties to ensure that the injured person can receive prompt medical attention and to prevent the situation from worsening.
3. From the viewpoint of prevention, the purpose of accident/incident reporting and investigation is to determine the causes and to recommend corrective action to prevent future recurrence.
4. This procedure outlines the actions to be taken in the event of an accident occurring and the accident/incident reporting and investigation procedures to be followed.
Accident includes any undesired circumstances which give rise to il health or injury; damage to property, plant, products, or the environment; production losses, or increased liabilities.
(Note: It results from contact with a substance or source of energy above the threshold limit of the body or structure.)
An incident includes all undesired circumstances and near misses which have the potential to cause accidents or have a potentially significant environmental impact.
Note: Examples of events that may have significant environmental impacts are spillage or hazardous substances (such as chemicals, microbiological agents, and radio-isotopes) into any drain or surface water, uncontrolled discharge of hazardous substances into the atmosphere, and inappropriate disposal of hazardous wastes.
Ill Health Includes Acute & Chronic Ill-health Caused By Physical, Chemical Or Biological Agents As Well As Adverse Effects On Mental Health.
In case of an accident
I. When an accident occurs, assistance should be immediately summoned by calling the -24hour manned Safety
2. In case of fire, sound the fire alarm by activating the break glass alarm switch in the corridor.
3. If medical assistance is required during office hours, call the Medic Officer for advice. If the condition is serious, call the attention of the Paramedic for help at the same time to avoid delay in treatment
4.As general guidance, when summoning assistance through telephone, the caller must keep calm, avoid panic, and clearly state the following information:
•Location of the accident
• Nature and severity of the accident e.g. how many persons are injured, the seriousness of the injured, any fire or hazardous chemical spillage, etc.
• Nature of the injuries, e.g. bleeding, bone fracture, etc.
• Name, department, telephone number of the caller.
5.The injured person should not be moved unless his location exposes him to further risk of injury. The general approach to a seriously injured person is to render comfort, and the only treatment that is necessary to preserve life until trained medical help arrives.
6.The Safety Officer or Medic Officer on-duty at the site will obtain details of the accident and at the same time dispatch a team to the scene.
7.The attending team, upon arrival at the scene, will decide on the actions required which may include calling of Police/Fire Services/Ambulance and/or assistance from another department such as the Health, Safety and Environment Office, clinic, or evacuating personnel from the affected areas.
8. Depending on nature (e.g. spillage of hazardous chemicals, fire) and seriousness (e.g. fatalities or major injuries) of the accident, the Safety Officer or Medic Officer at the site should also inform the Health, Safety, and Environment Office immediately. In case of such accidents occurring after office hours, senior members of the Health, Safety, and Environment Office may be contacted through a mobile phone or pagers.
9. After the incident, details should be given to the attending Safety Officer or Medic Officer to the attending civil emergency services personnel in order to assist them for follow-up action.
Reporting & Accidents & Incidents
All accidents and incidents must be reported and accident/incident investigations carried out to determine the causes and recommend corrective actions to prevent future recurrence.
I. After an incident, the supervisor of the injured person or the staff member responsible for the area in which the accident/incident took place should complete an Accident/Incident Report Form (Accident/near miss investigation report) and sent it to Health, Safety and Environment Office through their respective Head of Department within 72 hours of the accident/incident.
2. In case of work-related accidents involving workers and staff
The Company is required under the Employee's Compensation Ordinance to notify the Administration Department of any accidents arising out of and in the course of an employee's employment, which results in death or incapacity, either permanent (i.e. disability) or temporary (i.e. sick leave). Heads of Department shall therefore ensure that the Manager of Human Resources is informed of such cases immediately after such accidents by completing the HR Application Form and a copy of which should be sent to the Health, Safety and Environment Office.
3. In case of an accident that may involve an insurance claim of damage/loss to property and/or equipment
For an accident that may involve an insurance claim of damage/loss to property and/or equipment, the Finance Office should be contacted immediately for insurance claim processing with the Company's insurer.
3. Contractor SHE Procedures for Key Scope of work
The contractor must agree to enforce the procedures. Failure to observe and enforce these procedures and standards will be cause for termination of a contract.
The contractor is expected to exert primary controls through his line supervision to obtain desired performance from his employees, subcontractors, vendors, etc. Continued poor safety performance can lead to dropping the contractor from the bid list. The contractor must agree to have his representatives at the job site participate in accident control and prevention.
As a minimum, the following programs must be included:
I. Reporting of injuries. In the event of an injury, the contractor's field supervisor must immediately report the
incident to the site representative. In addition, the contractor is required to submit a written report to the Safety Manager within 24 hours.
2. Housekeeping. Orderliness is a basic requirement for all jobs and the job site must be well maintained at all times. Special attention must be given to maintaining clear walkways and roadways, removal of trash, removal of slipping and tripping hazards, proper storage of materials, and securing work areas.
3. Emergency Planning. Contractors must inform their employees of action to take in the event of fire, explosion, personal injury, or other emergencies. In the event of an emergency evacuation, the contractor shall notify the School Board's site representative in person or by telephone as soon as possible that all of his employees in the area are either accounted for or identify the specific employees who cannot be found.
4. Safety Inspections. Contractors shall use a regular system of work and job site inspections to detect and correct hazardous conditions, safety procedure violations, and unsafe practices.
5. Hazard Identification and risk assessment.
Hazard assessments form the basis of controlling hazards an important tool in ensuring that activities don't present risks and that the controls implemented are appropriate.
Identifying the potential hazards in a logical way to be able to perform the task safely and a systematic process whereby supervisors, managers, and staff members identify. assess and control hazards that may affect workers, staff, or visitors. Once a hazard is identified an action plan is prepared and hazards are then controlled by being eliminated or minimized and staff consultation is an essential part of the process.
Hazard assessment can be a proactive way of preventing an accident or incident from occurring and can be useful in preventing an incident/accident from reoccurring.
Is the process of investigating any activity. the situation, product, service, or thing that could affect the health, safety, and welfare of persons at the place of work.
Assessing the Risk
How likely is the hazard to affect the health, safety, and wellbeing of persons and what degree of harm could occur? When there is more than one hazard we need to priorities the risks so that we can act on the highest risk first.
Documenting the process allows us to systematically address the hazards present in our workplace. Once the process is documented, action plans can be formulated and responsibilities allocated for controls implemented to eliminate or reduce the risk of those hazards.
Intrinsic hazards may arise because of the nature of the operations and activities, products or services, plant, and machinery. and the work environment itself may require specific action plans based on the "hierarchy of controls". Controls should take account of the non-compliance of a workgroup.
Ongoing monitoring is one way to ensure that the implemented controls are working effectively and that new hazards have not been introduced into the workplace.
5. Safety Meetings. Contractors shall conduct a weekly safety meeting for their employees.
6.Personal Protective Equipment Contractors must ensure all applicable OSHA standards. Contractors must utilize the personal protective equipment applicable to their work hazard exposure.
7. She Audit and Self - Inspection on Program
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) places significant emphasis on the requirement for formal systems that cover inspection, monitoring, and auditing as essential features of the action required by organizations to satisfy their statutory duties. Such systems are designed to prevent many of the failures that lead to accidents, incidents, and prosecutions.
The legal requirement to have in place formal systems to cover inspection, monitoring and auditing may be found in the Health and Safety, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and guidance such as the H S E-Health and Safety Management". Furthermore, the role and responsibility of senior management in ensuring that periodic audits of the effectiveness of management structures and risk controls for safety health (and environment) are carried out, guidance issued by the Company.
The Health and Safety Executive promotes both "active and reactive monitoring".
• Active monitoring systems which monitor the extent of compliance with recognized standards; and • Reactive systems which monitor accidents, incidents, and ill-health.
Principal Objectives Of The Policy:
•To protect the safety and health and environment of company staff, workers, visitors, and any persons who may be affected by the Company's activities.
•To protect the physical assets of the Company.
•To protect the reputation of the Company.
• To provide information on where individuals are relative to their overall safety, health, and environmental objectives.
•To comply with relevant safety, health, and environmental legislation.
•To assist the Company in achieving continual improvement in the management of safety, health, and environmental issues and by association, ensure the Company's continuing productivity.
3. Responsibility of the Safety Manager:
Safety Manager will have overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring that safety, health, and environmental risks are effectively monitored, managed and that periodic audits of the effectiveness of management structures and risk controls for safety health and environment are carried out.
In practice, the Safety Manager has delegated the authority for ensuring compliance with its obligations to the General Manager. The General Manager has further delegated authority to the Safety Manager and this is consistent with the delegation of other responsibilities within the Company.
4. Responsibility of the Safety Manager:
A) Ensuring the implementation of the Monitoring Policy by securing the commitment and co-operation of all Company's staff and workers.
B) Allocating adequate personnel and financial resources.
C) Agreeing on inspection, monitoring, and auditing procedures and protocols.
D) Ensuring that adequate and appropriate information from the monitoring and auditing systems is received in order to exercise effective control over safety, health, and environmental matters.
E) Agreeing arrangements for staff training, at all levels.
F) Regularly reviewing the Company's safety, health, and environmental performance, and agreeing on any necessary action plans.
G) Ensuring that the same management standards are applied to workplace inspections, monitoring, and audit as are applied to other management functions.
H) Ensuring that the organizational structure in place is appropriate to manage health and safety matters related to workplace inspections, monitoring, and audit issues.
This Is Consistent With The Responsibilities Set Out In The Company's Safety, Health &environment Policy, Including Having Responsibility For:
A) The implementation of the Monitoring Policy.
B) Ensuring that the organizational structure within the companies is appropriate to manage workplace inspections.
C) Ensuring that adequate resources are provided to meet the requirements of the Monitoring Policy.
D) Ensuring that the same management standard is applied to safety, health, and environment monitoring as to other management functions.
E) The quality of the inspection process meets an appropriate standard (see inspection guidance appendix A).
F) Managers/ Supervisors are aware of their responsibility in ensuring inspections are undertaken for areas under their control.
G) Agreeing on who will carry out the inspection, monitoring, and auditing.
H) Ensuring suitable training, instruction, and supervision for all personnel so that they can competently carry.
out their responsibilities within the Monitoring Policy.
I) Appropriate time is allocated for personnel involved in inspection, monitoring, and audit to complete their work.
J) There is a consistent approach across the whole company and common problems identified in different areas receive consistent action throughout.
K) Inspections are completed on schedule.
L) Remedial action plans are completed on schedule.
M) Systems are in place for maintenance of records detailing the inspections and the completion of any remedial action.
N) The Company Safety Health and Environment Committee and Client Representatives are consulted on the precise arrangements for self-inspection.
0 ) Reviewing Company safety, health, and environmental performance.
5. Supervisors and Managers are responsible for:
A) Supporting the objectives of the Monitoring Policy.
B) Ensuring areas under their control are inspected on schedule.
C) Records of the inspections and remedial action plans are maintained.
D) Remedial actions are completed on schedule.
E) Inspection reports and/ or significant findings are reported to all relevant parties.
Role of Staff & Workers
All staff and workers will be required to:
• Support the objectives of the Company's Monitoring Policy.
7. Monitoring and Inspection- Sub-Contractors
It is the responsibility of the Safety Manager, through the appropriate line management, to ensure effective management of sub-contractors under their control. As such, each School/Directorate must monitor and inspect areas where contractors under their control are operating to ensure that appropriate safety health, and environmental standards are being met.
8. Independent Audits:
It is the responsibility of the company's Safety Manager to provide senior staff with essential information in order for them to exercise effective control over safety, health, and environmental management. This information will be provided through a planned program of integrated safety, health, and environmental audits.
9. Frequency of inspection:
The timing and frequency of inspections should take into account inherent safety, health, and environmental risks and as a minimum will be based on the Company's zoning system for high, medium, and low hazard areas.
I0. Frequency of audit
The timing and frequency of audits will take into account inherent safety, health, and environmental hazards and the standard of safety, health, and environmental management currently in practice.
Workplace inspections have long been recognized as a valuable tool available to monitor the effectiveness of safety, health, and environmental practices. Inspection for safety, health, and environmental purposes often have negative implications associated with fault finding. A positive approach based on fact-finding will usually produce better results and cooperation from those taking part in the process.
The Aim Of Self-inspection Is For The Company To Assess Its Own Safety, Health & Environmental Performance Against Agreed Standards & Objectives In Order To Recognize Achievement & where Necessary, To Take Remedial Action.
The Company should be carrying out a range of different types of checks as part of normal operating procedures.
These may range from informal assessment of researchers working methods by their supervisors to planned formal inspections using standard inspection checklists. The Inspection Report should also contain a corrective action plan covering each of the significant findings.
The Action Plan should detail:
Workplace inspection -Safety Representatives
It is acknowledged that recognized safety representatives are entitled to inspect the workplace in accordance with the 'Safety representatives and safety committees' guidance. These inspections should be seen as in addition to and not in place of the routine inspection of the workplace by the Company.
Ideally. the inspection, which should be coordinated by the person responsible for the areas, should be conducted by a team of two or three people and include senior members of staff who are familiar with both the working practices of the Company and the safety. Health and environmental standards are relevant to the premises and activities.
In addition, consideration should be given to including personnel in the inspection team who are independent of the area being inspected to give a 'fresh pairs of eyes ' so that faults issues are not overlooked through over-familiarity.
Ideally. the audit should be conducted by a team of two or three people including at least one competent auditor and should include representatives of the Company. The auditors should be familiar with both the working practices of the Company and the relevant safety. health and environmental standards relevant to the premises and activities.
Management She Review Procedure
A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY
The purpose of this Operating Procedure (OP) is to establish a uniform process for ensuring Safety & Health Management System (SHMS) are thoroughly reviewed by the Senior Safety Management so that they may determine if the systems are being maintained in a manner that is suitable, adequate, and effective for meeting the desired levels of performance. Although this O P applies generally to both the EMS and SHMS, there are some requirements that are unique to one system or the other; these are identified with either an (EMS) or (SHMS).
All definitions may be found in the document titled: Environmental Management System Terms and Definitions contained in the SHMS Manual. For the purposes of this OP, the following terms apply:
•Activity, Product, or Service •Continual Improvement
• Environmental Aspect
• Environmental Management Program (EMP) • Environmental Objective
• Safety & Health Objective
• Safety & Health Program (SHP)
• Senior Management
• Significant Environmental Aspect •Sustainability Management Program (SMP)
C. PROCEDURAL STEPS
I0.To conduct the Management Review, the EMS and SHMS Coordinators will compile information related to the performance of the system from the current cycle. This information will include, but not be limited to:
11.The processes used to determine the region's aspects and significant aspects (EMS); hazards and risks (SHMS);
legal and other requirements; objectives; targets (EMS); and programs.
12. The level of success towards achieving the objectives and targets (EMS).
13. Previous discussions with members of the Senior Safety Management relative to the success, direction, etc. of the system.
14. After-action reports from incidents and/or exercises. Results of the previous audits and compliance evaluations; and
15. Status of corrective and preventive actions.
The EMS & SHMS Coordinators Will Prepare Briefings For Senior Safety Management Using The Information Collected Above. This Briefing Will Include, At A Minimum,
The Following Information:
21. The results of the previous audits and compliance evaluations/inspections; 2.2 The results of participation and consultation (SHMS).
23. Communications with interested parties (including any complaints); 2.4The overall environmental or safety and health performance of the Region; 2.5 The level of success towards achieving the objectives and targets.
26. The status of incident investigations (SHMS) and corrective and preventive actions.
27. Follow-up actions from previous Management Reviews.
28. Changing circumstances that could affect the scope of the Region's EMS or SHMS; and 2.9 Recommendations for improvement.
30. Prior to the EMS Management Review, the EMS Coordinator will conduct a review of the presentation with the EMS SustainmentTeam to address the questions listed below and any others that may arise to assess the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the EMS and to develop improvement recommendations (as necessary). Similarly, the SHMS Coordinator will review their presentation with the members of the Region's Safety and Health Committee (SHC). Management Review presentations are EMS or SHMS documents, as appropriate.
31. Are the processes used to determine the aspects, significant aspects, legal and other requirements, and objectives and targets sufficient relative to the Region's environmental policy and its activities, products, and services.
32. Have the various Management Programs (EMPs, SMPs and SHMPs) been properly developed, maintained, and resourced to ensure the successful completion of objectives and targets (EMS).
33. Are the planned/implemented operational controls sufficient for ensuring continued compliance with all legal and other requirements related to the Region's significant aspects (EMS) or hazards (SHMS).
34. Do the OPs provide sufficient structure, direction, and accountability to the system.
35. Is the level of internal and external communication sufficient to achieve the desired level of awareness, participation, and consultation (SHMS).
4.The EMS and SHMS Coordinators will update their presentations based on the team and committee reviews, as necessary, and will pre-brief the EMS or SHMS Management Representative and Designated Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Official (DSHEMO) before scheduling the Management Review with Senior Management during the final month of the system's cycle. The Review must be scheduled during a time when the Regional Administrator (or Acting Regional Administrator if an appointment is pending) and at least half of the Senior Staff is available.
5. During the Management Review, Senior Management will consider the information presented; ask any clarifications necessary to determine the suitability, adequacy, sustainability, and effectiveness of the system; and make recommendations they feel are necessary to ensure the system achieves the desired level of performance.
6. If the nature of the Senior Safety Management's recommendations/action items require that corrective and preventative action be taken, the EMS or SHMS Coordinator will initiate the action as defined in the current version. The EMS or SHMS Coordinator will provide periodic updates on the status of the recommendations/action items to Senior Safety Management until they are completed. a. Less formal management review sessions may be held on an as-needed basis throughout the system's cycle. These sessions may be held with all of the Senior Safety Management or with select members. These sessions will be documented as EMS or SHMS Records as appropriate and in accordance with the most current version of SHEMS.