The purpose this document is to establish a plan for Implementing Anikcor Installations (HEREAFTER REFERENCE TO AS THE COMPANY) safety program during work is to be completed at:
Installation of basic lubrication unit
References and Guidelines
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993, the Construction Regulations (2003) and Client specific health &safety specifications.
THE COMPANY is determined to conduct all its project and the associated use of our equipment and machinery, in compliance with recognized standards of work.
As required in terms of the need to comply with the duties of the employer, we will inform our staff in terms of the overall information that they need to conduct their work safety and without risk to health or environmental damage.
As can be seen from the above, THE COMPANY wishes to comply with relevant documentation that pertains to the manner in which we perform our business.
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
THE COMPANY is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all personnel and visitors to the site.
THE COMPANY will strive to continually improve the effectiveness of the health and safety system through the setting and measurement of health and safety objectives and by conforming to the current applicable occupational health and safety legislation.
The management of THE COMPANY recognizes that all workers who are employed on their project sites must adhere to the following basic values:
- Are entitled to a healthy and safe workplace.
- Are personally responsible for working safely.
- Should understand their rights and responsibilities with respect to healthy and safety in their workplace.
- Can expect concerns raised in relation to health and safety to be timeously addressed.
- Should behave in a safe and responsible manner outside their work environment.
In pursuance of these values, Management shall:
- Implement a site health and safety management system, with which all contractors and employees are required to comply.
- Enforce line management responsibility for a healthy and safe working environment.
- Monitor and report upon occupational health and safety performance of the project.
- Provide an induction course for all workers and implement campaigns to raise health and safety awareness.
- Ensure that best practices are applied in the management of occupational health and safety.
- Require that employers ensure competence of all workers to perform assigned tasks.
- Create an environment that encourages a culture of professional responsibility for health and safety.
- All employees working on this project are important.
- They are important to THE COMPANY and their families.
- Every individual has the right to a safe and healthy working place and the right to return from work everyday safe and without injury.
- This is the common goal in which we are committed and believe that it can only be achieved by dedication and joint efforts by all involved.
- As an employer, we undertake to provide a safe working environment and appropriate tools. We also acknowledge that safety take precedence over program and cost. The consequence of injuries is financial loss to both the individual and to the project.
- All employees to undertake to act and work in a safe manner at all times.
- As individual everyone has the right and obligation to stop and correct and unsafe act or situation.
- Protect the health and well being of personnel during work site activities and ensure that safety is the prime consideration during the project execution.
Achieve zero fatalities, zero lost time injuries, zero restricted work and medical Treatment cases, injury cases, and zero total reportable injury frequency.
Visitors or employees will have limited access to construction area and will be required to undergo a basic induction as to the site hazards and risks of the area before entering such an area. All documents that prove this induction has occurred must be kept on file at the site.
The workplace will be encouraged to speak directly to any supervisory staff member regarding any hazard they have seen, or to make suggestions that will make conditions safer. Any such contribution will be raised during the safety to co-ordination meetings or earlier if appropriate.
The result of these meetings will be communicated back to the work force through their safety representatives.
Toolbox talks will be held as required with employees and will address the application of health and safety rules and procedures to the hazards of current work.
Posters and/or notices shall be posted at key locations around the site to maintain safety awareness, if applicable and permitted by the Client.
The following general rules will apply on the site:
- All personnel shall attend Generic Health and Safety Training as well as specific site induction provided for by the Specific Client.
- All personnel shall wear or use the applicable items of personal protective equipment required by the site rules and as identified within risk assessments.
- No smoking in areas identified by symbolic (‘No Smoking’) signs.
In addition to the above, the following Site Rules will apply on all sites where employees conduct site specific work
No COMPANY employee may:
- Bring alcoholic drinks or drugs onto the site, unless prescribed by a registered medical practitioner.
- Consume alcohol or partake of prohibited substances or be under the influence of them for which random testing will take place on site.
- Make practical jokes, horseplay or fight.
- May bring firearms onto site, unless prior permission has been granted by THE COMPANY and the Client ( or the situation of the work to be provided is of such a nature that the need to protect persons or property is required).
- Use abusive language
- Assault or intimidate any person.
- Distribute leaflets or newspapers.
THE COMPANY shall, before any work commences and as required during the construction process, perform risk assessments as appropriate to their operations.
Copies of all relevant risk assessments shall be kept at the Site.
All employees and management personnel shall undergo generic health and safety induction training, any other relevant competency based training which may be required by legislation or the specific site, before going onto site. All inductions shall be recorded and maintained on the site for the duration of the project.
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment, as identified, shall be worn.
Storage areas will be established and identified on the site layout plan
Storage of all materials will be confined to these areas.
Rubbish bins will be provided and shall be emptied on an ongoing basis.
A first aid box will be provided.
Every injury occurring on site shall be treated and reported. Should an injury require professional medical treatment, an appropriate accident report must be completed by the supervisor in charge.
All operations conducted on the site shall be conducted in a manner to prevent the risk of fire; which shall include the maintenance of good house keeping practices, “A place for everything. And everything in its place”.
Flammable materials shall be stored in a suitable location and adequate fire fighting equipment installed in suitable locations around the store.
Smoking and open flames are not permitted in any areas which contain flammable materials or any ‘No Smoking’ area indicated by no smoking signs.
Formal inspections will be carried out as and when required in terms of the Client’s requirements. Reports are to be submitted to the client who will ensure that all areas requiring attention are actioned.
The results of the inspections will also be discussed during safety co-ordination meetings (as and when needed) and toolbox talks.
All staff will monitor safety in the locations where work is being completed by THE COMPANY, and should any area be identified as needing attention, ensure that the necessary actions are taken. Every employee has the right to refuse to work any time should he/she believe that by completing the task, it is unsafe or will compromise their health in any way.
Incident and Accident reporting
Records shall keep records of all injuries at work and THE COMPANY will ensure prompt notification of any reportable injury to the appropriate authority. All accidents, as far as is reasonably practical, are to be reported to the Client no later that the end of each shift.
Incident investigation & Reporting
All accidents, incidents and near misses shall investigated in accordance with the requirements of the OHS Act of 1993 and reports of these investigations are to be given to the Client and kept on file at THE COMPANY’S (Anickor Installations) premises.
Ladders( NB See Ladder Registers)
- Only ladder approved for use by the client may be used on site.
- These ladders must be in good condition.
Constructions Plant, Equipment and Vehicles
- Only competent persons will be allowed to operate plant, equipment and vehicles on the site.
- All documentation, registers and records required for compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements, shall be maintained on site.
- During the course of the safety inspections these records may be requested for review.
Health and safety File
A Health and Safety file shall be maintained on site. The contents and arrangement of the file will be discussed and agreed upon with the Client at the beginning of the contract.