Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Policy:
The objectives which underpins the health, safety, and environmental policy are summarized as follows
- To ensure all engineering & maintenance operations are carried out in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.
- To prevent all workplace injuries, by encouraging active work force participation in all aspects of safety including participation in the hazard management process.
- To provide a safe and healthy workplace.
- To create interest and enthusiasm in safety and the preservation of the environment.
- To ensure all employees are competent to fulfil their duties.
- To prevent the use of alcohol or abuse of drugs on work locations/sites.
- To have no road accidents / incidents.
- To have ZERO fatality.
It is ATLANTIC BLUEWATER policy to provide security support in order to conduct onshore/Offshore oil and gas facilities installation, maintenance and operations with minimum risk to all personnel, property, and company assets. This shall be implemented through continuous assessment and management of risks.
The Team Leader/ Project Manager and the security co-ordinator shall agree on security measures including:
- Identifying and evaluating of the threats, vulnerabilities and risks to the personnel and company property.
- Planning, implementation and supervision of timely and cost effective protective security measures to protect company assets and limit the impact of security threats.
- To develop contingence plans to counteract the effect of any security incident or emergency in order to minimise the risk to personnel and potential damage to assets.
- Guidelines on good security practices to all the employees and their families.
- Liaison with law enforcement agencies and the armed forces.
Quality Assurance Policy:
Quality Assurance is complying with applicable standards and specifications in product lines and services. ATLANTIC BLUEWATER is committed to Total Quality Management in product and services delivery.
Total quality is a continuous process. Each employee is encouraged to participate through effective communication within the company and the client. The company provides highly motivated and structured training and enabling environment for employees to attain their full potentials.
Although the General Manager of ATLANTIC BLUEWATER SERVICES LTD carries the responsibility for the company’s commitment to Quality, all member of staff are required to accept responsibility for implementation and compliance to achieve Total Quality Management throughout the company.
Water Related Working Policy:
It is ATLANTIC BLUEWATER policy to preserve the health and safety of its employees. In line with this policy and realising there is a risk of drowning when working on rivers, lakes, ponds and open water, it becomes necessary for the member of that shall be working in such locations to be certified swimmers.
Though one may be a good swimmer, it is mandatory that a life jacket or buoyancy aid must be worn while on or around water.
When working in water-related areas (in rivers, lakes, ponds, creeks, offshore etc), swimming is prohibited, even leisure swimming. Only boats or watercrafts should be used to ferry across open waters, never by swimming. When boats or watercrafts are used, all the rules and procedures for water transport must be obeyed.
Policy on Smoking:
It is the policy of ATLANTIC BLUEWATER to preserve the health and safety of its employees. Smoking in public places will endanger the personnel health and it is also a potential safety hazard. It is the duty of ATLANTIC BLUEWATER to protect all employees from the unnecessary exposure to smoking hazards.
The smoking of cigarettes, cigars or pipes is prohibited in public places, shared offices, conference / meeting rooms etc, unless otherwise agreed between all present.
Drug and Alcohol Policy:
As part of ATLANTIC BLUEWATER commitment to the health and safety of its employees, a drug and alcohol policy has been formulated. This policy is to be read and obeyed by all the employees and subcontractors. In addition, it’s content are to be made the subject of every safety meeting.
- Using of prohibited drug and non-prescribed drugs are dangerous to the user and to the fellow workers and will not be tolerated by ATLANTIC BLUEWATER at any time or under any circumstances.
- No alcohol in work areas. Under no circumstances is alcohol to be on, or consumed on work locations at base or in the field.
- Under no circumstances is any person to be under the influence of alcohol / prohibited drug while on duty.
- Prescribed drug may impair your safety performance at work. Advice your immediate supervisor of any prescribed drugs being used so that medical advice may be sought.
- Personnel contravening the contents of this policy will be liable to severe disciplinary measures.
Acquired Immuned Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Policy:
ATLANTIC BLUEWATER acknowledges that AIDS is a disease with worldwide distribution and has no known cure, based on this, the only recognise means of controlling the spread is through preventive measures.
In order to minimise the spread of the disease among employees, company shall initiate and carry out an awareness campaign by providing information on lifestyles and practices acknowledged to prevent infection.
- Steps shall be taken to prevent the transmission of the disease to / or by medical personnel and to/or by patients in the company medical facilities.
- The AIDS test shall be voluntary. It shall not be part of the pre-employment assessment.
- In the event that an employee develops AIDS, the patient shall be advised, treated and supported normally as for any other illness case. Employees who have AIDS or who are HIV positive will not be discriminated against in the workplace.
Transportation is one most important of ATLANTIC BLUEWATER safety management.
Driving is an activity that requires high standards of performance; to achieve the level of safety demanded by ATLANTIC BLUEWATER it is the personal responsibility of each driver for the safe performance of all work related to driving activities.
- At all times national laws and transportation concerned are to be obeyed by all of ATLANTIC BLUEWATER drivers.
- Performing regular checks and maintenance to keep vehicles in good and safe working conditions.
- All of the employee must contribute to the achievement of the road safety objectives.
- Conduct periodic review of driving skills to monitor performance.
- All of the employees should make great efforts to prevent accidents.
- Investigate all transport related accidents and implement Action Points promptly.
Malaria Control Policy:
Malaria is a common and life-threatening disease in many tropical and subtropical areas. It is currently endemic in over 100 countries;
Fever occurring in a personnel within three months of leaving a malaria-endemic area is a medical emergency and should be investigated urgently.
The four principles of malaria protection are listed below:
- Be Aware of the risk, the incubation period, and the main symptoms.
- Avoid being Bitten by mosquitoes, especially between dusk and dawn (use personal protection such as insect repellents, mosquito coils, aerosol sprays, protective clothing, insecticide-treated mosquito nets).
- Take antimalarial drugs (Chemoprophylaxis) to suppress infection when appropriate.
- Immediately seek Diagnosis and treatment if a fever develops one week or more after entering an area where there is a malaria risk, and up to 3 months after departure
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