Section 1 - Policy Statement

  1. It is Policy of Abdulla Hassan Al Durazi & Sons Co. that its operations are executed at all times in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of all its employees, and all other persons likely to be affected by its operations including subcontractors and the public.
  2. The Policy requires and expects all levels of management and supervision to actively initiate and pursue ways and means of making the working environment as a safety and healthy as possible. It is the responsibility of ALL employees from Directors to Operatives to comply with their legal, moral and company safety obligations. It is the policy of the Company that all persons working on or visiting any site must wear safety helmets and other appropriate safety equipment and clothing.
  3. As and when appointed, Safety Representatives are expected to assist in promoting safety in according with the regulations and within the terms and conditions of their Contracts of Employment.
  4. It is policy of the Company that at working location the Senior Manager on site is responsible for implementing the Company Safety Policy.
  5. It is policy of the Company that safety is communicated effectively to all employees by the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of all its employees and others who may be affected by its operations.
  6. It is Company’s view that most accidents can be prevented by adherence to these policies and by all concerned taking a positive approach to safety. This approach requires, in particular, that as a Company we ensure that:
  • Safe methods of work are adopted at all time.
  • Safe and healthy working conditions are provided.
  • All statutory and company safety regulation are conscientiously observed.
  • All accidents (whether or not resulting in injury) are carefully recorded and reported.
  • Steps are taken to identify and eliminate the cause of all accidents or take effective preventive action.
  • Employees receive the necessary instruction and training in safe methods of work and the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.
  • Employees are made aware of hazards and the proper steps are taken to prevent injury or ill health.
  • The correct safety equipment and protective clothing is provided in good working order or condition and is properly used.
  • Regular liaison is maintained with other parties involved (egg: subcontractors, clients etc.) Where health and safety matters are concerned.
  • It co-operators fully with Safety Representative as and when appointed.

Section 2 - Organisation and Listed Responsibilities:

1. Company Management

It is the duty of the Company Management, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare at work of its employees and in particular:

  • To make adequate financial provisions for implementing the policy.
  • To promote interest in and enthusiasm for Health and Safety matters throughout the Company.
  • To receive information from those responsible for Safety about the Company’s Safety performance and respond accordingly.
  • To make provisions at tendering and planning stages for adequate allowances to be made for health, safety and welfare facilities and equipment.
  • To insist that sound working practice is observed and take appropriate action when it is not.
  • Ensure that non-compliance with the safety policy and procedures is a disciplinary matter.
  • To set a personal example when visiting site by wearing the appropriate protective clothing and equipment in accordance with current legislation and this policy.
2. Contracts Managers: - Responsibilities are:
  • To know the requirements of relevant statutory provisions and safe working practices and to ensure that staff under their control are also conversant with the same and have, or will receive, adequate and appropriate training.
  • When involved, to make provision at tendering and planning stages for adequate allowance to be made for health, safety and welfare facilities and equipment.
  • To insist that sound working practice is observed and take appropriate action when it is not.
  • To consider the practical discharge of this policy as a Management function comparable in importance to the normal commercial arrangements and performance expected of responsible members of Management.
  • To ensure that adequate resources are made available to provide for safe systems of work. This will include making full provision for safe working methods to be provided for both in house and subcontract operation/activities.
  • To monitor health and safety standards during site visits.
  • To set a personal example when visiting sites by wearing a safety helmet and appropriate clothing.
3. Site Managers / Site Engineers:- Responsibilities are
  • To know, understand and apply the requirements of the relevant regulations and safe working procedures applicable in their areas of responsibility.
  • To ensure all necessary Personal Protective Equipment is provided, maintained and worn as required in accordance with current legislation and this policy.
  • To ensure that all test and thorough examination certificates, records and reports etc, are maintained.
  • To ensure that the arrangements for First Aid is complied with and that the location of the First Aid facilities are know to employees.
  • To ensure that Method Statements, safe working practices and systems are included at the planning stage of the contract.
  • To release staff, supervisors and operatives where necessary for on site or external Safety training.
  • To ensure that relevant Tool Box Talks are carried out on a regular basis. A recode of persons attending such talks is to be kept in the Safety Register on the appropriate record sheet.
  • To plan and maintain a tidy site and the safety delivery, stacking and positioning of materials.
  • To plan with approved safe working procedures, particularly when working near overhead or underground services, in excavations or at heights and prohibit at all times the taking of unnecessary risks.
  • To set a personal example by wearing the appropriate protective clothing and equipment.
4. Genral Supervisory Staff (Including Foreman & Lead hands) Responsibilities are:
  • To organize the site so that work is carried out to the correct standard of safety with minimum risk to operative and other persons affected by construction activities, e.g. subcontractors, members of the public etc.
  • To ensure that sufficient safety protective equipment and clothing is made available and worn where necessary, giving operative personal instruction to do so.
  • To cooperate with safety Advisers and act promptly on their recommendations.
  • To ensure that all plant and equipment is suitable for its intended use, properly maintained and operated by trained and competent persons. Any defects reported are to be promptly rectified.
  • To ensure all facilities for health and welfare are kept in a clean and safe condition.
  • To maintain an organized, tidy and safe working place.
  • To ensure that the site is left is a safe condition.
  • To ensure that all substances are handled, stored and used in a safe manner.
  • To discourage horseplay, restrain other from taking risk.
  • To set a personal example by wearing the appropriate protective clothing and equipment.
5. All Employees and Operatives (Including Sub Contractors): Responsibilities are:
  • To be familiar with all the rules, notice and procedures made known to you and ask your foreman/supervisor if you are in doubt any safety matter.
  • To use the correct tools and equipments for the job and keep such tools and equipment in good condition, reporting any defects to your Foreman/Supervisor.
  • To use the correct safety equipment and protective equipments required and supplied.
  • To develop a personal concern for your own and other safety and suggest ways of eliminating hazards
  • Do not take unnecessary risks, report all unsafe acts, dangerous incidents and all accidents to the foreman/supervisor .
  • The wearing of a safety helmet & safety shoes at all times on site is mandatory in terms of this policy.

NB: Employers are reminded that it is an offence to intestinally or recklessly misuse or interfere with anything the company uses or provides to comply with safety legislation or to refuse to comply with its safety rules and policies.