Preventing accidents and injuries is not only in the best interest of our employees and subcontractors; it is also in the best interest of the company as a whole. To that end, health and safety is a core element in our project planning, supervision, daily implementation of projects, and the operation of our offices. We are committed to providing our employees with the resources needed to perform their roles in a safe manner. Employees are encouraged and empowered to take action or to seek guidance at any time that a person’s health or safety may be in jeopardy.
We are committed to the following actions to ensure that health and safety remain ingrained as a core value of the company:
- Regularly communicating our mission to conduct its business free of accidents and injuries while maintaining a culture where all employees believe that it is their responsibility to identify actual and potential hazards.
- Providing appropriate levels of health and safety instruction for every employee, subcontractor, and visitor prior to entering a job site. And requiring that all consider health and safety to be essential when performing any work or taking any action.
- Maintaining channels for communication that truly make it safe for people to raise issues regarding safety, quality of life, dignity, and respect on the site and throughout the company.
- Making available to all employees and subcontractors the necessary information, training, tools, and equipment to execute their responsibilities in the safest possible manner.
We understand you cannot eliminate injuries by managing statistics better. We will not be satisfied with our performance on any job unless we can say the job was done accident-free and without jeopardy to the health and safety of all those involved.
HSE Strategic Plan
Every level of employee, from the most senior leader to the newly hired worker, clearly understands what is expected. There are specific, demanding standards for each person in all major work activities. Without adequate standards, there can be no meaningful measurement, evaluation, correction, or commendation of performance.
Safety is better served when it is so ingrained into every activity that it becomes impossible to ignore it. There is little talk of doing things the safe way and more talk of doing things the right way. The health and safety of our employees is a value when other considerations of production, costs, and quality are priorities. This is reflected in performance appraisals, salary adjustments, and promotions.
Leaders around the world increasingly recognize that a well-managed safety system provides an operational strategy to improve overall management. But in recent years a significant number of major organizations have discovered that applying the tools and techniques of good safety management gives them not only reduced injuries and illnesses but also measurable improvements in efficiency, quality, and productivity. This means that HSE will be involved early in the business process and throughout, until the completion of the project. Everything begins and ends with safety.
The heart of safety management is measuring performance in quantifiable, objective terms. Leading companies constantly assess their processes to determine if they are adequately controlling risk. Although they include in their “safety” measurement after-the-fact consequences such as recordable rates and lost time rates, they do not rely solely on trailing indicators. We at Compere will focus our attention “Left of Zero” which means focusing on leading indicators rather than lagging indicators.
What are our leading indicators? Human Performance Tools, site visits by all levels of leadership, proper training for everything that we do, positive reinforcement, hazard identification, hazard correction, safety committees, true leadership commitment, and enforcement of the safety policies and procedures.
Scaling the heights of health and safety excellence requires the same leadership skills as attaining excellence in any other area. Health and Safety performance is a reflection of corporate culture and senior leadership influences that culture more than any other group. As in other areas, executive leadership will get the kind of safety performance it insists on. Compere will only accept an incident and injury free environment.
HSE Policy Statement
To describe the Compere Health & Safety policy, principles, and objectives.
Compere will ensure a safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly workplace for all Company employees and to those who work with the Company by continually reducing accidents, injuries, illnesses, and environmental incidents.
Management believes safety can no longer be viewed as a priority that can be ranked in a vertical order of importance but must be looked upon as a value that is inherent in every part of our operation. Further, we believe our most important assets are the people who perform the work and nothing is more important than providing a safe and healthful environment in which to work.
In carrying out this policy, it is clear the only acceptable level of performance is to be “Incident Free” on all of our worksites each and every day. We believe that such performance is achievable with full commitment and diligent effort by each and every employee in the business unit.
Creation of an “Incident Free” environment within our business unit requires a thorough understanding and complete acceptance of the following principles:
- Employee safety and health, as well as protection of the environment, must be viewed as values that adhere to every facet of our operation. HSE must not be viewed as a priority that can be arranged in order of importance when others bring pressure to bear to place more importance on another aspect of our business.
- HSE leadership creating an “Incident Free” business unit must exist independent of individual personalities or single objectives.
- Only projects free from incidents and the resulting injuries or environmental damage can be expected to be consistently productive and profitable. The only acceptable performance is “Incident Free.”
- Each employee must, regardless of position, accept and wholeheartedly execute their responsibility for HSE.
- Through proper training, planning, and compliance with state of the art HSE processes and practices, all accidents can be prevented.
- With proper planning and foresight, all project hazards can be eliminated before an accident can occur.
We will maintain a prevention-based process for HSE that results in the Company being the recognized leader in the safe engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance for all clients. Management recognizes its responsibility for promoting the highest standards of HSE and is committed to developing and maintaining appropriate systems, procedures, and plans to achieve the mission and objectives of this policy. Specifically, we are committed to the following objectives:
- To continually reduce accidents, injuries, illnesses, and environmental incidents with a goal of being incident and injury-free and set meaningful HSE performance targets that are measurable and monitor progress against these goals for continuous improvement.
- To be a recognized leader in HSE performance, both in our workplace, by our clients, the general public, and applicable government agencies.
- The Company will comply with all HSE laws and regulations and will manage environmental performance in a manner similar to our health and safety performance. To ensure employee HSE performance in all areas of operations, management at every level is committed to the following actions:
- Provide sufficient resources and training where required to ensure a high level of HSE performance and to foster HSE awareness and responsibility.
- Make HSE excellence an uncompromising value in the design, construction, operations, and management of our projects.
Management, staff, and supervisory personnel set the stage for “Incident Free” performance by their commitment and way of being about safety.
- Personnel in these positions must be accountable for uncompromising support of the process and must never present any circumstance as an exception to their commitment.
- Personnel in these positions shall go out of their way to acknowledge positive performance, to find the potential for process improvements, to elicit feedback on the safety process for each and every employee, and to ensure the dignity and respect of each and every employee are not compromised.
- By enthusiastic support and implementation of this policy, an environment can be created in which all accidents can be prevented and our goal of “Incident Free” is a daily reality.
NOTE: All subcontractors, no matter tier, are required to adopt all policies, statements, plans, missions, and values as it relates to this Management System.