Health and Safety Policy

• Encourage a culture of safe working, believing all injuries, learning opportunities and near misses are preventable, but recognise that we cannot anticipate all eventualities;
• Report, investigate and extract without blame the learning from all Health and Safety incidents to minimise the potential for their recurrence;
• Ensure absolute clarity of management responsibility for Health and Safety in all circumstances ensuring those responsible for the Health and Safety of others understand and implement these responsibilities for staff, contractors, customers, and the public, so to maintaining our high standards of Health and Safety;
• Reinforce, at every opportunity, the responsibility for everyone to take reasonable care of their own Health and Safety and for the Health and Safety of others who may be affected by their activities;
• Comply with, and as appropriate exceed, the spirit and letter of Health and Safety laws and regulations where ever we operate, adopting the accepted best practices of comparable organisations;
• Ensure the Health and Safety implications of our activities are understood, where appropriate documenting our risk assessment to implement sensible controls necessary to minimise the risks so far as is reasonably practicable;
• Provide sufficient resources and training to ensure that workplaces are safe and the potential for injury and occupational ill health minimised so far as reasonably practicable;
• Implement an AK Briggs Energy and Technical Services wide Health and Safety management system, comprising of Health and Safety codes which define responsibility for its implementation through management and competent staff;
• Regularly review the effectiveness of the Health and Safety systems’ implementation through audit and inspection, and maintain its effectiveness in the light of legislative change;
• Understand the Health and Safety performance of the company, communicating and discussing this with staff, customers, openly driving continuous improvement in Health and Safety performance.