The health and safety of employees and the public and the protection of the environment are core business objectives for UKOG, ranking equally with the company’s other business objectives. Health, Safety and Environmental (“HSE”) risks associated with the business practices of UKOG are identified, assessed and mitigated through the effective implementation of our HSE Policy.
The HSE Policy is designed to make sure that:
- Every person who works for UKOG is responsible for ensuring that health and safety are managed in all aspects of our business.
UKOG’s HSE targets are:
- Get it right, first time, every time with no accidents, no harm to people or to the environment.
- To achieve the identified targets, we will ensure that the necessary resources are made available. We will confirm that we meet objectives by reviewing, reporting and improving our performance, and by auditing the implementation and operation of UKOG’s HSE Management System.
UKOG’s HSE framework and objectives:
- Accidents can be prevented, and our ultimate goal is to have zero accidents. We will strive to meet this target, ensuring (as far as is reasonably practicable) the health, welfare, safety and security of our employees, contractors and people likely to be affected by our activities, and ensuring we protect the environment.
- Promote a positive HSE culture through visible commitment, communication and consultation.
- Endeavour to continually improve our HSE performance through a systematic and proactive approach, which includes: setting objectives and targets, performing regular audits and reviews, and actively seeking stakeholder feedback.
- Comply with all applicable local, national, or European Union statutory requirements at all of our sites, whichever requirement is the most stringent.
- Reduce the impact of the company’s activities on the environment, in order to prevent or minimise damage, discharges, excessive waste and harmful emissions.
- Find cost-effective ways to reduce exposure to health, safety and environmental risks, by applying the principles of hazard identification and evaluation, then eliminating, reducing or controlling risks to the lowest reasonable, practical level (ALARP).
- Install and operate, properly designed and engineered facilities, plant and equipment, and maintain them in a safe condition.
- Maintain effective contingency plans adequate to meet all of the identified emergency scenarios.
- Seek improvements in the performance of our activities by implementing UKOG’s HSE Management System, and clearly assigning responsibility and accountability for the organisation, activities and arrangements to implement UKOG’s HSE Policy.
- Apply risk management processes ensuring that any work undertaken does not involve unacceptable or uncontrolled risk to personnel or to the environment
- Ensure that safe working conditions are provided, and safe procedures are followed at all locations to protect employees, contractors and the public.
- Empower all personnel to stop work if they believe that they or anyone else are at risk in carrying out their tasks.
- Involve the workforce through effective training, participation and consultation, and providing an effective system of communication throughout the company.
- Report and investigate accidents and incidents, including those with the potential to result in injury to employees, harm to the environment or damage to plant and equipment. We will employ effective systems for monitoring performance, auditing and review in relation to health, safety, environment and quality.
- Utilise contractors who themselves can demonstrate a level of commitment to UKOG’s HSE Policy and to recognised HSE standards.
It is the responsibility of all of UKOG’s directors, managers, staff and consultants to comply with this Policy.
31 July 2018