Health, Safety and the Environment

Committed to protecting the Health and Safety of its employees and the immediate Point Lisas environs.


HSE POLICY STATEMENT

PLIPDECO is committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).  We will conduct our business in a manner that protects the safety and health of employees, customers, tenants, contractors and communities in which we work. PLIPDECO recognizes the importance of operating in an environmentally sustainable manner and is committed to achieving this through a proactive approach towards environmental stewardship and continuous improvement.

To achieve these goals, the Corporation shall be guided by the following principles:

  • Provide a safe and healthy working environment that will protect our people, assets and establishment against risks of loss, accident or damage.
  • Identifying and evaluating of all health, safety and environmental risks that arise from the Corporation’s activities.
  • Managing of risks to reduce impacts to acceptable levels.
  • Intolerance of the conditions and behaviours that contribute to incidents and injuries
  • Recording and communicating HSE performance throughout the organization.
  • Providing employees with training and awareness to ensure competence.
  • Develop and maintain an environmental management system, consistent with the Corporation’s activities.
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement of the HSE Management System.
  • Implementation of policies, systems and procedures that help to create and sustain a positive HSE culture.
  • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and policies which relate to health and safety; and the protection of the environment.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation, conventions and policies which relate to the transport, handling and storage of dangerous cargo.
  • Commitment to this statement by Management and Employees of the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation is fundamental to operational excellence and long term success in business.

HSE Training and Orientation:

All employees, contractors and visitors required to conduct work at any of the Corporation’s Facilities are required to under HSE Orientation in order to equip them with the knowledge of hazards, rules and regulations, and other information that will enable safe execution of work.

As of 2019 HSE Orientation sessions for one off visitors and contractors will be conducted every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 a.m. The annual re-orientation period for Port Users commences January 1st each year.

All Orientations are valid for One Year.

Improvement of HSE Systems and Procedures:

HSE conducts continuous monitoring, evaluating and improving of HSE Systems and Procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, thereby demonstrating organizational commitment to employees' welfare and safety boosting morale.

Substance Abuse Screening:

To enhance the working environment, PLIPDECO re-implemented its Substance Abuse Programme in 2008.  Under the guidelines of the Substance Abuse Policy, any person conducting work at any of the Corporation’s facilities may be subjected to drug and alcohol screening. A zero tolerance approach has been adopted towards substance abuse and the Corporation continues to promote safe working practices throughout its operational activities.

First Aid Station on the Port:

In order to be in compliance with the OSH Act, 2004 which states that companies employing more than 250 workers must provide a first aid station, PLIPDECO constructed a First Aid Station on its Port.

This First Aid Station is operated by trained Emergency Medical Technicians (Basic). This station is equipped and operated to facilitate basic medical needs of approximately 1,000 employees, with emphasis on the workers who conduct work in the Port Operations.

It is estimated that 95% of injuries occurring on the site could be treated immediately on the location itself. Thus, employees can walk into the unit to receive basic medical health care. The station also serves as a rest-off for over stressed workers and can act as a chemical shelter during ammonia releases. The Corporation however also to rely on external facilities for major cases and further medical attention.

Approval of Work:

PLIPDECO utilizes a Permit to Work (PTW) system to approve any job that is required to be conducted at any of the Corporation’s Facilities. Permits to work are a formal management system used to control high risk activities. These enable an assessment of risks to be made and to specify control measures which will be put in place in order to minimise the risk.

Some jobs that require a PTW include but are not limited to:

  • Hot work
  • Excavation
  • Heavy Lifts
  • Electrical Installations
  • Work at Heights

For any information, complaints or queries:

Please feel free to contact the HSE Department of PLIPDECO

at 636-2201 ext. 2286 or 2275 or email: hse@plipdeco.com