H S & E

Safety, Environment and Health Policy

Safety
Personal safety and an incident free operation are primary objectives and will always be given at least equal priority alongside business and operating objectives
The personal safety of all individuals on site will be given equal emphasis.
Jones Marine safety rules will be clearly established and enforced as a condition of employment. All contractor employees and visitors to site will also be required to conform to the safety rules.
Safety training requirements will be established and implemented for all Jones Marine personnel, contractors and visitors. All personnel need to be competent to carry out their duties.
It is the duty of all persons on site to comply with the safety measures required by legislation and to be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others. Any person will be supported by management when they intervene to prevent unsafe acts or break Jones Marine rules, standards or procedures by others.
Line Management and Supervision are accountable for the area safety performance. It will be included as a factor in all annual performance appraisals. Management and Supervision will make clear by example and by site audits the safety standards required. Safety Committees will be active in each area.
Safety Engineers and Advisers will provide technical support and advice to line management, supervision, employees and contractors. They will intervene to effect improvement and will audit and report on the effectiveness of any safety activity on all contracts.
No job or operation may be started that cannot be completed or terminated in a safe condition through the use of proper job planning and procedures
All incidents will be investigated to determine the cause. Actions taken to prevent a re-occurrence will be communicated.
Environment
It is the Company’s policy to conduct business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the communities in which it operates.
Further, it is the Company’s policy to comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and apply responsible standards where laws or regulations do not exist.
The Company is committed to continuous efforts to improve environmental performance through its activities. It will encourage concern and respect for the environment, emphasise every employee’s responsibility in environmental performance and provide appropriate operating practices and training.
The Company will communicate with the public on environmental matters and share its experience with others to facilitate improvements in industry performance.
In furtherance to this policy, Jones Marine will:
adhere to all environmental standards and regulations which are applicable to the areas in which it operates.
manage its business with the goal of preventing incidents and design, operate and maintain facilities to this end.
employ environmental specialists and advisers to provide technical support and advice to management, supervisors and employees.
respond quickly and effectively to incidents resulting from its operations, co-operate with industry organisations, authorised government agencies and local authorities as necessary.
work with the government and industry groups to foster timely development of appropriate environmental laws and regulations
work with the regulatory authorities to define relevant environmental quality standards
undertake reviews and evaluations of its operations to measure progress and to ensure compliance with this environmental policy
Health
Maintenance of the health of employees and others potentially affected by Jones Marine activities is a primary objective which will be pursued to at least the standard required by law and will always be given at least equal priority to business and operating objectives.
Management and Supervision will ensure that health risks associated with current or planned operations are assessed and preventative or control measures implemented as required.
Management and Supervision will ensure that information, instruction and training in health risks and their control is provided to employees.
The advice of health professionals will be sought in the development and implementation of health related programmes and procedures.
All persons on site are required to help maintain a healthy working environment and to wear personal protective equipment when required.
Employees will be medically assessed at pre-employment and subsequently as required to ensure that their medical state permits them to undertake their jobs legally and safely, without undue risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.
Employees will be encouraged to maintain a high level of personel health and will be provided with advice on health promotion.
All medical information concerning individuals will be kept as confidential and will not be disclosed without the consent of the individual to whom it relates.