We encourage open and honest dialogue and work to foster a safe and healthy working environment for the people and communities within the areas in which we work. We safeguard our activities to ensure that we never knowingly compromise our health and safety obligations and recognised standards in pursuit of improving our business results.
We carefully consider:
- the occupational health and safety of our workforce; and
- the safety and integrity of our asset base.
We believe leadership is fundamental to good safety performance. Hurricane encourages a workplace where:
- we plan and prepare for the unexpected;
- we work on a ‘lessons learned’ basis, investigating events where our safeguards may have failed; and
- we will stop work rather than conduct activities that are in conflict with our policy and business standards.
Our focus is on making accountabilities and responsibilities clear so that everyone can contribute positively to the safety culture we are building at Hurricane.
Our approach is to promote a healthy environment and prevent injury and ill health. Health and safety risks are assessed and managed through the health and safety framework, which is based on a continual cycle of improvement. Risks are monitored through a hierarchy of control where safety performance is reviewed in accordance with the Incident Reporting Procedure.
Safety performance across the business is measured against a range of internal targets which are continually monitored and revised. Hurricane’s Group HSSEQ Manager is responsible for monitoring progress and ensuring continual improvement is always sought.
Hurricane’s emergency response procedures are in place and are repeatedly tested to minimise the impact of any potential incidents and emergencies. Hurricane takes account of compliance with the relevant laws, regulations and other obligations as a minimum standard, and goes beyond this where possible. We consider the context of the company and relevant interested parties to ensure our obligations and other management issues are comprehensively identified.
The Health, Safety and Environmental Management (HSEM) Committee is responsible for formulating and recommending polices on health, safety and environmental issues to the Board. The constituents of this committee are the Chief Executive Officer (Committee Chairman), the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operations Officer and the Group HSSEQ Manager. The HSEM Committee ensures that an effective system of standards, policies, procedures and practices are in place. In addition, the committee engages external and internal specialists with the appropriate technical expertise to advise on new situations as they occur. It is also responsible for reviewing management’s investigation of incidents and accidents on behalf of the Board. Health, safety and environmental performance across the business is measured against a range of internal targets which are continually monitored and revised. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that continual improvement to Hurricane's health, safety and environmental performance is always sought.