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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety

The Group is committed to offering a safe and secure environment for our employees, contractors, customers and other stakeholders when they are at the Group’s facilities and premises. We encourage a company-wide safety culture where everyone is responsible for making every workday healthy and safe – from our top management and throughout the group.

The commitment of top management to health and safety issues is formalised in the Health & Safety Policy, which is based on the following key principles:

  • Complying fully with all applicable laws and regulations and integrating health and safety considerations into all aspects of our business activities;
  • Nurturing and supporting a company culture that promotes employee wellness and enhances health and safety awareness among our stakeholders by providing appropriate and timely information and training to identify hazards and manage risks;
  • Adopting and maintaining safety management systems and measures to monitor and manage the health and safety performance of our business and its contractors and suppliers; and
  • Ensuring commitment from our stakeholders in all our markets to share the same vision, values and responsibilities for health and safety and meet the same standards.

Health and Safety Management System

Power Assets is implementing a Health and Safety Management System (HMS) with the aim of contributing to the ‘human capital pillar’ of the company’s sustainability development.

This HMS serves to ensure continual health and safety improvements, monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations, fulfills supply-chain requirements, and promotes staff health and safety awareness to achieve a no-injury work place.

To ensure our operating companies have followed the guidance given in the Health and Safety Policy of the Group, our directors or executives that sit on the Board of our material investments continually exercise their influence and encourage the businesses to adopt our Group’s principles in developing their own approach and practices that are most appropriate to their operations and geographic locations. Power Assets delegates its directors to determine a high-level health and safety strategy and policy, set corresponding targets and oversee the health and safety performance of material investments.

Well-established health and safety management systems have been adopted in different business units to ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements. Most of our operations like have their own Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems in place that conform to international standard ISO45001 or OHSAS 18001, to manage its exposure and protect its employees, customers, contractors and the public by conducting its business in a safe and socially responsible manner.

Emergency Preparedness and Crisis management

Our goal is to enhance business resilience by creating a controlled working environment where our people and assets are safe and our operations pose minimal impact on the environment and the communities. We have plans and processes in place to help prevent and be prepared for, respond to, and recover from potential emergencies such as fire, oil and chemical spills, typhoons, flooding, emergency evacuations, rescues from confined spaces and heat-stroke treatment.

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

We are committed to rigorously managing the risks associated with hazardous processes, such as those with the potential to result in catastrophic fires, explosions, and sudden release of toxic materials.

Our businesses conduct various types of safety inspections on the operational activities of contractors and frontline employees to measure and monitor their health and safety performance against pre-determined plans and standards. Respective operation companies have inspection schedules in place stipulating the type and frequency of the inspections, which are conducted by appointed persons with appropriate training and experience. The results of the health and safety inspections will be brought to the attention of senior management or relevant health and safety committee, where appropriate. The inspection records are properly kept and are available for audit purposes.

Contractor Safety Programme

We continue to collaborate with our contractors to develop and implement innovative solutions for improving health and safety performance to ensure we are prepared for the increase in work programmes associated with our growth projects.

Safety is integrated into tender processes and we require all contractors at our sites to follow all applicable workplace safety and health requirements.