Regardless of where our people are located, or the type of work we undertake, we strive to create an injury free, safe working environment.
We have a fully dedicated Global Safety and Environment Department supported by regional safety teams. Global policies and guidelines are implemented to achieve the safest and most efficient methods of operation. We comply with all aspects of the internationally recognised certification system OHSAS 18001.
We have zero tolerance of conditions and behaviours contributing to workplace incidents. Compliance with our policies and guidelines is regularly audited to help us improve our processes and move towards achieving our goal of zero harm.
We have released a set of new global engagement programmes that our terminals must implement to ensure we manage our highest risk activities across our organisation. These stringent programmes are aimed at protecting all personnel onsite, our assets and the environment. The released engagement programmes identify, assess and control seven key high-risk operational areas: working at heights, vessel safety, terminal equipment, isolation, yard and quay operations and terminal access gates.
As part of enhancing our capability to reduce risk in the yard, we facilitated a programme for external truck drivers. The programme is aimed at ensuring that we have clear guidance for engaging and managing our external truck drivers who enter our terminals. During 2013, Jebel Ali (UAE) inducted approximately 5000 external truck drivers into this programme.