The construction safety practice has been framed to regulate the working conditions of any labour under Al Habbai Contracting L.L.C who is involved in construction activities. Our company shall protect the place of work for each of our employees engaged in construction work at all our sites.
“SAFETY IS EVERY BODY’s DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY.”
AL Habbai Health, Safety and Environmental regulations contained in the company manual intended to establish the standard of operation for construction sites. These regulations have been developed from international practice.
The Health, Safety and Environment Regulations Manual have been framed to regulate the working conditions of any workmen working under all parties involved in construction activities. Each site shall provide a safe access, egress and safe place of work to all his employees engaged in construction work to protect them from accidents, occupational health hazards.
Health, Safety and Environment Protection Policy
Implementation of Health, Safety and Environment Regulations to provide a safest possible working environment to our employees, visitors and general public.
Play a vital role for Health & Safety of our employees, visitors and general public.
Instituting a Zero tolerance culture among employees.
It is a good business practice to guard against accidents and occupational disease.
All accidents, which injure people, damage machinery and destroy materials, can be prevented by taking specific safety precautions.
Organization have set periodic objectives to ensure continual improvement.
Strong, fair and effective enforcement of all approved Health, Safety and Environment regulations.
Health & Safety performance of all the workmen shall be periodically monitored.
“Many Safety Measures are Taken to Maintain The Safety of Our Workers”
AL Habbai Control’s Policy Statement on Enforcement of Regulations
A. The purpose and method of enforcement:
The ultimate purpose of Al Habbai contracting is to ensure that duty holders manage and control risks effectively, thus preventing harm.
1. The purpose of enforcement is to:
i. Ensure that duty holders take action to deal immediately with risks.
II. Promote and achieve sustained compliance with their regulations.
2. Al Habbai Contracting has a range of tools at their disposal in seeking to secure compliance with the regulations. Inspectors may offer duty holders information and advice, both face to face and in writing. This may include warning a duty holder that in the opinion of the inspector, they are failing to comply with the regulations. Where appropriated, inspectors may also serve improvement and prohibition notices, withdraw approvals, issue formal cautions.
3. Giving information and advice, issuing improvement or prohibition notices are the main means which inspectors use to achieve the broad aim of dealing with serious risks, securing compliance with health and safety regulations and preventing accidents. A prohibition notices stops work in order to prevent serious personal injury. Information on improvement and prohibition notices shall be made publicly available.
4. Every improvement notice contains a statement that in the opinion of an inspector an offence has been committed.
5. Investigating the circumstances encountered during inspection or following incidents or complaints is essential before taking any enforcement action.
B. The Principles for enforcement of regulations
Al Habbai Contracting believes in strong, fair and effective enforcement of health, safety and environmental regulations. It will follow the following principles:
Proportionality which relating enforcement action to the risks.
I. In practice, applying the principle of proportionality means that Al Habbai Management shall take particular account of how far the duty holder has fallen short of what the regulations require and the extent of the risks to people arising from the breach.
II. Where duty holders must control risks so far is reasonably practicable, Al Habbai Management consider protectively measures taken by duty holders, shall take account of the degree of risk on the one hand, and on the other the measures necessary to avert the risk. Unless it can be shown that there is gross disproportion between these factors and what the risk is insignificant in relation to the cost, the duty holder must take measures and incur costs to reduce the risk.
III. Al Habbai Management will expect relevant good practice to be followed. Where relevant good practice in particular cases is not clearly established, health and safety regulations effectively requires duty holders to establish explicitly the significance of the risks to the determine what action needs to be taken.
IV. Some irreducible risks may be so serious that they cannot be permitted irrespective of the consequences.
I. Consistency of approach does not mean uniformity. It means taking a similar approach in similar circumstances to achieve similar ends.
II. Duty holder managing similar risks expect a consistent approach from Al Habbai Management in the advice tendered the use of enforcement notices, approvals and in the response to incident.
III. Al Habbai recognizes that in practice consistency is not a simple matter. Inspector face with many variable including the degree of risk, the attitude and competence of management, any history of incidents or breaches involving the duty holders, previous enforcement action, and the seriousness of any breach, which include any potential of actual harm arising from a breach of regulations. Decisions on enforcement action are discretionary by the enforcer.
IV. Al Habbai Contracting Shall have arrangement in place to promote consistency in the exercise of discretion, including effective arrangements for liaison with other enforcing authorities.
I. Transparency means helping duty to understand what is expected of them and what they should expect from Al Habbai Management. It also means making clear to duty holders not only what they have to do but, where this is relevant, what they don’t. That means distinguishing between statutory requirement and advice or guidance about what is desirable but not compulsory.
II. When inspectors offer duty holders information, or advice, face or in writing, including any warning, inspectors will tell the duty holder to what to do to comply with regulations, and explain why. Inspector will, if asked, write to confirm any advice.
III. In the case of improvement notices the inspector will discuss the notice and if possible, resolve points of difference before serving it. The notice will say what needs to be done, why, by when, and that in the inspector’s opinion a breach of the regulations has been committed.
IV. In the case of a prohibition notice the notice will explain why the prohibition is necessary.