Our Safety Culture


 

Focus On Zero


EPFC believes that all activities can be carried out safely and responsibly, to the benefit of all stakeholders including our employees, our clients, and local communities. Our HSE culture centers around our “Focus on Zero” vision – zero incidents and zero harm to people and the environment. We strive to assure everyone commits to this vision and carries this commitment beyond the work place.

Our HSE Management System

A vision is not attainable without a plan. Our Health, Safety & Environmental Management System (HSEMS) defines our plan to achieve our vision. EPFC’s HSEMS is a continuous improvement model that consists of 3 key segments (Plan, Do, and Check and Improve). Each segment contains elements that describe specific requirements our people apply to the work they do. The HSEMS is the backbone to EPFC’s safety program and has been instrumental in achieving successful HSE performance.
Heath and Safety Environment management system EPFC

Rules to Live By

Our Rules to Live By provide a simple guideline to achieve EPFC’s Focus on Zero vision. These rules assure all personnel understand essential safety practices when working on our projects.
 

FIT FOR DUTY All workers have the responsibility to report to work in a proper physical, emotional and mental condition to perform their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner while complying with the HSE policies, and practices. GROUND DISTURBANCE All underground hazards, i.e., pipelines, electric cables, etc., have been identified, located and, if necessary, isolated. CONFINED SPACE To manage the risks associated with working in confined spaces, a confined space hazard assessment and control program must be implemented that includes a rescue plan and entry permit. Only authorized and competent personnel shall enter a confined space. PERMIT TO WORK A pre-job worksite inspection, to confirm the required control measures are in place, that site conditions have not changed and any new potential hazards have been risk assessed and managed. SAFE-DRIVING Operators will have a valid driving license for the class of vehicle being operated. Drivers will be appropriately trained, fit for duty to operate the vehicle and apply safe journey management practices. ENERGY ISOLATION Any isolation of energy systems; mechanical, electrical, process, hydraulic and others are locked and tagged. WORKING AT HEIGHTS A plan is in place for the timely rescue of personnel performing work at heights while using fall protection equipment. All personnel working at heights will be adequately trained and competent. LIFTING OPERATIONS A competent person(s) has completed an assessment of the lift, and determined the appropriate lift method/equipment. HOT WORK Emergency response plans are in place as appropriate given the job’s hazard and risk assessments and any appropriate site requirements.