ESHS PROTECTION POLICY DOCUMENT

The  health, safety and  welfare of all staff, sub-contractors, clients and  visitors is significantly important to KBEK CONSTRUCTION

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Health, Safety and Environment

Our company has a strict environmental, safety and health policy to which we adhere on every project we carry out. We approach the ESHS concept in a comprehensive manner by taking into account details of material selection, energy efficiency, personnel safety, traffic and working environment, etc., for thoroughly selecting the best possible means for green construction.

KBEK believes in searching for, adopting, innovating, and achieving improved methods for better ESHS performance. Fostering a safe and green working environment provides rewarding results at every level of our projects.

Health and Safety Implementation 

Our Company gives high priority for safe execution of the projects we undertake, which involves application and implementation of safe construction practice in accordance with the requirements of the Plan. Reduced injuries and improved productivity are the outputs of an effective Safety and Health Management Plan and to make sure that prevails our company strives in assigning authorized and responsible personnel’s, Project Safety Officer to oversee the implementation of such practices and to seek correction of any shortcomings.

We take precautions at our own cost, to ensure the safety of our staff and labor and, in collaboration with and to the requirements of the local health authorities, to ensure that medical staff first aid equipment and stores, sick bay on the Site at all times throughout the period of the Contract and that suitable arrangements are made for the prevention of epidemics and for all necessary welfare and hygiene requirements.

  • We have full regard for the safety of all persons entitled to be upon the Site and keep the Works in an orderly state appropriate to the avoidance of danger to such persons,
  • Provide and maintain at our own cost all lights, guards, fencing, warning signs and watching, when and   where necessary or required by the Engineer or by any duly constituted authority, for the protection of the Works or for the safety and convenience of the public or others, and
  • Take all reasonable steps to protect the environment  on  and  off the  Site  and  to avoid damage or  nuisance to  persons or  to  property  of  the  public or  others resulting from pollution, noise or other causes arising as a consequence of his methods of operation.
  • We maintain such records and  make  such reports concerning and  Health safety, health and welfare of persons and damage to property  as the Engineer may from time to time.
  • All our  vehicles  and  earth-moving  or materials-handling  equipment  should  be  of good design  and  construction taking  into  account as far  as possible  ergonomic  principles particularly with reference to the seat be maintained in good  working order to be properly used with due regard to safety and health and be operated by workers who have  received appropriate training in accordance with national laws and regulations.
  •  The drivers and  operators of vehicles and  earth moving or materials handling equipment should be medically fit, trained and  tested and  of a prescribed minimum age  as required by national laws and regulations.
  • Preventive measures should be taken  to avoid the  fall of vehicles  and  earth-moving  or materials-handling equipment into excavations or into water.
  • Operators of vehicles and earth-moving or materials-handling equipment should be adequately protected against the weather or accidents due to impact, crushing or contact with a moving load by a cab.
  • When cranes and shovels are being moved, out of service, the boom should be in the direction of travel and the scoop or bucket should be raised and without load, except when travelling downhill.
  • On earth-moving and materials-handling equipment, motors, brakes, steering gear, chassis, blades, blade-holders, tracks, wire ropes, sheaves, hydraulic mechanisms, transmissions, bolts and other parts on which safety depends should be inspected daily.

Managing Director: – is responsible for the overall arrangements and for ensuring that the company’s operations are executed at all times in such a manner as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees and others who may be affected by its operations. In particular, the managing director will:

  • Ensure there is an effective company policy for health and safety and that all employees, sub-contractors and temporary workers are made aware of their individual responsibility.
  • To understand and ensure, through the appointment of competent persons, that the company’s responsibilities as employers under the Health and Safety at Work.
  • To appoint a Director responsible for safety.
  • To ensure that all Directors and Managers understand and fulfill their responsibilities with regard to health and safety.

Administrative Director: – is works under the Managing Director and is responsible for helping to implement the above duties of the Managing Director at both head office level and the project level. Management: – such as the internal audit, legal advisor, office manager, finance and account manager, procurement and supply manager, administration service manager, tendering and contract manager are responsible to take  care  for their own department’s health  and  safety  and  that  of others as per  the  company SHE  policy  and  procedures. Additionally, they assist the executive to draft, review and implement all the SHE policy and procedures of the company. 4.4. Health & Safety Officers: – Under  the  stream of the  Construction Manager there  are project managers working on every project Health & Safety Officers with and making sure that health and safety is a priority on the project level as well. 4.5. Project Manager: – working under  the Construction Manager is mandated to ensure and control that every person on site is working according to the rules and  procedures of the health and safety management. 4.6. Employees: – on the site are expected to:

  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with safety rules/procedure of the company and the client/employer.
  • If aware of any unsafe practice or condition, or if in any doubt about the safety of any situation, consult their supervisor.
  •  Obtain and use the correct tools/equipment for the work and not to use any that are unsafe or damaged.  All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment must be stored in the approved place after use.
  • Ensure that all guards are securely fixed and that all safety equipment and personal protective clothing/equipment provided are used.

Dr. Zerihun Tariku, Managing Director

Health, Safety & Traffic Management

We take precautions at our own cost, to ensure the safety of our staff and labor and, in collaboration with and to the requirements of the local health authorities, to ensure that medical staff first aid equipment and stores, sick bay on the Site at all times throughout the period of the Contract and that suitable arrangements are made for the prevention of epidemics and for all necessary welfare and hygiene requirements.

  • We have full regard for the safety of all persons entitled to be upon the Site and keep the Works in an orderly state appropriate to the avoidance of danger to such persons,
  • Provide and maintain at our own cost all lights, guards, fencing, warning signs and watching, when and   where necessary or required by the Engineer or by any duly constituted authority, for the protection of the Works or for the safety and convenience of the public or others, and
  • Take all reasonable steps to protect the environment  on  and  off the  Site  and  to avoid damage or  nuisance to  persons or  to  property  of  the  public or  others resulting from pollution, noise or other causes arising as a consequence of his methods of operation.
  • We maintain such records and  make  such reports concerning and  Health safety, health and welfare of persons and damage to property  as the Engineer may from time to time.
  • All our  vehicles  and  earth-moving  or materials-handling  equipment  should  be  of good design  and  construction taking  into  account as far  as possible  ergonomic  principles particularly with reference to the seat be maintained in good  working order to be properly used with due regard to safety and health and be operated by workers who have  received appropriate training in accordance with national laws and regulations.
  •  The drivers and  operators of vehicles and  earth moving or materials handling equipment should be medically fit, trained and  tested and  of a prescribed minimum age  as required by national laws and regulations.
  • Preventive measures should be taken  to avoid the  fall of vehicles  and  earth-moving  or materials-handling equipment into excavations or into water.
  • Operators of vehicles and earth-moving or materials-handling equipment should be adequately protected against the weather or accidents due to impact, crushing or contact with a moving load by a cab.
  • When cranes and shovels are being moved, out of service, the boom should be in the direction of travel and the scoop or bucket should be raised and without load, except when travelling downhill.
  • On earth-moving and materials-handling equipment, motors, brakes, steering gear, chassis, blades, blade-holders, tracks, wire ropes, sheaves, hydraulic mechanisms, transmissions, bolts and other parts on which safety depends should be inspected daily.

Health, Safety & Environment Role Description

4.1. Managing Director: – is responsible for the overall arrangements and for ensuring that the company’s operations are executed at all times in such a manner as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees and others who may be affected by its operations. In particular, the managing director will:

  • Ensure there is an effective company policy for health and safety and that all employees, sub-contractors and temporary workers are made aware of their individual responsibility.
  • To understand and ensure, through the appointment of competent persons, that the company’s responsibilities as employers under the Health and Safety at Work.
  • To appoint a Director responsible for safety.
  • To ensure that all Directors and Managers understand and fulfill their responsibilities with regard to health and safety.

4.2.  Administrative Director: – is works under the Managing Director and is responsible for helping to implement the above duties of the Managing Director at both head office level and the project level.

 4.3. Management: – such as the internal audit, legal advisor, office manager, finance and account manager, procurement and supply manager, administration service manager, tendering and contract manager are responsible to take  care  for their own department’s health  and  safety  and  that  of others as per  the  company SHE  policy  and  procedures. Additionally, they assist the executive to draft, review and implement all the SHE policy and procedures of the company.

4.4. Health & Safety Officers: – Under  the  stream of the  Construction Manager there  are project managers working on every project Health & Safety Officers with and making sure that health and safety is a priority on the project level as well.

4.5. Project Manager: – working under  the Construction Manager is mandated to ensure and control that every person on site is working according to the rules and  procedures of the health and safety management.

4.6. Employees: – on the site are expected to:

  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with safety rules/procedure of the company and the client/employer.
  • If aware of any unsafe practice or condition, or if in any doubt about the safety of any situation, consult their supervisor.
  •  Obtain and use the correct tools/equipment for the work and not to use any that are unsafe or damaged.  All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment must be stored in the approved place after use.
  • Ensure that all guards are securely fixed and that all safety equipment and personal protective clothing/equipment provided are used.

Dr. Zerihun Tariku, Managing Director

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