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HSE Management System

 

HOC is committed to ensure that our valued employees operate in a safe environment. Part of our commitment to health, safety and the environment takes the form of a program that provides information on potential workplace hazards, health and safety, incidents and practices that cultivate an environment conducive to supporting and improving that program.

 

HOC HSE Program components

 

Leadership and Accountability :

Component One defines the HOC commitments to health, safety and the environment at both a Company and personal level. Our employees are the Company's most important asset. Preventing occupational injuries and illnesses and protection of the environment are of such consequence that management will provide all the facilities and support reasonably required to ensure success. HOC Management accepts the responsibility for leadership of the health, safety and environmental program, for its effectiveness and improvement and for providing for the safeguards required to ensure safe, environmentally responsible working conditions. The Company's ultimate goal is to eliminate all injuries and environmental incidents from the work place.

Policies and Objectives :

The second component consists of policies and objectives. The policies are HOC global statements of intent for health, safety and environmental protection. They are the standards HOC has set and will meet. Guided by the policies, employees will set objectives for all functions, departments and locations within the company. As a Company and on an individual employee level, we will monitor and measure our HSE performance to ensure that we are continually meeting objectives and improving the system.

Organization and Responsibilities :

Under the HOC HSE Management System, every individual employee is individually responsible for working safely, in an environmentally responsible manner and ensuring that fellow employees do the same. HSE responsibilities have the same priority as operational decisions and they must be treated with equal importance.

Management accepts the responsibility for leadership of the health, safety and environmental program, for its effectiveness and improvement, and for providing for the safeguards required to ensure safe, environmentally responsible conditions.

Supervisors are responsible for developing the proper attitudes towards health, safety and environment in themselves as well as directing those whom they supervise toward this goal. Supervisors are responsible locally for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the health and safety of personnel and protection of the environment. All employees are responsible for wholehearted, genuine cooperation with every aspect of the health, safety and environmental program. This includes compliance with all rules and regulations and continuous, safe, environmentally responsible job performance.

Design and Planning :

Good HSE practices do not just happen. They have to be properly planned and executed. They should never be treated as afterthoughts. HOC employees and management must consider HSE implications at each stage of the planning process in everything they do. No job is so urgent or so important that it is worth the risk of injury to any individual or damage to the environment. The Company's goal is to eliminate significant risk during the planning process.

Risk Assessment and Management :

Risk assessment and risk management are a pro-active, aggressive approach to HSE issues. Rather than focusing on accident statistics, the Company focuses primarily on the identification of hazards, the assessment of risks and the control of those risks to prevent accidents from happening. The difference between an accident and a near miss is often just plain luck. HOC cannot have a safe, successful environmentally responsible operation based on luck. The Company must ensure that all HSE incidents are reported and thoroughly investigated. We all must use what we learn from these incidents to prevent them from ever occurring.

Supplier Integrity :

Whenever HOC uses third-parties to supply materials, equipment or services, the Company must ensure that these third parties meet the standards of excellence HOC and our customers require. In evaluating potential suppliers we must ask, “How well do they demonstrate and adhere to effective HSE practices? Can they conduct their services in a manner that is consistent with HOC HSE policies and with the requirements of the work they are performing?" We are judged not only on the performance of our employees but also on the overall performance of our suppliers.?

Safe Systems of Work :

Safe systems of work include both safety and occupational health issues. This system provides information and guidance on safety issues related to the purchase and use of work equipment, work permits, confined-space entry, transport of hazardous materials, driver safety and other key safety issues. An effective management-of-change process is also an integral part of employee safety. We provide information and guidance on medical services, personnel exposure to physical, chemical and biological hazards and more specific issues such as the safe handling of drilling and completion fluids. HOC promotes these procedures to eliminate or minimize the HSE risks associated with our operational processes.

Documentation and Performance Reviews :

This component details a complete system for incident reporting, documentation and investigation. It also covers information management and records. The past is prologue. Only by learning from their mistakes and communicating what they learn can employees prevent reoccurrence of injuries and environmental incidents. By maintaining detailed, accurate records HOC will target, measure and report on specific operations so we can benchmark our performance and make sure that HOC is always improving. Finally, this component details safety incentive programs.

Monitoring and Continual Improvement :

This component provides a system of assessment, monitoring and continuous improvement of the HSE Management System itself. The information obtained during assessments (both comprehensive inspections and audits) is used to improve performance. Following assessments, we develop action plans. The effectiveness of the action plans is documented in subsequent management reports and regular management reviews. Key HSE lessons learned are shared throughout HOC’s global network.

 

Our Commitment to the Environment :

  • HOC shall comply with the laws and regulations in each country in which we operate.
  • No real property will be either acquired, transferred or divested without review, risk management assessment (Health, Safety and Environmental), and approval of both Corporate Legal and HSE Departments.
  • All sites shall maintain a Site Environmental History File.
  • All sites shall have written Waste Management and Waste Minimization Plans, and furthermore, shall adhere to the Company’s Waste Minimization Policy.
  • Industrial air and water discharges shall be permitted and monitored as required by local (Dubai Municipality) regulations, or Company “standards of care” if no regulations exist.
  • All sites where hazardous substances are used or stored shall have a written Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
  • All storage tanks shall be designed and installed using good engineering practices and inspected regularly.
  • All storage tanks shall be installed in a contained area.
  • Storage areas for liquid hazardous substances shall be equipped with secondary containment.
  • All facilities will be inspected by an HOC Health and Safety Committee member or their designee several times every week.

 

HOC Quality Policies

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Our employees work in a high performance culture as we strive to rank among the best in our industry. We believe in total quality as the best route to achieving high performance. Our people are our competitive edge.

The Company believes in excellence through technology & service, and aims to achieve new heights through improved, Value Added Products.

The team, at HOC, is committed to TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, and is confident of meeting the changing needs and product requirements of customers through:

  • Dedicated Customer Service including constant interaction with customers
  • Development of Human Resources through continuous Training that includes Technology Up-Gradation, Skill Development, and Empowerment
  • Diversification and Growth, by quickly adapting to new technologies
  • Involvement of our customers and suppliers as ‘Partners in Progress’

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

HOC's culture is its commitment to the principles of Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement. Our TQM/CQI Program defines our value added approach to working with our customers and suppliers to achieve mutual benefits along the entire supply chain.

Our quality strategy focuses on the following key components:

  • Customer-driven philosophy and strategy
  • Commitment to ongoing business process innovation
  • A networked structure that encourages employee involvement at all levels
  • Statistical measurement of our business processes to identify improvement opportunities

 

HOC's Health and Safety Committee tasks are:

  • Customer-driven philosophy and strategy
  • Commitment to ongoing business process innovation
  • A networked structure that encourages employee involvement at all levels
  • Statistical measurement of our business processes to identify improvement opportunities
  • Addressing all regulatory issues, e.g., TDG (Transport of Dangerous Goods) and WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).
  • Reviewing all sources of information so as to recommend measures and/or procedural enhancements regarding potential health, safety and workplace hazards.

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

We believe that a proactive approach is crucial to ensuring adequate preparedness and response and that effective contingency management demands planning for prevention, response and recovery. The members of our Emergency Response Team are assigned specific roles and responsibilities. In addition to a formal training plan, we conduct simulations to prepare employees for emergencies and assess the effectiveness of our program.

In addition to our Emergency Response Program, we contract the services of emergency response companies to guarantee response capability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.