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CODES OF PRACTICE

In order to meet its safety objectives, the safety programs consists of the following codes of practice:

  • Safety is managed as an integral part of its system of management by objectives;
  • A safety management structure is maintained that is integrated into MABCOR’s prevailing organisational structure;
  • By means of appointments, accountability for safety is defined;
  • Any duplication and ambiguity as to accountability is eliminated by clearly defining the responsibilities of safety related loss control and other management functions within the organisational structure;
  • Employees are so selected and placed that safety and health risks are reduced to a minimum;
  • All employees are trained in accordance with their occupational classification and working environment to enable them to perform their duties in a safe and healthy manner;
  • On-going motivational action is taken to encourage employees to remain healthy and safe at all times, both on and off their place of work;
  • All working methods employed at work stations, material, equipment and plant usage are constantly analysed in order to identify and eliminate safety risks and health hazards;
  • Records and statistics are kept and used in such a manner that management is always aware of the effectiveness of its safety management plan and trends requiring attention;
  • A high standard of housekeeping is maintained to contribute towards the health and safety of all employees;
  • Personal protective equipment and materials are issued in order to protect all employees from health and safety hazards that could not be eliminated;
  • All statutory requirements are met within MABCOR’s safety system, which exceeds the accountability as defined in the Act;
  • Cost-effectiveness is taken into account in all actions taken to achieve health, safety and environmental standards;
  • To be proactive with regard to the HIV/Aids epidemic.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Health, Safety and Environmental Programme are as follows:

  • To inspire and train employees to accept and practice safety as a way of life;
  • To maintain a work environment that will promote employee health and safety;
  • To prevent accidents that could lead to injury of employees, sub-contractors or suppliers, as well as damage or loss of plant, equipment and property;
  • To prevent exposure of employees to environmental factors and physical demands that can impair their health;
  • To minimise the impact of the HIV/Aids epidemic on the organisation.