SAFETY HEALTH ENVIRONMENT QUALITY POLICY
Zuva Petroleum is an organisation that is involved in the procurement, handling, storage and distribution of petrochemical products. Management and staff are committed to focusing on customer requirements through innovation, technological advancement and delivering an excellent service in a safe environment. We recognise the risks and hazards caused by our activities, products and services and we are committed to eliminating or mitigating these hazards through implementation of an Integrated Management System based on ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.
Integrated Management Systems are Strategic to our Business hence, our commitment to going beyond compliance by:
1.1. Motivating our workforce to professional, ethical, loyal and honest conduct.
1.2. Raising awareness of all stakeholders on Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality obligations.
1.3. ZERO tolerance to unsafe acts and conditions and our belief that incidents, illnesses and injuries to our employees and contractors are preventable.
1.4. Complying with all applicable compliance obligations.
1.5. Participating in the Global Vision Zero initiative and taking any additional measures considered necessary.
1.6. Being responsible for our Contractor SHEQ Management system and performance.
1.7. Our SHEQ stewardship through caring for the community and being a good neighbour.
1.8. Improvement of our SHEQ Management and performance through the engagement of all employees, interested and a ected parties.
1.9. Making Line supervision responsible for SHEQ results and for the active participation of their departmental employees
1.10. Conducting IMS audits at all levels of the organisation to evaluate work practices and the effectiveness of the SHEQ programs
1.11. Being a caring and visible leadership that promotes and values a positive SHEQ culture through all our employees
1.12. Ensuring customer satisfaction by supplying products and services that meet international standards.
1.13. Communicating the policy to all stakeholders, reviewing it regularly and taking necessary steps to continually improve the systems.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING (PPE/C)
2. POLICY STATEMENTS
2.1. Zuva Petroleum considers its employees, contractors and visitors to be of paramount importance and undertakes to safeguard them through providing and maintaining, as far as reasonably practical, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its employees, contractors and visitors.
2.2. In ensuring a safe and healthy working environment all employees and contractors of Zuva Petroleum shall work closely together with the employer in minimizing any risk that might jeopardize their health and safety
2.3. Personal protective equipment is not a replacement for good engineering controls, administrative controls or work practices. Rather, PPE/C should be used in conjunction with these controls to ensure the health and safety of employees, visitors and contractors.
2.4. PPE/C is regarded as a ‘last line of defence’ in terms of protecting against risks to health and safety. Although a risk assessment may identify PPE/C as being necessary, other means of control shall be given preference, and wherever possible, PPE/C must not be relied upon as the sole means of protection.
2.5. Zuva expects all employees, visitors and contractors to put on relevant PPE/C at designated areas at all times.
NB. PPE/C is to be stored as per the manufacturers standards.
3. Zuva Golden Rules
The aim of the Golden Rules is to prevent severe injuries and fatalities, and to support the journey towards a Leading SHEQ performance and culture.
3.1. Permit to Work
We will use the Permit to Work system where necessary to ensure hazards and risks are understood and controlled.
3.2. Energy Isolation
We will use LOTO (Lock-Out Tag-Out) to verity energy isolation when servicing or maintaining equipment.
3.3. Ground disturbance
We will conduct a risk assessment before any man-made ground disturbance is commenced.
3.4. Confined Space Entry
We will use a permit to work to ensure that confined spaces are safe to enter and that all safety precautions are in place.
3.5. Working at Heights
We will only work at heights when the required safety measures to prevent falls are in place.
3.6. Lifting Operations
We will ensure lifting operations utilizing cranes or other lifting devices are carried out safely.
3.7. Driving Safety
We will always operate our vehicles safely and responsibly and use the safety equipment provided.
3.8. Management of Change (MOC)
We will only proceed with technical changes to process plants and process equipment when an Engineering Management of Change process addressing the safety risks has been completed.
In the event of an emergency, a continuous siren is sounded. On hearing the
sound of the siren, evacuate the premises immediately.
DURING AN EMERGENCY
• Immediately stop whatever you are doing.
• Do not delay by picking up belongings.
• Do not run but walk briskly.
DURING AN EVACUATION
• Follow the escape routes marked by the directional arrows and you will be guided to the emergency exits.
• Proceed to the emergency assembly point provided.
• A roll call is conducted
• Await further instructions from the emergency team leader.