Health and Safety Management at ENKA starts with the commitment of our executive management. It is regarded as a value from top to bottom within all of ENKA and competent H&S teams take part at every step of the work activities. H&S Management at ENKA comes in the form of proactive and reactive approaches. Combination of these approaches ensures total coverage of all steps of this Management System.
HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT APPROACH & POLICY
Proactive approach starts with determining, assessing and managing risks. Preliminary Risk Assessments, Job Hazard Analyses and task-based meetings are the main components of ENKA H&S risk management, while the identified measures as a result of risk assessments are used to prevent incidents. We as ENKA, believe every accident can be prevented with the right mindset, accurate planning and effective actions in place. This is why every activity at ENKA is evaluated with its associated risks and furthermore; respective procedures are developed according to these analyses. ENKA H&S procedures are developed and implemented under 5 categories.
We maintain our “Zero Accident” target in all our operations because ALL ACCIDENTS ARE PREVENTABLE, and that our people, and our stakeholders shall strive to reach this target. Our leadership believes that nothing can veer our people and our stakeholders off this course, and strongly supports and recognizes their efforts and initiatives to hit this target.
To achieve ENKA’s ultimate goal of “Zero Accident”:
- A strong commitment is demonstrated by ENKA Leadership by “walking the talk” and “setting example”
- Effective and relevant HSSE training program packages are established immediately upon mobilization to the projects
- Proactive HSSE programs that focus on “people” and “environment” are adopted
- Engagement of employees; ENKA People are entitled to “speak up” when it comes to safety.
WE BELIEVE IN TRAINING
We believe that a well-established training system is vital to convey ENKA H&S System to the workforce, which is essential for applicability of our H&S Management System. We have determined the following requirements to be essential for our training system;
- To have a competent training organization,
- To have a detailed training program,
- To have adequate and fit for purpose training facilities.
Training system that fulfills these 3 requirements, combined with strong procedure backbone helps us achieve “Target Zero”. With this belief, more than 7 million man-hours of detailed, technical and job-specific trainings have been given across all of ENKA in the last 10 years.
Communication is a key component of our H&S Management. To be able to engage with our employees at all levels, we use different communication techniques and interact with our workforce in their native tongue to overcome any language barriers.
We do not separate our subcontractors from our own employees. We apply the same set of H&S standards that we hold ourselves accountable to, and expect them to comply with them as well.
Health and Safety Performance of our projects are monitored very closely in terms of proactive and reactive parameters. Our projects are regularly audited by Corporate HSE Department as well as auditing institutions and the results of these audits are evaluated by project and corporate management.
Incident investigation and reporting is essential part of our Management System to prevent further incidents. For this purpose all incidents are closely and thoroughly investigated to determine their root causes. Following the investigation process, “Lessons Learnt” from the incident are developed and shared with all ENKA Organization to ensure necessary precautions are taken.
The experience we have gained and lessons we have learnt from previous incidents has culminated in determining of ENKA 12 Life Critical Activites. Risks associated with these activites are expected to be managed effectively.
12 LIFE CRITICAL ACTIVITIES
Health of our employees is our utmost importance. A medical team that consists of doctors, paramedics and nurses is present at every ENKA activity and all of our employees can receive medical services whenever they need, without any obstructions.
Occupational Health & Hygiene procedures are one of the 5 main categories of ENKA H&S System. Activites regarding Health and Hygiene are conducted in compliance with the procedures under this category.
As ENKA, we employ food engineers in every construction project to provide our employees with healthy, hygienic and suitable meals in terms of calories.
COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Our H&S Management System is in full compliance with OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. Our certificate which we received in 2002 for the first time, has been approved and renewed every year through regular audits by British Standards Institute (BSI).