PHILOSOPHY, POLICY AND PRACTICES
people are our most important assets.Â They contribute to our pursuit of excellence and we believe that an
excellent company is, by definition, a safe company.Â It follows that Health and Safety of our
employees is inseparable from any other of our business activities.
preventable.Â The company will therefore
provide the most appropriate resources, training, machinery, ancillary
equipment, personal protection, procedures and work practices in order to
achieve this aim.Â We will strive for
ongoing improvement in our Health and Safety performance.Â Â All personnel are expected to follow
established Health and Safety policies, procedures and work practices, and to
work safely to ensure that their health and safety, and that of their
co-workers, is not endangered.
Safety in the
workplace is a prime responsibility of each and every Director, Manager,
Supervisor and Safety Representative.Â They are all accountable for demonstrating safety leadership, providing
a safe work environment and promoting safe working practices amongst all of
Management will meet
regularly and review Health and Safety matters.Â They will define responsibilities and relationships that promote a
positive Health and Safety culture throughout the company.Â They will ensure that the Safety Management
systems are implemented effectively.
All employees are
encouraged to recommend improvements to the current Health and Safety standards
and work practices, as well as identify and eliminate all hazards that have the
potential to cause injury.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Regulations outlined are drafted to provide the infrastructure within which
Johnson Arabia will conduct its business. These Regulations do not exempt the
Company in any way from its obligations to comply with applicable U.A.E.
Statutory Requirements and/or relevant Regulations.
2. Safety Practice Rules
Safety Practice Rules apply to all mobile hydraulic cranes and aerial work
platforms operations (AWP). Rules included herein have been established as the
minimum rules applicable to the operations. In the case of conflict between the
party(s) rules and regulations, where reasonably practicable the more stringent
Arabia shall provide an induction program for company employees covering health
and safety, and general rules and regulations.
possession, distribution and use of alcohol, illegal drugs and substances are
prohibited while on company/client premises and while driving or operating
mobile hydraulic cranes and/or AWP. Violation of this policy will result in
immediate dismissal and immediate withdrawal of the employeeâ€™s access to client
possession of firearms, gambling, physical assault, and horseplay (fooling
around) at the workplace is strictly forbidden and will result in disciplinary
action by management.
will not take short cuts through areas not connected to the contract.
Visitor(s) on official visits are to report to the Site Managerâ€™s office. Unauthorised entrance to
areas where mobile hydraulic cranes and/or AWP(s) are operational is not
permitted. Entrance to such operational areas must be cleared by the Site
Manager or person(s) supervising the lifting operation(s).
Driving of company vehicles is only allowed with the
prior authorisation of the Manager and the driver must be in possession of a
valid driverâ€™s license.
employees will maintain housekeeping at their places of work to save valuable
space, reduce incidents and reduce fire risks etc.
Protective Equipment (PPE)
personal protective equipment will be issued free of charge to employees. These
- Hard Hats.
- Safety shoes.
- Safety gloves (rigger type)
- Overalls or dustcoat.
- Any other equipment associated with the
Employees issued with appropriate personal protective
equipment will wear and maintain their equipment at all times while on site.
Clientâ€™s PPE policy for visitors to company business site(s) will also apply.
Hydraulic Crane and AWP Safe Operation
The mobile hydraulic crane/AWP was built in accordance with the state of the art and recognised safety
regulations valid at the time of commissioning. Nevertheless, personal injury
to the operator or any other person(s) as well as damage to the crane/AWP and
other property may occur during use.
- Mobile hydraulic crane(s) and AWP(s) must be
in proper working order and may only be used for its intended purpose, while
taking into account the safe operation of the unit and any related hazards;
- Malfunctions that may affect the safe
operation of the crane/AWP are to be corrected immediately;
- The mobile hydraulic crane(s) may only be
used as an erection crane to vertically lift loads in the authorised rigging
modes using a hook block that is reeved to the hoist rope. The weight and
centre of distribution of the loads must be known. Any other use of the crane
is considered improper;
- The mobile hydraulic crane/AWP operator shall
take on full responsibility for any damage resulting from the improper or
unauthorised use of the mobile hydraulic crane/AWP.
Proper use also involves:
Observing all crane/AWP documentation
consisting of the safe operating manual, the lifting capacity table (load
- Following the pre-operational inspections of
cranes/AWP(s) by operators prior to use.
- The person supervising mobile hydraulic crane/AWP
operations must ensure that operators use extreme caution when operating their
Operators of mobile hydraulic cranes/AWPs must comply with the following procedures:
- Mobile hydraulic crane/AWP pre-operational
- Mobile hydraulic crane/AWP driving and
- Mobile hydraulic crane/AWP ground and support
- Mobile hydraulic crane/AWP load rating
- Rigging lattice extensions on mobile
- Mobile hydraulic crane/AWP safe operational
- Mobile hydraulic crane/AWP signals and hand
- Helpers (banks men, slingers, riggers and
guides for holding tag lines);
- Operator competency.
work is to be conducted at night or in areas where natural and artificial
lighting is inadequate, a level of illumination must be provided by the Company
and in the case where similar unsafe conditions are experienced during mobile
crane operations, the client must provide artificial lighting adequate for the
type of work to be performed safely.
Arabia believes that each individual employee is responsible for his/her own
safety and for following the established rules for Health and Safety, Welfare
and employee conduct. All employees who fail to work safely or fail to follow
the Safety Rules, which are in place for their protection, are subject to
disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
|Johnson Arabia LLC, Dubai, Al Quoz Industrial Area, P.O. Box 71240, Dubai, UAE, Tel: +971 4 3471908, Fax: +971 4 3474811,
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|Johnson Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Musaffah Industrial Area, P.O. Box 34983, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Tel: +971 2 5544591, Fax: +971 2 5544593,