Health, Safety and Security Policy
The management of Rentel is committed to excel in Health, Safety and Security. Effective management of HSS performance appropriate to the nature and scale of our activities is essential in this context.
Established in conformance with management systems
A HSS management system has been established in conformance with and working to the principals of the Occupational Health and Safety management systems specification OHSAS 18001, Environmental management system ISO 14001 and applicable legal requirements. In addition, the Employer has defined a number of additional objectives which must be monitored actively.
The aim of the HSS management system
- Provision of a safe and healthy working environment, and avoidance of personal injury and harm to third parties;
- Avoidance of unsafe operations, damage to the natural environment and damage to property and installations;
- Implementation of a preventive approach based on thorough and coordinated risk analysis;
- Compliance with all relevant or applicable HSS legislation and other requirements to which the Employer is committed;
- Strong promotion of a HSS minded culture.
Achieved by organizational elements
These aims will be achieved by using the following organizational elements to which Rentel contributes:
- Formulation, implementation and execution of appropriate procedures covering all company activities;
- Continuous communication and provision of training to personnel, to increase HSS awareness and commitment to improvement;
- Transparent integration of stakeholders (partners, Subcontractors, public authorities and general public) into the HSS program, and promoting an interactive communication system among all parties;
- Follow-up and publication of HSS statistics by means of standard KPI based reports with regular review by senior management;
- Involvement and commitment of all personnel to support continuous improvement;
- Clear definition of roles, responsibilities, line of communication and authority;
Every employee at all levels is obliged to bear their responsibility in seeking and implementing every means to eliminate based on the ALARP (“as low as reasonably practicable”) principle, any potential risk for accidents. This code of conduct takes precedence over any other consideration.
Rentel has as an objective to review this policy periodically or whenever deemed necessary to ensure the policy remains relevant and appropriate to the organization.
Rentel Management recognizes and accepts that concern for the environment is an integral and fundamental part of its business activities and therefore endeavors to excel in Environmental protection management.
Federal enveronmental legislation as corner stone
Rentel puts compliance of the federal environmental legislation at the heart of its environmental policy. The corner stone of the federal environmental legislation is the Marine Environment Protection Act and associated Royal Decrees. The Ministerial Decree that was issued to Rentel 2013 translates all the legal obligations that are defined in the Act and the Royal Decrees and adds some site specific obligations as well as obligations resulting from findings of the environmental monitoring programs from former offshore windfarms.
The company will actively control and monitor the effects of its activities on the environment and will strive for continual improvement in its environmental performance through a series of proactive policies. Rentel will integrate the principles of BS EN ISO 1400:2015 system into its activities, policies, plans and procedures.
Consideration will be given to the environmental impact of all activities throughout the project lifecycle. The company will conduct all of its activities in such a way so as to minimize any potential adverse effects of its operations on the environment and to minimize disturbance of the environment.
The company will minimize, wherever possible, the use of natural resources and will adopt a strict waste management procedure to reduce, reuse or recycle waste that is produced and arrange for the disposal of other waste in a responsible manner.
The Rentel Environmental Management System ensures that the company shall:
- Establish and maintain auditable, environmentally sound working procedures and practices throughout its operations;
- Prevent damage to protected wildlife species and habitats;
- Ensure correct storage and use of substances hazardous to the environment;
- Avoid noise emissions that could create a statutory nuisance;
- Maintain all plant and equipment in a safe and environmentally sound condition;
- Actively monitor the impact of operations upon the environment;
- Provide any available environmental information on the contracted operations/services, at the request of the nominated representative.
Every employee at all levels is obliged to bear responsibility and implementing every means to eliminate any potential risks for accidents. This code of conduct takes precedence over any other consideration.
Rentel has an objective to review this policy periodically whenever deemed necessary to ensure the policy remains relevant and appropriate to the organization.
In line with the Employer’s Environmental policy the following Environmental targets are:
- Zero environmental incidents;
- Zero dropped objects left on the seabed (other than foundations, cables and erosion protections);
- Zero long term environmental issues;
- Reporting of all minor spills and incidents;
- Toolbox talks: 100% completion of plan;
- Implementation of strict procedures for restricted work;
- No significant impacts on the marine environment in compliance with the permits requirements and EIA recommendations;
- Zero infringements of permits;
- Satisfactory close out of non-conformance reports;
- Zero floating objects left to drift;
- Continuous improvement.
All stakeholders involved (the employer, contractors, subcontractors, etc.) in the project development and associated works shall put in place adequate efforts in order to achieve these objectives.