Occupational Safety and Hygiene Policy

The infrastructures and electricity field, which characterise the company’s activity, have many risky elements. The worksite’s rapid changing phase requires appropriate and properky planned preparation, in order to provide the employees with a safe work environment.Within the core values of Ardan Projects Ltd. company, safety is a supreme value in the organisation and takes precedence over any other activity.

In order to realise this policy the company  keeps, maintain, and manage an appropriate occupational safety and hygiene array.

The company’s activities that meet the requirements of binding laws, regulations, and procedures in the field of building and construction engineering.

The company encourages safety culture and a safe way of life amongst the managers, the employees, and the subcontractors employed by the company, with the intention of preventing damage to the employees and occupational diseases.

The company’s management sets measurable targets and goals, to allow tracking the performance of the safety layout. This results from the wish for constant improvement and to adjusting the company to the nature of the worksites on the timeline.

The company’s activity are periodically reviewed by external and internal entities, with the intention of meeting the goals and, if required, updating this policy and adapting it to the present state of affairs.

The company’s management strictly ensures that all instructions and procedures with regard to the workers’ occupational safety and hygiene are adhered to.

The management expects all employees to comply with the occupational safety and hygiene requirements

Safety event or occupational accident: The company will form a staff that will carry out an investigation to find the causes of the accident, and will take corrective actions to prevent the re-occurrence of the event or the accident.

To realise the occupational safety and health policy, the following work activities is emphasized:

Management involvement: Senior managers and project managers are required to demonstrate their involvement in occupational health and safety, by taking part in safety tours, holding safety discussions, raising the safety issue in a weekly\monthly meeting, taking part in investigating accidents, and meeting the set safety goals. Each manager serves as a personal example for strictly enforcing occupational safety and health.

Including the employees: The management will include all employees, contractors, and contractor workers that are actively employed by the company, in all matters of maintaining occupational safety and health. This will be carried out both in the framework of the safety committee held jointly by the management and the employees, and by letting the workers, contractors, or their representatives participate in safety tours, accident investigation and writing or modifying saftey procedures.

Informing employees on risks: The company’s management will inform all employees about the risks they face in their work, and instruct the employees how they can protect themselves in view of the risks.

Safe work equipment and personal protective equipment: The company’s management will provide employees with equipment and work tools that are in order and safe for use, and that meet the requirements specified in the standards. In addition, the company will provide all of the personal protective equipment required by law, as specified in the standards, the procedures, and the instructions of the manufacturer or the vendor.

Analysing the risks: All potentially risky activities will undergo a proactive risk analysis procedure, which includes identifying the causes for risk at work, assesssing the risk level, and implementing contols for reducing the risk.

setting an acceptable risk level: High-level risk work activities are only approved by the project manager. Medium-level work activities are only approved by the company’s foreman. Low-risk level - approved by team leader/professional worker and so on.        

Targets and Measurements for the Work Year 2014

Target Measurement
Zero deadly accidents Number of deadly accidents on site
Employing only workers who possess the skills and qualifications required for performing the work (target: 100%) Percentage of employees who possess the required skills and qualifications
All employees fully use the personal protective measures required for performing the work (target = 100%) Results of a monthly check of using a personal protective equipment (percentage of users)
Safety tour on site by a safety commissioner, at least once a week, with the cooperation of the company's foreman. Number of tours in the site, compared with the number of weeks during which the site is active.
Informing all employees and contractor employees on risks involved in their work, and providing safety training (target: 100%). Percentage of workers and contract employees on site, who were trained and informed as required by law. 
Reproting each accident and each security event on site (target: 100%) Number of accidents on which a report form was filled out, compared with the number of accident according to HR records/report to the project manager.
Finding out the circumstances for each accident with injuries (target = 100%) Percentage of accidents with injured persons, which were investigated by a safety commissioner or by the project manager.