OUR ‘SEAMLESS SAFETY’ APPROACH TO QUALITY, HEALTH, SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The QHSE vision is zero harm.
What does this mean? We believe that it is unacceptable for people or the environment to be negatively impacted by our operations. Acteon Group is a sustainable, safe and great place to work.
Our ‘Seamless Safety’ strategy is the route map for achieving zero harm. This is integrated into operations and drives the way we do things as a group. Acteon’s operating companies work in some of the most hazardous working environments and therefore the group’s culture of ‘Seamless Safety’ is a true pillar of strength across all operations. ‘Seamless Safety’ is not just about physical safety; it’s health, mental health, wellbeing, security and environmental safety too.
The approach centres on the key areas set out below.
TRAINED AND COMPETENT WORKFORCE
|Practical process, not desktop exercise||Follow the hierarchy of controls||Recruit, develop and retain the best people||Understanding and planning the job|
|Specific not generic||Reasonable precautions||Ensure the person fits the role and activity||Reviewing and modifying relevant risk assessments|
|Consistent methodology||In place before work starts and throughout the job||Effective induction and training||Mentoring and coaching|
|Team exercise||Clearly communicated||Clear evidence of competency available||Recognising and praising good safety performance|
|Review and reassess when things change and periodically||Consistent; personnel and controls||Safety competency linked to performance evaluation||Checking the job and enforcing safety rules|
|Documents accessible and used in practice||If task changes, STOP, reassess control measures||Reference materials available and used in practice||Understanding the competency of the team|
LEADERSHIP AND COMMITMENT
Each business or operation owns responsibility for QHSE in line with our collective ‘Seamless Safety’ strategy. Acteon supports, encourages, and informs this strategy to ensure a seamless approach to QHSE across all our organisations.
This collaborative approach brings strength, effectiveness, consistency, and transparency in all that we do, with the safety of our people being our beating heart.
We know that the best people to tell us how to work safely are our people, so actively listening and more importantly, acting upon this valuable input is providing a platform for sustainable change. One way this is implemented across the group is through a management system that is used to report work observations (safe/unsafe acts), hazards, near misses, and non-conformances/opportunities for improvement.
Leadership and commitment are central to the ‘Seamless Safety’ strategy. We support our leaders to embody ‘Seamless Safety’ and lead by example. They challenge their workforce to strive for best safety practices, positive safety performance is praised, improvement is encouraged and our leaders follow a zero-tolerance approach to unsafe actions.
MONITORING AND REVIEW
Across the group, we support, monitor and review QHSE performance in line with our ‘Seamless Safety’ strategy. Our businesses are aligned with our zero-harm vision, informed by continual improvement.