Safety

Gılgamış is committed to the health-safety and environment of its employees and for all who are involved in our projects . The main objectives are  the protection of the employees from injury or occupational disease. We aim a continuous improvement towards an accident-free workplace through a system involving an  effective administration, education and training. All supervisors and workers must be dedicated to the continuous  objective of eliminating the “near misses” which will greatly reduce the risk of injuries.

Our philosophy is that the well-being of our company and clients is dependent on the health and safety of the workforce. The Directors and Officers of the corporation promise that every precaution reasonable in all circumstances will be taken for the protection of all workers. No job is to be regarded so urgent that time cannot be taken to do it in a safe manner. The welfare of the individuals is the greatest concern. Supervisors will be responsible for the health and safety of workers under their supervision. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that each worker who operates the machinery and equipment are safe and works in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures for each piece of the activity. Workers must receive adequate training in their specific work tasks to protect their health and safety as well.

All supervisors, employees and subcontractors must protect their own and fellow workers’ health and safety by working in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all applicable regulations and safe work practices and procedures established by our company. We recognize that a safe work environment can be established and sustained only through a united effort by all employees and subcontractors and the assistance of each person is also required. The employees’ attitude and cooperation in promoting accident prevention will assist in achieving our goal: “no one gets hurt”, and make our company the best place to work, one where employees share in corporate growth and success.

Everyone from the President to the general labors  have the responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. The point is to work together to prevent incidents from creating unwanted losses and personal injuries or illnesses” .

Hazard Recognition

As a part of our health and safety program, we have built up a risk control plan at our  work-sites.  In order to achieve this we identify the causes which may impose hazards to our people and determine if are taking necessary steps in order to prevent injuries.  We are already taking steps and we have an established plan, however each project that we perform might have specific hazards so we perform risk assessment before  the start of each work we do.  Our risk assessment procedures convers all the needs at the work sites that no job will be performed before identifying the risks and hazards.

We don’t consider the risk assessment as creating tons of paperwork but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in our projects. We record significant findings. We keep it simple and focus on the control measures. 

Our basic objective is to protect our people by putting the measures in place in order to control the risks. To identify the risks, a good starting point is to walk around the job sites and check for the potential hazards which may harm our people. Then we identify  the level of the risk which impose thread to our people. After all we identify the control measures and provide necessary training to our personnel.

Employee Involvement

We consult all our employees on health and safety by utilizing questionaries and safety surveys. We  communicate our employees on health and safety and the work they do, how risks are controlled and the best ways of providing information and training. We consult our employees through  a two-way process, allowing staff to raise concerns and influence decisions on the management of health and safety. We know that  our employees are often the best people to understand risks in the workplace and involving them in making decisions shows them that we take their health and safety seriously.

Encouraging employee involvement in safety is one of core strategies to achieve safety greatness. Active participation requires a variety of channels to make workers to feel involved; vague mandates and strict rule-enforcement will not inspire them to take accountability. It requires safety leaders to be transparent with workers, valuing their involvement, and holding respectful two-way dialogue. 

We always  look  to improve their safety performance  and always look for new ways to encourage our employees to take responsibility for safety. Challenges arise when they attempt a culture shift via traditional approaches to managing safety. We detail employee encourage program in our safety manual and our policies and procedures. Active participation within our organization’s safety environment is paramount to keeping these workers safe.

Safety Training

Training is an essential component of our health and safety program. We request feedback from employees for continuous improvement to your orientation program.  We provide information, instruction and supervision to our workers to protect the health or safety of the workers. We train our employees regarding any hazard in the work and in the handling, storage, use, disposal and transport of any article, device, equipment or a biological, chemical or physical agent and take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of  each worker.

In our safety program we  consider how much training is necessary.  We utilize a proportionate approach, for example a low-risk operation  would not need lengthy technical training. Providing simple information or instructions is likely to be sufficient. We don’t forget contractors and self-employed people who may be working for us and  we make sure everyone has the right level of information on hazards and risks they may face and measures in place to deal with those hazards and risks.

When we provide training, we ask employees what they think about it to make sure it’s relevant and effective.  We keep training records and the records help us to identify when refresher training might be needed. Health and safety training  takes place during working hours at our facilities and it is not be paid for by employees. We somtimes utilize external trainers who will be able to help us  with the  training needs but our in house capacity is sufficient to train our employees.