Occupational Health and Safety Culture
One of the safety cultures which has been effectively implement throughout the organization is the B-CAREs Project. This project emphasizes on safe working behaviors, risk assessments, and being aware of potential accidents in the workplace.
GC also has many activities leading to Management Safety Leadership Commitments by executives at different levels and safety engagement by our employees, contractor and key suppliers. These initiatives include Management Safety and the Reliability Walk, a Management Safety Speech in Basic Safety Training, Safety Talks, and Safety Walks and Observation (SWO). GC also sets up a communications program as an Effective Tool Box Talk for operators and employees that give them the ability to stop processes when an unsafe situation arises.
In addition, GC wants all of our staff to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. This is why the company has a healthcare program that provides medical check-ups for employees when they start work to collect baseline data on the employee’s health, followed by an annual health check-up. We do this to assess risk factors for each employee group, focusing on preventing potential health risks or conditions that can lead to occupational illnesses.
Example the Occupational Health and Safety Culture Projects
Contractor Safety Partnership Project
The Contractor Safety Partnership Project was created to encourage contractors to form their own safety management system while fostering a continuous and sustainable B-CAREs safety culture. The project encourages and motivates contractors to operate in accordance with GC Group’s safety standards. The Contractor Safety Partnership consists of the following four steps:
Proactive Safety Program
This program is aimed to help develop operators’ potential to understand and be aware of safety, reliability and integrity of machineries, along with the lesson learnt through the incident-based learning program. As a result, employees are able to identify, prevent and correct the risks related to their responsible work. Employees are also able to communicate to operators regarding safety prior to working and stop work immediately, if there is an unsafe situation. Additionally, GC has plans to adopt the decision making system to be used across the organization for safety, reliability and integrity of machineries, whilst also considering the knowledge and capability of employees or also known as technical authority.
GC promotes employees and contractors engagement in caring for safety using the following approach.
Zero Accident Strategy
GC has established the Zero Accident Strategy, conducted the 2021 B-CAREs Safety Program and educated employees on internal safety monitoring and governance in order to strengthen the company’s safety culture and accomplish the Zero Accident Target. Such aspiration entails the cooperation of the management, employees, and contractors.
Leadership: Executives convey workplace safety statistics and demonstrate felt leadership to prevent on-site accidents on a monthly basis.
Ownership: Raise awareness of Area Owner Excellence and Job Owner Excellence; create safety commitment; perform audits and discuss about the safety of tools and operators; and submit daily reports.
Partnership: Promote and encourage contractors to observe the B-CARES safety culture and align their operations with GC’s safety measures while having the courage to “raise the alarm” and “stop” when onsite risks or unsafe circumstances are detected.
“Take Time to B-CAREs” Project
In line with the Zero Accident Strategy, GC has held the “Take Time to B-CAREs” project to reiterate the significance of the Zero Accident Target and place its Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) in the 1st Quartile. GC also promotes an occupational health and safety culture that spans across all sectors, including leadership, ownership, and partnership, in all operating sites. Moreover, an activity to convey and exhibit past performances is held every 90 days in accordance with the Safety in Line of Command Strategy. Besides rendering time and utmost importance to care for safety and achieve the Zero Accident Target, the project also contributes to the creation of common shared values among all employees and contractors.