HADCO Group’s HSE Department’s purpose is to bring the company on par with twenty-first century standards and operations to meet local and international standards.
The general objective is to comply with OSHA and ensure the general welfare of employees and visitors as well as a safe and healthy working environment.
The introduction of an HSE Department was crucial to the business with respect to preventing liability and unwarranted expenses. It also played a role in maintaining the company’s image.
Under new Management, the HSE Department has revamped its policies and procedures and has introduced new and improved methodologies into its practices. The Group’s HSE Department is now more capable than ever when it comes to handling emergencies and employee affairs.
Some of the latest activities undertaken by the Department include the appointment of a qualified HSE Coordinator, training sessions in First Aid & CPR, Risk Assessment, Job Safety Analysis, Emergency Response and Accident Investigation, in addition, renewal of food badges and health certificates, HSE tips posted on company Bulletin Boards which have certainly caught the eye of all employees. Successful Distributor Quality Assurance Audits include Denny’s, scoring 87.7% and Wendy’s with a remarkable 97.95%.
Recent Audits for 2016 include Auditor’s Audit – NSF International and Warehouse and Distribution Centre Food Safety, Sanitation and Quality Audit with a score of 88%.
HADCO’s HSE Department is now an integral aspect of the company’s structure and will continue to raise the standards of the business in the long run.
Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Statement
HADCO is committed to the provision of a safe and healthy work environment for all its Employees and others, who may work, visit or enter our client’s facilities on our company’s behalf. As a consequence it is the intention to develop and maintain a Health, Safety and Environmental programme which is in line with legal requirements and the best business practices that governs our industry. HADCO strives for continuous improvement in our environmental, health and safety performance. In furtherance of this policy, HADCO shall:
Identify potential hazards that may arise through the activities of HADCO, to assess the risk arising from these and to institute effective control measures to minimise the risk.
Implement appropriate measures to prevent accidents, injury and health impairment of all persons affected by the activities of HADCO and promote a culture of safety consciousness.
Provide the necessary resources for the implementation and management of its health, safety and environmental system.
Comply fully with all statutory and contractual Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are communicated, understood and implemented where third party arrangements exist.
Provide relevant information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure competence of all Employees.
Integrate health and safety responsibilities into everyday working practices and Managerial responsibilities and to continually review, improve and update the policy so that all important and relevant legislation, codes of practice and guidance are taken into account, where appropriate.
Monitor, inspect and conduct safety audit to ensure effective management of health and safety throughout HADCO’s operations.
Provide safe working conditions and equipment to minimise or eliminate incidents.
Consult with Employees on HSE management and performance.
Ensure safe handling and transportation of harmful substances.
The HADCO Group accepts the responsibility for the leadership, effectiveness and improvement of this program and will ensure that this policy is followed in both fact and spirit.
Management will commit the necessary time and resources to ensure that the H.S.E. and compliance programs are in place and these issues take precedence over other considerations.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an organised set of steps, procedures, protocols, and information that governs the way a business is operated. It is put in place to ensure that operations continue under adverse conditions such as natural or man-made hazards. Business continuity planning focuses on sustaining the ability to deliver services to clients in the event of a serious interruption to normal business operations. As such, risk management must be incorporated as part of BCP. For this reason, BCP is strategically linked to HSE.
HADCO Group has introduced a Business Continuity Plan into the company’s structure in order to maintain our commitments to our clients. Our BCP is constantly being updated under the QHSE Department and is of an international caliber. Our focus is corporate sustainability and preserving the assurance given to our customers; and a viable Business Continuity Plan is the key factor achieving this.