PDF is committed to define and develop a strong HSE culture amongst each aspect of its operation. We will therefore assist and continue in educating, promoting, reporting, sharing, learning, and evaluating the overall safety performance of the business and creating an atmosphere to facilitate that.
We know that Safety Culture is a multi-dimensional construct. To capture the common and key-elements of the various leading safety culture frameworks, we focus, but not limiting, on the following elements:
• Commitment and Leadership
• Behavior Based Safety
It reflects the extent to which each PDF member has a positive attitude towards safety values and recognizes its importance.
Top management provides strong visible commitment, leadership and personal involvement in health, safety and the environment issues. Management makes available the resources necessary to achieve PDF HSE objectives.
• Unsafe Work Stop
PDF BBS is based on solid principles about all personnel engaging, motivating, assisting, reinforcing, and sustaining safe behaviors. It is an ongoing effort that the managers must continually promote for sustainable, positive results.
In supporting safe execution of work, all PDF personnel, have the following responsibilities:
- The responsibility and authority to initiate a Stop Work immediately, without fear of reprisal, when the employee believes a situation/act exists which places himself/herself, a coworker(s), or the environment in danger or at risk.
- The responsibility to report any activity or condition the employee believes is unsafe or for which they have initiated a Stop Work. There is a system in place to notify the affected party(s) and to the supervisor or their supervisor’s designee at the location where the activity or condition exist.
• Employees Involvement
• Continuous Learning
We believe involving employees has a positive effect on HSE performance. The employees in PDF have a key role to play and "involvement" is one of the HSE goals: specifically, to reinforce the promotion of worker involvement and consultation in safety matters. Vigorous meetings are placed every two weeks to outline HSE issues, give feedback, and provide training to our middle and top management.
Continuous Learning is the ability to apply strategies which support learning and the ability to adapt to change. We use this skill when we learn as part of regular work or from co-workers and when we access training in the workplace or off-site