Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
Being aware of its responsibilities and duties towards its shareholders and stakeholders, TAP is committed to internationally recognized health, safety and environmental standards and the use of best practice.
We are dedicated to protecting people, assets and communities: furthermore, we believe that all accidents are preventable and we actively work towards achieving that aim.
TAP will act in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Our ambition is to avoid negative impacts, enhance positive effects and contribute to sustainable development. The TAP's Health, Safety and Environment Policy applies to all activities of TAP from conceptual design to operations; its principles apply to all personnel working for TAP, whether as employees, contractors or suppliers.
We are commited to:
- Integrating HSE in how we do business and demonstrating the HSE importance through hands-on leadership and behaviour
- Having an ongoing focus on improving HSE performance
- Ensuring safe operations that protect people, the environment, communities and assets
Main HSE Principles In Tap
HSE is a common responsibility
All personnel acting on behalf of TAP are responsible for ensuring that the HSE policy and principles are understood and implemented at all levels of the organisation. Managers will be held accountable for HSE performance.
Compliance with laws and regulations
We comply with national laws and regulations and we also respect relevant international laws, regulations and conventions.
HSE risk management
We work systematically to understand and manage risk and undertake improvement processes based on surveys and risk assessments. HSE hazards and impacts will be identified and related risks will be reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (the ALARP principle).
Safety comes first. Facilities and operations will be developed, planned and maintained such that robust barriers are in place to prevent accidents. All employees have the duty to stop any works if adequate systems to control risks are not in place.
Technical Environmental Standards
- Facilities will be designed, constructed and operated to minimize energy consumption, emissions to air, discharges of liquid effluents and waste generation. The principle of Best Available Techniques (BAT) shall apply.
- We work systematically to reduce the physical footprint of the project. Facilities shall be located and operated to minimize physical and ecological impacts.
Attitude towards personnel
- The health and well being of personnel is important for TAP AG. We monitor occupational risks of personnel and take appropriate actions. We aim for a safe and attractive working environment characterised by respect, trust and cooperation.
-All personnel will have necessary qualifications and training for their tasks. Training needs will be evaluated regularly and relevant training programs established.
Contractors and Suppliers
HSE management of contractors and suppliers shall act in line with this policy. In addition, we expect our contractors and suppliers to join us in following these HSE principles.
HSE performance improvement - incident investigation, audits and inspections
We want to learn from mistakes and make sure they do not happen again. All individuals, whether contractor or staff, shall therefore report all incidents and near misses. Incident will be investigated to identify actions to be taken to prevent their recurrence. Regular audits will be conducted to verify implementation of the HSE policy.
We have systems and trained personnel for emergency response in place for our activities. Should an accident occur, our emergency preparedness routines.