SHAFA knows that a successful operation is a safe operation. Within the group we have enforced strict, uncompromising safety rules and procedures, in line with the most stringent international standards. All employees are educated to apply those rules as well as those established by our clients.

Our policy and procedures have been developed to provide the necessary guidelines to minimize any potential risk to our employees and clients personal, as well as the environment. We have also devised strategic plans for risk management and established emergency response procedures to embed a 100% HSE culture throughout our operations.

HSE Strategy

We have also devised strategic plans for risk management and established emergency response procedures to embed a 100% HSE culture throughout our operations.

Life-Saving Rules
At Shafa Al Nahdah, the lives of our employees and contractors are paramount to our optimal business performance. We have developed robust policies to address both personal and process safety challenges. We have increased accountability in our workplace while recognizing safe and good behaviour across our workplace.
We have embedded a safety culture into our everyday lives by Life-Saving Rules that keep our employees and contractors safe. These principles are based on international best practices and help prevent injuries, protect the lives of our employees, and safeguard damage to our assets.
Life-Saving Rules
• Work with a valid permit when required – Obtain authorization before entering a confined space
• Verify isolation and zero energy before work begins
• Obtain authorization before overriding or disabling safety controls
• Protect yourself against a fall when working at height
• Plan lifting operations and control the area
• Follow the rules for working in toxic gas environments
• Follow safe driving rules
• Keep yourself and others out of the line of fire
• Control flammables and ignition sources1

Beat the Heat
• Every summer, our attention is drawn to our site employees who work for prolonged periods in the extreme heat and humidity due to the nature of their jobs. Through our annual ‘Beat the Heat’ campaign, we are taking measures to ensure they enjoy optimal health and well-being at all times.
• Through several awareness programs, we train our employees on how to manage the summer heat by drinking water frequently and avoiding dehydration. We have adopted a heat stress prevention management plan so that we can achieve zero heat-related occupational illness across our operations.
• Our dedicated HSE leaders are focused on monitoring our site employees for early signs of heat stress and take remedial measures where necessary.

Occupational Health
We are committed to building a workplace culture of zero injuries, illnesses, and incidents. We identify potential health risks across our operating sites beforehand so that our employees can enjoy a healthy work environment. By striving to create a working environment that is free from occupational illness and injury, we can ensure that our employees and contractors go home safe and healthy.
In the Construction & industries that we work in, the workforce faces potential health risks and occupational health hazards. As an advocate for the health and well-being of our employees and contractors, we host several training sessions and health education programs to ensure health awareness and minimize HSE risk.
The Shafa Al Nahdah Occupational Health Framework equips us to continuously monitor the working conditions of our employees through the following elements:
• Health risk management and control: We have identified and established an inventory of all potential and current occupational health hazards, assessed the associated health risks, and implemented effective control measures to eliminate or minimize potential health risks.
• Fit for role management: Our health observation program includes medical examinations and screening that are conducted at pre-employment stages and regularly throughout the employment contract.
• First-aid risk assessment and management: Our qualified medics effectively manage serious incidents that may occur.
• Occupational health reporting: We keep track of any health issues our employees may have during their employment.

Safe Manhours: successfully achieved 7.09 million safe manhours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI) at the Berbera Terminal Works in Somaliland.

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