Health, Safety, and Environment Policy

Hitic Energy is committed to ensuring a safe and healthful workplace and protecting the environment. We believe that safety and protecting the environment is good business and that all work-related injuries, illnesses, property losses and adverse environmental impacts are preventable.
To fulfill this commitment, our Company will:

  • Ensure that management accepts full responsibility for protecting workers and the environment.
  • Give health, safety and environmental (HSE) considerations equal status with the Company's other business objectives and integrate them into all aspects of our work.
  • Work actively to continuously improve health, safety and environmental performance.
  • Only start work after confirming that essential health, safety and environmental protection systems are in place, and willingly suspend activities if safety, health or the protection of the environment would be compromised.
  • Encourage supervisors and workers (employees and contractors) to be individually responsible for identifying and eliminating hazards, preventing injury to themselves and others, and preventing adverse environmental impacts.
  • Provide personnel with sufficient training, resources and systems.
  • Provide and maintain properly engineered facilities, plants and equipment.
  • Minimize waste generation, air emissions and other discharges from our activities to the environment.
  • Actively monitor, audit and review to improve systems, processes, health, safety and environmental performance.
  • As a minimum, ensure regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Hold contractors and third parties accountable for adhering to the Company's health, safety and environmental policy and audit contractor systems and procedures to ensure satisfactory health, safety and environmental performance.
  • Hold supervisors accountable for ensuring and promoting a safe and healthful workplace and the protection of the environment within their areas of responsibility by ensuring that workers are knowledgeable and have access to:
    • publications of the latest applicable laws and regulations
    • health, safety and environment rules and safe work standards
    • operating and critical task procedures
    • emergency response procedures
    • environmental protection requirements
  • Develop, implement and manage a system of accountability for health, safety and environment roles and responsibilities at all levels of the company.
  • Inform employees and contractors of this policy, and make it available at all Company worksites.
  • We firmly believe responsibility for application of this policy rests with management, employees and contractors associated with our Company.

Emergency Response Policy

Hitic Energy strives to provide and maintain a workplace free of incidents. Despite our best efforts to prevent incidents, there may be occasions where our actions, the actions of others or natural occurrences result in the need for emergency response actions.

To ensure our company is prepared to respond effectively, we commit to:

  • Providing the resources necessary to prepare for, respond to and recover from incidents in a timely manner.
  • Developing an appropriate emergency response process for the control of emergencies within company sites.
  • Responding as quickly as possible to protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors, stakeholders and the communities near our operations.
  • Ensuring we have an adequate pool of trained response personnel available to us at all times.
  • Providing appropriate training for all members of the company Emergency Response Organization and the provision of appropriate information for employees, with emphasis on induction of new employees and persons with disabilities.
  • Being responsive, understanding and compassionate to the needs of stakeholders impacted by any incident related to our operations.
  • Respecting the rights of our employees and other stakeholders to be kept informed about the risks and outcomes of incidents that do occur.
  • Complying with regulatory requirements and industry best practices for all aspects of emergency response.
  • Adopting a positive and pro-active approach to emergency response with the aim of minimizing the adverse affects relating to the potential results of an emergency.
  • Encouraging participation in and ownership of emergency response procedures to ensure individuals can take part in their own safety management.
  • Establishing meaningful methods for tracking and measuring our response capabilities, particularly during incidents.
  • Using the lessons we learn through training exercises, audits, inspections and actual incidents to continuously improve our emergency response capabilities.
  • Using the lessons we learn through training exercises, audits, inspections and actual incidents to continuously improve our emergency response capabilities.

All employees across our organization share responsibility for ensuring Hitic Energy is capable of effective emergency response. By accepting this responsibility we take control of our own health and safety and contribute to the health and integrity of the company and the communities in which we work.