HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
At ARGAS, providing a safe, accident free workplace is vital to its operations. ARGAS follows internationally recognized standards as laid down by the OGP and IAGC. It is therefore our policy that people on-site – whether they are employees or visitors – are aware of our policies and, ultimately, come to no harm during their visit to ARGAS’ facilities. To this end, we have stringent procedures in place to guarantee that safety is enshrined at every level of the organization.
ARGAS works in environments that are often dangerous and challenging. Whether on land, at sea, or in confined spaces, our operations have never disrupted public life or harmed the environment. We also recognise our responsibility to protect the environment through sustainable practices. We owe our success to the careful implementation of our health, safety, and environment policies developed over many decades of operations in very challenging environments.
Health and Safety Management
Each ARGAS line manager is responsible for maintaining safe workplaces through implementing policies that eliminate hazards and unsafe behaviours. Throughout the company, we encourage our personnel to take responsibility for their own health and safety, as well as that of others around them. Strick adherence to our HSE policies, regulations and procedures promotes a safe working culture across the full spectrum of our activities.
We ensure that employees and sub-contractors work together using the extensive reporting tools we have made available. We hold regular events to share health and safety information across the company – these include meetings, site visits, and inspections.
We use the PRISM HSE management system to, record, review, manage and analyse our health, safety and environmental performance.
ARGAS recognizes the value that training plays in developing a robust health and safety culture. We follow the highest training standards that have led to NEBOSH certification for several of ARGAS employees.
OUR HSE ACHIEVEMENTS
In December 2016, our partner CGG conducted an HSE audit across all of our active field crews in Saudi Arabia. ARGAS is pleased to announce that our commitment to health, Environement and safety continues to pay off dividends. The following Lost Time Injury (LTI) records were achieved during Q4 2016:
- S74 (land) crew achieved 8 million hours LTI free over a 26 month period
- S76 (land) crew achieved 5 million hours LTI free over a 15 month period