Health and Safety
KIS HEALTH AND SAFETY - BACKGROUND
KIS board of directors are keen and pronounced themselves on ensuring that health and safety is given the priority as far as KIS business is concerned. The board has put emphasis on ensuring that there is zero accidents, fatality and incidents in KIS operations. This is meant to safe guard KIS workers, contractors and property or assets for the business.
This has been exhibited in the health and safety policies put in place and the resources approved to have risk management strategy and the sensitization of staff, schools and the communities that use KIS services.
Health, Safety and Environmental management is paramount in success of any business and meeting the company set targets. Kalangala Infrastructure Services gives health and safety a first priority with the slogan ‘’ Safety first’’. Health and safety is embedded in any activity carried out by KIS staff and the contractors. KIS has put in place several controls to ensure that the safety culture is developed within the entire company.
KIS developed a risk management strategy which is a guiding tool and a starting point for risk management. Each department risks were identified, their possible causes, consequences and the remedies put in place to ensure that the risks do not materialize. The identified risks are communicated to the entire members of staff so that they are aware of the challenges ahead of them and encouraged to implement the mitigation measures
KIS business is one of the risky businesses with the risk of electrocution of staff and the public who interact with the power and therefore it is very important to have safety controls in place.
KIS Health and Safety Goal and Objectives
Zero incidents leading to injuries and zero fatalities
Health and Safety objectives
- To ensure compliance with KIS policies, guidelines, procedures and all legal requirements and standards for national and international entities
- To ensure all staff and contractors work in a safe and secure environment at all time
- To promote safety culture among all staff, customers, schools, community and contractors
- To prevent accident and incidents which may cause fatalitie
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT
KIS is committed to ensuring high health, safety and environmental standards for all employees, contractors, sub contractors, partners and visitors on our project and on our day to day activities.
World class safety performance begins with individuals each person performing work on behalf of KIS does it with the knowledge that they are individually charged with the responsibilities of ensuring that they conduct all activities in a safety manner possible. All workers are empowered in assisting management to ensure that the safety, health and environmental program are maintained in such a manner as to promote the establishment of new leading standards in the industry.
Ultimately, KIS explores wishes to achieve ZERO INCIDENT at the Workplace
- Zero Fatalities
- Zero recordable Injuries
- Zero Environmental Impact
- Zero Motor Vehicle Incident
WE (all employees) will achieve this by
- Ensuring Compliance with all regulatory requirements
- Consistently striving to eliminate all hazards or mitigating risks to the lowest possible level
- Ensuring workers are competent to all tasks to which they have been assigned
- Providing all the necessary resources required to complete the task safely
- Incorporating safety into all actions we take
Managers and Supervisors will achieve Zero Injuries by;
- Following all standards, procedures and Industries best practices
- Promoting a positive safety culture
- Demonstrating Safe work practices in all activities
- Correcting unsafe practices and behaviors through coaching and mentorship
All employees will be encouraged to sign this document and a statement of commitment to this policy
We sign this policy as a statement to ensure that that Kalangala Infrastructure Services will be the safest company in the infrastructure development industry making us the number one choice for investors, development agencies, employees and stakeholders
KIS's Training and Sensitization programme on Health and Safety
KIS provided resources to sensitize schools on electrical safety and HIV/AID prevention. Over 3000 school going youth and children were equipped with skills to avoid electrical hazards. They were also trained on how to safely use electricity and treatment of electrical shocks. In addition, they were sensitized on the best way to prevent HIV/AIDS acquisition and carried out voluntary counselling and testing among the youth.
Sensitization of Communities
Community safety is paramount to the operations of KIS, the community members are engaged all the time to ensure that they are generally safe without any fatality. The sensitization is done to alert the public on the dangers of power theft, misuse of power and good safety practices is given to the public. This has created a good relationship between KIS and the community. The public is given an opportunity to ask questions and their queries are answered by KIS team. The sensitization team comprise of marketing, Health and safety and customer care managers who are knowledgeable about KIS business and can attend to the community concerns. This approach has kept the community members/customers well informed about KIS activities
Sensitization of Corporate Companies
KIS engages corporate companies in its operation area, a typical example is the oil Palm Limited which is supplied with water and electricity, they also use KIS ferries while accessing and leaving the island. They are sensitized on the safe use of electricity and water. They are also sensitized on best practices of pruning the palm oil plants without being injured or electrocuted.
In addition to the staff, the family members who remain at home are also planned for and sensitized since they also use the electricity.
KIS Staff Health & Safety engagement & knowledge enhancement
Staff training and skills development
In the bid to promote the safety culture among staff, KIS put in place a system of sensitizing the staff on health and safety. Every month one member of staff is selected to present a topic on health and safety. This has enabled staff to improve on their knowledge on health and safety and acquire more skills in research and presentation which also promotes self-confidence. Staff are now more observant and report health and safety concerns to management.
Among the topics presented to staff include; risk management, blood borne pathogens, HIV/AIDS, musculoskeletal disorders, health and safety plan and others.
Photo showing staff attending sensitization meeting together with the contractors and security at Bukuzindu power station on 6th/12/2017
KIS has different categories of meetings and these include; toolbox meetings, Health & Safety meetings and Operations
Toolbox meetings are carried out every day before work begins. All electrical team are supposed to attend the meetings together with the contractors (CIP). Toolbox meetings are important to update the staff on the incidents that happened the previous day. They are also meant to impart skills and information to the team any other communication from management may also be delivered through toolbox meetings.
Through such meetings, the team is bind together and they get to know each other since they may be deployed in different work. In toolbox meetings staff check their tools to make sure they are still in good working condition, they are also taken through safety procedures and discuss any unsafe acts/conditions
NOTE: The KIS Health & Safety, Environment & Social (HSES) Policy Statement and Guidelines can be downloded from the below links;
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