The health and safety of our workforce is of primary importance, both to us and to our clients. It ranks ahead of any “get the job done” considerations.
The reality is that fieldwork, in particular, involves confronting numerous hazards – untethered animals, unruly ratepayers, foul weather, unmaintained sites, bad roads and inattentive drivers, to name a few. Olameter trains our employees to help them confront each of these risk categories.
Beyond this, we rely on a health and safety assessment system that conforms to OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. These standards ensure that all Olameter personnel, whether in the field or the office:
- Work in full compliance with local and national regulations
- Work in full compliance with any additional requirements as specified by our local clients
- Are subject to a continuous improvement process, based upon identifying and eliminating health and safety hazards before they lead to an incident
- Operate within a framework where metrics for health and safety are set annually and outcomes are reviewed weekly
- Have access to all documentation regarding past incidents or observations
Each employee is required to read and understand Olameter’s “Workforce Safety Plan”. Under this directive, employees must immediately report any dangerous conditions they encounter. Moreover, each individual is expected to take the initiative on health and safety issues and, acting alone or with others, report them and, if possible, redress them.