Our Policy

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OUR POLICIES

Our guidelines for a safer working enviroment

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The objectives of these safety guidelines are to establish procedures to meet basic safety requirements of the Company, to develop and consolidate workable practices and procedures so as to maintain uniformity by ah concerned and to establish specific responsibilities of all employees for an effective loss prevention program.

ABAH recognized that’s all of it’s employees are the most valuable assets, it therefore strives to help its personnel for there own health, identifying and preventing ergonomic disorder and protecting against occupational disease and illness by providing a workspace which protect ABAH’s employee, contractors and surrounding community. The responsibilities for health are sheared between the individual and the Company.

ABAH believes that safety awareness among the employees can be encouraged by having regular safety discussions and meetings involving all employees in establishing safe working and operating habits. Safety of your colleagues and you depends on you and your actions. Through these guidelines it is expected that all employees will find the means of protecting themselves and those associated with them from accidents which may result in material loss, injury and death which will bring grief to family friends and company.

We hope all employees will follow and work in a safe and healthy working condition by complying with these basic sets of guidelines

Health, Safety & Environment Philosophy

The Management of Abah Agencies (M) Sdn Bhd regards the health, safely, and welfare of its employees as well as environment protection as all issue of Utmost Importance

We believe that almost all incidents are preventable with the active participation of both employer and employees by eliminating or managing health, safety and environmental risks associated with
its activities.

We will not pat any activities or operations in a way which can compromise the health, safety and environment. We stress to all employees that it is their responsibility to work safely for their own as well as their fellow work mate’s well being. At the same time ensuring the environment is protected.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

It is the policy of Abah Agencies (M) Sdn Bhd to prohibit all staff and or anyone who work together with us, whilst within Abah Agencies premises or within any of our clients premises to consume, be in
possession of, or be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Exception is for medicinal drugs, which have been prescribed by a medical practitioner, especially for own treatment. In this case, evidence in the form of a doctor’s prescription for such medicine must
be produced on demand.

Violations to this policy will be subject to disciplinary action and in some cases the case may be referred to the law enforcement officers.

We hope all employees will follow and work in a safe and healthy working condition by complying with these basic sets of guidelines

Health, Safety & Environment Policy

It is Abah Agencies (M) Sdn Bhd policy to manage to carry out its business in compliance to authorities’ bye-laws, in a manner that ensure the safety of its employees, protect the environment, safeguards the customers’ and third party’s interest that may be involved in it operations.

We will strive to manage all risks and prevent all accidents, injuries, occupational illness and pollution through the involvement of management and every employee to identify, recognize, control, manage and eliminate risks associated with its activities.

We hereby committed to:

  • Establish practices, provide training and conduct operations in a manner that safeguard workers, properties, communications and the environment.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, accidents and incidents resulting from its operations
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the industry.
  • Regular maintenance of company vehicles are recommended by manufacturers.
  • Ensuring /equipping vehicle with necessary safety equipment and harness.
  • Regular medical review of drivers in the employment of the Company.
  • Stress to all employees their responsibilities and accountability for the promotion of safety, health and the environment protection.

The Management of Abah Agencies (M) Sdn Bhd regards the safely, health, welfare of the environment as a matter of priority. Safety shall not be compromised in achieving any objectives.

Haji Zainal Bin Mohammad
Managing Director
10th November 2008

Stop Work Policy

This serves to reiterate our commitment to achieve our goal of no harm to people, property and environment.

In line with our HSE Policy where our objectives are stipulated, it is the right of any Company’s employee or its contractor’s personnel to stop work when there is a potential of an immediate threat to safety and health to themselves or that of others.

Should any such circumstances arise, the works should be stopped immediately, and the person involve shall immediately inform or seek advise from his or her superior or the worksite designated person in charge foe an appropriate response.

Smoking Policy Statement

The purpose of this policy is to reduce fire risk and to protect the health of Non-Smokers. As a general rule smoking is FORBIDDEN in any Non Designated Areas and / or in public areas.

This is to reduce unnecessary risk of fire incident as wells as to protect the health of Non-Smokers since most of the Air Condition system at worksites are of centralized system.

Non-Designated Smoking Areas

  • Cabin e. Paint Store
  • Lavatories/Shower Room f. Engine Room
  • Food Freezer/Chiller Room g. Outside Accommodation Spaces/Area
  • Provision Room h. Meeting Room/Hall or Public Waiting Room

Smoking Areas

  • Areas designated by Worksites Supervisor/Management
Waste Management Policy

It is the policy of Abah Agencies (M) Sdn Bhd that in executing all of our activities, we will be responsible and committed to use material and energy efficiently to protect the environment.

To satisfy our objective the following strategies on waste management shall be applied:-

  • The disposal of wastes shall be reduced by applying the 4Rs (Reduce,Reuse,Recycle,Recover). Where practicable, the use of hazardous materials.
  • Waste that cannot be eliminated shall be properly stored unti suitable treatment/disposal route become available. Storage shall be such to prevent health or safety hazards to personnel or a threat to the environment.
  • All waste shall be accompanied by information on its compositions, hazards and instructions for what to do in an emergency involving the waste.
  • Incase of offshore and on board vessels we shall comply to MARPOL 73/78 Annex V EOQ 1974 & our garbage management plant that all waste generated on board shall be disposed of in a proper manner.
  • We shall review and familiarize our personnel to the above requirement regularly.
Statement Of Policy On Catering Hygiene & Safety

It is the policy in Abah Agencies (M) Sdn Bhd that in the conduct of our catering activities, we take into account the standard of housekeeping practices, quality of food handling and hygiene in order to safe guard the well being of all the people we serve and to ensure pleasant working environment.

Our catering hygiene and safety objective has equal status with our HSE objectives and the management is responsible for implementing them and also committed in maintaining our catering services to ZERO PERCENTAGE of food poisoning.

Within the frame work of this Catering Hygiene & Safety Policy and from the commencing point of full compliance with legislatives requirement, we will strive to:-

  • Prevent All Accidents
  • Prevent Food Poisoning
  • Ensure Safe Working Practices
  • To Promote Cleanliness and Hygiene in Preparation of Food
  • Provide Good and Healthy Food
  • Prevent Damage To the Natural Environment
  • Provide Good Working Environment
  • Maintain a Clean, Healthy and Safe work place on Board
  • Encourage The Raising of HSE Standards in Our catering Services
  • Provide a Right Attitude by Providing Appropriate Training to Our Employees
Basic Safety Rule
  • Always keep in mind that one of your primary responsibilities as an employee, is to perform your duties in a safe manner.
  • Maintain an active interest in the safety program. Always attend safety meeting called by your supervisors. Request explanation of points you do not understand.
  • Never attempt to do a job alone when common sense and safe working practices tell you that assistance in needed.
  • Be careful in working or moving about the work area so as to avoid slipping, tripping and falling. Running on the job invites accident and you should not run in performing your work under normal circumstances
  • Smoking and naked lights are permitted only in designated areas. Matches and cigarette lighters are not to be carried outsides smoking designated areas.
  • Use the protective equipment provided and prescribed for the work you are doing, no matter how inconvenient it may seem to you at first.
  • Report promptly to your supervisor any injury you sustain while at work, no matter how slight you may consider in injury to be.
  • When on duty, your mind always be on the job and must strictly follow instructions as instructed.
  • All loose tools should be placed in toolboxes or in a safe store away from working area and tool must kept clear of moving objects.
  • Under no circumstances, should you be allowed to work on influence of drugs and alcoholic beverages
  • Observe all kinds of safety sign i.e. no smoking signs, poisonous gas area, fire etc.
  • All live plants should be isolated prior to work in the area. Only on authorization by client should you carry out any repair or maintenance work.
  • Proper tools should be used during maintenance of any plant and should any special tools be required, you should seek the advice of your supervisors.
  • Machines and equipment must not be operated until the employee understands fully of the instructions and rules to operate such machines and equipment.
  • All machines or equipment must be reported of its defects and malfunctions immediately. Action should be taken to rectify the problems.
  • Explosives and inflammable materials must be handled with greatest care and all instructions pertaining to these items must be followed strictly.
  • Worksites and surrounding areas must be kept in clean and tidy manner. All debris and unwanted materials must be removed after completion of each job. This is to ensure a safe working area and environment.
  • All personal should strive to maintain them in a state of peak physical and mental fitness so as to be alert and effective at all times.
  • Personnel shall avoid carrying loads that block their field of vision
  • Personnel shall avoid placing unusual stress or strain on equipment or in materials.
  • Personnel shall avoid walking and working under suspended loads, When ills necessary to perform work under a load raised on jacks or suspended by hoisting equipments, the load should be blocked and close supervision must be exercised.
  • Guards must be placed at all opening in floors; ground and pits when-manhole covers are removed.
  • All operators of equipment must know the capacities of the equipment which should not be exceeded.
  • Loose wires, cables and hoses must be placed properly to avoid tripping hazards.
  • Only officially recommended quantities of toxic chemicals currently needed shall be kept and stored in a safe day place
  • A load that is too heavy or bulky should not be lifted manually. Use a mechanical device or seek help.
  • A ladder of suitable length should be used to gain accesses to place that are out of reach from the ground level.
  • When handling gas cylinders, valve protector caps should always be in place.
  • When raising materials, be sure there is sufficient headroom. Watch out for beams, pipelines, lights and other overhead obstructions.
  • Keep the workplace especially kitchen floor free of grease and oil.
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Clothing shall be well fitted in good condition, and must cover legs body and upper arms. When shirts and long pants are worn the shirt shall be buttoned and tucked into pants. Long sleeved shirts and coveralls must be worn cuffs fastened or sleeves rolled up
  • If clothing should become saturated with oil or chemicals, you should immediately remove the clothing, wash all parts of the body which have come in contact with the oil or chemical and then put on clean clothing. A doctor should be consulted if skin rash develops.
  • Use of safety toe shoes safety spectacles and approved safety helmets, in good condition is mandatory at all worksites.
  • Ear protection equipment must be worn at all times in excessively noisy areas. These locations and are defined with Noise Area Signs.
  • All personnel must wear spectacles type of safety glasses during their entire tour of work.
  • Safety goggles must be worn when clipping, scrapping. buffing, grinding hammering or when engaged in any activity involving hazards to the unprotected eye by flying or falling particles or objects.
  • A person working near other persons who are doing work requiring the use of safety goggles must also wear such goggles.
  • Gloves will prevent many minor injuries when handling rough materials or substances that can irritate the skin. Wear them whenever practical. Leather or leather-palm gloves should always be worn when handling wire rope. Cloth gloves afford adequate general protection.
  • Safety helmets must be worn whenever you are on site. Exceptions are when boarding aircraft or in living quarters.
  • Rubber boots may be required for work and will be furnished when needed, in wet areas or where large quantities of corrosive materials are used.
  • Suitable respirators must be worn when working personnel are subjected to respiratory contaminants.
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus must be worn in toxic or oxygen deficient atmospheres.
  • Safety Belts
  • A safety belt must be worn all times while working above ground! .platform/ water level unless other adequate protection against falling is provided.
  • All safety belts shall be regularly inspected for excessive wear or damage that could cause them to fail. Belts worn or damaged to the extent that they could fail shall be destroyed-not discarded.
  • The wearing of jewelers such as rings, watchbands and the like on the job can cause or contribute to accidents in certain circumstances. The wearer should keep this in mind and take necessary precautions.
Fire Control & Hazard Prevention
  • All personnel should familiarize themselves by knowing the location of the nearest emergency exit, alarms, safety sprinkles, fire floor, fire fighting and emergency equipments and how to operate them.
  • In certain working conditions, a fire watch may need to be assigned and his responsibilities are:
  • Warn the worker in the event of a fire breaking out.
  • Equip him self with appropriate fire fighting equipment
  • Eight the fire in the event, that the worker's activities cause combustion.
  • He must never leave the work area while the worker is still at his job.
  • All personnel must attend fire-training courses organized by the client or the Company.
  • All employees should make a conscious inspection of safety equipment and potential hazards in their area of work. Anything found to be faulty or hazardous should be reported to the supervisor.
  • Any personnel, who discover an oil spill, gas leak and chemical spillage, must inform the supervisor immediately.
  • If any of the above occurs, all operations must be stopped as necessary and should not restart until the hazards are eliminated.
  • All chemical containers must be kept well sealed and should be marked naming the type of chemicals they contain.
  • Concentrated acids must be used only in open/well-ventilated rooms.
  • Petrol, kerosene or any other similar liquids shall not be siphoned by mouth suction.
  • When handling acids, appropriate safety equipment must be worn at all times.
Safety At Work In Live Plant & Vessels
  • Electrical equipment must be switch off when not in use for a long time.
  • Personnel carrying out work on high voltage must be qualified and fully conversant with the nature and extent of the work to be carried out.
  • Unauthorized persons must not attempt to make repairs to electrical equipment. All unsafe appliances, lines and electrical apparatus should be reported to the electrical or supervisor.
  • When large valves are opened or connections removed to bleed down pressure vessel or lines great care must be taken to keep out the path of the escaping gas and flying particles.
  • Do not use your hand to determine the condition of pressure vessels or tines.
  • No one shall enter any vessels having contained oil, gas or chemical until such vessel has been properly cleaned vented and blank off and until a gas analysis has been made which show the vessel to be safe to enter.
  • Care should be exercised in issuing permit for men to work in semi-enclosed or poorly ventilated areas a gas test should always be obtained in such areas it there is any suspicion that toxic gases are present or if an oxygen deficient atmosphere exists.
  • All hot works in high-risk areas (presence of flammable gases) require the presence of a water hose on standby, to put out any fires that may result.
  • Before any work is carried out on system, always check whether if is "live" or not. This applies to both electrical and non-electrical systems.
  • The power supply must be switched off for electrical system if high voltage is involved.
  • Before dismantling any mechanical component on a pipeline, check that it not under pressure.
  • Works which involves high-power "live" systems, i.e. high voltage in electrical systems or high pressure in pneumatic/hydraulic systems, must require the presence of qualified personnel who should supervise the operations. Under no circumstances, should such work be carried out by unqualified personnel.
  • All works in areas of high risk (i.e. live electrical equipment, high pressure steam vessels, heated steam pipes etc) must require prior absolute clearance from the operating authorities concerned, to ensure safety before work can proceed.
Safety In Office
  • Avoid paper cuts by picking up an individual sheet of paper (page) at the corner, not at the side.
  • Pass scissors handles first, blades together.
  • Place pins, thumbtacks and other sharp objects in containers and not loose in the desk drawer or desktop.
  • Do not place sharpened pencils or other pointed objects with the point upright in a container.
  • All electrical equipment should be properly grounded.
  • Report worn or frayed electrical cards immediately.
  • Report all furniture and equipment needing repair.
  • Pull out electric plug before adjusting or cleaning any electrical equipment.
  • Broken glass tops on desks must be removed as soon as possible.
  • Remove obstruction (cartons chairs! Waste basket etc) from aisle or walking area.
  • Never leave a desk or file cabinet drawer pulled out.
  • Report defective carpeting or floor tiles.
  • Use step stools or ladders, do not over reach.
  • Do not stand on insecure objects such as boxes, cartons or chairs.
  • Never lean backwards on a straight chair. Sit with all four legs of the chair firmly on the floor.
  • Do not read when walking.
  • Switch off all typewriters and copy machines when not in use for long periods.
  • Determine the location of the fire extinguisher nearest to you. Learn how to use it and ensure that the area around it is free of obstruction.
  • Never open more than one file drawer at a time.
  • Two open drawers can upset the balance of the cabinet.
Safety In The Kitchen

It is essential that all persons engaged in the preparation, cooking and service of food are aware at all times of the need for certain elementary precautions of safety, in order to automatically minimize the risk of accident.

  • Do not leave metal spoons in boiling liquids.
  • Always carry a knife with its point toward the floor.
  • Never attempt to catch a falling knife.
  • Always cut or chop on board. Never keep it in the hand.
  • When using a hand model can-opener; protect the other hand with a cloth or kitchen jewel.
  • Always clean up any spilled grease or fat from the floor immediately.
  • Never use a damp cloth for lifting or carrying hot utensils.
  • Pans containing hot fat which catch fire should be extinguished by smothering with an asbestos fire blanket or a thick damp sack. Never pour water on a fat or oil fire.
  • Long hair styles should be 'put up' and covered with a clean head cap or similar means of protection.
  • For safety, as well as economy, all gas and electrical appliances must be turned OFF when not in use.
  • Make sure that the FIRST AID box is readily accessible and that it contains sufficient waterproof dressings and burn dressings.
  • Never attempt to carry large heavy containers of hot food single handed, Get assistance.
  • Do not reach over naked burning gas appliances.
  • Always ensure that gravity meat slices are adequately guarded.
  • Ensure that all drainage channel covers are properly fitted.
  • Never put cleaning fluids into bottles originally used for food or drink e.g. lemonade or milk bottles.