Burdock TankTerminal Services BV has a long-standing HSE commitment to the highest standards for the health and safety of our employees, customers, and contractors as well as to the protection of the environment in the communities in which we live and work.

The Directors and managers recognises its duty to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Company acknowledges and accepts its legal responsibilities for securing the health, safety and welfare of all its employees and all others working on its behalf, affected by their activities. The Company recognises and accepts the general duties imposed upon the company as an employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act and subsequent health and safety regulations appertaining to its operation and as such the Company will as far as practicable:  ​

  • Provide adequate resources to maintain health and safety ​Carry out risk assessments and review them on a regular basis to ensure they remain current and applicable to the work tasks that are required.  ​
  • Provide and maintain safe systems of work which are without risk to health ​Provide employees with such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to secure their safety and health at work and that of others who may be affected by their actions.  ​Carry out health surveillance where required.
  • Ensure that all equipment supplied is maintained in a safe condition ​Make adequate provision and arrangements for welfare facilities at work Monitor safety performance to maintain agreed standards the duties of the employees are to:  ​Take reasonable care of their own health and safety, and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.  ​Co-operate with others in the Company to fulfil our statutory duties.  ​Not interfere with, misuse or wilfully damage anything provided in the interests of health and safety.  ​Reporting any accidents or near misses however minor to the Site Supervisor or line manager ​Co-operating with any investigation, which may be undertaken with the objective of preventing reoccurrence of incidents.

To ensure this policy is effective, we will ​Review it annually or on any significant changes to our business.  ​Make any such changes known to our employees.  ​Maintain procedures for communication and consultation between all levels of staff on matters of health, safety and welfare.

All contractors working for Burdock TankTerminal Services BV are required to comply with the appropriate rules and regulations governing their work activities. Contractors are legally responsible for their own workforce and for ensuring the work is carried out in a safe manner.

Consultation and Training
Burdock TankTerminal Services BV is committed to involving employees at all levels in the maintenance of health and safety standards and to provide them with adequate information, instruction and training. Much of this will be carried out during the Company induction training and later during site specific training which will be carried out by the appropriate person.

Regular supervisory checks will be completed to ensure the safety of the officers on duty and to test compliance and understanding to current regulation. Where issues are brought to the attention of the supervisor or found by the supervisor he will immediately report these back to his line manager or in their absence the appropriate Director.

Any changes in Health and Safety will be notified to the operational staff either in person during visits, e-mail or memo.

Burdock TankTerminal Services BV will carry out further training when required in such areas as the use of PPE, Safety equipment, Manual handling or plant and machinery as required. Details of the training will be logged on the individuals training record once completed.

Where there are changes to the site assignment instructions details will be issued to staff and the appropriate retraining given, details of which will be logged onto the individuals training record.

Risk Assessments
The Health and Safety coordinator / Representative will carry out and record formal risk assessments. In addition, risk assessments are carried out continuously by employees throughout their work. Hazards are considered, and work methods established to minimize the risk of injury to themselves and others affected by the work.

Where the employee does not have sufficient knowledge about a specific hazard, they will take further advice from the H&S Coordinator / Representative if required. The head of the Company ensures operators are provided with appropriate instruction and training on risk assessments.

Method/Mission Statements
Formal method statements (safe working procedures/assignment instructions) will be prepared in writing where the risk is particularly high. The method statements will provide site specific information on the task to be undertaken including site set up, chain of responsibility and will detail a clear sequence of work that would be followed to undertake the given task safely.

Co-operation with Clients
Employees will always familiarise themselves with client procedures when first attending site, general site access, emergency procedures and high-risk work activities. Clients site procedures and specific instructions will be followed always.

Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.)
Appropriate personal protective equipment will be issued to employees as and when necessary for work activities. Training will be provided for employees on the safe use, storage and maintenance of the relevant equipment before issue and a written record detailing what PPE has been issued will be signed by the employees on receipt of the equipment and the hard copy kept on file. Employees have a legal duty to wear PPE as specified in relevant site rules, risk assessments and method statements. Any defects or malfunction of PPE must be reported to the Supervisor or a member of the senior management.

First Aid & Accident Reporting Adequate
First aid provision will be made at every place of work occupied by the Company. Each first aid box shall be suitably marked and be easily accessible to all employees always when they are at work.

All accidents MUST be reported to your Site Supervisor/line manager and the details recorded in the accident book (held at head office). Serious accidents where hospital treatment is required must be reported to the Health and Safety Advisor as soon as possible after the incident. It is our policy to report all accidents, industrial diseases and dangerous occurrences to comply with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. We will also record all injuries in the appropriate accident book, as required by the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979 The company representative is responsible for reporting all notifiable accidents to the enforcing authority. Employees must report all injuries to their supervisor/ line manager immediately after treatment. The accident report must be fully completed for all injuries incurred at work.