Office Land is focussed upon the provision of services that are safe, cause minimal damage to the environment, and which are of the highest quality. Throughout the company it is recognised and understood that such provision adds value and benefit both to our Customers and to our own organisation. Our commitments to Health, Safety, Environmental Protection and Quality (HSEQ) are set out in our policies, which are as follows:
- Health and Safety Policy
- Environmental & Waste Management Policy
- Quality & Customer Policy
Our Environmental Management System is compliant with ISO 14001 involves us in assessing the environmental impacts of our business and the projects we execute, via definition of the applicable environmental aspects and the potential environmental impact of each aspect. Using a risk assessment approach we determine a significance rating for each aspect, which involves assessment of the likelihood of occurrence, detection, and consequence. Significance ratings are ranked, and actions necessary to eliminate or mitigate the environmental impact are determined, documented and implemented. This process forms the basis of our Environmental Management Programs for each project we undertake. An Environmental Protection Plan specific to a project is raised and implemented which identifies aspects, impacts, targets and project specific limits for discharges (to air, land and water) to be achieved or bettered, responsibilities for action, and relevant procedures to be complied with. Our programs encompass design via selection of processes and equipment that are environmentally “friendly” and minimize impacts, “green” procurement, construction and commissioning practices that avoid or minimize spills and discharges via the usage of appropriate techniques, facility operation that meets applicable environmental legislation and standards, and addresses eventual decommissioning, i.e. a cradle to grave approach.
Our Safety Management System is based upon the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 “Occupational health and safety management systems – Specification”. Our objective is to prevent injuries and accidents and our project-specific programs are essentially similar to the Environmental Management process described above, involving assessment of risks to safety in design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning. During the design phase of a project, techniques to assess and mitigate safety risks include: design reviews, constructability reviews, HAZIDs, HAZOPs, HAZCONs, Quantified Risk Assessment (QRA), Safety Action Monitoring Systems. These are employed in the project program to identify and assess risks, quantify risk levels and determine actions to bring risks as low as practical (ALARP) and within tolerable limits. These are predominantly Design Safety techniques, and are documented in Project Specific Design Safety Plans originated early in the project lifetime for subsequent implementation.During manufacture, installation and commissioning, Occupational Health and Safety techniques are employed to prevent injuries and accidents. These include Safety Induction, Job Safety Analysis, Toolbox talks, Safety incentive schemes, origination and implementation of Safety Method statements, any accident or near-miss incident investigation to determine corrective action, and appropriate job safety training. These are documented in Manufacture, Installation and Commissioning Safety Plans originated prior to commencement of work for subsequent implementation.