Health, Safety and Environmental
Norwest is committed to excellence in HSE performance in all operations and supports a comprehensive Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System. The HSE Management System safeguards workers and the environment and strives for continuous improvement to reduce risk. It encompasses:
- Detailed policies and procedures to reflect our extensive history of field project involvement
- Incident and near miss reporting, tracking and investigation
- HSE training and certification requirements for all field personnel
- A Contractor management program including pre-qualification processes to support our frequent role as Prime Contractors on many of our projects
The HSE Management System defines the responsibilities of key positions within the organization and sets performance standards for HSE processes across all activities. Requirements for measuring, reporting, reviewing and auditing drive feedback into planning which ensures continuous improvement.
Norwest has a set of performance standards for health, safety and the environment. The most important standard is that all personnel including contractors understand their responsibilities and are committed to zero harm to people, property, and the environment through effective HSE management.
To achieve continual improvement and meet policy and legal requirements, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are defined during an annual review process and are the main performance improvement tools of the Norwest HSE Management System. HSE performance achieved by staff and contractors is monitored, measured and reviewed to identify trends and to measure progress, and reported to ensure compliance with both internal and contractual requirements.