19 September 2023
What is HSE? The Importance of Health – Safety – Environment in Businesses
What is HSE? The Importance of Health – Safety – Environment for Businesses

Health – Safety – Environment (HSE) has long been an important factor in businesses, and at energy transition partners like GreenYellow, this factor is even more of a concern. In order to ensure the health, and safety of workers and enhance brand reputation, businesses need to establish standards and policies on labor safety and health protection. So, what is HSE and how important is it for businesses?

What is HSE?

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is an umbrella term for the laws, rules, guidance and processes designed to help protect employees that apply to everyone whether working in the office or at the construction site. These rules build on previously widely adopted processes for identifying, assessing and managing risk.

Why do businesses need to focus on HSE?

HSE policies not only ensure worker safety and environmental protection, but also contribute positively to sustainability and enhance business reputation in the eyes of customers and the community.

Effective HSE policies also help optimize operations, minimize labor risks, avoid wasting resources, and increase productivity and profits. Good implementation of labor safety policies helps limit and minimize damage to life and property for workers and businesses.

Therefore, focusing on HSE is not only a legal mandate but also an ethical commitment and social responsibility.

9 Golden Rules of HSE at GreenYellow

GreenYellow always puts labor safety at the center of its business activities. For this reason, we continuously improve our safety culture and integration at every level of the company. Our set of policies includes 9 Golden Rules of HSE as follows:

  1. Maintain a professional attitude and make sure you have the right technical skills for the task at hand
  2. No matter what vehicle you're driving, do so safely and in a way appropriate to the environment
  3. Be sure to travel safely (regardless of the mode of transport)
  4. Always wear personal protective equipment at worksites and when visiting locations
  5. Check that your tools are intact and working properly before each use
  6. Make sure that you have a valid work permit and the required authorization before any task
  7. Wear appropriate safety equipment when working at height, and be trained and skilled at performing work at height
  8. Take the necessary precautionary measures when working on electrical power systems
  9. Take the necessary precautions when doing any kind of lifting

GreenYellow believes that our commitment to the health, safety, and environment is vital to keeping our employees, contractors and customers safe every day.

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