HSE Policies

Aside adhering to all this policies, to us we value human life and the environment we will do anything to protect both.

The following are the minimum HSE requirements for all staff and sub-contractors executing work at or on behalf of First Infrastructure Limited (FICL)

It is the Contractor’s responsibility to communicate the HSE requirements under the scope of work covered in this Contract to all of their employees and subcontractors engaged to perform this scope of work, and to demonstrate they follow them.

The HSE requirements under the scope of work covered in this Contract include:

  1. All requirements referenced in this document, the General Service Contract HSE Requirements
  2. Any specific requirements documented within the procedures relevant to your scope of work
  3. Any specific requirements documented within the scope of work under this contract.


CAM – Contract Accountable Manager

CCR – Contractor’s Contract Representative

CJR – Contract Job Representative

CoW – Control of Work

D&A – Drug and Alcohol

EMP – Environmental Management Plan

HSE – Health, Safety & Environment

JHA – Job Hazard Analysis

MOC – Management of Change

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

SMP – Safety Management Plan

WH&S – Work, Health & Safety

WMS – Work Method Statement


Health, Safety & Environment

  1. Contract Accountable Manager (CAM) and Contract Job Representative (CJR)

Each Contractor is assigned a CAM who is accountable, on Altavista’s behalf, for the overall performance of a Contractor and to ensure that FICL and the Contractor meet their obligations as stipulated in the relevant Contract/s in a safe, productive, economical and collaborative manner. The CAM may choose to delegate day-to-day activities on the Contract to a CJR.

  1. Contractor’s Contract Representative (CCR)

The Contractor shall assign a CCR who is accountable, on the Contractor’s behalf, for the overall performance of the Contract and to ensure that FICL and the Contractor meet their obligations as stipulated in the relevant Contract/s in a safe, productive, economical and collaborative manner.

  1. Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited onsite:

  1. Fire arms (except authorised officers of the law or Nigerian Defence Force personnel on duty)
  2. Explosives
  3. Illegal drugs
  4. Illicit substances
  5. Alcohol
  6. Cigarette lighters and matches

* Smoking

Smoking is prohibited onsite except for in designated smoking areas. Electronic lighters and matches are provided at these locations.


  1. Control of Work (CoW)

All works are conducted in accordance with the FICL CoW process. FICL operates a stringent permit to work system – Works shall not commence on site unless the appropriate permits have been granted.

Other relevant procedures could include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Excavation – Excavation Procedure;
  2. Confined Space Entry – Confined Space Entry Procedure;
  3. Working at Heights – Working at Heights Procedure;
  4. Electrical Safety – Electrical Exclusion Zones for Cranes and EWPs;
  5. Radiation Safety – Radiation Safety and Protection Plan;
  6. Mobile Plant – Mobile Plant Procedure
  7. Grinders – Grinder Procedure
  8. Scaffolding – Scaffolding Procedure
  9. Barricading – Barricading Procedure

High Risk Construction Activities

All works involving High Risk Construction Activities (involving works at over 150ft or other specified works) are performed by licensed executors with pre-requisite knowledge and experience.


  1. Prescribed Activities

The Contractor cannot undertake any Prescribed Activities unless they are certified to do so.

  1. Work Health and Safety Advisor Requirements

Any site with 25 or more employees in any 24-hour period to service the Scope of Work outlined in any Contract shall be provided a certified safety representative.  The safety representative will form part of the Safety Committee (TAR, Project or Site, dependent on the nature of the contracted work) and is expected to attend each scheduled committee meeting. Further, during TAR’s, Projects or extended periods on site the safety representatives are also strongly encouraged to participate in the site ‘On The Job Compliance’ auditing programme.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All workers shall be provided with the necessary PPE in the appropriate quantity and comply with the relevant global standards.  Task specific PPE requirements for the work being conducted must be stated in the JHA / WMS submitted prior to the work commencing.

It is mandatory that sub-contractors comply with all requirements in the PPE procedure.

* Emergency Response

All personnel shall be made aware of FICL’s emergency response protocols, signage and muster point locations. In the event of an emergency (highlighted by the sounding of the site alarms) all staff must follow the protocols and adhere to any instructions provided by trained Emergency Personnel.

  1. 24-Hour Emergency Contact Details

24-hour contact phone numbers shall be provided in the event of an emergency or Industrial Relations issues.  As a minimum the HR / IR Manager and Site Manager afterhours numbers are to be provided.

  1. Incident Reporting and Investigations

All incidents that occur onsite should be reported to the CJR immediately. In the event of an incident, the scene shall be preserved as far as reasonably practicable until a workplace health and safety inspector arrives. Sub-contractors shall direct their staff to participate in incident investigations when requested by FICL, if they have been involved in the incident, or have knowledge that may assist in the investigation outcome.

  1. First Aid

FICL provides first aid facilities and trained first aid personnel onsite. All injuries must be reported by visiting the site medical centre. Where a sub-contractor employee attends the onsite medical centre, their supervisor shallaccompany them.

  1. Workers Compensation

FICL holds an approved workers compensation insurance policy with (or state equivalent) covering all workers for the entirety of the Contract. Contractors are to have in place a rehabilitation policy and procedure in line with the requirements of the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. If the contractor employs more than 30 staff they are required to appoint a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator.

  1. Fitness for Work

All personnel entering FICL sites, depending on the work they perform, may be required to have passed a full medical examination and D&A testing.  The ‘Site Access Procedure’ outlines and defines the type of worker and what level or if a medical is required.

Note: Confirmation that a medical has been completed is required in order to receive a valid site access card.

  1. Random Drug and Alcohol (D&A) Testing

FICL conducts random drug and alcohol testing for on-site and off-site personnel. Sub-contractors are expected to comply with FICL’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

  1. Work Hours and Fatigue Management

FICL has specified working hours and a robust fatigue management procedure to ensure workers have adequate opportunity to rest.

  1. Occupational Health & Hygiene Monitoring

FICL has in place a comprehensive occupational health and hygiene monitoring program. Depending on the work activity being undertaken or area of plant being worked on, occupational health monitoring may be required. In the event such monitoring is required, all personnel shall follow instructions from FICL’s HSE and Operations Branches in relation to:

  1. Exclusion zones;
  2. Access requirements;
  3. Personal Protective Equipment to be worn; and
  4. Health surveillance requirements.


  1. General Condition

All equipment brought onto site by personnel or sub-contractors shall be ‘fit for service’.  It shall have a full service history, which can be produced upon request. Equipment spares held at the site during the operations shall be detailed.

  1. Breakdown

An outline of all equipment breakdown and repair strategy is always on hand.

  1. Crib Facilities

All site work force required to be accommodated on site are adequately provided for.  FICL provides crib and office facilities.

  1. Lay Down Areas

FICL shall specify required lay down areas for work or equipment. These shall be detailed as an area in square metres (m2) and by dimensions

  1. Hot Work Areas

Prior to commencing work on site, personnel shall be advised if an area will be required for hot work (hot work includes burning, welding and grinding activities).  These areas are very restricted.

  1. Subcontractors

All subcontractors must be prequalified by FICL before being authorized to conduct work onsite.  The sub-contractor shall inform the CJR in advance if it’s proposed to use other entities in undertaking the Scope of Work.

FICL reserves the right to refuse the use of any person / organization.

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