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At Onward Resources safety is at the heart of everything we do, and we prioritize it every day. Safety isn’t just a priority; it’s an integral part of our identity. We are resolutely committed to fostering a culture of safety excellence, we recognize that the well-being of our workforce, our partners, the environment, and the communities we serve is paramount.

Our commitment to safety goes hand in hand with our dedication to quality. From project conceptualization to execution, we integrate safety measures seamlessly into every aspect of our operations. We carry out rigorous training and development, apply industry-leading safety protocols, and utilize cutting-edge technology and innovations to ensure that each project we undertake reflects our uncompromising safety standards.

At Onward Resources we understand that delivering successful project goals requires not only technical expertise but also an unwavering commitment to the well-being of our people and the environment. We strive for incident-free workplaces and encourage a proactive approach to identify and mitigate risks.

We take pride in going beyond industry standards, creating a secure environment where innovation and excellence thrive, ensuring that every project is not only delivered with precision but with the utmost care for those who make it happen.

Safety Directives

1. Readiness Planning

We ensure that all key project activities are identified, assessed, planned, and monitored so that work can be carried out safely, effectively, and efficiently and that all resources and support are in place before starting the work phase.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Clearly understand the scope of work
  • Ensure the availability and adequacy of resources needed
  • Identify the work hazards and manage risks using the hierarchy of controls
  • Apply approved work processes, procedures, permits, and specifications
  • Establish emergency response and contingency plans
  • Setting clear communication channels and approval processes prior to making a change
  • Continually learn for improvement

2. Driving Safety

We ensure the driver and passengers will take responsibility for each other’s safety and that the driver is authorized and in good physical condition for driving.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Ensure the driver is certified and authorized to drive the utilized vehicles
  • Verify that the vehicle is in good condition and regularly maintained
  • Ensure loads are properly secured and within the capacity of the vehicle
  • Always wear seat belts for driver and passengers
  • Follow and do not exceed the speed limit, and be alert to the road conditions
  • Do not use a phone or operate devices while driving
  • Ensure the driver is fit, rested, and fully alert when driving

3. Plant and Equipment

We ensure that all plants and machinery are safe for use, fit their intended purpose, and are maintained and operated by competent and authorized personnel.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Power-operated plant and equipment operators must be trained in its use and authorized
  • Carry out visual checks prior to the use of plant and equipment
  • Ensure warning devices function correctly and obey an emergency stop signal from anyone
  • Follow the flagman’s instructions
  • Plan and conduct preventive maintenance
  • Utilize a spotter to help guide a large equipment mobilization

4. Risk of Impact

We assess and position ourselves and others clear of the potential risk of impact from moving objects, vehicles, pressure releases, and dropped objects.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Establish and obey barriers and exclusion zones to prevent risk of impact
  • Secure  loose objects, tethering tools, and firmly gripping objects and materials to prevent dropped objects
  • Establish a designated pedestrian walkway
  • Avoid  crush points between moving vehicles and fixed objects
  • Report potential dropped objects and take action to correct it

5. Work Authorization

We plan, assess, and authorize dangerous work by utilizing a permit to work and ensure that controls are in place and effective, and that the task can be performed as planned prior to start.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Define the scope of work and assess if a permit is required
  • Confirm the correct permit is utilized, completed, and authorized, prior to performing an activity
  • Confirm only an authorized person to perform the work
  • Confirm all hazards are controlled and communicated with all involved personnel
  • Identify, assess, and manage simultaneous/conflicting operations (SIMOPs)
  • Suspend and re-assess work if a change occurs in the scope of work, tools, work processes and personnel, shift, and any other conditions of the work required permit
  • Properly manage the Permit to Work and close them out when finishing the job

6. Energy Isolation

We are committed to separating people from hazardous energy such as electricity, pressure, and energized equipment by verifying isolation and zero energy before work begins.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Ensure all energy sources have been identified
  • Confirm that competent and authorized personnel have isolated, locked, and tagged hazardous energy sources prior to starting the work
  • Check that there is zero energy and test for residual or stored energy
  • Use lockout and tagout devices to isolate and prevent unauthorized operations
  • Ensure that only authorized personnel remove the lockout and tagout

7. Mechanical Lifting

We commit to work following agreed plans and procedures, and when a change is required, we will assess and authorize the change and communicate the changes to relevant stakeholders.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Commit to work in accordance with the agreed plan and procedure
  • Any change to the scope of work, work processes/procedure/work practices, design, bypass/overriding safety features, and organization must be identified, assessed, and authorized
  • Manage the risk of the changes following the risk management process
  • Only commence the changes after approval from all signatories
  • Record and track the changes in the system
  • Communicate any changes to all concerned personnel and monitor the implementation for effectiveness

8. Management of Change

We commit to work following agreed plans and procedures, and when a change is required, we will assess and authorize the change and communicate the changes to relevant stakeholders.

We support this safety directive by:

  • Commit to work in accordance with the agreed plan and procedure
  • Any change to the scope of work, work processes/procedure/work practices, design, bypass/overriding safety features, and organization must be identified, assessed, and authorized
  • Manage the risk of the changes following the risk management process
  • Only commence the changes after approval from all signatories
  • Record and track the changes in the system
  • Communicate any changes to all concerned personnel and monitor the implementation for effectiveness

Onward Resources Safety Directives (OSD)

Onward Resources Safety Directives (OSD)

Readiness Planning

We ensure that all key project activities are identified, assessed, planned, and monitored so that work can be carried out safely, effectively, and efficiently and that all resources and support are in place before starting the work phase.

Driving Safety

Driving Safety We ensure the driver and passengers will take responsibility for each other's safety and that the driver is authorized and in good physical condition for driving.

Plant and Equipment

We ensure that all plants and machinery are safe for use, fit their intended purpose, and are maintained and operated by competent and authorized personnel.

Risk of Impact

We assess and position ourselves and others for the potential risk of impact from moving objects, vehicles, pressure releases, and dropped objects.

Work Authorization

We plan, assess, and authorize the dangerous work by signing a permit to work and ensuring it is safe to start, that controls are in place and effective, and that the task can be performed as planned.

Energy Isolation

We are committed to separating people from hazardous energy such as electricity, pressure, and energized equipment by verifying isolation and zero energy before work begins.

Mechanical Lifting

We recognize inherent risks in handling loads by cranes or other mechanical devices and ensure all lifting operations are adequately planned and performed by competent personnel using certified and approved equipment.

Management of Change

We commit to work following the agreed plans and procedures, and when a change is required, we will assess and authorize the work and communicate the changes to relevant stakeholders.