Maxol's Health, Safety & Environmental Policy Principles reflect its objective to manage its business in a way which is compatible with the Health, Safety and Environmental needs of its employees, and the communities in which it operates.
Many of the products that the Company deals with are, by their nature, volatile, flammable, and potentially dangerous. Maxol's policy in relation to Health, Safety and the Environment requires it to identify and evaluate the risks associated with all aspects of its business, the standards to be employed in conducting business, and its responsibilities in ensuring that such standards are achieved and maintained.
In conducting all aspects of its operations and services, Maxol recognises the risks associated with such products, and address these risks by way of implementing stringent standards of operations and procedures, for the health and safety of employees, the general public, and the environment.
It is Maxol's policy to comply with all applicable Health, Safety, and Environmental Legislation. In the absence of legislation, the company is committed to applying responsible standards, as applicable to its industry.
Maxol is committed to working with government and industry groups with a view to applying responsible standards throughout the entire oil industry in Ireland and the European Community, and to adapt to the changing demands of the global energy business.
It is the policy of Maxol to conduct its activities in such a manner as to:
PROVIDE A SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL ITS EMPLOYEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS AND TO MEET ITS DUTIES TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS WHO MAY BE AFFECTED BY OUR ACTIVITIES AND CONSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT.
The Directors of the Company therefore endorse the following key principles:
- To identify through audits, internal and external potential hazards, and to strive to eliminate these.
- To identify and emphasize the need for Health and Safety training and to provide such training when and as required, using qualified trainers.
- To ensure that all Staff are competent and have the capacity to carry out their assigned tasks, and to ensure that the systems of work are in place to assist in these tasks.
- To institute consultation with employees and safety representatives to promote co-operation in safety matters and to meet its obligations under current Health and Safety Legislation.
- To ensure that all plant and equipment is subject to regular inspection and is kept in a safe condition consistent with its normal working environment.
- To identify potential health risks due to hazardous substances and to monitor and eliminate risks.
- That each employee is aware of their obligations for their own personal safety and that of others.
- That the Company will conduct its undertakings in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, a safe working environment for persons not directly employed by the company while working on the premises.
- The Company actively encourages Retailer and Distributor customers to adopt a similar approach to Health & Safety.
The Company's safety objectives are to eliminate all potential injuries, road accidents and to sustain a Health and Safety culture throughout the company that is to the highest standard.