In order for OICO’s HSE Management System to be implemented successfully, senior management must be fully committed to HSE and adopt a visible leadership role.

A culture of proactive HSE management will be promoted if staff and contractors believe senior management to be driving sound HSE performance.

OICO’s HSE Policy clearly states OICO’s attitude and approach to managing HSE. It is the highest level document in OICO’s HSE Management System. It is endorsed by the Managing Director’s Committee and approved by the Managing Director. Its content is consistent with the requirements of Iranian and International Standards such as ISO 14001, OHSAS18001, ISO 9001, and HSE-MS and commits OICO to comply with local and international laws and regulations.

HSE Management System Policy

Oil industries commissioning and operation company (OICO) as one of the pioneer companies in usage of modern methods and updated technologies, in supervising the activities related to commissioning and operation of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries as the contractor in oil, gas and petrochemical industries is determined to upgrade its management of Health, Safety and Environment aspects of activities based on the international standards of environmental management system (ISO 14001:2004), Occupational Safety and Health management system (OHSAS 18001:2007) and Health, safety and environment management system HSE MS (OGP) and is committed to presenting its services in the best way possible based on the followings:

• Observing all the rules and regulations as well as the national and international instructions of HSE.

• Creating a safe and healthy environment for all personnel's of the organization and other beneficiaries using continuous risk assessments of the jobs.

• Promoting the preventive culture of safety, health and environment incidence based on HSE specialized trainings.

• Destruction and pollution prevention in all aspects (such as: water, air, soil and noise).

• Continuous assessment and improvement of HSE system performance.

• Optimal management of energy and resource consumption.

• Organizing and managing of residuals and wastes.

The management of the company believes that it is possible to achieve all of the above mentioned targets only by a team working along with organizational clarity.

Based on this aim, all the colleagues are requested to do their best for realization (fulfillment) of this policy.

All employees, both individually and collectively, are responsible for HSE performance.

To develop an effective Health, Safety and Environment Management System and make it work, line responsibility and the active participation of all levels of management, is required.

OICO activities have the potential to harm people and the environment, to cause damage or loss to Projects, to defer oil production, to cause financial loss, and to adversely impact the Company’s reputation. A Hazards and Effects Management Process (HEMP) provides a structured approach to managing the hazards and potential effects of OICO’s activities.

Effective application of HEMP involves four steps:



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Managing HSE risk and improving HSE performance requires careful planning at all levels in OICO. Objectives and targets should be set, with plans established to meet these. In the event of an unplanned incident, emergency response and contingency plans should be in place.

OICO’s planning process is the process by which corporate objectives are agreed and then converted into plans and ultimately into budgeted activities. The purpose of OICO’s Annual Planning Cycle is to provide a planning framework for the Company to review, plan and submit performance results, future strategies and investment opportunities to the Company’s shareholders.

Full implementation of the HSE Management System means that Personnel are doing what the Management System says they should be doing, at all levels of the organization. Successful implementation requires embedding HSE into our Company culture; clear responsibilities; and line ownership.

HSE audits provide management with a systematic, independent way to assess the implementation of the HSE Management System.

OICO has a three-tiered approach to HSE audit:

LEVEL 1: Includes HSE audits conducted on behalf of OICO’s Internal Audit Committee (IAC) as part of the Integrated Audit Plan, and also includes independent audits carried out by external bodies such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification audits.

LEVEL 2: Includes HSE audits carried out on behalf of Project Managers as part of their own Project Level assurance processes.

LEVEL 3: Includes task verification and workplace inspection activities to supplement the formal HSE audit process.

A key component of OICO’s HSE Management System is a formal process whereby senior management review its effectiveness and suitability in:

• Managing HSE risks.

• Reinforcing efforts to continually improve HSE performance.

• Ensuring its continuing suitability and effectiveness.

The scope of the review process includes OICO’s activities and its Corporate and Project level HSE Management System documentation.