HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT (HSE) POLICY
Fakhr-e-Khushab Transport Company commitment to follow and practice all HSSE rules & regulations in conduct of all business activities. It is the foremost priority of the company to comply with all HSSE requirements of our customers as well as local authorities.
Ensure drivers report near misses, potential incident and accident.
Alcohol and Drug Policy
The Company desires all its employees free from the dependency of alcohol and drugs. It is the responsibility of every person to keep themselves away from addict able substances for the benefit of their own health and their families
Personal protective equipment plays an important role in reducing the effects of an incident on people involved in it. Fakhr-e-Khushab Transport Company committed to provide P.P.E to all employees whenever there is an exposure to potential hazards.
After thorough analysis of transportation operation the company has recognized following areas where PPE is required in our business:
This shall be provided when there is a danger from impact or penetration from falling and flying objects. Helmets will be provided for this purpose.
When there is a potential for foot injury, protection will be provided. The footwear (Safety Shoes) shall be provided meeting the HSSE standards.
This shall be provided whenever there is a potential of injury to eyes. Mandatory use of safety goggles shall be implemented.
When there is a potential of handling corrosive, hydrocarbon or toxic to touch material, this protection is necessary Cotton, leather, rubber gloves are most common hand protection items which shall be implemented.
ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICYIt is the top priority of the company to ensure compliance of RSM policy by the employees.
Operation is main activity of company. Safe and efficient operation is necessary to improve company performance
Fakhr-e-Khushab Transport company is committed to safe and efficient operation.
1 - Ensure Drivers appoint for vehicle are medically and mentally fit for driving.
2 - Before loading to check the fitness of vehicle by drivers and supervisors
3 - Ensure the drivers have necessary information about the journey total time ,duty hours ,routes ,rest areas and potential hazards of journey
5 - If vehicle has defect of maintenance or safety and can not continue safe operation then refuse the load.
According to medical evidence smoking is injurious to health. Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan has also declared that smoking is injurious to health. We have therefore decided to introduce No-Smoking policies in the place of work as there is a growing expectation among employees that they should be able to work in an atmosphere that is clean and smoke free.
Furthermore, it is realized that the Company should be more proactive in encouraging NO-Smoking Zone at the work places. Besides, smoking is also a Safety (fire) hazard. To achieve these objectives, all staff and visitors are asked to cooperate in making all public areas of the Company’s premises smoke-free.
Assistance will be considered through Medical Centre to any members of the staff who would like to give up smoking.
SEAT BELT POLICY
All company-owned vehicles should be fitted with front and rear seat belts.
All drivers whilst driving on company business or otherwise should ensure their passengers use seat belts.
Mobile Phone Policy
Mobile Phone Policy for Drivers
Fakhr-e-Khushab Transport Company is committed to the goal of no harm to people.
Mobile phones have become an essential business tool for most staff; however the use of a mobile phone, or other communication equipment, while driving presents a significant safety hazard.
Therefore, as a minimum within our business, the use of Mobile phones in motor vehicles is as follows:
For safety purpose, the use of a hands-held mobile phone while driving is forbidden and should be treated as a case of serious misconduct. If there is no hands free facility available, the phone must be switched off while driving and a messaging service should be used to take incoming calls.
When the vehicle is equipped with a hands-free kit, the phone should only be used to receive calls and conversations kept. To an absolute minimum while driving. If there is a need for a longer discussion, the driver should explain his situation and offer to call the caller back when a safe place to park is available. It is not safe to stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway.
Outgoing calls should not be made while driving and dialing must not take place whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Standard Maintenance Policy
“Our goal is standard, non-deviate maintenance”
The maintenance of vehicles is the shared responsibility of the driver, maintenance staff and organization.
Drivers shall routinely check their assigned vehicles to ensure proper oil level, water and antifreeze for radiators, water for battery, wear on belts, and proper inflation of tires. This service should be performed at least weekly.
Vehicle cleaning & House keeping
It is the responsibility of driver to keep the vehicle clean and cabin in tidy condition. Vehicles should be washed as and when required. No loose objects are allowed in the cabin.
Preventive maintenance on vehicles is to be performed at scheduled intervals. If maintenance is not performed within plus or minus 500 km of the schedule, the concerned staff should be asked for written explanation of this non compliance.
All maintenance and repairs must have prior authorization by maintenance manager or any person designated, with the complete details of the maintenance on the repair order.
Regular safety/ roadworthiness inspections
All vehicles must be inspected regularly for safety and roadworthiness as well as any inspections required by law. It is the responsibility of the maintenance department to ensure that all vehicles are inspected regularly. Non compliances should be reported to senior management with in three days of such occurrences.
All accidents, regardless of extent of damage, must be reported. Information which should be obtained from the other driver involved in the accident is: name, address, telephone number, license plate number. An accident reporting form must be completed and forwarded immediately to concerned authorities.
Special equipment will be installed on the vehicles by following guidelines:
Driver Recruitment Policy
2. Driver Recruitment Criteria
Someone who must be aware and determined to practice all safety rules, methods and procedures.
2.3.1 Vision (eyesight and color blindness).
2.3.2 Any serious illness.
2.3.3 Any neurological or musculoskeletal deficiency which could adversely effect movement and reaction time.
2.3.4 Conditions that could result in sudden collapse such as epilepsy, diabetes and heart attack.
2.3.5 Any history of anxiety or depression.
2.3.6 Use of any medication which could influence driving behavior.
2.3.7 Stress / sleeping disorders, and degree of dependence on sleeping tablets, alcohol and other measures.
2.3.8 Drug and alcohol testing.
2.4 Driving Skills
2.4.1 Practical Driving Test.
Each driver should go through a practical driving examination before recruitment. An experienced driver / monitor driver shall conduct this test under typical operating conditions. He will confirm that applicant is fully competent to drive the type of vehicle he would use on company business.
2.4.2 Appropriate Driving License. The applicant to be recruited must have an appropriate valid License for the vehicle to be driven by him. A Photostat copy of license must be placed in his personal file.
Intelligence and General Education
4.1 A newly selected driver will be given a Job-Offer letter along with “Extract from Rules & Regulations of the Company” for his guidance. He will be on probation for three months.
4.2 Newly hired drivers should be put on the safest and least demanding routes.
4.3 There should be a progression from smaller to larger trucks and from rigid to articulated vehicles, supported by continuous progressive training.
4.4 During initial short trips, a monitor driver should spend the first three to five days with new driver, identifying any skill gaps, attitude problems and providing the necessary support.
4.5 The monitor driver shall continue to record his skill gaps during the probationary period and through coaching, counseling, and other training drills would bridge the gaps in his driving skills. He will then submit his report to the company.
4.7 Job confirmation letter will be issued to the driver on probation, if Monitor-Driver comments positively about him and there is no other negative report against him.
With respect to general conduct, drivers shall:
Follow procedures regarding duty and rest periods.
6. Other Important Requirements.
During the selection process in addition to the above mentioned requirements the under mentioned elements are also very important and the driver selection shall encompass the following: