MEP Overview

Safety Policy

Blue Star's management firmly believes that the safety of its employees and all stakeholders associated with the Company’s project sites and manufacturing facilities is of utmost importance. Safety is an essential and integral part of all the Company’s work activities which includes planning, design, procurement, fabrication, construction, installation and commissioning of facilities, products, manufacturing processes and services. Blue Star believes that incidents or accidents and risk to health are preventable through the active involvement of all stakeholders, thereby creating a safe and accident-free workplace.

Towards the creation of a safe workplace, Blue Star shall: (a) ensure compliance with all relevant statutory and other safety provisions; (b) promote safety awareness through campaigns and training programmes among employees, business associates and clients, and ensure that they follow safety rules, systems and practices; and (c) provide adequate resources to fully implement our Safety Policy.

Essential Safety Practices

To ensure safety while at work within Blue Star, the Company has identified from experience Essential Safety Practices (ESPs) that must be followed strictly and without exception in each of its operational verticals, with Manufacturing and Project Management being the two key fields most prone to accidents. The ESPs address inherent safety hazards in each of the verticals, thus increasing the levels of safety.

ESPs in Manufacturing:

  • Housekeeping
  • Electrical safety
  • Forklift safety
  • Machine safety
  • Safe use of lifting tackles
  • Hand tools safety
  • Hot work (Welding/Gas Cutting/Brazing)
  • PUF operation
  • Working at heights
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Safe driving

ESPs in Project Management:

  • Issue and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Electrical work
  • Material handling and manual lifting
  • Ladders/Scaffolds/Work platforms
  • Working at heights and fall protection
  • Sheet metal work
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Gas cutting and arc welding
  • Safety with mobile cranes
  • Storage/stacking/carrying of material
  • Barricading
  • Fire-fighting
  • First aid

Safety Implementation

Safety is managed through engineering and administrative controls, as well as ongoing safety education and audit.

Engineering controls that ensure safety include barricades and guardrails around work areas, machine guards, limit switches and locking devices, supports for excavations, ELCBs and circuit breakers for electrical work, the marking of traffic lanes at sites, diversions around work zones, etc.

Administrative controls to ensure safety include restricting entry into activity zones, mandating the use of Personal Protective Equipment, preventing the use of mobile phones while on the job, and prohibiting entry while under the influence of intoxicants.

Blue Star also ensures that safety is a way of life at its facilities and worksites through ongoing training on statutory regulations, systems and processes. Safety audits, both internal by safety managers and external by accredited safety agencies, are conducted regularly to ensure adherence to prescribed practices.



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