Health and Safety
Safety First. Safety Foremost.
Headwater Exploration is committed to providing a healthy, safe and productive workplace for staff and all others associated with our operations. Headwater ensures that appropriate safety policies and procedures are in place at all times at our facilities. Our safety program focuses on risk assessment, accident prevention and emergency preparedness and response. We ensure that employees have the appropriate equipment, tools and training necessary to conduct their jobs safely. We also place high importance on reporting and investigating any incidents that occur on our work sites to identify corrective actions and prevent future recurrences.
Worker Safety Programs
Safety Plans are developed which include a broad spectrum of safe work polices, practices and procedures, providing clear instructions to workers.
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control
This process is vital to Headwater’s successful safety management system. It involves assessing processes, work sites and job tasks to identify hazards, making all staff and contractors aware of the hazards and implementing methods to effectively control or eliminate them.
Training and Competency
Headwater establishes training requirements for personnel based on regulatory and internal standards. In addition, Headwater provides a Health, Safety and Environment Field Orientation to all people who enter Headwater sites.
Communication is essential to maintain a safe work place and it is achieved in a variety of ways. For example, pre-job safety meetings provide effective communication of real and potential job safety hazards.
Public Safety Programs
Headwater communicates important information about its operations to the public in a number of different ways including committees, website and landowner information packages.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Emergency Response Plans are developed to effectively mitigate the impact of emergencies on people, the environment and property. These Plans provide clear instructions on the actions to be taken during an emergency. They are distributed to first responders and government agencies. Headwater conducts regular training to ensure that all personnel understand their roles and responsibilities