QHSE Policy

FIRST achieves excellence in health, safety and environmental performance through the support and active participation of all its’ employees. Management dedicates itself to providing a safe and healthy work place through active leadership and support of occupational health, safety and fire prevention and security programs while paying due regard to the protection of the environment and all applicable legislation.
All FIRST Employees and others engaged on behalf of FIRST shall safeguard their health while performing their function in a manner that protects themselves, their fellow workers, the environment, the general public, and the physical assets of the company. FIRST has established a high standard that must be met for each of the Core Program Requirements of the Health, Safety and Environmental Management System. FIRST’s current Health, Safety Environment Management System is an integral part of our daily operating philosophy.. All new FIRST facilities will implement and maintain our Health and Safety Management Systems as per our core program requirements. FIRST follows all relevant:
 Occupational Health and Safety Acts, Regulations and Codes
 Employment Standards Codes
 Workers Compensation
 Environmental Protection Act
 Employment Insurance
FIRST has a Health, Safety and Environmental Policy which supplements the FIRST Global Health, Safety and Environment Policy. These policies dictate the fundamental principles and core program requirements that FIRST management and employees must adhere to.
We are committed to excellence in health, safety and environmental protection performance. The objective is to complete all work with “zero incidents” of any kind. This means:
 Zero injuries to workers.
 Zero Harm to the environment.
 Zero damage to equipment.
 Zero quality defects (working together, communication, quality execution of duties).
FIRST believes that all “accidents” and loss producing incidents are preventable through effective management strategies that promote Health, Safety and Environmental objectives in our planning and execution of all work performed.
All personnel participate in identifying, correcting and preventing unsafe acts and conditions that are the underlying root causes of incidents and accidents.
FIRST spreads ownership for the effectiveness of the HS and E program to all participants by motivating workers to perform all work in a safe and effective manner. FIRST will,
 Maintain 100% compliance with all safe work practices and procedures.
 Ensure that workers are properly trained so that they are competent to perform the tasks assigned and recognize before the fact “at risk behaviours”.
FIRST endeavors to maintain a safe and productive work environment for all of our employees, clients and contractors. We have compiled company policies and a Safety Program complete with the rules, regulations, procedures and forms necessary to implement safe and acceptable practices. All policies are designed and intended to promote and ensure fairness, equality and effective communication amongst employees who are conducting business on behalf of the company.