Health, Environment & Safety
At All Fuels – Caltex KwaZulu Natal South Branded Marketer, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide, which is a monumental task. To meet this challenge, the All Fuels group has spent many years building a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve world-class performance and prevent all incidents.
We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. Our workforce truly believes that Safety comes first – it is a culture, incidents are preventable, and we have policies, processes, tools and behavioural expectations in place to assist us in achieving that goal.
- Safety is a way of life, no matter how small or big the task.
- Our HES standards extend to our contractors, suppliers, even to our families
Operational Excellence is based on five objectives:
- Achieve an incident- and injury-free workplace.
- Promote a healthy workforce and mitigate significant workplace health risks.
- Identify and mitigate environmental and process safety risks.
- Operate with industry-leading asset integrity and reliability.
- Use natural resources and assets efficiently.
Operational Excellence isn’t achieved overnight. It takes constant, deliberate efforts to build and sustain a culture over time.
Chevron has taken many actions toward achieving incident-free performance, and we’re constantly striving to improve our OE efforts.
Operational Excellence (OE) requires constant attention to countless details and how our work is performed. All Fuels – KZN South Branded Marketer for Caltex, OE safety culture is based on Chevron (Caltex) 10 Tenets of Operation, a code of conduct that employees and contractors use and that supervisors and managers reinforce.
The tenets are based on two key principles:
- Do it safely or not at all
- There is always time to do it right
The tenets address a wide range of behaviours. The key word in the tenets is Always
- Always operate within design and environmental limits.
- Always operate in a safe and controlled condition.
- Always ensure safety devices are in place and functioning.
- Always follow safe work practices and procedures.
- Always meet or exceed customers’ requirements.
- Always maintain integrity of dedicated systems.
- Always comply with all applicable rules and regulations.
- Always address abnormal conditions.
- Always follow written procedures for high-risk or unusual situations.
- Always involve the right people in decisions that affect procedures and equipment