Health And Safety
Ferrous Metal Processors recognises safety as the first priority in our operations. FMP strongly believes that all accidents can be prevented and hazards identified prior to any activity. Our approach in our safety, health and environmental program is pro-active through management involvement, open two-way communications, employee empowerment and a competent workforce. Ferrous Metal Processors strives to minimize or eliminate any potential negative impact on our people and the environment. We are committed to zero-harm enforcement from our activities on employees, people working for or on-behalf of the company, clients, and the environment in which we operate.
Ferrous Metal Processors ensures a safe and healthy working environment for all employees and people working for or on behalf of the company, provides protective equipment and the information, training and supervision necessary to ensure a safe work environment. Employees are obligated to obey health and safety rules and report unsafe or unhealthy situations or incidents to their employers or health and safety representatives.
Ferrous Metal Processors’s Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (“SHEQ”) Department ensures compliance with local and national legislation and standards and other standards to which the company subscribes. The SHEQ Department is comprised of experienced individuals with more than 18 years Safety, health, Environmental and Quality Qualifications in the Metal Recycling field. The SHEQ Department is responsible for reporting relevant information to the Department of Labour and also for communicating with relevant Governmental Authorities. Continuous emprovements and compliance being our main objective in this growing industry.
Ferrous Metal Processors is dedicated in enforcing SHEQ management to minimize accidents, injuries, pollution, wastage, breakdowns, costs and improving safety, job satisfaction and profitability. Our SHEQ Management Systems are risk-based and comprise of OSHA 18001, ISA 14001:2004 & ISO 9002 standards. Combined SHEQ policies, systems & guidelines are in place at each facility.
All our operations comply as a minimum with the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Employees receive compulsory and in-house training to enable them to be a competent workforce but also to identify hazards within their work environment. FMP only utilizes the finest SETA/TETA accredited external training providers, ensuring a well-trained and competent workforce.
Ferrous Metal Processors is committed to continual improvement in SHEQ as per internationally recognized standards and directives. FMP has an effective organizational SORZ structure which reviews all activities, establishing objectives and targets that consider SHEQ as a critical part to our business decision making processes. We train employees to empower them with the skills and expertise to fulfil FMP’s commitment to health and safety. The promotion and development of SHEQ awareness and responsibility amongst employees is key to our success.
Close networking with environmental consultants help us in identifying and reducing any operational environmental footprints. HIV/Aids & smoking Policies are in place in our operations to ensure a working relationship of non-discrimination, empathy and awareness amongst all.