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The principles of prevention are continuously applied, with the aim of improving working conditions and reducing the number of negative HSE events. In the field of safety and health at work, the standards applied by NIS and the existing practice go beyond existing legal obligations. Business decisions are made in accordance with the requirements of national legislation and above the legally prescribed minimum, in order to ensure effective risk management. Contractor safety is managed and they are required to adhere to NIS standards.
Protecting and improving physical and mental health, preventing injuries at work and promoting a healthy lifestyle are part of the daily concern for the well-being of NIS employees.
Risk management and industrial safety
In accordance with the Company’s HSE Policy and the best global practice, a HSE risk management system was defined and established based on risk assessment and the establishment of barriers, in order to identify all potential hazards present in the workplace and in work activities, define adequate risk control measures and thereby eliminating risks for our employees, contractors, visitors, processes and equipment, as well as the environment, or reducing them to the lowest acceptable level. In order to ensure safe working conditions for our employees and contractors:
The company is constantly improving process safety management with the aim of:
In addition, for all facilities where hydrocarbons are produced, processed and stored (refineries, gathering stations and warehouses), the Company performed a risk assessment and prepared, in accordance with legal regulations, safety reports, accident protection plans and an accident prevention policy, at all locations regular exercises are performed periodically and the operator’s knowledge is checked periodically.
NIS employees travel an average of 110,000 km every day, as a result of which they are exposed to a large number of risks in traffic. NIS pays great attention to the safety of its employees in traffic in order to minimize these risks.
NIS a.d. Novi Sad, as a socially responsible company, constantly takes measures to improve safety and increase the traffic culture of its employees, with the aim of reducing the risk of unwanted events both during and outside of working hours.
The company realizes its commitment to reducing the risk of traffic accidents by implementing activities such as:
In order to reduce injuries at work and improve the HSE culture, the Company has established a continuous HSE training system that enables employees to acquire knowledge and skills for risk management at their workplaces, as well as the development of HSE competencies necessary for efficient work performance and improvement of work quality. HSE trainings are aligned with business needs so that the educational content is focused on the development of knowledge and skills for the safe performance of work activities, but also on the development of leadership competencies and raising the awareness of all employees about the importance of improving the safety culture and their role in that process, and includes all forms education and training that do not belong to the domain of acquiring formal education. Following world trends, for the needs of HSE training, a modern electronic training method has been developed that approaches the content in an interesting and interactive way.
The company NIS j.s.c. Novi Sad continuously works to improve the process of managing contractors from the aspects of occupational safety and health, environmental protection and fire protection.
Thanks to the efforts of NIS employees in establishing contractor management processes, over the past seven years, many contractors have adopted our practice in order to improve HSE practices.
Applying it in their companies, they raised the level of security to a higher level, respecting not only the legal minimum, but also the additional requirements required by NIS.
In our company, the efficiency of the contractor management process is permanently controlled from the aspect of HSE in all organizational parts of the Company.
Our company has established a HSE Incident Management process, which includes transparent notification and reporting of HSE Incidents, research into the causes of HSE Incidents, monitoring of financial impacts, as well as sharing lessons, i.e. learning from HSE Incidents. By HЅE Incidents, we mean Incidents that have consequences such as injuries at work, fires, traffic accidents, equipment failures that can threaten the safety of people and/or negative impacts on the environment. In accordance with the above, the main objectives of the management of HSE Incidents are to:
The HSE system (Health, Safety, Environment) is a part of every business process in our companySee more