Best Quality & Performance Is Our Commitment 

MCES primary goal when recruiting new employees is to fill vacancies with persons who have the best available skills, abilities or experience needed to perform the work. Decisions regarding the recruitment, selection and placement of employees are made on the basis of job-related criteria.

When positions become available, qualified current employees are encouraged and are welcome to apply for the position. As openings occur, notices relating general information about the position are announced. The manager of the department with the opening will arrange interviews with employees who apply. We encourage current employees to recruit new talent for the MCES.

Employment Classifications

The following terms will be used to describe employment classifications and status:
       Probationary Employees: Employees are hired by the company on a trial basis for a period of 60 calendar days for the purpose of assessing their ability to perform assigned tasks. Such employment may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, at any time during or after the 60-day period if such action is deemed appropriate by the employee or the Company. The 60-day period may be extended by the Company, in its sole discretion, if it determines that such an extension is desirable or appropriate for any reason.

       Full-Time Employee: Full-time employees are those who are regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours per week that are not hired on a temporary basis.

       Temporary Employee: Employees hired for an interim period of time, usually to fill in for vacations, leaves of absence, or projects of a limited duration. Temporary employees are not eligible for Company paid benefits, except as required by law.

       Seasonal Employee: Seasonal employees are those hired into a position for which the customary annual employment is 6 months or less. Seasonal employees are generally not eligible for benefits. If your status changes from temporary or seasonal to part-time or full-time, you are considered. Hired on the date you become a full-time or part-time employee for purposes of calculating eligibility for benefits that require a minimum term of employment.


To ensure that HES requirements for Permit to Work (PTW) are addressed in the related activities of the project. A permit to work process is in place which incorporates checks and authorization's consistent with mechanical and operational risks. As a minimum, the permit to work system covers hot work, confined space and excavation permits. Permits include but not limited to;

       Vehicle Entry Permit
       Confined Space Entry Permit
       Electrical Work Permit
       Hot Work Permit
       Excavation Permit
       Cold Work Permit
       Crane Lift Permit

Certification will be carried out
by the following:

       Permit to Work
       Register Permit to Work
       Completed Forms.

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OUR EHS POLICY:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



This Health Environment and Safety Management Plan (HESMP) define the health, safety and environment standards and requirements of the Project. These standards and requirements apply to all employees and visitors. All MCES employees are required to comply with the provisions of the plan.                                                                                                                                                                                    

MCES employees hold all managers and supervisors accountable for understanding and implementing this HESMP. MCES employees will be responsible for implementing, monitoring and improving the HESMP. This HESMP will be reviewed for its relevance following health and safety audits. MCES employees HES Representative will be responsible to undertake the review.



MCES employees firmly believe a meaningful HES Plan for the project depends on the leadership and support from the management. This support is demonstrated by having in place Health and Safety policy which includes clear statements of the objectives and management commitment.  MCES Works employees will ensure this policy is communicated to all personnel and implemented throughout the Project.


MCES Works employee's vision is to achieve zero incident in all operations of this Project. The safety objectives of this plan are to be used to raise awareness and establish a Health & Safety culture on this Project that strives for continuous improvement.

The following specific objectives apply to this project:

o To enlist and maintain support for the health, safety and environment objectives of the project at all levels within the organization.

o To provide and maintain safe systems of work.

o To clearly define areas of Health, Safety and Environment responsibility.

o To identify hazards, assess and control risks and implement and review Health and Safety procedures.

o To ensure all project personnel complete the Project specific induction.

o To thoroughly investigate all incidents including near miss events to prevent occurrence.

o To involve all levels of the Project management team and the workforce in periodic audits and inspections of the Project construction activities.


A notice to comply with MCES employees Drug & Alcohol Policy shall be provided to all employees at the commencement of work thus MCES shall have the right to perform reasonable and unannounced searches of personnel at any time while they are in the site of operation. The introduction of alcohol, prohibited and prescribed drug into the workplace can pose potential threat not only to the health, safety and wellbeing of the affected person but also other personnel and members of the public.

For this reason, MCES employees will not permit any person whilst at work to:

o Be in possession of, be under the influence of or sell illegal drugs.

o Have on their person, sell or be under the influence of alcohol.

o Any employee, subcontractor or visitor believed to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be permitted to work until free of such influence.

o Employees taking prescription or non-prescription drugs must report their use to their Manager or the First Aid Office when the use of such drugs may affect the employee's ability to perform assigned duties.

o A preliminary search of Employees associated with accidents, injuries, near misses and mishaps in the site of operation shall be conducted for the presence of alcohol and controlled substance.

For any Drug and/or Alcohol related problem, treatment and/or counseling is to be sought and undertaken and the immediate Manager to be kept informed. It is the responsibility of every employee to ensure the safety of themselves and of their fellow employees.

Violation of this policy will constitute sufficient grounds for disciplinary action which may lead to dismissal.


A listing of all referred to Health & Safety Procedures, Safe Work Instructions and Standards documents have been collated and can be found in the Section on Documentation.

Project Health, Safety and Environment Plan. 

MCES Works has in place Health and Safety Policy Statement, Environmental Policy Statement, Drugs and Alcohol Policy statement and a HSE plan template covering several HSE related issues. A project specific HES Management Plan was developed and further revised on award of contract based on this template covering the HSE issues related to the project and/or in compliance with the requirements of Client. MCES will operate a safety system that provides an integrated, closed loop approach to safety management that provides for but is not limited to:

o Personnel Selection.

o Competency and Training.

o Health Safety and Environmental Management Training.

o Management Engaging in Discussion with the Workforce.

o Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.

o Emergency Preparedness Promoting Proactive Attitude Towards Reduction Of "At Risk Behavior & Actions"

o Identification and Reporting of Lead Indicators (Near Misses & Corrective Actions)

o Incident Reporting and Investigation Injury Management and Return to Work

MCES is committed to the preservation of the environment. The basis for managing environmental issues is similar to that for safety, with a closed loop system providing for ongoing review and update, using the same management processes. As with safety, the starting point for the effective environmental management of the Project will be the development of environmental hazard assessments identifying mitigation measures prior to the commencement of any activities. The Client's HES requirements as detailed in the Contract document has been reviewed, and its objectives, commitments and requirements have been incorporated into a Project Specific HES Management Plan (PHESMP). Details on HES issues are addressed in the PHESMP, Project Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan, Project Waste Management Plan and Project Accommodation and Hygiene Plan which will have been submitted with Proposal Submission and subsequently revised and submitted on after award of Contract.


MCES employees are committed to achieve the target of ZERO incidents at this Project site and receive the allocated 5% safety bonus as specified in any contract. In order to achieve the target, All Incidents Frequency Rate (AIFR) must be equal to zero and MCES employees will comply with other relevant requirements as specified in the Contract. The incidents as defined in the contract document are described below.


All Incidents include the following work-related injuries or illnesses:

o First Aid Case

o Medical Treatment Case

o Days Away from Work Restricted Work Case

o Fatality

All Incidents Frequency Rate (AIFR) is calculated by the following formula as defined by OSHA:

AIFR = (Total number of Fatalities, Days Away from Work, Medical Treatment Case, Restricted Work Case and First Aid Case in the period/number of hours worked in the period) 200,000


FAC is the case where no medical treatment was given and restriction of work was limited to the day of the incident


MTC requires more elaborate treatment than the first aid cases. Medical treatment refers to management and care of persons to combat work-related disease or medical disorders and excludes visits for observation or counseling and diagnostic procedures.


A Days Away from Work case is when an employee is away from work for one or more days after the day that a work-related injury or illness occurred. Incidents are still considered to be a DAFW case even if the first day of work missed is several days/weeks/months after the initial date of the incident or the employee is prescribed days off by a physician and the employee comes to work anyway.


A restricted work case is when an employee because of work-related injury or illness was assigned to another job on a temporary or permanent basis or worked at his/her permanent job but less than a full day or cannot perform routine functions associated with his/her permanent job


A fatality is the death of an employee engaged in a work-related activity that results from an incident or exposure in the work environment.


MCES employees shall report to Client any HES incident or near misses with the potential to cause serious injury or damage to the environment occurring in relation the Work under the Contract in an appropriate, agreed format that facilitates the transfer of information between MCES employees and Client, which shall in the first instance, and as soon as possible after the event becomes known. HES performance data is to be provided by the MCES employees to Client each week or as per requirement.


MCES employee's management is committed to health and safety welfare of all MCES Engineering Works employees and will demonstrate leadership by achieving the highest possible standards in both occupational and natural environments.

MECS Management will demonstrate its commitment to HES management by:

o Conducting a field visit fortnightly (14 days) and completing a field verification activity (Inspection, audit,)

o Participating in fortnightly Project HES meeting.

o Leading at least one project safety toolbox meeting per month.

o Making aware during Orientation meeting, Toolbox meetings and site visits that any employee of MCES has the authority to stop work when an imminent hazard to persons, property or the environment is identified and executing this Stop Work Authority by the management in event of an unsafe condition or behavior is observed during site visits.


o Ensuring that decisions and practices are consistent with the stated policy and objectives (refer to the MCES Policy statements).

o Making adequate resources available.

o Participating in construction hazard workshops and safety reviews.

o Discussing safety with supervisors/employees.

o Visiting all work areas regularly.

o Wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

o Carrying out safety observations and giving immediate feedback.

o Taking disciplinary action for violations of safety rules.

o Ensuring that safety is not compromised to meet schedule or budget.

o Making safety an agenda item at formalized meetings.

o Holding regular safety meetings (Toolbox and Project Management).

o Reviewing toolbox meeting minutes. Ensuring that all incidents are reported and investigated.

o Reviewing incident investigations and following up action items.

o Participating in regular inspections and audits.

o Executing Stop Work Authority in event of an unsafe work.



MCES will engage suitably qualified and experienced personnel to fill the following positions to ensure that health and safety issues are prevented and/or managed on the project: HES Representative HES Supervisor(s), and Paramedic In addition, suitably candidates will be encouraged from the workforce to be trained as First Aiders to compliment the growing ranks of already qualified First Aiders within the MCES pool of personnel and workforce.

Health, Environment and Safety Budget

A HES Budget will be developed to ensure that both the corporate and HES objectives of the HES Management System requirements on the project can be achieved. The following comprise cost categories around which the budget for health and safety will be allocated on the project:

o HES Personnel.

o Risk Management Activities.

o Health and Safety Communications.

o Meetings Training (includes Inductions)

o Auditing.

o Safety Improvement Programs (includes Safety Behavior Program, Transport & Travel Management).

o Personal Protective Equipment.

o First Aid.

o Fire / Emergency.

o Equipment Equipment & Plant Safety Program.


MECS recognizes that communication is an essential and critical element in managing safety. Daily and monthly meetings are to be held in a structured manner to communicate issues from and to all levels of the workforce throughout the site. All structured meetings are to be minute.

The communication process will be adopted by the Project Management team for the purpose of safety awareness will be based on:











The HES Representative shall establish a controlled document register for nominated safety documents. The following documents are subject to control;

o Project Health, Environment and Safety Management Plan

o Project Waste Management Plan

o Project Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan

o Project Accommodation and Hygiene Plan

o Material Safety Data Sheets and register

o Incident Reports

o Performance indicators and safety performance summaries

o Attendance records

o Induction records

o Hazard reports Job Safety & Environment Analyses

o Various permits associated with the project

o Plant assessment worksheets

o First Aid Treatment Register (includes medical)

o Fire extinguisher inspection records

MCES has developed the above-mentioned documents, which are in the process of continual improvement. MCES believes the success of the project will be dependent on the adequacy of information in the field with respect to health, environment and l delegate to the HES Representative to keep the records relating to HES issues.

The Project HES Representative shall ensure that:

o Documents are accurate, easy to understand and up to date

o Documents can be easily retrieved

o Changes are identified and old documents removed from use


The HES Representative in conjunction with the Project Management Team shall develop a preliminary Job Safety and Environmental Analysis (JSEA) for the project work activities.

Having performed the JSEA and assessed the risk, control measures shall be determined. Where possible the risk should be minimized and/or eliminated through changes to the work process. Where this is not practicable other forms of control may be required. SEA will be reviewed and addressed at the toolbox meeting with work crew to adequately manage the hazards and risks associated with the project.


A monthly Project Management Meeting is to be held where safety shall be the first order of business; covering safety related concerns and updates on accident-incident investigations.






Project Manager/Engineer

Client HES                                        Representative/ Appropriate Authority

Overall responsibility for environmental performance of the project Ensuring adequate resources to manage environmental aspects on project Investigating incident(s) with the assistance of the Project HES Representative in case of occurrence of an incident Reporting on the cause of the incident and necessary corrective action(s) in case of occurrence of an incident


Construction Manager/Engineer


Project Manager/ Engineer

Monitoring all project activities Ensuring all objectives and standards are met or exceeded Assist the Project Manager in ensuring project is constructed in accordance with this PEMP Informing the Project HES Representative if any incident occurs Undertaking any immediate actions to contain or control the incident Recommendations for changes or modifications required to avoid the incident reoccurring


-HES Representative


Project Manager/ Engineer

Reporting all environmental issues to the Project Manager Managing the risk management processes Administrating, auditing and inspecting HES performance



MECS-Construction Manager, Appropriate Engineer/ Leader of Section/Team

Shall ensure all their staff work to the PEMP requirements Becoming conversant with, and following, systems and procedures on site


MCES Project Management team has the responsibility to ensure its management, supervisors and employees have the necessary skills and knowledge and are competent to advise and enforce compliance of this Project HES Management Plan (PHSEMP).

In understanding the requirements for employee selection, competency and training it is important to recognize that almost all personnel involved in construction, operation and maintenance can create a safety hazard if they are not competent, qualified and suitably trained to carry out their role.

MCES employees engaged to work, as part of the Project, will attend the project specific safety induction before commencing on site work. This induction will be reviewed and updated to suit the changing project conditions. The HES Representative shall develop and implement induction requirements for project staff and personnel. The HES Representative shall develop a register of inducted personnel. It is the project management's responsibility to ensure that personnel do not commence field operations until inducted.

All personnel shall be required to complete an Induction Attendance form prior to the induction. All licenses and certificates of competency held must be recorded on the Induction Attendance form.

An integral part of the induction process will be the explanation of the following:

o Objectives of the project.

o Project safety objectives. 

o Emergency Response Procedures.

o Site-specific hazards.

o Site safety rules.

o Smoking policy.

o Alcohol and other Drugs Policy.

o Hazard Identification and reporting.

o JSEA preparation.

o Toolbox meetings.

o Incident reporting and investigation.

o Site orientation.

Following the main induction all personnel are to have a familiarization tour of the Project accommodation and the following is to be pointed out:

o Emergency Procedure and facilities e.g. First Aid, Fire Extinguishers, Assembly Points, etc.

o Hours of Work.

o First Aid Representative.

o Personnel in crew.

o Location of Amenities.

The HES Representative shall implement the requirements of the Project Line Safety Training Procedure.

Environment Management Plan

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this Project Environment Management Plan (PEMP) is to:

o Identify all contractual and regulatory requirements and define specific requirements to ensure their compliance

o Present an environmental analysis of construction activities and their potential effects.

o Detail the management strategies to be adopted to minimize the actual and potential Environmental effects arising from construction activities and possible (non-routine) Contingency events. Provide the necessary procedures for communication, documentation, and review of Environmental compliance activities. Effective environmental management is an ongoing Process. This PEMP will be reviewed whenever new environmental management practices or Options are identified. The work will be managed under MCES Management systems. MCES is committed to conducting its operations in a manner that protects and responsibly manages the natural environment.

MCES seeks to achieve this objective by:

We comply with applicable environmental legislation, regulations, construction industry codes of practice and specific contractual requirements.

We ensure that all personnel have adequate skills, knowledge and information to carry out their tasks without harm to the environment.

We conduct all activities in a manner that will promote the conservation of energy and reduce the generation of waste and the discharge of contaminants to the environment.

MCES Environmental Policy is generally issued to all personnel via notice boards and through the line manager to key personnel.


The EMP objectives and goals have been developed for the Project to meet the following objectives:

o Minimize the extent and impact of clearing and grading on the site;

o Minimize ground surface and vegetation destruction/disturbance;

o Protect "at risk" species of flora and fauna (if any);

o Maintain access for landholders;

o Maintain security of fencing and utilities;

o Ensure construction activities on the site and the use of access roads etc off the site of operation are managed so that potential adverse environmental impacts are minimized Prevent breeding of Dengue mosquitoes by preventing accumulation of fresh rain water or run-off water in storage rooms or in any other small pits.

MCES seeks to achieve these objectives by implementing the measures as described in this PEMP.


Sound environmental performance is everyone's responsibility including all employees, Senior Management, Managers and Supervisors, who have statutory and moral obligations for providing an environmentally sensitive and responsible working environment with minimal risk of environmental damage, pollution or unintentional waste emissions. All personnel on the project must adhere to the PEMP and related procedures and ensure that all objectives and standards are met or exceeded. Project personnel, and in particular Line Management, will do their utmost to promote environmental matters in accordance with MCES environmental objectives and goals.


A planned systematic implementation requires the clear recognition of what is required and when it is required to establish a measure of achieving the document objectives. These will be achieved by:

o Providing training, information, instruction and supervision to all staff, workers and subcontractors associated with the project.

o Motivating all personnel to achieve best practice through the establishment of consultative and communicative processes and the desire to work in a healthy and safe manner. The implementation and ongoing practice of risk management programs to identify, assess, control and review hazards and control strategies on the Project.

o Regular inspections and audits using checklists will be performed to work functions exposed to hazards associated with equipment, tools, plant, machinery, environment and facilities.

o Analysis of available information to establish prevention, measure and perform a root causes analysis of major incidents.

o Ensuring that people with the appropriate skills are employed.

o Ensure the dissemination of workplace health and safety procedures, instruction, policies, control measure and rules to all those affected.


Details on emergency and evacuation process and management are addressed in the Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan (EREP) which was submitted along with Proposal Submission and subsequently revised on award of Contract. The HES representative and scenarios developed with respect to any changing situation shall regularly review the EREP.

Relevant information shall be made readily available. The existing EREP includes:

o Description on how the emergency response is initiated and how emergency teams are activated.

o  Specification of command, control and communications arrangements (including MCES, specialist response organizations and statutory authorities).

o Identification of roles and responsibilities of all key personnel involved in the response or likely

o Specification of an Emergency Response coordinator

o Identification of available emergency equipment and personnel trained in its use.


In the event that a dispute occurs regarding a perceived safety issue, the method of resolution will be initially by those involved (Worker/HES Representative/Supervisor).

Consultation will be a mandatory requirement with the expectation that the issues are to be addressed between the person identifying the issue, the HES Representative and the immediate supervisor.

If resolution cannot be reached it will be documented on a Hazard Report by the HES Representative and referred to the Project Manager for assistance in resolving the issue in accordance with the or Client Safety Disputes & Grievance procedure.


Unsafe work practices are to be addressed by the HES Representative who will provide instruction as to the correct method of work.

Continued or unsafe practices are unacceptable and following measures will be invoked:

o Counseling by immediate supervisor (with Management/staff as witness)

o Issue of a Written Warning with a further breach

o Final counseling and Written Warning (with workplace representative in attendance). Major blatant disregard for safety will result in immediate termination.

o Dangerous acts

o Physical abuse

o Disobeying a safety directive etc.


Behavior Based Safety (BBS) is a process that provides the opportunity to move to a higher level of safety excellence by building ownership, trust, and unity across the team and developing empowerment opportunities which relate to employee safety. It is an important process that addresses human element of constructional work safety in a scientific approach.

A properly designed BBS process will involve workers from every level. The atmosphere of trust that results from the non-punitive observation and feedback process leads to more worker involvement. Workers will frequently start asking to be observed, and they will use the feedback to modify their activity to make themselves and their fellow workers safer. As trust will increase, the reporting of minor incidents will increase yet severity will decline.

The principles on which the foundation of proposed BBS process shall be built are:

Line Management Responsibility for Safety

The responsibility for safety and the BBS processes shared by management and front-line Workers.

Clear Roles and Responsibilities

Functions within the BBS process shall be performed at the proper level and shall be updated to fit the purpose.

Competence Commensurate with Responsibilities

An effective BBS process shall provide the skills needed to perform the tasks and functions Associated with the job in a timely manner.

Balanced Priorities

BBS shall provide consistent stream of safety data that will enable MCES employees to balance safety priorities with operational needs.

Identification of Safety Standards and Requirements

Existing safety standards and requirements aid in developing the list of behaviors used in the BBS process.

Hazard Controls

The observation process shall provide ongoing monitoring of processes so that Hazard Controls reflect the risks associated with work being performed.

Operations Authorization

The BBS process shall help to provide behavior-related safety information necessary to make informed decisions prior to initiating operations.


o Development of a list of at-risk behaviors.

o Observations

o Feedback

The process starts with a behavioral hazard analysis to identify at-risk behaviors. These can be determined using accident-incident reports and job hazards analysis. Using the at-risk behaviors, a checklist shall then be developed to assist in the observation of work behavior. The following flowchart shows the proposed BBS process, which is a multi-stage process leading to observation, feedback, and continuous safety improvement.


Safe Work Instructions (Safe Work Methods) are developed so as to provide a standardized approach for the communication and implementation of safety precautions whilst engaged on a specific activity and/or working environment on the project. MCES Management shall ensure that Safe Work Methods and Site Safety rules are adhered to by all Project personnel.

Where Job Safety and Environmental Analysis (JSEA) identifies a requirement for a safety working procedure, the SWI shall be developed and provided as a 'handout' at Toolbox or Pre-start meetings.

The procedure/instruction shall be reviewed at the Toolbox or Pre-start meeting prior to the work activity commencing.

Safe systems of work on the Project are to be established and updated throughout the project. Regular review will address existing safety systems with a view of improvement and reflecting task specific activities.

JSEA (Job Safety and Environmental Analysis) will be used as a tool to identify hazards and control measures in the establishment of safe systems of work. The JSEA may be subject to review by the Client HES Representative.

For all work, which requires a permit, the specific procedure or work instruction being referenced must be identified on the permit and a JSEA specific to the job must accompany the permit.
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