Health & Safety

We work on projects and in environments that can be challenging and sometimes hazardous by nature. Our priority is to ensure that all JKX, subsidiary and contractor employees work in a safe environment, where effective systems of work are maintained and appropriate procedures and processes are in place.

Areas of focus Policies
Awareness, competence and behaviours. We select our people with care, train them in key safety-related skills and competences and regularly assess their performance.
Suppliers, contractors and partners
in the supply chain.
We rely on suppliers, contractors and partners to carry out our work safely and effectively. We ensure that they are aligned with our HSEC expectations and we monitor their performance against these expectations.
Customers and products. We assess, manage and communicate the hazards associated with our products, communicating topical information to help users handle them in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner.

We are committed to continuously improving our health and safety performance. Annual health and safety targets are set for all levels within the organisation. During 2015 the AIFR (All Injury Frequency Rate) was 0.15 per 200,000 hours worked, with 165 days away from work recorded. With more than 750 personnel during 2015, we reported 56 incidents.

JKX will never knowingly compromise health and safety standards to meet operational objectives.

We work hard to ensure that suppliers and others meet the high standards that we set ourselves.

Risk management is a central part of our strategic management. We believe that investment in education and continual professional development leads to more effective risk management.

We are proud to continue to maintain the ISO9001 Quality Management accreditation, our OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety accreditation which is now accompanied by our ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation in conjunction with Lloyds Register (LRQA). These are all internationally-recognised specifications for quality, occupational health and safety and environmental management systems.

The accreditation process demands regular and comprehensive management reviews.

Please see our Health and Safety Policy statement.

As drilling operations can pose significant risk, we continue to improve the risk management aspects of these activities by using the skills and knowledge of UK expatriate supervisors on-site enabling us to define and manage drilling risk more clearly using Western methodology.

We select supervisors for their expertise as well as for their familiarity with the regions where we operate. They understand local working practices and look to enhance the education and training of our contract drillers.

We have an experienced Lead Drilling Engineer in the London office to plan, review and authorise Group drilling operations which has significantly strengthened our capability to identify and manage the risk.

Please see our Health and Safety Policy statement.