Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

Quantec’s commitment to QHSE

 

Quality

Quantec is committed to providing the best possible images of the subsurface. Our processes have been designed to ensure the highest quality data possible. Quantec will maintain exemplary standards throughout the acquisition, processing and interpretation of your data. All members of Quantec are responsible for quality control and quality assurance.

Quantec manages data Quality through procedures engrained at all stages of acquisition, processing and interpretation, including:

•             Pre-survey testing and calibration of geophysical sensors and equipment

•             Survey protocols for varied survey environments to ensure quality data

•             Data management systems to ensure integrity and security of the collected data

•             Data processing protocols to ensure consistency in data quality

•             Professional Geophysicists and Geoscientists overseeing data handling, processing and    interpretation

Our clients may also send a representative, during the processing and interpretation phases of the survey to supervise and be involved in the QC, processing and interpretation.

 

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Health and Safety

Quantec Geoscience is committed to conducting its surveys in a healthy, safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner; respecting the people and cultures it interacts with and dedicates the necessary resources towards achieving this. In fulfilling this commitment, management provides and maintains a safe and healthy work environment, in accordance with industry best practices and in compliance with legislative requirements. All levels of management/supervisors are considered responsible and accountable for providing and maintaining a safe work environment through active leadership and implementation.

 

Quantec is an ISNetworld member contractor

 

Quantec is a contractor member of ISNetworld, an online management database that collects health, safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information designed to meet governmental record keeping and Owner- Client requirements. This allows Quantec to track and improve its HSE performance, and provide customers with clear, standardized HSE information. This results in lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.

Culture of Safety

A positive company-wide HSE attitude at Quantec is fostered by:

• A strong commitment to HSE values by senior management.

• A philosophy aimed at achieving continuous HSE improvement.

• An HSE structure that promotes accurate field reporting.

• A culture that respects and values the well-being of the people and the environments involved in our work.

 

Work-site Health and Safety at Quantec:

PPE

Quantec crews use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all jobs. As part of every pre-project risk assessment, health & safety risks are identified, and the appropriate PPE is chosen. Proper use and maintenance is ensured on site through the daily safety meetings, and HSE audits. Quantec’s global experience and safe work practices combine to ensure industry leading low incident rates.

Pre-project risk assessment

A key component of Quantec’s HSE system is the pre-project risk assessment. In order to minimize the risk of HSE incidents, we research all possible project risks, and design and implement an HSE plan incorporating PPE’s, SOP’s, emergency protocols, and of course each client’s specific requirements in cases where those differ from Quantec’s standard HSE procedures.

Daily Safety Meetings (DSM)

Once on site, daily safety meetings are held, to ensure all the HSE plan is being followed, and to deal with all ongoing issues, including near miss and incident reports, and client concerns, if any.

Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)

The role of the JHSC is to provide continuous HSE oversight in terms of monitoring and updating the HSE system, tracking HSE performance and continuously taking steps to improve the HSE system based on actual performance.

Training

Quantec ensures that all employees receive appropriate and relevant training, and that this training and associated certifications are all up to date.

 

Environment

Quantec values the environments we work in, regardless of where these are on the globe. Quantec’s geophysical surveys are conducted with safety in mind and with minimal environmental impact.  Our philosophy is to minimise the impact we have, and to the best of our abilities leave survey areas in the same condition as when we entered. Man-portable equipment is used for a smaller ecological footprint to acquire full frequency data over rugged or remote terrain and in various geologic environments.  Geophysical surveys are also conducted using environmentally responsible electrode technologies.  Unlike many pot electrodes, our stable steel plate electrodes do not contain toxic chemicals.  Tests have demonstrated that stable steel plate electrodes are as good as or better than pot electrodes at high and low frequencies in a variety of environments. This involves not only the obvious, but also caring for not to affect flora and fauna and  but also showing respect for local human customs and values.

 

Quantec’s QHSE policies are available on request.

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