At PGM Nigeria Limited, we are familiar with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, and associated Regulations. We have specific OH&S policies, plans and procedures in accordance with the Act that are adopted by all staff and subcontractors. Our Occupational Health and Safety Policy Statement and Fieldwork Safety Guidelines are available on request.

Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management is an integral and essential part of the way we do our business and is considered an equal part of the wider system for the management of our business. Through effective management, Ensign aims to be the preferred contractor and the favoured employer. The requirements set out in this document constitute the expectations for divisional compliance with Ensign policy.

Our goal is to protect our people, the public, our property and the environment in which they work and live. It is a commitment that is in the best interests of our customers, our employees and all other stakeholders.

It is possible to run all operations without injuries or damage to equipment or the environment:

  • We will comply with all applicable laws and relevant industry standards of practice.
  • We will continuously evaluate the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) aspects of our equipment and services.
  • We believe that effective HSE management is good business and we are committed to the continuous improvement of HSE management practices.
  • From top management through to entry level, everyone is responsible and accountable for HSE.

We are committed to the integration of HSE objectives into our management systems at all levels. This will enhance our business success by reducing risk and adding value to our services.

Risk Evaluation and Management

Continually evaluate the HSE risks to the workforce, customers and the environment. Continually evaluate processes and activities for specific hazards – assess potentials, record and control the subsequent risk to a tolerable level.


  • Establish a methodology that identifies both acute and chronic hazards and their associated impacts. Address routine and non-routine tasks, emergencies and outside influences.
  • Conduct hazard assessments during the design, development, operating and decommissioning stages of equipment, processes and facilities.
  • Control hazards and reduce risk to a tolerable level through mitigating and recovery measures.
  • Apply risk management tools to all proposed activities including acquisitions, bids and new business development.