Health , Safety and Environment Policy

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Health, Safety and Environment Policy

Aqaba Container Terminal is committed to the safety of employees, contractors and the general public. We recognize that integrating a sound HSE program into our business is key to our success.


  • We do not accept that incidents and injuries are part of our business.
  • We expect our managers and supervisors to provide effective leadership whilst recognizing that good HSE behavior is the responsibility of all those who work for us.
  • We focus on the prevention of incidents before they happen by proactive risk assessment and mitigation using the hierarchy of controls.
  • We strive for a no-blame culture but cannot accept intentional neglect or disregard for our HSE rules.
  • This policy concerns our own employees, contractors or any other external parties working on or visiting our facility.
  • The overall responsibility for HSE at ACT is directly with the CEO.

It is ACT’s policy to:

  • Have a systematic approach to management of HSE risks.
  • Comply with local laws and regulations as well as Global APM Terminals Standards.
  • Set plans and targets for continuous improvement and measure, appraise and report on performance.
  • Report all HSE incidents and near misses.
  • Investigate incidents to identify learnings and prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure employees are competent to do their tasks, and provide adequate HSE training.
  • Ensure adequate resources are allocated to management of HSE risks.
  • Include HSE performance as part of employee appraisals.
  • Requires contractors and external parties to manage HSE in line with this Policy.
  • As a condition of employment, all employees are required to comply with all HSE rules and regulations. Each employee understands that they are individually responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around them. Violation of this Policy will be cause for disciplinary action under company rules. 

Steven Yoogalingam
Chief Executive Officer
Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT)


Our Health and Safety Policy (click here)