Health, safety, environment & quality

At Peterson HSSEQ is our highest priority and this is demonstrated by the commitment of our leaders and by every employee. We have five very simple aims, which are at the heart of everything we do:

  • Zero harm to people
  • Zero harm to environment
  • Zero loss or damage to property or data
  • Promoting consistent behaviours in line with our values
  • Consistently meet and exceed client expectations
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our employees is our primary focus and we encourage all our employees to take personal responsibility for this, whilst complying with our ten lifesaving rules. Our working environments by their nature expose our employees to risk. Therefore, our objective is to identify and assess risk and implement controls to keep our people safe.

We believe that having the right controls in place to effectively manage safety risks leads to improved safety outcomes.

We provide opportunities for interaction to improve our safety performance. Routine engagement with employees and suppliers includes health and safety committees; safety toolbox talks; safety meetings; time out for safety (TOFS); and leaders discussing job-specific safety risks.

Environment and Energy
We are committed to protecting our natural environment and we seek to reduce our carbon footprint and other environmental impacts. We believe that environmental protection is a Peterson responsibility and we encourage our employees to play their part by taking personal responsibility. Our goal is to promote a sustainable and healthy environment, and this is achieved through our responsible behaviour. We are also committed to conserving resources and improving savings through efficient energy usage.

Peterson is a certified carbon-neutral company under the PAS 2060 accreditation provided by NQA and has ambitious plans to achieve net zero operations by 2025. 
View our carbon-neutral certification here. 

Quality assurance is the foundation of our business, providing governance through policies, procedures and work instructions which are all managed and controlled through our ISO 9001 approved Business Management System. At Peterson we use the acclaimed HSEQ Innovate software to manage incidents and continual improvements. This has brought significant improvement and benefits to our Quality Management System and all our stakeholders.

We recognise the value and importance of quality in satisfying our customers and meetings their expectations, and ultimately retaining their loyalty.

We recognise the importance of keeping assets, property and information secure. Security is an important aspect of all our operations and as part of our management of security, we regularly compile and update our security risk assessments.

We work to maintain our ISO 27001 accreditation, which demonstrates that our Security Management System is certified to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details and information entrusted by third parties.

ISO certifications
We acknowledge the importance of ISO standards especially in the areas of health, safety, security, quality and environmental matters, which we identify as fundamental elements of our Business Management responsibilities. Our suite of ISO certifications includes:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
  • ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management
  • ISO27001:2013 Information Security Management
These five major ISO certifications demonstrate that we operate responsibly in line with the industry best practices and management systems. In relation to the management of occupational health, safety, security, environmental, energy and quality matters our HSSEQ Management System is based on and fully compliant with these international standards, having been successfully audited by National Quality Assurance (NQA).


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