The Group is committed to a safe, healthy and hygienic working environment in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (No. 85 of 1993). Peregrine has a formal Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Policy, which is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure all legislative changes are taken
into consideration. No significant changes were implemented during the year. The policy outlines the SHE responsibilities of the Group and employees and requires the appointment of business specific representatives, as well as a Group Health and Safety Committee.
Accordingly each building has an appointed SHE officer. Officers regularly inspect the building, first aid kits, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, etc. to ensure a safe working environment.
It further sets out procedures for first aid, emergency evacuation and exposure to environmental health risks. In addition the Policy covers drug and alcohol dependency and outlines the policy on Group support in these instances and sets guidelines for incident reports.
During the year the following formal SHE training of SHE representatives took place:
• First Aid
• General awareness
• Emergency evacuations
SHE audits are conducted annually utilising checklists to identify hazards and non-compliance.