HEALTH & SAFETY

At NFA Techno Engineering Services, Health & Safety is paramount to our organisation. Our people are our most valuable assets. All our employees are issued with the most up to date (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment. We are continually promoting the importance of improving our Health & Safety performance and are operating National accreditation & Legislation for our management systems. We are also proud members of FSAI organisation and fully support their aims and objectives.We are member of ESIC & Ministry of Health.

The Board of Directors of NFA considers health and safety of paramount importance and the prime consideration in the undertaking of their business. We are committed to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of our employees and anyone who may be affected by our undertaking.

We shall ensure compliance with all applicable statutory health and safety legislation and strive to meet international recognized health and safety standards. We shall ensure that adequate resources are made available to implement, and maintain health and safety management systems and ensure a safe working environment.

We shall actively promote a positive safety culture throughout our business by the continued training and education of our workforce.

We are committed to a process of continuous improvement and shall review and revise this policy at regular intervals.

National Policy

Safety and health occupies a very significant position in India’s constitution which prohibits employment of children under 14 in factories, mines and in hazardous occupations. Policy aims to protect the health and strength of all workers. It prevents employment in occupations unsuitable for the age and strength of the workers. It is the policy of the state to make provisions for securing just and humane conditions of work. The constitution provides a broad framework under which policies and programmes for occupational health and safety could be established.

National Policy

Legislation provides an essential foundation for safety. To be meaningful and effective legislation should be reviewed and updated regularly as scientific knowledge develops.

India has had legislation on occupational health and safety for over 50 years. India was under British rule in the 19th and the early 20th century, hence the principal health and safety laws are based on the British Factories Act. The Factories Act, 1948 is amended from time to time, and especially after the Bhopal Gas disaster [See box], which could have been prevented. This demanded a shift from dealing with disaster (or disease) to prevent its occurrence. The Factories (Amendment) Act came into force on 1 December 1987.

  • Other laws have also been framed for workers’ welfare.
  • OSH Legislation
  • The Factories Act 1948, amended 1954, 1970, 1976, 1987
  • The Mines Act, 1952
  • The Dock workers (safety, health and welfare) Act, 1986
  • The Plantation Labour Act, 1951
  • The Explosives Act, 1884
  • The Petroleum Act, 1934
  • The Insecticide Act, 1968
  • The Indian Boilers Act, 1923
  • The Indian Electricity Act, 1910
  • The Dangerous Machines (Regulations) Act, 1983
  • The Indian Atomic Energy Act, 1962
  • The Radiological Protection Rules, 1971
  • The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989