Functions and Responsibilities of the Environment Health and Safety section


The section provides leadership on the Commission’s Environment Health and Safety regulation mandate. This entails implementing one of the key responsibilities of the Commission under the Energy Act No. 12 Section 6(c) of “formulating, reviewing and enforcing environment health and safety standards in the sector in coordination with other statutory authorities”.

To achieve this, the department works in collaboration/consultation with statutory authorities such as National Environmental Management Authority(NEMA), Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services (DOSHS), Kenya Maritime Authority and ERC’s technical departments

Functions of the EHS section

  • Formulate, enforce and review environmental, health and safety and quality standards for the energy sector
  • Monitor energy sector EHS compliance
  • Enforce environmental, health, safety and quality standards for the energy sector
  • Investigate accidents and incidents
  • Check EHS compliance for license or permit application
  • Requesting and analyzing Licensee EHS performance records