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Transcript of Houlder LTD
Gripper Arm Installation
Explanation of the site’s commitment to health and safety.
Houlder is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees & contractors.
To help achieve this all work carried out on this site shall be controlled using safe systems of work such as Permit’s JSA’s & Work Instruction.
This does not replace your personal responsibility for ensuring your own safety and that of others around you.
Remember, there is no reason whatsoever for anyone to work unsafely or take shortcuts.
Specific health and safety risks
Access to work area:
Only use the route to the work area which is demarcated with pedestrian barriers and signage,
walk across the yard and stay clear of any area’s not included in your work scopes, eg: loading/offloading areas, confined spaces.
1.Fire & Evacuation:
Fire presents a serious risk to life & equipment, therefore everyone is to work in a safe and responsible manner to prevent fire situations from developing.
Fire watchers are to be present on all hot work activities and will attend to any small fires that may occur, they will also remain in place until there is no risk of combustion after hot work finishes.
Please ensure all work areas are clean and free from combustible materials.
If you do discover a fire, raise the alarm, or if the alarm is raised, turn your T card to the ‘off the rig’ position and proceed to the muster point which is located on the quayside.
2. First Aid:
First Aider is Andy Wilson and the Medic is located on rig and will be contactable via radio’s or the tannoy system.
All accidents, however minor, must be reported and logged in the accident book which is located in the Houlder site office, this information will be used to help identify safer working practices and achieve the goal of Zero Harm.
3. Permit to work:
You are responsible for ensuring you follow your Permit to Work, Work Instruction, Risk Assessment & Job Safety Analysis (JSA), it is important that you have fully read and understood the work documents before you sign them. If at any point you are required to work out of the scope of your permit, you must report to your supervisor to ensure that a safe system of work can be agreed before you continue.
YOU MUST ONLY CARRY OUT THE WORK YOU HAVE SIGNED ON TO.
4. JSA (Job Safety Analysis):
The JSA is a non-prescriptive safety tool designed to encourage involvement from all carrying out the task, it allows the team to think about the job steps, hazards that may be encountered and control measures that need to be in place in order for the work to be carried out safely, it is important that the JSA is held at the job site and with full team involvement for all tasks. If new people join the team during the day, the supervisor may go over the JSA with them, if more than one person joins, then a new JSA must be written out.
5. Confined Space:
All confined spaces MUST be certified as empty, dry, ventilated and atmospherically tested as safe before entering.
Where possible, work in enclosed spaces should be carried out with the assistance of the rig crew who are familiar with the vessels layout and emergency systems, also there will be a confined space rescue plan in the event of an emergency.
All confined space entry must have suitable access/egress, lighting, extraction/forced air ventilation and one 10/15 minute escape set per person in place before work starts, in addition to this you will need to ensure your own personal safety by wearing correct specification respirators for protection against welding fumes and personal gas monitors which need to be fully charged before use.
Is one of the most common causes of workplace injury, so please use safe manual handling techniques, assessing the size, weight and shape of the load before lifting, with assistance or mechanical aids used wherever possible.
A lifting plan is required for complex, non-routine lifts, with areas segregated to prevent unauthorised access.
Certified & competent personnel to operate equipment, sling loads and carry out the signalling activities.
Do not walk or take shortcuts under suspended loads and be aware of what or who is working above, below or nearby at all times.
8. Working at Height:
87% of fall injuries occur below 2 metres, so any work that is carried out above or below ground level where there is a risk of falling will be classed as working at height, therefore please ensure your personal safety by using the correct access equipment and clip on to a secure anchor point, making sure you have selected the correct fall protection – it is no good if you can still hit the floor!.
Harnesses must be attached to inertia reels if handrails are removed with the addition of a life jacket if working over water, you must also be clipped on for tank entry & exit.
Make sure all ladders checked before use for defects & are properly secured.
Working from ladders should only be considered where another means of access is not available and should be short duration only – again, it is important to clip on to stop you from falling.
Ensure good tool management to prevent dropped objects, secure tools to your person with lanyard where there is a risk to others below.
Only to be erected/altered/dismantled by competent scaffolders, Scafftags are to be used on all scaffolds – these are to be checked to ensure that they are in date (within 7 days of inspection).Do not use if no tag is fitted.
alter or modify scaffold.
Mandatory items of PPE whilst on site are Hard Hat, Overalls, Safety Boots, Safety Glasses and Gloves which must be worn at all times, step out of the working area to clean glasses if needed, additional PPE to be worn on site are goggles instead of safety glasses for grinding, hearing protection where there is excessive noise and correct specification respirators to protect from harmful welding fumes.
11. Compressed Air Equipment & Power Tools
Whip checks MUST be used at all times on all compressed air hoses & equipment, Stop job and report immediately if whipcheck is missing, Hand, Arm vibration exposure times not to be exceeded-rotate task where needed. All power tools to be inspected weekly and before use, if faulty, report the defect and remove from use.
Dispose of any waste in the skips provided, segregating any oily waste and do not throw anything overboard.
Manage your work areas to minimize any Slips, Trips or Falls by placing all cables & hoses under protective mats or above head height, be aware and think of how others working nearby could be affected by your actions.
13. Site rules:
Strictly No smoking except in the designated areas-quayside and shack near cabins, keep clean & tidy..
14. Drugs & Alcohol :
We operate a Zero tolerance approach to Drugs & Alcohol misuse and are carrying out random testing to ensure the safety of the project workforce. Anyone to fail testing will be immediately removed from site and may incur the cost of the flights & transportation home.
15. Arrangements for reporting accidents and other incidents:
An additional initiative we have implemented is the “Stop for Safety” program, which aims to empower and encourage the workforce to stop any potentially unsafe situations from developing.
We feel a key obstacle to overcome is workforce attitudes towards safety being a counter productive exercise.
Involving everyone, ensuring peoples opinions & concerns are acted upon, along with identifying & rewarding proactive behavior will help to create a positive effect with performance and perceptions on projects.
An effective safety culture is not implemented overnight, but with continuous application we aim to develop and improve site safety awareness to achieve a zero incident workplace.
Prepared by: Andy Wilson and Angelo Esposito
The Permit must make clear:
• All safety requirements are met before work starts (systems drained, isolated, task lighting & access in place.)
• Safety precautions that must remain in place during the work (eg: firewatch.)
• Gas monitoring (where required.)
• The period of time in which the permit is valid.
16. Arrangements for reporting accidents and other incidents:
Please report all accidents, incidents and near misses to ensure there is no repeat occurrence, all observations are looked upon as opportunities for improvement, capturing Near Misses and working together on safety is KEY to achieving our own & Ensco’s target of zero incidents, so, if you see something which doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t, so please report it otherwise nothing will change – If you can’t do it safely, don’t do it!