HEALTH , SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
It is the policy at Offshore to conduct the activities in such a ways as to take foremost account of the Health, and safety of their employees and of other persons connected with a project, and give proper regard to the conversation of the environment.
Appropriate measurement are taken in line with this statement and the company’s HSE policy to ensure that the design, construction and operability of the proposed project comply with the current health and safety standards and local legislation, and the development is sensitive to the conversation of the environment.
The effects of the project on the environment may be physical, biological or social. Any study conducted should address the following issues where appropriate:
- Gaseous emissions
- Aqueous effluents
- Waste management
- Soil Pollution
- Social / Local Aspects
- Contingency plans
Following the completion of the preliminary design, a hazard and operability (Hazop) study may be required to confirm that the facilities will be safe to operated and to assist in more detailed contingency planning.
Application of good safety practices in an ongoing process throughout the lifetime of the project. Due consideration is given to this aspect and safety is planned and managed at each stage of the project. This involves:
- Stipulating clearly defined safety objectives
- Establishing safety requirements corresponding to these objectives.
- Assigning work of specialists and professional engineers who fully understand the safety consequences of the designs.
- Specifying what reviews, risk analysis and audits are to be carries out by the project team, safety officer or others to determine whether the design and construction meet the stated objectives.
- Establishing and maintaining communication will all parties, particularly government and local regulatory authorities, involved with the overall safety of the project. This is to ensure compliance with applicable standards and codes of practice and established risk acceptance criteria.
A Site Safety Plan appropriate to the size of the project and the perceiver risks is made to ensure that the construction activities are undertaken I a safe manner.
The objectives of the plan is clearly stated and also includes a target Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) for the end of the project. Whilst the overall objective is to prevent all accidents, safety targets need to be quantitative and reasonable in order to be effective.
The plan states the Means, Controls and Performance Reviews / Appraisals by which the objectives will be realized.
The Means employed includes:
- A Project Safety Committee consisting of key members of the Project Team, meeting on a frequent routine basis.
- A Safety Orientation programme for all personnel commencing work on the site.
- Safety Rules and Regulations, which includes controls over access to the site and wearing of protective equipment and clothing.
- A work permit system
- Safety Training programme in areas such as Enhanced Safety Management, safe working at height, excavation safety, electrical safety, hazard recognition, fire prevention, accident reporting and investigation.
- Safety Promotion programme
- Emergency Treatment – First aid clinics, ambulance etc.
- Weekly Safety Inspections by the Project Team.
- Safety Audits carried out periodically by the members of the Project Team.
- Safety awareness and vigilance by everyone working on the site.
PERFORMANCE REVIEWS / APPRAISAL
Periodical reviews are held to appraise the performance and trends, identify areas of weakness, confirm targets and training and promotional programmers and any changes in preventive measure, procedures and practice are discussed and implemented.