9 Golden Rules

This Health and Safety (HSE) campaign has been developed by Duqm Refinery. It aims to raise and enhance awareness around 9 golden rules of safety in the industry in order to avoid and minimize the number of accidents and injuries in construction sites. Duqm Refinery’s campaigns and initiatives are designed to deliver long-term social benefits, while simultaneously tackling more pressing community needs.

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Rule 1:

Implement Permit to Work (PTW) when required.

Did you know allowing high risk work with no permit is risky business?

Precautions:

  • If there is no valid work permit, work should not be performed.
  • All hazards associated with the job should be identified, all necessary precautions should be implemented including isolation Prior tart of the work, checks must be made to ensure that live energy does not exist in chemical, electrical, mechanical, thermal and so on.
  • Work must be monitored if there is any chance of toxicity or explosion.
  • If operating procedures or conditions have changed, new permits should be issued.
  • Ensure that the permit includes and clarifies what has to done, what is involved and when is it expected to complete.
  • PTW must be raised and posted at the relevant places before the work starts.
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Rule 2:

Implement electrical safety procedures

Did you know that an electrical injury can prove to be fatal?

Precautions:

  • You should avoid performing a job if proper power supply is not checked No work should be made if product supply and power is not checked.
  • Risk assessment must be performed to identify the hazards and the risks and to identify the control measures that it should be used.
  • Tag out devices of lockout needs to be placed and lockout start times need to be recorded.

** http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/

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Rule 3:

Avoid working at height where possible

  • Never work at height without protective gears or harness!
  • To prevent falls while at work, the use of work equipments and other safety measures must be implemented if working at height cannot be prevented.
  • A safe work plan or system must be implemented before starting working at height.
  • Consider weather conditions before starting work such as; high winds, rains and lighting.
  • Only required Tools must be attached and stored properly in a basket.

** HSE.gov.uk

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Rule 4:

Implement confined space procedures

Caution: More than 50% of fatal accidents in confined spaces involve individuals who hold their breath!

Precautions:

  • Until the isolation was verified and atmosphere was checked, never enter any confined space.
  • To ensure that all workers are monitored, a safety attendant should always be near the area.
  • Emergency plan of evacuation should always be prepared.
  • Never enter a confined space without authorization.
  • All sources of energy affecting the space must be isolated.
  • All workers must be trained and authorized before entering a confined space.
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Rule 5:

Know your driving responsibilities

Driving safely in construction sites can help to save your life and the lives of others.

Did you know that wearing seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by roughly 50%?

  • Adhere to the speed limit.
  • Seatbelts must always be buckled.
  • Switch off mobile devices when possible while driving.
  • Never walk or drive outside designated paths.
  • Pull over when you feel tired.
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Rule 6:

Stop work when deemed unsafe

Never take on a task that may pose dangers to you or others.

You will not be punished if you stop carrying out an unsafe job

  • Workers must regularly report any unsafe situations they face on site.
  • A list of hazards and unsafe situations on the work site must be updated daily or weekly and communicated to the workers
  • Standby workers must be around when carrying out new jobs
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Rule 7:

Follow rigging and lifting procedures

Lifting operations using cranes, hoists or other mechanical devices can only be performed if:

  • A lifting plan and risk assessment was prepared prior to the operation. Lifting of equipment and related processes should be carried out or performed by a qualified individual.
  • Lifting equipments like cranes need to be operated only by certified employees.
  • Safety devices of lifting equipment’s must be in excellent work order.
  • Make sure the identification system is color coded. It is helpful when certifying that lifting accessories used in operations were regularly inspected.
  • Prior to use, lifting accessories and devices should be inspected visually.

** ogp.org.uk

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Rule 8:

Implement traffic management on site

Construction vehicle accidents can be avoided by applying an effective management plan.

Precautions:

  • A plan of detailed traffic management needs to be prepared to clearly indicate the restrictions of speed limit and measures of traffic control.
  • Signs should be checked regularly to maintain its clear visibility.
  • Daily checks should be conducted by drivers to check tyres, lights and indicators before the start of a shift.
  • Both drivers and operators must be trained and authorized.
  • Vehicles must be inspected regularly and confirmed to be used.
  • Secure loads before driving the vehicle
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Rule 9:

Implement mechanical and electrical isolation procedures

Precautions:

  • All employees involved with using particular equipment need to be notified of the system or equipment that will be isolated and shut down.
  • Determine and isolate the system or equipment away from energy sources.
  • Make sure that hidden or stored energy is released safely and securely prior to the start of work.
  • Set up tag-out or lock-out devices from all energy sources.
  • Ensure that the isolation is valuable before the work starts and must be checked every so often.
  • Never remove a tag or a lock unless authorized or installed by you
  • All sources of energy must be tagged or locked out
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