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Risk Assessment Tables

(Guidance for assessing risk)

Risk Tolerability/Acceptance Table


Likelihood of Occurrence
Regular occurrence within the area of operations to which it refers, with the possibility of being realised once per day/shift.
High Likelihood
Moderate Likelihood Occasional occurrence with the possibility of being realised once per job/project/contract/month.
Unlikely to occur but known to have occurred in the relevant industry/operation/type of work it refers to.
Low Likelihood
Severity (injury)
High Severity
Moderate Severity
Low Severity

Major Injury/Disablement/Fatality (e.g. amputation, major fracture, poisoning, multiple injuries, occupational cancer or other severe life shortening diseases,
acute fatal diseases).
Lost Time Injury (off work for more than 3 working days)-(lacerations, burns, concussions, serious sprains, minor fractures, deafness, dermatitis, asthma, work
related upper limb disorders, ill health leading to permanent minor disability).
First Aid Injury, Medical Aid Treatment Injury (return to work after loss of 1-2 shifts/working days)-(e.g. superficial injuries, minor cuts/bruises, eye irritation,
headaches, temporary discomfort.

Risk Rating &


Rating Number
5 Intolerable Risk

Work shall not be started or continued until the


risk has been reduced. If it is not possible to
reduce the risk even with unlimited resources,
work shall remain prohibited.

4 Substantial Risk

Work shall not be started until the risk has been


reduced. Considerable resources may be
required to do this. Where the risk involves
work in progress, urgent action shall be taken.

3 Moderate Risk

Severity (property/equipment)
Property/Equipment Damage costs exceeding $50,000.
High Severity
Moderate Severity
Low Severity

Property/Equipment Damage costs (direct and indirect) between $50,000 and $5,000.
Property/Equipment Damage costs (direct and indirect) not exceeding $5,000.

2 Tolerable Risk

Severity (environmental)
Environmental damage is catastrophic and/or involves prosecution, severe damage to company image and substantial costs.
High Severity
Moderate Severity Environmental damage external to local area and/or damage to company image and profits.
Environmental damage is local and has minimal external impact.
Low Severity
Risk Rating & Rating Number Table
High Likelihood Moderate Likelihood

1 Low Risk

Work may proceed but efforts should be made


to reduce the risk below this level. The
resources/costs required for prevention should
be carefully measured and limited. Risk
reduction measures and remedial action shall
be implemented as soon as practicable and
within one month as a maximum. Where the
moderate risk (level 3) involves high severity
consequences, further assessment may be
necessary to establish the likelihood more
precisely and determine the need for improved
control measures.
No additional costs are required. Consideration
may be given to more cost effective remedial
actions or improvements that involve no
additional resources/cost burden. Monitoring is
required to ensure that controls are maintained
and in place.
Risk Acceptable. No action required. Document
findings.

Notes:
Low Likelihood

High Severity

5 Intolerable risk

4 Substantial risk

3 Moderate risk

Moderate Severity

4 Substantial risk

3 Moderate risk

2 Tolerable risk

3 Moderate risk

2 Tolerable risk

1 Low risk

Low Severity

Remedial Action and Timescale

For each hazard: - 1) Estimate Likelihood of Occurrence. 2) Estimate Severity of potential injury, property
damage or environmental damage. 3) Combine estimates to allocate Initial Risk Rating. 4) Assess Risk Tolerability or
Acceptance. 5) Introduce Control Measures to reduce risk. 6) Reassess revised estimates of Likelihood and Severity
after controls implemented and allocate new risk rating. 7) Reassess Risk Tolerability and if acceptable, enter Residual
Risk Rating and associated Likelihood and Severity levels. If not repeat stages 5-7.

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Risk Assessment Form

Base/Area/Dept/Project: Dubai/MEAP/Operations/Azeri Baku Pipelines Project


Activity/Operation/Job: Pre-commissioning/Hydrotesting/MEPPS
Task/Job Steps

Hazard
Hazard Description and Effect for each Task.
Note: Additional hazards may arise from interaction
with other work.

Initial Risk

Assessed by:
Date:
Controls

Residual Risk

Personnel / Equipment / Hazard Likelihood of Risk List and describe fully all Controls Required. Cross-refers Hazard Likelihood of
Risk
Environment at Risk Severity Occurrence Rating to any other relevant assessment (PPE, COSHH, Manual Severity Occurrence Rating No.
No. Handling, LOLER etc).

Prepare detailed test


procedure

Nominate wrong test pressure


Over pressure system

Damage to
client system

Mod

Mod

Procedure/job card will be prepared,


checked and approved by 3 separate
BJ & client personnel.

Mod

Low

Prepare detailed test


procedure

Nominate wrong test limits


Over pressure system

Damage to
client system

Mod

Mod

Procedure/job card will be prepared,


checked and approved by 3 separate
BJ & client personnel.

Mod

Low

Prepare detailed test


procedure

Failure to identify NRVs and valves Damage to


to be mechanically opened within
client system
the test limits
Trapped pressure in system

Mod

Mod

Procedure/job card will be prepared,


checked and approved by 3 separate
BJ & client personnel.

Mod

Low

Prepare system for


flooding

Failure of permit to work system


Ongoing conflicting work on the
same system

Personal injury
and BJ
equipment
damage

Mod

Mod

Permit to work system is adhered to


rigidly and shortcomings/potential
conflicts reported to PTW office
immediately.

Mod

Low

Prepare system for


flooding

Rig up all flooding equipment


Muscle / back strain from moving
heavy equipment

Personal injury

Mod

Mod

Follow all guidelines laid out during


safety induction and BJ HSE manual.
Personnel trained in manual handling
techniques. Items over 40 Kgs to be
lifted by 2 or more people.

Low

Low

Prepare system for


flooding

Install incorrectly rated temporary


hose / blinds / spades
Overpressure of temporary
equipment

BJ equipment
damage

Mod

Mod

Adhere at all times to procedure, all


temporary equipment to be certified
and pre-tested.

Mod

Low

Prepare system for


flooding

Use of hand Tools


Trapped / cut injured body parts

Personnel injury Mod

Mod

Follow all guidelines laid out during


safety induction and BJ HSE manual

Mod

Low

Prepare system for


flooding

Working at height
Fall from high levels

Personnel injury High

Mod

Only use approved scaffolding, wear


correct harness above 2m from floor.

Mod

Approved by (Name):
Signature:

Approved by (Title):
Date:

Low

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Task/Job Steps

Hazard
Hazard Description and Effect for each Task.
Note: Additional hazards may arise from interaction
with other work.

Initial Risk

Controls

Residual Risk

Personnel / Equipment / Hazard Likelihood of Risk List and describe fully all Controls Required. Cross-refers Hazard Likelihood of
Environment at Risk Severity Occurrence Rating to any other relevant assessment (PPE, COSHH, Manual Severity Occurrence
No. Handling, LOLER etc).

Risk
Rating
No.

Flood system

Draining water
Soaking adjacent working
personnel

Personnel injury Low

Mod

When draining water warn as many


people as possible and monitor the
drainage path of the water. Cover all
electrical equipment.

Low

Low

Flood system

Splashed by high velocity water


Eye injury

Personnel injury High

Low

Use of correct PPE advised during


induction and in HSE manual.

Low

Low

Prepare for hydrotest

Working at height
Fall from high levels

Personnel injury High

Mod

Only use approved scaffolding, wear


correct harness above 2m from floor.

Mod

Low

Prepare for hydrotest

Failure of permit to work system


Ongoing conflicting work on the
same system

Equipment and
plant damage

High

Mod

Permit to work system is adhered to


rigidly and shortcomings/potential
conflicts reported to PTW office
immediately.

Mod

Low

Prepare for hydrotest

Rig up all Hydrotesting equipment


Muscle / back /strain from moving
heavy equipment

Personnel injury Mod

Mod

Follow all guidelines laid out during


safety induction and BJ HSE manual

Low

Low

Prepare for hydrotest

Install incorrectly rated temporary


pipework / hoses / blinds / spades
Overpressure of temporary
equipment
Use of hand Tools
Trapped injured body parts

BJ equipment
and personnel
injury

Mod

High

Adhere at all times to procedure. All Mod


temporary equipment to be pre-tested
prior to hook up to clients system.

Low

Personnel injury Mod

Mod

Follow all guidelines laid out during


safety induction and BJ HSE manual

Mod

Low

Prepare for hydrotest


Hydrotest system

Over pressurise system


Client system
Critical failure / rupture of pipework

High

Mod

Utilise system over pressure


protection device fitted upstream of
test gauge on hydrotest injection
manifold.

Mod

Low

Hydrotest system

Non testing personnel working on


systems under pressure
Critical failure

All personnel in
test area

High

Mod

Mod

Low

Depressurise / drain

Trapped Pressure in system

Personnel injury Mod

Mod

Follow all guidelines on Permit to


work. Adhere to barriers / signs
recommended in procedure. No
unauthorised personnel in test area.
Follow all guidelines on Permit to

Mod

Low

Approved by (Name):
Signature:

Approved by (Title):
Date:

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Task/Job Steps

Hazard
Hazard Description and Effect for each Task.
Note: Additional hazards may arise from interaction
with other work.

Initial Risk

Controls

Residual Risk

Personnel / Equipment / Hazard Likelihood of Risk List and describe fully all Controls Required. Cross-refers Hazard Likelihood of
Environment at Risk Severity Occurrence Rating to any other relevant assessment (PPE, COSHH, Manual Severity Occurrence
No. Handling, LOLER etc).

Risk
Rating
No.

system

Future release of pressurised fluid critical failure

Depressurise / drain
system

Draining water
Soaking adjacent working
personnel

Personnel injury Low

Mod

When draining water warn as many


people as possible and monitor the
drainage path of the water. Cover all
electrical equipment.

Low

Low

Re-instate system

De-rig of Hydrotesting equipment


Personnel injury Mod
Muscle / back / strain from moving
heavy equipment

Mod

Follow all guidelines laid out during


safety induction and BJ HSE manual

Low

Low

Re-instate system

Use of hand Tools


Trapped injured body parts

Personnel Injury Mod

Mod

Follow all guidelines laid out during


safety induction and BJ HSE manual

Mod

Low

Re-instate system

Working at height
Fall from high levels

Personnel Injury High

Mod

Only use approved scaffolding, wear


correct harness above 2m from floor.

Mod

Low

Re-instate system

Install equipment incorrectly


Future failure of process system

Client system

High

Mod

Completion of Reinstatement Check


sheet by BJ and client.

Mod

Low

Re-instate system

Use of hydraulic bolt tensioning and Personnel injury Mod


torquing equipment
Muscle / back / strain from moving
heavy equipment

Mod

Trained and qualified personnel on


Mod
site to carry out bolt tensioning works.
Assistance given when handling
heavy objects. Two man lifting.

Low

Re-instate system

Use of hydraulic bolt tensioning and Client system


equipment
Incorrect tensioning, loose bolts

Mod

Bolt tensioning procedures followed, Mod


fully trained personnel to carry out the
bolt tensioning operations.

Low

Approved by (Name):
Signature:

work. Adhere to barriers / signs


recommended in procedure.

High

Approved by (Title):
Date:

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Risk Assessment Job Site Review Form


Page No:
Assessment No:

Job No/Project No:

Work Scope:
Location:
Note: If Procedure Change Control provisions apply during the job this form shall be used for the required assessment review.

Hazards / Risks on General Risk Assessment which are not applicable for this Work Scope:
(Identify by no. and description).

Use continuation sheet if out of space.

Hazards / Risks which have not been identified in General Risk Assessments which are applicable
for this Work Scope :(Brief description of Hazards / Risks identified).

Use continuation sheet if out of space.

Control Measures to be utilised to minimise these additional Hazards / Risks:


(Full Description of Control Measures to be implemented).

Use continuation sheet if out of space.

I confirm that I have read the General Risk Assessment provided for this Work Scope and have surveyed the work site, where
the additional risks have been identified. They are listed above and control measures suggested.

Job Site Review Performed by:

Date:

I confirm that I have read and understood both the General Risk Assessment and this Job Site Assessment Review, which are
provided for this Work Scope. (To be signed by all personnel involved in this Work Scope i.e. all BJ and Client/Third Party as
appropriate). (Use reverse if not enough space below for signatures).

Name (Printed)

Signature

Name (Printed)

Signature

Risk Assessment Job Site Review Form


Continuation Sheet
Assessment No:

Page No:

Job No/Project No:

Work Scope:
Location:
Note: If Procedure Change Control provisions apply during the job this form shall be used for the required assessment review.

Hazards / Risks on General Risk Assessment which are not applicable for this Work Scope:
(Identify by no. and description).

Use continuation sheet if out of space.

Hazards / Risks which have not been identified in General Risk Assessments which are applicable
for this Work Scope :(Brief description of Hazards / Risks identified).

Use continuation sheet if out of space.

Control Measures to be utilised to minimise these additional Hazards / Risks:


(Full Description of Control Measures to be implemented).

Use continuation sheet if out of space.

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