HORIZON OFFSHORE, INC.

Revision: B Date: 10/01/2003

Health, Safety & Environmental Management System Manual
HSE Management System

Section: 1.0 Page 1 of 3

TITLE: 1.1 General Requirements

Horizon Offshore, Inc. (Horizon’s) Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSE Management System) has been established and will be maintained so as to comply with all of the requirements of OHSAS 18001:1999 - Specification for the implementation of Occupational Health and Management System (OHSAS 18001) publication and ISO 14001:1996 – Environmental Management Systems – Specification with Guidance for Use. The HSE Management System has been integrated into Horizon’s overall management system. It influences everything we do as a company. Horizon Offshore, Inc. executive management will provide strong, visible leadership and commitment, and ensure that this commitment is translated into the necessary resources, to develop, operate and maintain the HSE Management System and to attain the policy and strategic objectives. Management will ensure that full account is taken of HSE policy requirements and should provide support for local actions taken to protect health, safety and the environment. Horizon will sustain a company culture that supports the HSE Management System, based on: • • • • • Belief in Horizon’s desire to improve HSE performance. Motivation to improve personal HSE performance. Acceptance of individual responsibility and accountability for HSE performance. Participation and involvement at all levels in HSE Management System development. Commitment to an effective HSE Management System.

Employees of both Horizon and its subcontractors will be involved in the maintenance of such a supportive culture. 1.2 Documentation Requirements 1.2.1 General The Horizon Offshore, Inc. HSE management system documentation shall include: a) b) c) d) Documented statements of HSE policy and HSE objectives (see Sections 2.0 and 3.3). This HSE Management Manual. Documented procedures required by OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001. Documents needed by Horizon Offshore, Inc. to ensure the effective integration of HSE management into planning, operation and control of the processes necessary to provide services and products that meet customer requirements and expectations. f) Control of HSE records required by OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 (See 1.2.4.).

HORIZON OFFSHORE, INC.
Revision: B Date: 10/01/2003

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1.2.2

HSE Management Manual The Horizon Offshore, Inc. HSE Management System is based upon a three-tiered document approach consisting of the HSE Management Manual, the HSE Management System Procedures, other Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and HSE Forms (see figure 1). The HSE Management Manual, HSE Management System Procedures, Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and HSE Forms are controlled documents.

HSE

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MANUAL

HSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROCEDURES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES

WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Figure 1 The HSE Management Manual addresses the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System defined by the OHSAS 18001 Standard and the ISO 14001 Standard as they apply to Horizon Offshore, Inc. operations. 1.2.2.1 HSE Management System Procedures HSE Management System Procedures are written to describe how the requirements of the HSE Management System will be implemented. 1.2.2.2 Operating Procedures Operating Procedures are written to describe how key operational requirements of the Management System, including integrated HSE requirements, will be implemented.

HORIZON OFFSHORE, INC.
Revision: B Date: 10/01/2003

Health, Safety & Environmental Management System Manual
HSE Management System

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1.2.2.3 Work Instructions Work Instructions are written to provide directions on how to accomplish a task or sequence of operations and will be written based upon the complexity, criticality, skill level requirements and sequence of operations to be performed. 1.2.3 Control of Documents Horizon Offshore, Inc. has established procedures to control the documents required by the HSE management system (HSE-P-101 ‘Control of HSE Management System Documentation’). The procedures shall define the controls necessary to: a) Approve the documents for adequacy prior to issue. b) Review and update, as necessary, should revision be required and approve the documents prior to re-issue. c) Identify changes to the documents and the current revision status of the document. d) Ensure that the relevant versions of applicable documents are available at the point of usage. e) Ensure that documents remain legible and readily identifiable. f) Ensure that documents of external origin are identified and their distribution controlled as required. g) Prevent the unintended use of obsolete documents. h) Identify obsolete documents by suitable means if they are retained for any purpose. 1.2.4 Control of Records Horizon Offshore, Inc. has established a procedure to control records necessary for effective operation of the HSE Management System (HSE-P-101 ‘Control of HSE Management System Documentation’). These records shall be established and maintained to provide evidence of conformity to requirements. The procedure defines the controls necessary for: a) b) c) d) The identification of required records. The storage and protection requirements for these records. Retention times for these records. Disposition of these records.

The procedure specifies the controls required to assure that records remain legible, readily identifiable and retrievable.

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