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Definition(s)

Safety Critical Element


Part of a facility, including computer programs, whose purpose is to prevent or limit the consequences of a major
accident, or whose failure could cause or contribute substantially to a major accident

Note: 1 to entry: Safety critical elements include measures for prevention, detection, control and mitigation
(including personnel protection) of hazards.

[SOURCE: EU Directive 2013/30/EU, modified]

Source: ISO 16530-1:2017, Petroleum and natural gas industries Well integrity Part 1: Life cycle governance,
First Edition, March 2017. Global St

Safety Critical Element


Any component part of structure, equipment, plant or system whose failure could cause a major accidentt.

Source: API RP 2FB, Recommended Practice for the Design of Offshore Facilities Against Fire and Blast Loading,
First Edition, April 2006. Global Standards

Safety-Critical Elements
Safety-critical elements means such parts of an installation and such of its plant (including computer
programmes), or any part thereof

1. the failure of which could cause or contribute substantially to; or

2. a purpose of which is to prevent, or limit the effect of, a major accident.


Source: The Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005, UK S.I. 2005/3117, 2005. Regulations

Safety Critical Element


Safety Critical Element (SCE) means such part of an installation and such of its plant (including computer
programmes) or any part there of, the failure of which would cause or contribute substantially to, or a purpose of
which is to prevent, or limit the effect of, a major accident.

Source: NOGEPA Industrial Guideline No. 43, Surface BOP Review, Best Practices Checklist, Netherlands, Version
0, December 2011. Global Standards

Safety Critical Element


Safety-critical element
(a) means any part of an installation or its plant (including a computer program)
(i) that has the purpose of preventing, or limiting the effect of, a major accident; or
(ii) the failure of which could cause or contribute substantially to a major accident; and
(b) without limiting the generality of paragraph (a), includes plant installed at the installation for the purpose of
(i) detecting smoke, fire, accumulations of flammable (and other hazardous) gases, leakages of flammable liquids,
and other events that may require an emergency response; or
(ii) giving warning of an emergency by audible and, where necessary, visual alarm systems; or
(iii) limiting the extent of an emergency, including
(A) measures to combat fire and explosions:
(B) emergency shut-down systems:
(C) facilities for the monitoring and control of the emergency and for organizing evacuation; or
(iv) protecting petroleum workers from explosion, fire, heat, smoke, hazardous gas, or fumes during any period
while petroleum workers may need to remain on an installation during an emergency; or
(v) safely evacuating all petroleum workers to a place of safety; or
(vi) providing safe means of escape in the event that arrangements for evacuation fail.

Source: Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2013, SR 2013/208,
New Zealand, as of May 2013. Regulations

Typical List of SHE Critical Equipment on Site

COMPANY NAME DSMIA/SHE/F/52


Prepared on: February 2013
Next Review: February 2014
Team Member: SHE Committee Members
Building/Departme Equipment Identification Inspection / Responsible Surprise Inspection by Comments / Remarks
nt/Area No./type/ examination party: SHE Committee (delays, malfunction,
serial no. required & Internal / deviations, etc.)
frequency External
Premix Plant, Smoke detectors All detectors Examined at Outside vendor Fire Safety planned for Checked during each
Premix Offices, marked on intervals of 12 Q2 2013 mock drill
Laboratory, Main site plan months
offices, warehouses
(All areas)
Fire call points All call points System tested Outside vendor Fire Safety planned for Checked during each
marked on weekly. Q2 2013 mock drill
site plan
Fire extinguishers All Examined at Outside vendor Fire Safety planned for Checked during each
extinguishers intervals of 12 Q2 2013 mock drill
marked on months
site plan
Building/Departme Equipment Identification Inspection / Responsible Surprise Inspection by Comments / Remarks
nt/Area No./type/ examination party: SHE Committee (delays, malfunction,
serial no. required & Internal / deviations, etc.)
frequency External
Emergency lighting All Tested at Outside vendor Fire Safety planned for Checked during each
emergency intervals of 6 Q2 2013 mock drill
lighting months
marked on
site plan.
Fire escape doors All fire Monthly (During Outside vendor Fire Safety planned for Checked during each
escape doors H&S Tour). Q2 2013 mock drill
marked on
site plan.
Fire alarm sounders All fire alarm System tested Outside vendor Fire Safety planned for Checked during each
sounders weekly with log Q2 2013 mock drill
marked on kept in
site plan Reception.

Water tanks Identified & Six monthly Internal


marked
Safety Equipment Safety harness Identified & Before each use Internal Safety Audit planned
marked for Q3 2013
Annual Outside vendor Safety Audit planned
for Q3 2013
Personal protective Identified & Monthly Internal Safety Audit planned
equipment (PPE) marked examination of for Q3 2013
PPE
O2 Meter Identified & Annual Outside vendor Safety Audit planned
marked for Q3 2013
Fluke meter Identified & Annual Outside vendor Safety Audit planned
marked for Q3 2013
Building/Departme Equipment Identification Inspection / Responsible Surprise Inspection by Comments / Remarks
nt/Area No./type/ examination party: SHE Committee (delays, malfunction,
serial no. required & Internal / deviations, etc.)
frequency External
Premix Plant Dust Collector - Buhler Identified & Six monthly Outside vendor Technical audit
marked planned for Q4 2013
Elevator Thorough Outside vendor
DEMAG (2000 KG). examination by
(Delta Technica)
Interval of 6
months
Aerial platform Identified & Before each
Marked use Internal
Annual Outside vendor
Pressure vessels Compressor & Vertical air Identified & Once in two Outside vendor
receiver - Atlas Copco Marked years
7kg/cm2, sr.no.1003JDA
177
Aspiration systems Buhler Dedusting system Identified & Monthly Internal Technical audit
(hand-tip) marked planned for Q4 2013
Quarterly Outside vendor Technical audit
planned for Q4 2013
Dispensing room exhaust Identified & Quarterly Outside vendor Technical audit
/ HVAC marked planned for Q4 2013
External yards and Surface water drain All Monthly (During
car parks blockers equipment H&S Tour).
listed on site
plan
Effluent treatment plant Identified & Weekly Internal
marked
Annual Outside vendor
Building/Departme Equipment Identification Inspection / Responsible Surprise Inspection by Comments / Remarks
nt/Area No./type/ examination party: SHE Committee (delays, malfunction,
serial no. required & Internal / deviations, etc.)
frequency External
Supreme 200 kVA Identified & Annual Outside vendor
Transformer marked
Powerika generator Identified & Monthly Internal
marked
Annual Outside vendor
Warehouse Elevator Identified & Thorough Outside vendor
SPEEDOMAC (2000 KG). marked examination by
(Delta Technica)
Interval of 6
months
fork lift truck and stacker Identified & Thorough Outside vendor
marked examination by
(Delta Technica)
Interval of 6
months
Powertake Dust collector Identified & Quarterly Outside vendor
Unit for dispensing room marked
Racking system Identified & Monthly Internal Stores audit planned
marked inspection using for Q4 2013
racking safety
checklist.
Annual Outside vendor
All Departments Portable appliances & Identified & Before each use Internal
tools (Electric) marked
Annual Outside vendor
Fixed Electrical Quarterly Outside vendor
Installations