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Bring Safety to the Front Line

CSPC Nanhai Project

Why a “Supervisor HSE Induction?”
• Line management
• Close to crew • See and direct the action • Have the most influence day to day

Safety as a Value
• BSF hold safety as a VALUE, not a priority
– Priorities can change day to day – Values are constant

• Act on this commitment as you manage:
– – – – – Schedule Cost Quality Productivity Environment

Legal Obligations
• Law: Statute and Civil or Common Law • Statute – “Production Safety Law of the People‟s Republic of China”
– Can be vague; very specific in places – Criminal liability

• Guilty until proven innocent!!

Duties of the Employer
The Employer shall: • supply a „safe‟ place of work • supply a „safe‟ system of work • supply „safe‟ plant and equipment • supply „safe‟ access and egress • Supply competent staff and supervision This is the employer‟s „Duty of Care‟ • You are agents of the employer!!

Some specifics…
• People must be competent for the work you give them • Equipment must meet specs & standards • All equipment must be regularly inspected, serviced and maintained • Access and egress, eg. ladders, ramps, stairs, roads etc. must be maintained in a safe condition • PPE must be supplied, maintained, and policed to ensure it is being worn correctly • These are the duties of the employer and his agents

• Serious injury = prima facie evidence of negligence • The employer has to provide a defence • Ignorance is no defence • Defence = injured at fault; “reasonable man” test • Pre Start / Toolbox talks, JHA‟s, workplace inspections and work pre-planning, etc – all may be tendered as evidence

Extended Orientation
• • • • Cover everything in the site HSE Booklet Sign off each page as you go 7 to 28 days to complete “Buddy” system in this period
– Person cannot work alone

• Test • “Graduation”

Pre-start process
• Start of each shift, plus new tasks • DISCUSS the job
– What are we doing? – What are the hazards? – How are we controlling them?

• Use the STARRT Card – small crews • Resolve safety concerns/issues promptly • STARRT Cards to be filed

Near Hit & Re-start Process
• “Near hit” – what is it?
– Observe, act and report

• “Re-start process” – why?
– Observe significant at-risk behaviour in crew – Stop crew, short “re-start” meeting – Complete card & submit to Safety

Fitness for Work
• Must present fit for work each shift:
– Not over-tired – Mind on the job – Not hung-over – Not under influence of drugs or alcohol

• Know and monitor your crew • Contact Safety or Medical for testing for cause/concern

JHA process
• Job Hazard (or Safety) Analysis • For all tasks
– Unless they have a safe work procedure

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Must involve the crew doing the work All people working under a JHA must sign it Your responsibility Safety Advisers can assist

Working at Height
• The 2x2 metre rule:- over 2 metres high and within 2 metres of the edge, persons must be restrained • If working on a roof:
– either an edge hand rail erected, or – constantly restrained by a securely anchored lanyard & harness, or – A flagging barricade to indicate the two metres from the edge point, along each edge of the roof if persons are to work unrestrained

• Must be:
– Reported immediately
• to Safety & your manager Spill Illness Property damage


– Investigated
• By you, with Safety‟s help

– Reviewed
• By you, your manager, Safety

Near “hit”

• Scene must be preserved!

1. 2. 3. 4.
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Emergency Commander (Site Manager)

Ensure help summoned Take control People first Emergency Response Team
Priority Support

Emergency Controller (HSE Manager)

Emergency Response Coordinator

ERT Captain & Team

• Safety is all about behaviour • Consequences drive behaviour • Reward/encourage safe behaviour
– Catch people doing things right

• More effective than … … punishing at-risk behaviour

For Contractors…
• You are responsible for the safety of your employees at all times • You are bound by contract to comply with Project Procedures, which may exceed the legal requirements • Non compliance could result in cancellation of the contract and/or termination of the Manager or his/her Agent(s)

Leading in the Field
• • • • • • Walk Talk Demonstrate Follow-through Never turn a blind eye Hold others accountable



Actions speak louder than Words
• Employees will subconsciously follow your actions • They always pick up the bad habits first! • Lead by example • Show them the way……. do it right • You have a greater Duty of Care for people who are new to the industry…..

Close Out
• You are the key to performance. Your job is as much about Safety, health and environment as it as about Quality, schedule, cost • Know the requirements & systems • Ask for support whenever needed • Expect support. Demand it • If in doubt, STOP THE WORK • Document your efforts