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Safety in Maintenance & Construction Works

  • Maintenance, operational and SHE staff who handle work permits and monitor contractors on operating plants. Contractors' personnel, supervisors, engineers, foremen and crew leaders who implement maintenance and construction works.
  • To provide expert knowledge of risks related to construction and maintenance works.
  • To promote safety practice and ensure safer work conditions and behavior.
Learning Objectives
  • To understand legal requirements, safety rules and practices.
  • To learn about collective protection measures and personal protective equipment required at work.
  • To be aware of the specific responsibilities of contractors and owners.
  • To improve individual behavior and obtain greater commitment from contractors' personnel for safer operations.
Ways and means
  • Detailed case studies based on actual accidents or incidents.
  • Sharing of experiences among participants'.

Occupational health and safety 0.25 day
  • Occupational safety, work conditions and prevention: accident causes and their consequences, investigation, reporting and cost impact - occupational diseases.
  • Identification and analysis of hazards during execution of maintenance and construction works.
Product-related hazards and precautions 0.5 day
  • Product-related hazards in refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants: main properties (flammable, explosive, toxic, noxious, corrosive, asphyxiating, harmful for the environment), gas detection (LEL), precautions, ATEX requirements.
  • Pressure and temperature related hazards.
  • Toxicology: limits, specific cases: asbestos, H2S, benzene; biological risks.
Work-related hazards 2.5 days
  • Material transportation equipment, manual and mechanical handling.
  • Decommissioning: risks related to equipment opening and line breaking, isolation procedure, blinding and spading work, circuit lockout and tagging procedure.
  • Work in confined spaces: vessel opening, ventilation, gas testing, entry permit, risk variation during work execution.
  • Work at height: rules for installing and using scaffolding, ladders and harnesses.
  • Use of tools and construction equipment: portable, power and air actuated tools; abrasive blasting; painting; high pressure cleaning, use of cleanup tank trucks and flexible hoses, chemical cleaning; rigging, lifting, hoisting.
  • Hot works: welding, cutting and heating, grinding.
  • Hazardous radiation: working with radioactive sources, X-ray work, specific risks.
  • Risks related to electrical work and devices: classification of hazardous area and equipment requirements; current effects through the human body.
Risk management and prevention 0.75 day
  • Legislation overview: directives; safety and health requirements for the use of equipment.
  • Safety procedures: work permit types and validity; purposes, application, job safety analysis, precautions, constraints; commitment and responsibility of contractors, maintenance.
  • SHE and issuing operation department; permit endorsement.
  • Planning and monitoring safety of contracted works on site: coordination with contractors, co-activity and interface management; preparation of prevention plan and risk assessment.
  • Danger resulting from unsafe acts and/or unsafe conditions: sources of hazards, tasks/risks analysis, managing contractors and subcontractors.
  • Management of Change (MOC).
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 27 - 30 Lyon €1,730 Online By email
Nov 15 - 18 Lyon €1,730 Online By email