Field Safety Audit

AUDSECU-EN-P

Who should attend?

  • This course provides techniques to employees in order to improve human behavior during field safety assessments of various activities on site.
Public :
  • Site’s employees and contractors (SHE, operation, maintenance, projects, laboratory...).

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • FIELD SAFETY AUDIT AS A MAJOR TOOL FROM SAFETY MANAGEMENT

      • Management commitment regarding safety:
      • Apply and enforce site’s Safety policy.
      • Be exemplary in your behavior.
      • Be vigilant and reactive to the situations encountered, avoid routine, and develop proactivity.
      • Safety results and performance improvements:
      • Risk pyramid: accident, near miss, hazardous situation & hazardous acts, occupational illness.
      • Main focuses for field audit.
      • Objectives and benefits of audits:
      • Assess site’s staff involvement regarding Safety.
      • Correct hazardous situations & acts (immediate and / or planed actions).
      • Continually look for improvements.
      • Develop critical thinking, avoid routine phenomenon
  • FIELD SAFETY AUDIT PROCESS

      • Different steps:
      • Preparation for the visit.
      • Field visit: observation, information gathering, verbal communication, finding solutions.
      • Post-visit: information processing, writing of the report, communication of the results, action plan, follow-up of the action plan, feedback to the people observed.
      • Communication techniques before, during and after the audit:
      • Contact with people observed.
      • Active listening.
      • Dialogue.
      • Communication of the results: validation, assessment of safety level.
      • Observation techniques:
      • Observation cycle: decide, stop, observe, act, report, and follow.
      • Observing man at work.
      • Observing work environment: equipment integrity, protections, safety rules, procedures, order and cleanliness, work permit.
      • Examples of guide sheets.
  • PRACTICAL EXERCISES WITH FIELD SAFETY AUDITS BY TRAINEES

      • Targeting of the audit: location, activity, persons…
      • Performing field safety audit with associated behavior and communication.
      • Report writing with facts observed, immediate actions and proposals for improvement.
      • Audit report presentation to the group and discussion.
      • Use of specific audit procedure and guidelines from the site.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the role of the field safety audit in the site’s Safety Management System,
  • effectively design, conduct and manage a safety audit on the field,
  • apply a positive approach to safety audit.

Ways & Means

  • Teamwork with case studies, incident analysis, simulations and role-playing.
  • Real site audits (according to site’s opportunities) and reports writing.
  • Site audits debrief: analyzes/exchanges on the different situations met.