HSE in Maintenance & Construction Activities

OHSE/WORKGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of risks related to products, equipment and different operations involved in the execution of construction/maintenance works.
Audience :
  • Engineers, technicians and operators involved in the supervision of construction and maintenance of Oil & Gas field processing facilities.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • OPERATIONS & HSE

      • Hazards and risks incurred - Consequences.
      • Risk management means: equipment, organizational and human aspects.
  • MAIN HAZARDS OF HYDROCARBON PROCESSING

      • Flammability: flame ignition and propagation principles; types of combustibles, oxidizers and most common ignition sources in process facilities.
      • Toxicity: exposure limits; specific hazards associated to H2S; use of Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
      • Fluid behavior and related hazards: vessel pressure, consequences of temperature variation (thermal expansion, vaporization, vacuum, water hammer).
  • RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS - JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS

      • Fundamentals of risk assessment process.
      • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) procedure and steps.
      • JSA exercise.
  • PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEM PROCEDURE

      • Permit To Work (PTW) system. Objectives. Roles and responsibilities.
      • Main elements of PTW system. Typical approval process and information flowchart.
      • Master permit and associated certificates.
      • Management of shift and rotation handover. Permit renewals.
      • New technologies applied to PTW system. Digital PTW.
  • HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & RISK ASSESSMENT OF MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION WORKS

      • Risk assessment and recommended mitigation measures associated to:
      • Lifting: manual and mechanical.
      • Work at height/over water/diving.
      • Use of tools: sand blasting, lifting, chemical and HP cleaning, hydraulic tests, flexible pipes, welding tools, milling…
      • Radioactive sources: hazards, markers, use.
      • Electrical equipment: electrical classes, hazards, habilitation, consignation, personnel protection.
      • Confined space works: ventilation, gas detection, oxygen content of air, penetration, evolution of hazard during works, supervision.
      • Hydrostatic testing.
      • Welding/grinding/cutting.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS

      • Main concepts.
      • Tools for environmental management.
      • Potential environmental impacts in maintenance and construction operations.
      • Waste management principles and strategies for planning and implementation.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK - HUMAN FACTORS

      • Introduction to HSE Management system.
      • SIMultaneous OPerationS (SIMOPS) management.
      • Management of change.
      • Downgraded situations.
      • Learning from incidents and accidents: near misses, reporting and cause tree analysis.
      • Human factors in risk management, safe and unsafe habits, motivation, exemplarity, difficulties in improving safety results.
  • HSE MANAGEMENT OF CONTRACTORS

      • Contractor management as a key element of HSE Management system.
      • Definition of elements for HSE contractor management from selection process to final performance evaluation.
      • HSE risk assessment of contract scope.
  • AUDITS - MEANS OF IMPROVING THE HSE PERFORMANCE

      • Objectives of an audit.
      • Pre-audit preparations: audit boundaries, expectations, audit checklists, audit plans.
      • Audit: findings versus expectations.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify the hazards and assess the risks associated to a construction/maintenance work,
  • describe the main elements and responsibilities of the Permit To Work (PTW) system,
  • identify the environmental impacts of the activity and to plan the appropriate mitigation measures,
  • identify the main HSE challenges associated with the management of contractors,
  • lead a team carrying out a safety audit of construction/maintenance works.

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.