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Safety in Maintenance & Construction Works

Safety in Maintenance & Construction Works

4 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • 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.


  • Foundation
  • This course provides expert knowledge of risks related to construction and maintenance works and insight on how to promote safety practice and ensure safer work conditions and behavior.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand legal requirements, safety rules and practices,
  • learn about collective protection measures and personal protective equipment required at work,
  • be aware of the specific responsibilities of contractors and owners,
  • improve individual behavior and obtain greater commitment from contractors' personnel for safer operations.
Course Content


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.


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.


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.


0.75 day

  • 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, task/risk analysis, managing contractors and subcontractors.
  • Management Of Change (MOC).
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
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Ways & Means
  • Detailed case studies based on actual accidents or incidents.
  • Sharing of experiences among participants.