INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE (2011 specification) UNIT IGC3 – THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICAL APPLICAITON
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Introduction including overview of area inspected and activities taking place This report follows an inspection of the worksites of an oil and gas company based in XXX in order to meet the requirements of the NEBOSH IGC 3 practical application. The Company is a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) focused on the offshore upstream oil and gas market worldwide. The company’s headquarter is in XXX and one of its four (4) geographical business unit is in the XXX. It has about 14, 500 employees worldwide in 14 countries of operation. The site where the inspection was conducted was in its XXX. The areas covered on this inspection are limited on selected areas in the Yard Facility namely: the general fabrication yard, facilities department, pipe shop, deck shop and deck erection area and its immediate surrounding area. Regular daily work activities in the work site are happening during the time of the inspection. Since the inspector is part of the company’s HSES team, immediate actions or corrective actions were done on the spot as necessary.
Executive Summary Upon completion of the inspection, the inspector found there were several areas of concern which lead to breaches to the following Health and Safety legislations: Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 The health and safety of the employees, clients, subcontractors and visitor working on the Facility may be at risk if these concerns will not be looked into or treated with high importance. Failure to address these issues may lead to attention and possible enforcement action. Health & Safety Offences Act 2008 states that breaches of statutory duty or failure to comply with improvement or prohibition notices may result in court action being taken which may lead to criminal prosecution and with minimum fines of £20 000 (USD 33,000) per breach and possibility of 6 months imprisonment to two years imprisonment depending on the nature of offence.
Main findings of the inspection
Proper housekeeping Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to carry out risk assessments, make arrangements to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training. It is very evident that workers are aware of the importance of housekeeping in the worksite and its surroundings as this is always highlighted on the regular in-house training and toolbox talk. However, on-the-job application should be closely monitored to ensure that housekeeping is properly done especially on hidden or not-so visible areas such as in-between portacabins, upper level worksites, and storage area. Operation and Safety representatives are conducting housekeeping walkthroughs every week but still, some areas are found to have poor housekeeping. Fire Protection and Prevention Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that emergency routes including walkways should be free from any obstructions. Fire protection and prevention equipment (fire points, fire extinguishers, sign boards) are properly installed, however, unnecessary scrap materials or waste are obstructing some passages or walkways.
Handling and Storage of Materials and Hazardous substances Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) requires employers to assess the risks from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions. It is noticeable that proper storage of materials, whether hazardous or non-hazardous, is one of the major...
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