Golden Rules of Safety
1. Purpose of the Golden Rules of Safety The Golden Rules of Safety address the eight highest risk activities, that as a company, we perform. Many of our 2000 incidents directly involved these areas. The purpose behind the Golden Rules is to provide employees and contractors with a comprehensive understanding of these risk areas. The Golden Rules are standards that we will not violate. By enforcing and emphasizing these areas, added awareness and understanding of the hazards will be developed.
2. Eight Golden Rules Basis At the center and embedded in the eight Golden Rules is the understanding that all activities must be done in accordance to our safety principles, policies and elements of Getting HSE Right (gHSEr).
1. BP’s safety policy states no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. This is accomplished through our 13 elements of gHSEr. All 13 elements play an important role in ensuring a safe work place and compliance with the Golden Rules However, the most applicable gHSEr elements are shown below. • Element 2 – Risk Assessment and Management Management of risk is a continuous process and the cornerstone of all the HSE Elements. We continuously identify the hazards and assess the risks associated with our activities. In addition, we take appropriate action to manage the risks and thus prevent or reduce the impact of potential accidents or incidents. This is done through Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Project HSE Reviews (PHSER), planning the well on paper, pre-tour meetings and discussions of simultaneous operations. In addition, this includes ensuring the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment for all tasks. • Element 3 - People, Training and Behaviors This element states : People’s behavior is critical to bp’s success; therefore, our workforce is carefully selected and