Safety

Topics: Management, Hazard, Risk / Pages: 5 (1058 words) / Published: Mar 2nd, 2013
Catastrophic Hazard Control

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Background Transfield Services is a highly diverse organisation in the work we do, geographically and culturally. With this diversity comes an extreme variation in hazards faced on each of our contracts. In recognition of this we are mandating a global process for the identification and control of catastrophic hazards on all our contracts. This initiative is fully supported by the Transfield Services Executive Team, has been incorporated into the global business plan and is being added to our Hazard Management procedure.

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Key concepts 2.1 Leadership confidence: The process that follows is based on developing a ‘Transfield Services Catastrophic Hazard and Control Universe’. The process will provide confidence to leaders at all levels across the global organisation that the extreme risks to which the business is exposed have been considered on all contracts and appropriate controls identified that will be adhered to by all. 2.2 Catastrophic Hazards: In business today, there are two different types of risk. General risks or personal safety Hazards that can result in a serious injury or significant incident, but that are unlikely to result in fatalities or catastrophe. Major or catastrophic or process safety Hazards with the potential to cause fatalities, major tragedy or catastrophic failure. The two types of risk have very different characteristics and therefore require different approaches to their management. General Hazards Consequences Will generally result in a severe injury /incident but not a fatality/ catastrophic failure Incident severity generally moves from minor to major over several steps, with frequency decreasing as severity increases. This type of risk adheres to the classical pyramid hierarchy. Catastrophic Hazards Have the potential to inflict multiple fatal injuries or result in catastrophic failure. Consequences are generally binary; either a near miss/relatively minor incident or a catastrophic

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