16 LIFE SAVING RULES
CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT SAFETY
There are safety practices in our sites to ensure that contract workers can perform their jobs safely, and that contracted services do not add to or increase work risks. Managers and supervisors who engage contractors are responsible for ensuring that they complete our Contractor Safety Checklist.
Moving machine parts have the potential to cause injuries. In order to prevent these from happening, we have safeguards on machine parts, functions, and processes within our operations. Regular check-up and maintenance are also done to make sure that our equipment are always running in top condition.
Proper Lock Out Tag Out Confirm (LOTOC) practices and procedures safeguard workers from unexpected energy releases. We train each worker to ensure that they know, understand, and are able to follow isolation procedures and have the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage and removal of the energy control devices.
We provide training, skill testing, and knowledge on electrical safety to make sure that people working on or with your electrical equipment or systems are competent for the task. Each site follow the requirements for electrical installations, and then maintain them in a safe condition.
SITE TRANSPORT SAFETY
We effectively manage transportation risks by providing a safe site, maintaining a safe vehicle, and ensuring that our drivers practice safety. We follow safety transport guidelines to ensure that the health and safety of their employees,contractors and members of the public are not put at risk.
Material handling is a significant safety concern. We require that training and evaluation must be completed before an operator is permitted to use a forklift. Risk assessments are also done during operation. Forklift operators also receive regular refresher training.
USE OF MOBILE PHONES
It is a requirement that the use of mobile phone is at the minimum. Each of our sites has designated areas where one can use their phone. Company phones are accompanied with a hands free kit and as a requirement, site vehicle drivers should stop in a safe position before taking or making a call.
MANAGEMENT OF CONTRACT TRANSPORT
We have a significant section of the working population within our operations are employee and contract drivers of public road transporting material on our behalf. In order to monitor contract haulier safety and behavior, we ensure that each transport contractor is aware of our safety requirements.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SAFETY
Large scale activities and diverse nature of contractors are present during construction projects. During such projects we require planning, risk assessment, and coordination of both processes and contractors. All construction projects must comply with the construction project protocol and safety manual.
ROAD REPAIR OPERATIONS SAFETY
During road repair operations, we perform specific risk assessments covering the following: (a) control reversing vehicles, (b) mobile plant safety zone, (c) overhead services, (d) buried services (underground cables), and (e) traffic management.
LIFTING OPERATIONS SAFETY
All lifting operations in our sites are properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. Lift operators receive training before they are allowed to use the equipment. Training are also in place for those responsible for securing loads for lifting.
WORKING AT HEIGHTS
As part of our risk control strategies, working at height is kept to a minimum. When work at height cannot be avoided, safety measures are in place to minimize the distance and consequences of a fall by using the right type of equipment and providing a safe environment to work in.
WORKING IN CONFINED SPACE
All our sites have a documented confined space entry policy and supporting rules for each confined space identified. Each confined space entry points is identified and properly labelled as such. All employees involved in confined space work are trained in the confined space entry rules including rescue and emergency procedures.
LONE AND REMOTE WORKING SAFETY
Lone working refers to a situation where a person is the only person on site at an operation. On the other hand, remote working relates to a situation where a person is not the only person on site but he is working remote from others. Both lone and remote work are permitted after a risk assessment has been carried out by the supervisor.
Drilling and blasting operations are conducted by employees who have received driller training courses and specialized explosives training. Risk assessments and identification of danger zones are completed before drilling and blasting activities proceed.
This is a broad based rule covering the required safety management principles around process safety. Rule 16 deals with the prevention of contact with hot material, gases and surfaces, fire and explosion, overpressurization in vessels, change management, and lastly handling and process use of hazardous substances.