Incident investigations show that lack of hazard awareness is an underlying cause of many process safety events. It is important that we understand the process safety hazards that we face at our facilities and be aware of the harm they could generate if we lose control of them. Typical hazards include flammable liquids and vapours, combustibles, toxic chemicals, asphyxiants, corrosives, pyrophorics, and high pressure/temperature.
🔺 We improve our understanding of process safety hazards at our location and our roles in controlling them.
🔺 We are vigilant about the potential impacts of uncontrolled process safety hazards.
🔺 We discuss process safety hazards before starting a task.
🔺 We bring forward process safety hazards to be included in activity risk assessments.
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Corrosion of hollow sections
Internal corrosion of a piece of structural box section steelwork had not been identified by previous inspections until the base metal was completely corroded.
Failure of carbon steel piping
An operator had to leave work after feeling unwell. Their symptoms were later linked with exposure to hydrogen sulphide (H2S).
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Failure of a cable connector
A drilling maintenance crew were performing the operation to de-reeve a 1 3/8” steel drill line, as part of a planned drill line cut operation.