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SUMMER EDITION

HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MAGAZINE for Oil & Gas industry

2015

SPOT THE HAZARDS

KEEP YOURSELF AND EACH OTHER alert

In this issue:

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OFFEX 2014

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HOISTING AND LIFTING - UPDATE

16 THE HUNT

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DOCUMENT CONTROL SYSTEM

EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEM

CONTRACTOR FORUM

and more...


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Foreword

SHARP, EFFICIENT AND TO THE POINT Recently, I read an article on the ‘Bushido’. What struck me in the article were the words ‘efficiency, energy and sharpness’ of the Samurai warrior. This warrior uses his energy effectively in order to master any given situation.

He applies specific martial arts so that he disturbs his enemy’s balance and defeats him with minimal effort. He doesn’t waste any energy and makes no unnecessary movements. This makes him sharp, efficient and to the point. You could apply these qualities to safety. Working safely within the Oil and Gas Industry springs to mind. We always need to enable the man on the shop floor to stay sharp and to be able to work efficiently and to be to the point. In short: to work cleverly. However, if we want to work cleverly we don’t want to disturb the balance. Safety is not our enemy. If you stop adding petrol, your car will stall. If you scrutinize your business you’ll often find that there’s room for improvement. But if scrutinizing only leads to cutbacks and working cost efficiently, the balance will be disturbed. If you turn of the faucet, no water will come out. Sharpness dissolves, safety is in jeopardy and therefore also health and environment. That is why it is important to make safety, health and environment sustainable and to keep on investing in this. So, if we put even more effort and work into the implementation and integration of HSElife UNIO within the Operator’s and Contractor’s organizations, we will ultimately reach our goal: Incident Free Operations. In the videos on hselifeunio.com on HSE items, it’s not a coincidence that you constantly hear: “ Handling safety, health, well-being and environment in a conscious way is not a nine-to-five job. It has to become a second nature.” Let’s keep on working together strenuously in order to stay sharp, work efficiently and be to the point. Then, we will be able to master any given situation.

On behalf of THE WAT GROUP Pier van Spronsen

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Spot the hazards

FEWER MISTAKES,

less accidents and more safety

More and more research results appear showing that the right lighting level contributes to a safer and more comfortable work environment. Moreover, it also contributes to the reduction of the number of accidents and mistakes. Conclusion: by working under the right lighting conditions, we become more productive and more alert. Interesting!

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NEW LIGHTING GENERATION

keeps us alert


Nowadays, lighting can do so much more than just light up the darkness. The newest lighting generation has been designed to influence your state of mind, your productivity and your health.

By using LED lamps to simulate natural daylight you can influence the human biological clock. During the day, the light changes along with the color and warmth of the daylight. These subtle nuances have an immediate effect on your state of mind. And because it also keeps you alert longer, the risk of incidents and unsafe situations on the shop floor is being reduced.

High lighting level, strong effect However, not only lighting warmth and color contribute to a safer work place – the lighting level also plays an important role. By increasing the lighting level from 300 lux (lighting units) to 2,000 lux in an industrial environment for instance, the number of mistakes can be reduced with 29% and the number of accidents with 52% no less! On top of this, productivity rises with 8% in such a case. 1

Source: Henri Juslén, thesis ‘Lighting, productivity and preferred illuminances –

field studies in the industrial environment’, 2007.

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Lighting level is too low – now what? Obviously, we need the right level of lighting and the right lighting itself in order to perform optimally. But what happens if the lighting level at your work place is too low? Then, people tire more quickly, absence due to sickness figures rise, there is a greater risk of mistakes and accidents and people are less productive. In our line of business, potential danger is omnipresent. All the more reason to make sure you’re working under the right lighting conditions.

Lighting check Just tick the box! The naked eye is not always able to determine if the light source condition is correct or if the LED needs to be replaced. However, there are some aspects you can check for yourself to see if the lighting conditions you work under are as they should be. For instance, lamps at a technical or hazardous work place are required to have a lighting level of 700 lux. Lighting should not be blinding or reflective and lamps are not supposed to flicker. It is advisable to install a daylight sensitive installation, which measures the quantity of daylight to determine how much additional lighting is required. Last but not least, the new LED lighting generation contributes to a better environment and will reduce lighting cost. LED lighting has a longer life span and uses less energy than conventional lighting.

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2014 OFFEX The lessons learned What have the Oil and Gas Industry and Governmental Organizations learned from the Offshore Exercise 2014? Which are the lessons learned? AdviSafe Crisis Management Coordinator Joost Michelhoff has the answer.

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What was OFFEX 2014? The arrival and reception of a large number of evacuees at Den Helder harbor after an incident on a North Sea production platform. Total E & P hosted this exercise. Read the complete article on OFFEX 2014 in HSElife Magazine#14.

“All parties involved got more insight in each other’s tasks and responsibilities.”

“Thanks to the long and intensive preparation with all parties involved and by doing the actual exercise they got to know each other’s tasks and responsibilities better,” Michelhoff says. “But at the same time awareness grew of the impact an offshore incident can have on the Den Helder Municipality.”

The network chart is in fact an agreement on cooperation.

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Network Chart Content Testing the network chart was an important objective of the exercise. The result was a number of lessons learned concerning certain necessary changes of the chart’s content, Michelhoff says. “The content of the chart needs to be updated. For example, the Red Cross was still on the chart although this organization is no longer involved in the reception process at Den Helder. The network chart doesn’t clarify in what way the Regional Management Team North Sea IncidentsJanine svp checken of dit juiste benaming is! is to be informed or alarmed. This Regional Management Team is the highest crisis team of the governmental departments involved. Notifying this team is part of another protocol – it’s not the primary function of the network chart. Beside these issues, a number of abbreviations were not being explained.”

Terminology “During OFFEX, three different worlds were brought together: offshore – the industry, coast guard, Rijkswaterstaat, onshore – municipality, safety region and port authority – Navy. These parties are not familiar with each other’s world and terminology. This can cause confusion in the communications. Also something that became apparent during the exercise.”

Status “The network chart is in fact an agreement on cooperation between all parties involved in the arrival and reception of a large number of evacuees from sea to land. It is these parties’ responsibility to implement the network chart within their own organization. The chart also needs to be included in crisis management plans. This is now being done.”

Communications The Coast Guard, Navy and Safety Region are not very familiar with the Oil and Gas Industry’s ‘language’.

The Coast Guard, Navy and Safety Region are not very familiar with the Oil and Gas Industry’s ‘language’, Michelhoff indicates. “Sometimes the language used was not entirely correct, so that different parties weren’t communicating correctly and clearly. This could have led to incorrect interpretation, possibly resulting in wrong decisions.” 9


Solution “It was recommended to organize a theme workshop on the subject at Den Helder this year. There the parties involved with the network chart can learn more about their mutual terminology, concepts and ways of working. Municipality, Navy, Coast Guard, Safety Region and the offshore parties should all participate in this workshop.”

During the exercise, Total was deprived of crucial information.

Information exchange During the exercise, it became clear that Total had no access to the Safety Region information system –with the result that Total was deprived of certain crucial information. “We therefore agreed that third parties can have access,’ says Michelhoff. “So that they get the information firsthand. In principle it is a Safety Region internal crisis information system. An online application, accessible everywhere. One of our recommendations was to investigate the possibility of giving the Operators access to this system.”

Raising the alarm The formal line for alarm raising / transfer at the Coast Guard needs to be improved,

The formal line for alarm raising with the Coast Guard needs to be improved.

Michelhoff explains. “It is the Coast Guard’s responsibility to alert the Marine Operational Team (MOT) through the emergency operator of the Marine Fire Department. The MOT is the Navy’s crisis team. Since this exercise with the network chart was new, the Coast Guard did not know the best way to reach the MOT. At a certain time, someone (Total liaison officer) actually walked from the Coast Guard to the Marine office in order to make contact there. After the SAR process has been concluded, command and control are in fact being transferred from sea to land, in this case from Coast Guard to Navy. It would be helpful for a correct transfer if the Coast Guard’s OT chairman could do this personally by means of participating in the MOT meeting.” During OFFEX 2014, Michelhoff was the exercise leader. “When we were already deep into the exercise, the Chief Engineer – Director of Rijkswaterstaat called me because he still hadn’t received the alarm notification. That was a big omission and therefore an important lesson learned.”

Collegial exchange is the solution to the limited capacity of company representatives.

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Representation The Oil and Gas Operators often have only a limited amount of company representatives who have to perform certain specific tasks at different locations in case of an exercise (or an actual incident), says Michelhoff. “If indeed there is a representative available, this person needs to multi task and know all ins and outs. For example, there was limited capacity available to participate in the Commando Plaats Incident (CoPI). CoPI is the Dutch term for the operational command at the site of the incident. “It was recommended to look for a solution for company representation at the arrival and reception location. Oil and Gas Operators could come to a mutual agreement about this. By this I mean collegial exchange. Moreover, it would be great if Den Helder could offer such a service.”

Joost Michelhoff: “The Den Helder Harbor facilities (i.e. Navy facilities) are most suitable to receive large numbers of evacuees from the Offshore industry.”

Exercise objectives OFFEX 2014 • A joint incident and crisis approach by industry and governmental organizations • aligning tasks and responsibilities • Improving cooperation and information exchange between the industry and governmental organizations • Monitoring of the notification process to all parties involved • Live testing of the network chart (arrival and reception process) • Offer insight to all parties involved about their role and responsibilities • Cooperation between the various emergency teams

Summary of lessons learned • Content of network chart needs to be updated • Improve understanding of each other’s terminology • Improve mutual communication • Gain access to crucial information • Improve knowledge of formal lines for alarm raising • Make sure sufficient company representatives are available

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INTRODUCTION UPDATE

HOISTING AND LIFTING HSE guidelines

Unambiguous and clear information is essential for working safely. Therefore, we publish harmonized information on hselifeunio.com about several items, for the man on the shop floor. Then everyone speaks ‘the same language’ and we prevent incidents and accidents.

S May 2015

HOISTING AND LIFTING HSE LIFE THE NATIONAL OIL&GAS INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONALS

Update HOISTING AND LIFTING We look critically at all the items we publish and at the comments and additions we receive from the field on these items. Therefore, there is now an updated A6 brochure and onscreen presentation online on the topic of ‘Hoisting and Lifting’. Patrick Mos is senior Lifting and Hoisting specialist at NAM and has worked really hard for this update. The updated video on ‘Lifting and hoisting’ will soon be put on the website.

Do you have additions, changes or comments about harmonized information on hselifeunio.com? Send them to info@hselifeunio.com.

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CASOS AND HSELife Unio

join forces

To improve safety throughout the entire Oil and Gas industry and to increase efficiency, CASOS and HSElife UNIO choose for a closer collaboration. “CASOS currently focuses on increasing the safety for Contractors on NAM locations. Harmonization is not only an important goal within NAM, harmonization of safety is also important in the entire Oil and Gas industry, making the collaboration with HSElife UNIO a good first step,” says Peter Vinke (Chairman CASOS).

Together we are stronger At this time CASOS and HSElife UNIO have chosen a number of joint actions. The new introduction videos and the LMRA cards are good examples of this. But important goals for HSElife UNIO and CASOS are also sharing knowledge with each other and connecting communication media such as the alignment of annual plans. Pier van Spronsen, HSElife UNIO “Together we are stronger. Instead of sending out our own message, it’s better to send out a joint message to the field. In this, harmonization is the keyword .”

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UPDATE

PSL STICKER The stamp is replaced by a sticker, the

for the OFFSHORE & ONSHORE INTERACTIVE TRAINING

How does it work? HSElife UNIO has recently introduced a replacement for the well-known stamp: the PSL sticker. What is it? Who is it for? How does it work? What is the HSElife UNIO PSL sticker? It’s a security certificate for access to an On- or Offshore location from the Operators participating in HSElife UNIO.

Who is the HSElife UNIO PSL sticker for? For anyone who works on an On- or Offshore location from an Operator which participates in HSElife UNIO.

When are you entitled to an HSElife UNIO PSL sticker? Everyone who works on an On- or Offshore location is required to follow the harmonized On- and/or Offshore interactive training and to make the test that’s included. If you have successfully completed the test, you are entitled to an HSElife UNIO sticker in your Personal Safety Logbook.

From whom do you get the HSElife UNIO PSL sticker? After you have successfully completed the test you print out a certificate. Take this certificate to the person who

The implementation of the Onshore and Offshore training PSL sticker is ongoing, this is expected to be completed by the end of this year!

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Anyone who works on an On- or Offshore location from an Operator participating in HSElife UNIO is required to follow the harmonized On- and/or Offshore interactive training and to make the test that’s included.

is authorized to issue and to sign off the sticker. Some Operators offer the interactive training and test in different locations. Ask for it! You could be asked some audit questions at the location about issues that appear in the training.

Where and when do you follow the harmonized On- and Offshore interactive training? Basically, you can follow the training online at home through hselifeunio.com (section ‘Training’). Follow the training before you start working on an On- or Offshore location. But the Operators participating in HSElife UNIO also have location-specific information. Ask for it.

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GET ready for...

Eliminate safety risk Hazard Hunting plays an important role in preventing any future personal injury or damage to property or the environment. By mapping out the potential hazards together with your co-workers you’re taking a joint step forward to a safer work place. HSElife UNIO offers several tools to help you eliminate safety risks. You can start using these tools right now! Think reporting forms and an onscreen presentation.

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THE

HUNT

Even if we’re not always aware, there are potential hazards in our daily work place all the time. Often the safety risk goes unnoticed and becomes part of our daily routine. In order to map out these risks, to be able to discuss and deal with them we’ll now go ‘Hazard Hunting’.

Mind your head! Falling objects –‘Dropped Objects’- are a significant safety hazard on the shop floor offshore, onshore or at the office. Within the Hazard Hunting program, dropped objects occupy a prominent place in the ‘Sherlock Holmes in the Search of Drops’ campaign. The campaign wants to create more awareness regarding the importance of a safer work place and the strive for ‘Incident Free Operations’. Will you meet the challenge and start searching for potential Drops? In Q3, the complete program set-up will be published on hselifeunio.com and will be explained at length. We will keep you posted. As we speak, the Hazard Hunting and Dropped Objects working groups are busy finalizing the campaign.

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AM I USING THE MOST RECENT DOCUMENT?

Documents are often subject to alteration and are being updated regularly. It is therefore sometimes difficult to keep the right overview. Are you sure you’re using the most recent documents? Always up to date By using the Document Control System, you always have access to the most recent version of the document. This is not only very helpful but also very important. Because, by using the most recent documentation you contribute to safety on the shop floor. Het Document Control System kan je vinden op www.hselifeunio.com/support

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Find it in the

DOCUMENT CONTROL SYSTEM! Document Version Control documentatie en video’s HSElife UNIO naam

soort

Laatste aanpassing op site, taal NL

Laatste aanpassing op site, taal UK

Logo blauwe achtergrond CMYK

afbeelding

27 January 2015

27 January 2015

Logo witte achtergrond CMYK

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27 January 2015

27 January 2015

Logo blauwe achtergrond RGB

afbeelding

27 January 2015

27 January 2015

Logo witte achtergrond RGB

afbeelding

27 January 2015

27 January 2015

Persbericht

word document

27 December 2013

27 December 2013

advertentie

PDF

15 January 2015

15 January 2015

Introductie film

video

12 June 2014

12 June 2014

HSElife UNIO Handboek

PDF

22 May 2014

22 May 2014

HSElife UNIO Strategisch Plan

PDF

22 May 2014

22 May 2014

A. Algemene introductie onscreen

PDF

27 March 2014

28 March 2014

B. De basis SD

video

12 June 2014

12 June 2014

B. De basis HD

video

12 June 2014

12 June 2014

C. De instructie SD

video

12 June 2014

12 June 2014

C. De instructie HD

video

12 June 2014

12 June 2014

D. A6 folder

PDF

15 April 2014

15 April 2014

E. Poster 1

PDF

1 April 2014

1 April 2014

E. Poster 2

PDF

1 April 2014

1 April 2014

E. Poster 3

PDF

1 April 2014

1 April 2014

E. Poster 4

PDF

1 April 2014

1 April 2014

F. Rapportageformulier

PDF

6 February 2014

6 February 2014

G. Q & A lijst

PDF

28 March 2014

28 March 2014

datum document zelf NL

datum document zelf UK

MEDIAKIT:

CARE PAKKET 1:

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For Your Information

NEW

EBS Emergency Breathing System

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The Executive Committee of NOGEPA has decided that all helicopters on the Dutch Continental Shelf shall be equipped with a new life vest with Emergency Breathing System. The introduction date for this new life vest is fixed on 1st May 2015. TOTAL E&P Nederland has adopted the above decision and is implementing this in its operations. As a consequence, all personnel flying Offshore as from above mentioned date or any personnel already offshore on this date, have to pass the “Nogepa Course 0.5c – Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System” before travelling Offshore. Any person not in the possession of this certificate shall not be allowed on the helicopter. As per our regulations, all the certificates of your staff have to be valid, prior travelling offshore. Please make sure that this latest requirement is added to your obligatory trainings and contact your training institute to timely perform the required training. The training takes about 1½ hour and is a “dry” training. In cooperation with your training institute, the training might be performed on your site as well. Please note that this additional training is due to change in legislation. In the longer term this training will become part of the Bosiet 0.5A. Training institutions able to deliver the new CA-EBS training are: • DHTC – Den Helder • FMTC – Schiphol • STC/KNRM – Rotterdam • Falck Safety Services – Maasvlakte, Amsterdam, Den Oever Please make sure that the Vantage database of your personnel is updated prior booking your flight at the Onshore Logistic Centre.

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Every quarter we publish the UPDATE, brimming with concise HSE highlights and developments. With this new communication tool we inform you from the Focal Points in order to speak the same language at the workplace. The UPDATE Q2 2015 is now available! Learn about the Contractor Forum, get to work with the A6 brochure and onscreen presentation on hoisting and lifting and benefit from the harmonization of the Off- and Onshore interactive induction. Previews For Q3, the production of a number of A6 brochures and onscreen presentations is scheduled. With this, among other things, we provide information about electrical hazards and working in a confined space and zones. We also pay attention to hoisting and lifting using a video and we share the lessons learned about steam explosions and we introduce Hazard Hunting. So more than enough interesting HSE in Q3!

Where do I find the UPDATE from Q2? You can ask the Focal Point of your organization about the update. You’ll find the name of your Focal Point in this magazine on page 26.

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Q3 Forward look

HAZARD HUNTING

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SUMMER EDITION

HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MAGAZINE for Oil & Gas industry

SPOT THE HAZARDS

HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MAGAZINE for Oil & Gas industry

no. 15

is HERE!

In this edition: NEW GENERATION OF LIGHTING, OFFEX 2014 - THE LEARNING POINTS, HAZARD HUNTING, COLLABORATION HSELIFE UNIO AND CASOS, EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEM and much more!

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• hoisting and lifting: vertically transporting a load • hoisting: the load is freely suspended • lifting: the load is raised through a fixed ‘route’

THE NATIONAL OIL&GAS INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONALS

Contractors

are participating in HSElife UNIO. You’ll find the name of the HSElife UNIO contact / Focal Point in your organization in HSElife magazine No. 15.

In this Forum there are a number of Focal Points from Contractors who talk about and elaborate the wishes and ideas from the shop floor, this and that in close cooperation with the HSElife UNIO Board and Steering Group.

HOISTING AND LIFTING UPDATE HOISTING AND LIFTING

REPORT

CONTRACTOR FORUM

Read more about the Interactive Induction Offshore and Onshore in HSElife magazine No. 14 and 15

All hoisting and lifting work involves an increased risk of personal injury or damage. There is more to safe hoisting and lifting than just knowing the correct techniques and using the correct tools and materials. It also involves training and experience. Only then can you make an accurate assessment in advance of the risks involved and carry out the work safely.

FOCAL POINT TRAINING DAYS

"The voice of the Focal Points!"

If you have successfully completed the test, you receive a certificate and an HSElife UNIO sticker in your Personal Safety Logbook (PSL). This is a security certificate for access to an Offshore or Onshore location from the Operators participating in HSElife UNIO. This means that you don't need to make an 'admission exam' time and time again. Besides, there will always be the location-specific information.

HOISTING AND LIFTING

Focal Point Training Days

+ Q3 Forward look

INTERACTIVE INDUCTION

May 2015

hselifeunio.com

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FOCAL POINT TRAINING CONTRACTOR FORUM HOISTING AND LIFTING PUBLISHED HAZARD HUNTING + DO NEXT HSELIFE MAGAZINE NO. 15

In this issue:

Read the magazine on

HSE guidelines

2015

It is very clear what Operators expect from Contractors. Operators want to achieve 'Incident Free Operations’. Because the Contractors will join forces in a Contractor Forum, they will be able to translate the Operators’ requirements and take their responsibilities.

HOISTING AND LIFTING

QUESTION Q 1. W Why are the hazards of hoisting and lifting work different each time? d A) A location can be different or changed. The weather conditions can be d different or changed and forklift trucks can easily tilt. You may have to deal with different cranes from another crane hiring company. Or the d hoisting and lifting team changes. h B) A location can be different or changed. This also applies to weather cconditions. You may have to deal with different cranes from another ccrane hiring company. Or the hoisting and lifting team changes. C) A location can be different or changed. This also applies to weather cconditions. You may have to deal with different cranes from another ccrane hiring company. Therefore the user manual changes. Or the hoisting and liftting team changes. h

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FOCAL POINTS enhance

visibility Focal Points are the HSElife UNIO implementation ambassadors within Contractor organizations. Among other things, they enhance HSElife UNIO visibility and they communicate about the idea behind the harmonization project.

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Through cooperation between the Dutch Oil and Gas Operators and the Contractors harmonization of rules and regulations on Safety, Health and Environment is being realized. HSElife UNIO needs to become relevant throughout the Dutch Oil and Gas Industry and become a fixed point in everyone’s way of thinking and acting. It is therefore important for the man on the shop floor to know and understand HSElife UNIO. But he also needs to know how he himself can contribute to harmonization and to working safely.

Focal Point support What can the Focal Points expect from us? All Focal Points in every Contractor organization will be provided with the appropriate means to spread the message. Such as training materials and information. With our support, the Focal Point will give presentations and workshops, and organizes interactive and classical training sessions and seminars for Operator and Contractor personnel. We also inform all Focal Points regularly about HSElife UNIO developments – using HSElife Magazine, newsletters, quarterly updates and OnlyOffice Platform.

Focal Point training sessions HSElife UNIO has organized a number of training sessions in order to prepare the Focal Points for their job. Feedback we received indicates the following: Contractors: 70 members Number of sessions: 14 Harmonization: a wholehearted YES Current situation / unclear issues: still a lot of differences, even within organizations / on locations Feedback on general set-up: very positive Feedback on content: more than adequate Feedback on follow-up: very positive In the meantime, 10 Focal Points have joined the Contractor Forum where they work hard on further HSElife UNIO development in close cooperation with HSElife UNIO Board and Steering Committee. The Contractor Forum still has room for a maximum of 12 additional members.

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Below are the HSElife UNIO Focal Points‌ Shell Piet van Dam NAM John van Schie NAM Alexander van der Zee CASOS Peter Vinke Petrogas Jasmin Residovic Centrica Jurgen Joosten TAQA Thessa Steffens ENGIE Werner van der Meer DANA Sander Floore TOTAL Maarten Liebreks ONE Gerard Burgers Vermilion Dirk-Jan van der Elst

Advisafe Ronald Pijtak Safehouse Habitats Willem Olgers C. de Wolff Konstruktiebedrijf B.V. Anne Boersma Altena Guus Euwen Wagenborg NEDLIFT Ingrid Voost-vd Sluis IVM Michael Wielens Noordwest Services @ Security Leo de Jong Den Hartogh Liquid Logistics Bert Schreurs Schlumberger Robert Moes Peterson Timo Beerepoot Oceanwide Den Helder Rob Visser Winder Limmen B.V. Bart Winder SEAFOX Bart Roeloffs

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HDTV BV Robin de Vries NALCO Champion Richard Newns HMVT BV René Gielians Wigchers Intern.Transport Hedy Smit-Wigchers Fabricom GDF SUEZ Jan Slooten Johnson Controls Leo van der Linde KCA Deutag Heinz de Vries Heerema Fabrication Group SE Mark Wempe Stork Technical Services Continental Europe Ruud Zechner Lubbers Marcel Keuris Mediwerk BV Mohamed Mekkaoui Control UNION Koen Backer van Ommeren Venko Offshore Tom Nijhuis J. De Jonge Flowsystems Sjoerd van der Laan Brand Energy & infrastructure Services Karel Hoorn ASCO Holland (Logistics) BV Marchel Nap Reym Ludy Engwegen Induserve VOF Martin Kievit Fabricom GDF SUEZ Pieter Klein Well Services BV René de Wit BUS Handelmij BV Inge van der Brugge AJS Ton van Swaal Mammoet Marcel Schets Integron Aandrijftechniek Schoonebeek Christian Gozevoort Hertel Michiel Westerhof KH Engineering BV Gert olde Hanter Stork Rob van Erp USG Engineering Professionals Jakko Metz Jumbo Maritime Johan Wulder

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Learning from

Other Industries Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry.

IADC’s vision is to be recognized in the drilling industry for its vital role in enabling the global economy and its high standards of safety, environmental stewardship and operational efficiency. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration, drilling or production, well servicing, oilfield manufacturing or other rig-site services.

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IADC is organizing her yearly IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference & Exhibition that will convene this year on 23-24 September at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The focus of this conference is to improve and develop safety in the oil and gas industry, but also training, health and human factors play a major role in this event. This year’s conference theme is to “Learning from Others”. The opportunities to learn from others are vast in our business. This can come in many forms – learnings from colleagues in the same company, learning from business partners, learning from other industries to name a few. However, in the words of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

The conference program includes presentations and learnings from our own and other industries. Come, see and listen to the Learnings from: • Michiel van Dorst, Executive Vice President Flight Operations, Postholder Flight Operations & Crew Training, Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) • John Benn, Head of Operational Improvement Generation, EDF Energy • Mark Gallagher, Professional Conference Speaker on business lessons from F1; Author ‘The Business of Winning’ Founder Status Grand Prix

Please visit the conference website to find the conference program and other information: http://www.iadc.org/event/euro-hset-2015/ or contact the IADC Office: +31 24 675 22 52.

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Contractors combine their efforts for harmonization “All parties in the Oil and Gas Industry need a consistent and unambiguous HSE policy, especially the Contractors,” says Seafox QHSE manager Bart Roeloffs. “The Contractor Forum is a useful medium to achieve that goal.” Roeloffs is one of the members of the new Contractor Forum. He explains how it works.

CONTRACTOR FORUM “The voice of the Focal Points!”

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Members of the Forum are a number of Contractor Focal Points. They discuss and formulate shop floor ideas and suggestions in close cooperation with HSElife UNIO Board and Steering Committee.

Combining all efforts “HSE policy harmonization applies to all Contractors. It’s crystal clear what the Operators expect from the Contractors. The Operators want to achieve ‘Goal Zero, Incident Free Operations’. Now that the Contractors are combining their efforts in the Contractor Forum, they are able to translate Operator requirements and take responsibility. The unambiguous approach and consistency form a strong base upon which they can work out their agreements on the issue of safety. Creating safety awareness is an important part of this. Safety is not only about the way people handle techniques, equipment and facilities. It has also to do with the interconnections between people, organization and procedure. We can write up useful procedure and organize everything well – but the human factor is all important. This is a subject the industry is struggling with. The interconnectivity plays an important role in the harmonization. Thanks to the Contractor Forum, this subject will get more shape and attention.”

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“Thanks to the Contractor Forum, this subject of interconnectivity between people, organization and procedure will get more shape and attention.” A vote on harmonization Thanks to the Contractor Forum, each Contractor has a vote on the harmonization of rules and regulations, Roeloffs says. “This is very important. Contractors need to be consulted on the feasibility of the Operator’s wishes. The Contractors may and should take a certain amount of ownership regarding this. It is very important to communicate transparently. Meaning that Contractors should be transparent in what they deem feasible or not. By doing this they make their point of view clear regarding the Operator’s HSE policy. Therefore, the Contractor Forum plays an important role in the translation towards the Contractors. During this process, the weak points will become visible. At the end of the day you come to an agreement with the Contractors on which issues you will jointly work on.”

Thanks to the Contractor Forum, each Contractor has a vote on the harmonization of rules and regulations.

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“Combining all efforts will result in a long-term safety awareness”. Commitment Roeloffs: “The Operators expect commitment. The Contractor members of the Contractor Forum will indicate their priorities and will commit to these. This translates to Contractor attitude and behavior. This way expectations are created which subsequently will be translated into new types of attitude and behavior. Combining all efforts in this manner will result in a long-term safety awareness.” According to Roeloffs, behavioral training is key to safety awareness. “I think it’s very important to train the man on the shop floor. Especially regarding the human factor.”

Safety awareness Roeloffs gives an example of safety awareness. “Within our industry, a lot of routine activities are being executed. I used to work in the Aerospace Industry and there, safety awareness development has been going on for many years already. Pilots in the cockpit daily go through the same motions. Within the Oil and Gas Industry there are trends visible of handling over the Crew Resource Management. It means you recognize the human failure factor. Therefore you need to create an working environment in which that factor is being controlled. Meaning: keep a close eye on each other and use unambiguous ways of communicating and procedure. Team work and a healthy intervention culture are essential! From the Aerospace Industry a best practice springs, called ‘Threat and Error Management’. Meaning that you should ask yourself the same question every day: What is different today compared to yesterday? This question is especially important when performing routine activities. By asking yourself this question, you’re triggering yourself to find out what the differences are, so that you are able to intervene immediately. There’s a lot to be gained within this area. I find it therefore also very important to create a standard in courses and training programs. Especially those for Supervisors in which they learn how to recognize human error on the shop floor. The Contractor Forum will also want to have their say in this.”

Focal Points are the ambassadors to HSElife UNIO implementation within Contractor organizations.

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Working in the Oil and Gas Industry means that your safety and that of your co-workers is priority #1. Even when everything seems to be in order, you may still be confronted with danger. Then what? The Last Minute Risk Analysis will help you!

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LMRA - card

LMRA

LAST MINUTE RISK ANALYSIS

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

PERFORM LMRA: • AT THE START OR AT THE RESUMPTION OF YOUR WORK • WHEN THE SITUATION AND / OR THE WORKPLACE HAS CHANGED

• Do I know what I need to do? • Is the workplace safe? • Are all safety procedures explained to me? • Am I familiar with the hazards of my work / assignment? • Do I have proper safety equipment (PPE)? • Do I have the right tools? • Are my tools certified? • Have I done everything possible to minimise the risk? • If anything goes wrong, do I know what I’m supposed to do?

Name: Company: Location / Area: Date:

LAST MINUTE RISK ANALYSIS

Work permit No.: LMRA-finding:

All YES: start or restart your work. If NO or in doubt: go to your supervisor and discuss the situation. Remarks / learnings:

Incident prevention

Just one minute of your time

You have obtained a Permit-to-Work. If necessary, you have performed the Task Risk Analysis, your working agreements are clear and you’re ready to do the job. Or are you?

There is a special form available –a work card - to help you make a Last Minute Risk Analysis. The LMRA consists of a checklist with questions to help you determine if the work place and its surroundings are safe so that you can start the job. By answering all the questions you can identify any potential risk very quickly. That’s a small effort, isn’t it?

A LMRA is the short and final safety, health and environment risk assessment you make on the shop floor. You do this just before you start the work. By doing this, you reduce the risk of incidents occurring. This is very important, because dangerous situations can always occur that you haven’t been able to foresee. By mapping out these potential hazards, you and your co-workers make sure that any incidents are being prevented.

The moment you have identified a dangerous situation you should report this to your manager, the location manager or HMI. With them you discuss the situation, you offer your suggestions and together you determine what can be done to control the risk. As soon as the work place has been declared safe you can start the job feeling secure.

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DREAM! “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” Oliver Wendell Holmes (American writer)

Harmonization is the result of working together and sharing information. Harmonization means less rules, more clearness, less differences, more knowledge and understanding, less incidents and, of course, cost reduction. This way, Oil and Gas Operators in the Netherlands save hundreds of thousands Euro’s each year. Imagine what a worldwide harmonization would mean! Because there’s no need to re-invent the wheel all over again. By speaking the same language and working according to standards, a joint safer, healthier and environment friendlier way of working can be achieved. This is exactly what HSElife UNIO and its unique way of communicating achieves. Or, in other words: what 10 Operators together with 72 Contractor members in the Netherlands achieve. By working towards a common goal resulting in spending less money. Transparency is all important.

Harmonization: less rules, more clearness, less differences, more knowledge and understanding, better cooperation, clear communication, unambiguous information, less incidents and cost reduction.

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Anticipating evolution HSElife UNIO anticipates evolution. Our foundation originated from the absolute certainty that it was possible to make the Dutch Oil and Gas Industry the safest industry by the harmonization of rules and regulations. It all started with the question: ‘Why do mistakes occur?’ Each Operator tells their story slightly different. Therefore, the Contractors are being confronted with a wide variety of HSE information. Differences of opinion and the different Operator’s rules may lead to unintentional mistakes. As a result, dangerous situations, incidents and accidents occur. The industry appeared to agree with HSElife UNIO that the harmonization of rules and regulations within the Oil and Gas Industry would be a crucial element in the strategy of achieving Incident Free Operations. And soon enough, the Operators who joined the initiative discovered that by harmonizing they were saving time and money.

What have we achieved so far? Our job is to facilitate the development, optimizing and communication of standards, best practices and important HSE information throughout the industry. HSElife UNIO has become a multi channel communication platform spreading the harmonization initiatives of member Operators. We align the various points of view on working safely. Resulting in the disappearance of differences of opinion and different Operator’s rules and regulations. We eliminate these differences for they can lead to unintentional mistakes. Only by working closely together with Operators and Contractors can we strive jointly for a continuing harmonization and sharing of HSE information.

HSElife UNIO aims to be The Oil and Gas Industry Standard for Professionals, worldwide.

What do we want to achieve? HSE should be central in everybody’s way of working. We strive for an industry in which safety, health, environment and optimum performance co-exist in perfect harmony. An industry in which all employees have incorporated the importance of HSE. If you ask us what we want to achieve, the answer is: HSElife UNIO aims to be The Oil and Gas Standard for Professionals. In other words: to be paramount for all people working in the Oil and Gas Industry worldwide. The experiences with the harmonization project we had in the Netherlands can be applied worldwide. For everybody wants to return home safely after work.

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Hi Jürgen, It’s been some time since we ‘talked’ to each other through our blogs. I had to read the last one again to remember what we wrote about. We talked about the harmonization of HSE information and about our drive to finish our thesis. I still feel that drive and I’m working toward a new date in August. In my last blog I also wrote about an audit I was going to perform in China. I can tell you that this has been a fantastic experience! To be immersed in such a different culture, if even for a short while. A culture with a completely different safety culture as well. It was a hard job to audit another Shell company on our HSE standards within only two weeks time. It gave us only one day during the weekend to enjoy the surroundings. On that day I stood upon the Chinese Wall. How insignificant I felt on that enormous wall, meandering across the mountains. While standing there, I realized that creating something like that is only possible by people working together. I also thought that when people really would work together, they wouldn’t need a protective wall like that. Before leaving for China, I had sent a draft of my thesis to my mentor. But immediately I got a message back, saying he no longer worked at the TU. Now they have assigned a new mentor. This new mentor gave me some fundamental feedback on how I had structured my thesis. I was not very pleased with his comments but now that I’ve begun to make alterations, I can see that he was right. So I’ve had to practice the subject of my thesis -‘resilience’- myself. And how’s everything at your end? Within NAM, I find that the low oil prices have their impact. And, naturally, the earthquake file takes up a lot of time and energy. We have to be resilient, what with all those issues coming from the outside world, although this gets harder when there’s so many files demanding one’s attention at the same time. For a while my father seemed to be doing better, but now he’s not doing so well. He has been diagnosed with dementia syndrome. I can see that following daily routine becomes increasingly difficult for him. This condition affects his ability to be resilient. Which gave me the insight that resilience has its limitations. It can only flourish in a healthy environment and in a healthy company culture. My conclusion is that a subject for a thesis can have meaning in all kinds of circumstances. This brings the risk that you’re thinking about it all the time. In order to avoid doing that I recently took up Aikido. A beautiful defensive sport aiming to fight off an attack by bringing the attacker out of balance. You can only succeed if you’re completely balanced yourself. I still have a lot to learn I must confess. But I love doing it and I find that after a training session my head is empty of thought. A great way for me to reset and find new energy to plunge into my work again. I’m curious how far you have come with your thesis and what you do to re-energize yourself for the daily challenges! Regards, John

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John van Schie of NAM and Jürgen Joosten of Centrica are blogging about the ‘Management of Safety Health & Environment’ (MoSHE) Master’s programme that they are taking at the Delft University of Technology. Read their blog.

Hi John, Indeed, it has been a while but how time flies! It seems to me that I spoke to you only yesterday. A lot has happened – your earthquake file that is being followed by the minute by the whole industry, the low oil and gas prices you were referring to. Those issues also have their effects on the industry over here. Everything has to be done in a cheaper way, the so-called lifting costs (the cost we need to make in order to extract the oil or gas out of the earth, including the office costs) are under a lot of pressure. I find that there’s a big difference between the English and Scottish way of working and the Dutch way. This becomes especially noticeable in regard to cost efficiency. We in the Netherlands work together a lot, but almost nowhere else is this the case. For instance, take our logistic model – sharing boats and helicopters. Or HSElife UNIO, another good example. Beside cost reduction, harmonization of safety information is a helpful thing. Moreover, it beats re-inventing the wheel all over again! I liked what you wrote about cooperation resulting in the building of the Great Wall in order to offer protection – and no, I’m not jealous of your trip to China. Although… maybe a little bit. What a wonderful opportunity to take a work related trip to China all of a sudden – to connect to another culture and to see if they apply the same rules as you do. Not only were you able to identify possible improvements for your China location, but you also had the opportunity to take back their best practices. Plenty possibilities to see and learn, and how fortunate that the subject of your thesis is ‘resilience’! I’m moving slowly forward with my essay but how difficult it is to have to do it all on your own! When you’re used to going to the MoSHE training for a week every month, you have something to hold on to. Now, completely on my own, I find it pretty hard. It’s not only a question of time and work but I’m also being plagued by self doubt and a lack of motivation. Is the subject of my essay good enough? The weather is nice and my kids want me to play throw ball with them. All these distractions. And on top of that, as mentioned, the ever changing industry as a result of the descending oil and gas prices. Everything is under pressure. Sometimes I hope for more pressure – because under real pressure everything becomes fluid. There’s always a solution to be found. The most obvious lesson I’ve learned lately is how to say “no”. Funny that when we started the MoSHE training, this was one of my pitfalls. When filling in my personal learning goals I indicated my wish to learn to say “no” every once in a while. In the coming period I have to say “no” to all these seductive diversions and go for my essay for the full 100%. Perhaps Aikido could be something for me as well? Although, when I think about it… When I was a kid I practiced Judo and the only thing I remember is that I laid down immediately if I was in a game, because then the game would be over soon and I wouldn’t get any bruises, I wouldn’t fall and my gear wouldn’t get all messed up. However, I can imagine that Aikido helps you to empty your thoughts. Mens sana in corpore sano. A healthy mind in a healthy body. As you know, reading a good book will do that for me. Recently, I’ve been reading a couple of great crime novels – lovely to escape all worldly problems. But, sometimes we need to face reality and live in the present. Carpe diem. Seize the day. Which certainly applies to your father –good luck! Well, I think I might read a little bit now. I have chosen a somewhat older book by a Flemish author. “Stranglingly beautiful”. Just the title alone… It gives me something to think about and takes me away from reality – if only for a second. Greetings, Jürgen

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for industry, by industry HSElife is a forum for those working in the oil and gas industry. HSElife focuses particularly on those working wherever HSE is really an issue or really should be an issue: on the shop floor. HSElife magazine is published by: The WAT Group B.V. P.O. Box 23 7380 AA Klarenbeek The Netherlands +31 6 462 95 25 6 (7, 8) www.thewatgroup.com On this issue worked Thera Idema, Marjou Janse, Marcel van Spronsen, Veselin Raznatovic, Pier van Spronsen, Stéphanie van Stockum, Janine IJssel de Schepper, Bob Janssen, Marc van Baasbank, John van Schie, Marielle Dolman, Cees van Oosterom, Jeanette Nijenhuis, Joost Michelhoff, Edgar Bruin, Anouk van de Water, Piet van Dam and the Members of the HSElife UNIO Steering group: Ronald Pijtak, Gerard Burgers, Sander Floore, Dirk-Jan van der Elst, Marc Kloppenburg, Maarten Liebreks, Jürgen Joosten, Alexander van der Zee, Jasmin Residovic, Thessa Steffens, Werner van der Meer, Pier van Spronsen en Ben Waardenburg. Please e-mail any comments about subjects discussed in this magazine to info@thewatgroup.com attn. Janine Ijssel de Schepper. Articles may not be taken from this publication within the meaning of Article 15 of the Netherlands Copyright Act.; © The WAT Group B.V. 2015

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HSElife magazine no 15 UK  

Health, safety and environment magazine for Oil & Gas Industry

HSElife magazine no 15 UK  

Health, safety and environment magazine for Oil & Gas Industry