15-04-2019

Risk management practices can help prevent accidents!


Black Sea Terminal (BST) carries out risk assessment before undertaking any work orders. It is mandatory to ensure that all hazards associated with any activities are identified and that the risks are assessed and managed.

 

The responsibilities of the employees carrying out the work are to:

 

  • Understand the hazards, risks and controls associated with the task
  • Participate and contribute in the Toolbox Talk
  • Actively monitor the worksite and surroundings for changes
  • Stop the job at any time, if they are any hazards

 

A usual Risk Assessment involves a review of the task by the performing authority, competent person, team leader or area authority (if/when required), to identify the hazards associated with the task and appropriate control measures required to manage these hazards.

 

There are three types of Additional Risk Assessment:

 

  • Task Risk Assessment (TRA).
  • Operational Risk Assessment (ORA).
  • Isolation Risk Assessment (IRA).

 

The hierarchy of controls is applied in the following order:

 

  • Eliminate
  • Reduce

 

A combination of measures will usually be necessary in order to reduce the level of Risk to LFA (low for accepting).

 

Types of incidents:

 

  • Significant near-misses
  • Security breaches
  • Spills and leaks
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Workplace injuries and illness
  • Fatalities

 

All events resulting in harm to people, industrial illness, damage to assets and environmental harm (together with near-miss events in these categories) are reported immediately.

 

For serious incidents involving contractor employees, contractor management may wish to conduct a separate internal incident investigation. Black Sea Terminal policy is to respect the wishes of contractors, but to encourage completion of a joint investigation in a cooperative manner with the representatives of the affected contractors.

 

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