Joint Site Inspection Program

The ongoing Joint Site Inspection program of Black Sea Terminal facilities developed by the HSSEQ Department has been supported by company management, together with the BST staff. It provides guidelines for the effective implementation and performance of site inspections by BST personnel. The Joint Site Inspection (JSI) is an internal part of Black Sea Terminal’s Safe Operation System and covers all operations and sites operated by the terminal.


Personnel involved in the JSI are responsible for participating in the site inspection processes to ensure compliance with all applicable health, safety and environmental protection norms, standards and procedures. They are also responsible for providing departments with the site inspection reports, along with the suggested actions for correction.


The inspections cover process sites, construction sites, buildings, temporary structures, workshops, tools, equipment, machinery, as well as work methods and practices. Each inspection starts with a review of the action points from the previous inspection. Any unresolved issues are included in the new report. The inspection group is comprised of personnel from different disciplines with various experience and knowledge regarding the company’s main processes, HSE standards and procedures.


During the JSI, group members focus on general risk assessment and hazard identification, personal protective equipment, permit to work, security, safe access and evacuation routes, signs and alarms, driving safety, water quality, waste management practices and control measures, housekeeping, oil spills, sanitary, food safety, electrical safety, fire precautions, process safety, slips, and trips and falls. There are three types of raised actions: High (requires immediate action), medium (requires short-term action) and low (requires long-term action).


As a rule, daily safety inspections of terminal facilities are conducted by qualified personnel. However, the additional purpose of this program is to involve office personnel and other employees in the process of timely observation and prevention of potential hazards and violations.


The program, which has proven to be very effective, was started in 2013 and continues to run successfully.

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