Course description

This course designed to 
o    Understand maintenance and construction related risks.
o    Promote safety practice and to ensure safer work conditions and behavior.
o    Understand the legal requirements, safety rules and practices.
o    Know the collective protections and personal protective equipment required at work.
o    Be aware of the specific responsibilities of contractors and owners.
o    Improve own behavior and get a better commitment from the contractors' personnel for safer operations


Maintenance, operational and SHE staff who must manage the work permits and monitor the work of contractors on operating plants. Contractors' personnel, supervisors, engineers, foremen and crew leaders who implement maintenance and construction works.


Course content

•    Occupational health and safety
o    Occupational safety, work conditions and prevention: accident causes and their consequences, investigation, reporting and cost impact - occupational diseases.
o    Identification and analysis of hazards during execution of maintenance and construction works.
o    Risk management: objectives, methods, safety procedures, overview of legal obligations.
•    Product-related hazards and precautions
o    Product-related hazards in refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants: main properties (flammable, explosive, toxic, noxious, corrosive, asphyxiating, harmful for the environment), gas detection (LEL), precautions, ATEX requirements.
o    Pressure and temperature related hazards.
o    Toxicology: limits, specific cases: asbestos, H2S, benzene; biological risks.
•    Work-related hazards
o    Material transportation equipment, manual and mechanical handling.
o    Decommissioning: risks related to equipment opening and line breaking, isolation procedure, blinding and spading work, circuit lockout and tagging procedure.
o    Work in confined spaces: vessel opening, ventilation, gas testing, entry permit, risk variation during work execution.
o    Work at heights: rules for installing and using scaffolding, ladders and harnesses.
o    Use of tools and construction equipment: portable, power and air actuated tools; abrasive blasting; painting; high pressure cleaning, use of cleanup tank trucks and flexible hoses, chemical cleaning; rigging, lifting, hoisting.
o    Hot works: welding, cutting and heating, grinding.
o    Hazardous radiation: working with radioactive sources, X-ray work, specific risks. Risks related to electrical work: classification of hazardous areas and equipment requirements; current through the human body, burns, personal protection; worker certification.
•    Risk management and prevention
o    Legislation overview: directives; safety and health requirements for the use of equipment.
o    Safety procedures: work permit types and validity; purposes, application, job safety analysis, precautions, constraints; commitment and responsibility of contractors, maintenance. SHE and issuing operation department; permit endorsement.
o    Planning and monitoring safety of contracted works on site: coordination with contractors, co-activity and interface management; preparation of prevention plan and risk assessment.
o    Danger resulting from unsafe acts and/or unsafe conditions: sources of hazards, tasks/risks analysis, managing contractors and subcontractors.
•    Management of Change (MOC)
o    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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