Health, Safety and Environment
Weekly Review

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Managers Comments
First Aid
No. injuries ytd

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We have lots of redundant Plant, Equipment and Buildings, but …
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15 10 13 idle redundant plant inspections

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Even though plant, equipment or buildings may be out of use, we still have a duty of care to make sure they do not cause damage or harm to adjacent plant or people. This may be achieved through barriering the area to ensure people stay away, or through periodic inspections and effective maintenance, or a combination of the two.

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  1. 1. Health, Safety and Environment Weekly Review 13 SIMS Events waiting for Managers Comments First Aid No. injuries ytd Issue Date: Issue Date : 15 / 10 / 2013 First Aid Injury last week – a lab technician suffered a slight cut to his hand Recordable 14 1 No. days worked since last OSHA recordable 241 (15/2/13) Injury Performance No. days worked since last RIDDOR injury 241 (15/2/13) 1 INJURY THS WEEK Management of Idle & Redundant Plant and Buildings, including Inspections and Maintenance ………….. Even though plant, equipment or buildings may be out of use, we still have a duty of care to make sure they do not cause damage or harm to adjacent plant or people. This may be achieved through barriering the area to ensure people stay away, or through periodic inspections and effective maintenance, or a combination of the two. Our MP 1330 identifies the steps we need to take to Manage Idle and Redundant Plant. Prompted by the recent fall of some building cladding, we have identified a number of Key things we need to do ……. When a plant, equipment or a building is to be taken out of use, the owning Vice President or their deputy shall appoint suitable persons to manage decommissioning and maintenance, including……. • Define the boundaries of the asset, including the location of isolations, and the erection of protective or exclusion barriers • Empty equipment of process fluids and decontaminate as far as is practicable, and keep a record of what was done • Ensure that the idle or redundant assets remain in a safe condition via a programme of inspections and maintenance Inspections need to be …. • Carried out by a Competent Person • As thorough as is agreed (between Client and Competent Person) • Documented • Communicated • Contain accurate detail of any Actions required • Where and when necessary, Actions must be effectively acted upon
  2. 2. We have lots of redundant Plant, Equipment and Buildings, but …  do we have current and effective controls in place which are suitable and sufficient for all of them ?  when were they last reviewed ? In order to demonstrate effective control we need to carry out an assessment for each, which will contain detail on ……….  What hazards are present (e.g. Asbestos Lagging)  The programme of Inspection and Maintenance, with specified frequencies for these identified hazards  Records of any items removed, which are up to date  What consideration was given to isolation of domestic and fire water, and for drains connections  Arrangements in place to ensure non-authorised personnel are excluded (both workers and thieves)  Arrangements in place for authorised access, and for inspection of the access equipment or route, where this is needed

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