Safety is one of our most important priorities. It is taken into account and delivered to our customers in every single project plan, and in the design and execution program of all our activities and services.
Every safety action is oriented toward accident and disease-prevention of personnel, assuring the well-being of our own and Client’s employees, visitors & suppliers, protecting our Clients’ facilities and preserving & improving the environmental conditions of the Client’s physical plant.
Safety Assurance & Safety Control Procedures
Our Safety Assurance and Safety Control program is a conscious and detailed review procedure that is constantly performed by our experienced and qualified personnel in order to prevent accidents during or after the execution of our services. Our commitment to ensuring safety in a very effective manner is a key part ofInterfield’s culture. We are safety oriented in all our designs and safety conscious in the performance of all our professional services.
We continuously train our personnel by providing them, on a regular basis, safety sessions, to teach and remind them the ABC’s of safety, emphasizing the need to use safety equipment, and to identify potential hazards, and precautions to be taken to ensure “Zero Risk”.
Interfield has been implementing rules and procedures that allow engineers, supervisors and field personnel to be consciously aware of the need to always use their safety equipment, and to perform site-related tasks & assignments in a safe manner, avoiding potential accidents that might arise from risky and unsafe working conditions.
Interfield’s health and safety requirements for the execution of the Services for major projects, including Deepwater Projects, are as follows:
Generally, Clients establish safety goals for any Contractor (in this case Interfield) to be achieved during the execution of major projects, including a Total Recordable Injury Frequency rate of zero.
Interfield has developed and maintained a safe working environment and instituted a health and safety program aimed at eliminating exposure to accidents, injuries and property damage.
Interfield and its Subcontractors’ personnel share in the responsibility for the health and safety of their personnel and together make safety integral to day-to-day work assignments.
Interfield’s Safety Organization
- For every major project, Interfield assigns a qualified Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Coordinator to oversee implementation of Interfield’s Health and Safety Execution Plan. The SHE Coordinator will provide:
- leadership for Interfield’s health and safety program; and
- advice to Interfield’s line management, which remains ultimately responsible for personnel safety.
Interfield’s Duties Related to Safety
Interfield’s principal safety duties for major Industrial & Energy (onshore and offshore) projects will include:
- Ensuring that all the project personnel adhere to appropriate work standards and safety rules for all Work-Sites and locations (Interfield offices, Client’s offshore/onshore productions facilities, and fabrication yards), including a substance abuse program consistent with Client’s Drug and Alcohol policy;
- Preparing, maintaining and implementing a specific Health and Safety Execution Plan;
- Ensuring that all personnel visiting Client’s production facilities undergo Client’s safety training program, and become thoroughly familiar with:
- Client’s Safety Orientation Program
- Client’s Job Safety Analysis
- Client’s Step-Back 5×5
Interfield’s Health & Safety Execution Plan
Generally, Interfield would be required to submit its Health and Safety Execution Plan for Client’s review and agreement within 5 to 10 working days after Contract execution date. As the job progresses, Interfield will constantly evaluate the effectiveness of its Health and Safety Execution Plan and make appropriate modifications to it.
The Health and Safety Execution Plan will address, at a minimum, the following topics:
- Client’s Safety Philosophy and Policy;
- Interfield’s safety policy;
- Interfield’s safety organization;
- General safety rules and general behavior required of all personnel;
- Client Safety Orientation, safety training and safety motivation programs;
- Security procedures;
- Minimum requirements for the use of personnel protective equipment and clothing. (i.e. hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses and gloves);
- Fall protection consistent with Client’s “Height Safety Standard”, according to Client’s Safety Management Manual;
- Minimizing the number of personnel working in any one area, at the same time;
- Hot-and cold-work permit procedures, in compliance with Client’s Safety Management Manual;
- Entry into confined spaces, in compliance with Client’s Safety Management Manual;
- Lockout and tag-out of electrical and mechanical equipment, and specific requirements for safe work in substations;
- Housekeeping, to include marking and isolating potential hazards; and
- Emergency procedures, evacuation plan and location of emergency exits and muster points for Interfield’s offices, and per Client’s provisions when at Client production facilities.
- Prior to commencing any work at Client’s production facilities (onshore or offshore), Interfield will ensure its personnel and its subcontractors’ personnel are trained and fulfill all Client minimum safety requirements.
- When appropriate, development of a safe working plan at the beginning of each new job assignment which will be analyzed for potential hazards, using Job Safety Analysis (JSA) procedures outlined in Client’s Safety Management Manual. Where a JSA is not warranted, Interfield’s site personnel will, at a minimum, complete a “Step-Back 5×5” analysis of each task in accordance with Client’s Safety Management Manual.
- Any safety rule infractions, unsafe working practices or unsafe conditions identified by Client will be promptly reported and corrected by Interfield.
- Although Interfield’s line management is responsible for the safety of their personnel, Interfield’s and Subcontractors’ SHE Coordinator will provide overall leadership for Interfield’s safety program to be applied.
- Interfield will prepare and submit to Client by the fifth working day of each month a safety report, which covers the previous month’s activities. The safety report, which will be part of the monthly progress report, includes:
- A tabulation of all accidents and near misses that occurred during the reporting period, together with their apparent causes, in the format shown in Table 2.
- A tabulation of all hazards observed at Work Site(s) during the reporting period and a description of corrective actions taken to deal with them.
- If requested by Client, Interfield will also prepare and submit to Client by early hours on any requested day, a Safety Report which covers the previous day’s activities at work site. The Safety Report will include:Interfield will observe and comply with regulations and standards on safe-fire protection and security regulations as set forth by Client policies, special instructions and Safety Manual when working in Client’s facilities. These regulations are to be considered as an addition to any of Interfield’s safety rules and regulations.
We recognize that Client always reserves the right to inspect Work Site(s) at any time, call to Interfield’s attention any infractions/hazards, and expect prompt follow-up from Interfield. We also recognize that these activities by Client in no way relieve Interfield of its responsibilities for safe execution of the Work.