This document is intended to establish minimum expectations for health, safety, and environmental (HSE) management of contractors. During the course of conducting project activities under contract to the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) within the JIP, adherence to safe working practices will be of paramount importance. Contracted Entities (CE’s) doing work on behalf of the JIP will be expected to manage their project activities in such a manner to reduce health, safety, and environmental risks to levels acceptable to the OGP and the JIP Executive Committee. Above all, risks should be managed so that “No One Gets Hurt” and there is “No Harm to the Environment”.
CE’s will be required to provide the following before being accepted by the JIP:
The OGP has the responsibility for approving project HSE Plans and ensuring they are in accordance with the JIP Guidance on Health, Safety, and Environment. In general, and for low risk, less complex projects, the OGP will have the necessary resources to review and approve HSE Plans. However, for complex projects and high risk projects the JIP Executive Committee’s HSE Working Group has co-responsibility for assisting in the review and approval process. OGP shall call on the HSE Working Group for assistance when such projects are being reviewed.
The HSE Working Group shall be composed of individuals from the Executive Committee and/or delegates having safety and environmental management knowledge and experience. In addition, OGP shall include one member in this working group who has contracting and/or management authority for JIP projects.
Depending on the complexity and perceived risk of the proposed project, the HSE Working Group may recommend to the Executive Committee Chairman and OGP one of several actions.
In any case, after the review, the Working Group and OGP will submit their recommendations to the CE and either approve the HSE Plan or indicate where improvements are necessary so that approval can be given. It is envisioned the entire process i.e., review and approval, will often be accomplished via email. It is also envisioned that the HSE Working Group will choose a leader who will act on behalf of the entire group in communicating with the Executive Committee Chairman and OGP.
Once Project HSE Plans have been accepted by OGP and contracts have been executed, CE’s will be expected to manage their project activities as described in their proposed HSE Plan.
OGP, as the contracting agent, reserves the right to monitor (including by use of a third party HSE advisor) the project to ensure CE implementation of the “HSE Plan”. The CE may also wish to hire its own HSE advisor for some projects.
If OGP elects to hire a third party HSE advisor, the advisor should report findings to both the CE and OGP.
Upon project completion, the CE shall provide OGP with a written evaluation of the effectiveness of its HSE Plan, including a summary of near misses, unsafe acts and incident/accident reports. This information will provide useful feedback to ensure future projects of similar nature benefit from the knowledge and experience gained.
|Actions:||JIP ExCom Chair and Co-Chair||JIP HSE working Group||OGP Management||CEs||Project Management||CEs 3rd party HSE advisor|
|HSE Plan Development
Note: may enlist aid of 3rd party safety advisor
|Review and Advise adequacy of HSE Plan||R||R||S||S|
|HSE Plan Endorsement on behalf of JIP Participants||R||S, I, C|
|HSE Plan Approval||A|
|HSE Plan Execution/Management||R||S|
|HSE Plan Monitoring for JIP||S, I, C||R||S, I||S, I|
|3rd Pty. Contracting / Stewardship||S||R||S|
|Post Project Feedback / Analysis||S||R||S||S|
This is an example List of HSE Plan Components that should be addressed by bidders for JIP projects. Not all elements will apply to each project. The project bidder should conduct a Job Safety and Environmental Risk assessment to identify the relevant risks for the project. Elements of the safety HSE plan should be based on the risks identified by this process.
Note -other ancillary items will likely be required such as: