IOGP, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, launched a simplified set of Life-Saving Rules to provide workers in the industry with the actions they can take to protect themselves and their colleagues from fatalities as part of the revision of Report 459. With these rules IOGP aims to improve the level of industry-wide adoption across the global oil and gas industry.
What role plays Kee Safety in that rules?
Kee Safety supports these rules by providing a full set of solutions for working at height and separating people from hazards. Workers at height are always at a risk, independently of the site, if it is an oil rig out on the sea or a gas production facility.
There are solutions where the worker is not involved into the process of staying safe at all like having a Safety Railing on a platform. But sometimes it is not possible to install guardrails, there you have to rely on individual safety solutions like a life-line.
In these cases the worker is called in his own interest to protect himself by using Personal Protection Equipment properly. And now the personal approach comes into place.
IOGP Life-Saving Rules - "Working at height" is crucial part
IOGP launched the Life-Saving Rules with the goal to have a tool in place which helps responsible managers to make their workers aware about how to safe their lives.
They say especially for “Working at height”:
“Working at height outside a protected area (such as an elevated work area not enclosed by handrails) requires the use of approved fall protection equipment secured to an approved anchor point. Other considerations for working at height include ladders, work over water, rope access, floor openings, access hatches, and inspection pits. Floor openings should be protected with physical barriers to prevent falls.
Preventing objects from falling from height and using physical barriers below working area keeps you and people working below you safe.
IOGP recommends that companies define working at height as work at or above 1.8m/6ft, unless local legislation requires a lower height.
Scaffolds should be properly constructed, inspected and certified.”
Source: https://www.iogp.org/life-savingrules/ , IOGP Life-Saving Rules, Aug 2018
You can find all other Life-Saving Rules with a lot of training material here:
Kee Safety - Solutions for the Petrochemical Industry
Kee Safety supplies solutions preventing people from falls by either collective and individual protection.