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4 Risk Management

4.1 Hazard & Risk Assessment Identification, and Evaluation.

Every AGESCO operation will have in place a systematic process to identify hazards related to the specific operations that are encountered on a daily or regular basis. The identification process must be done as a group, to discuss the task and activities, look at the frequency of the task, what the severity will be, taking into consideration the worst case scenario’s. The process must attach a value to the “potential” risk using the risk matrix (found in the Risk & Loss Reporting Standard), and aim to reduce the level of the risk, through implementation of positive actions (control measures), then assess what recovery measures will be needed, and who will carry them out, leaving us with a calculated residual risk. The group sessions should be documented on an AGESCO template, and filed until it is deemed necessary to revert back to the use of the document. All risk and hazard categorising shall be done in line with the AGESCO Risk and Loss Reporting standard, or any client interface guidelines.

4.2 Risk Mitigation & Prevention

Every site should hold a comprehensive set of procedures related to all critical activities, that open up with appropriate AGESCO stipulations, then specify what is required locally to render an activity safe, and acceptable. The procedure should hold information such as the nature of the risk involved, a step by step approach to addressing the risks involved with the process, and the position responsible for authorising, and completing the task. Specialist procedures such as heights, simultaneous lifting, LOTO, noise management, will be drafted by the subject matter expert, and will be reviewed by Tripoli management for authorization.
Any newcomer to the site will be given a thorough induction, and assigned members who will be attached to the operation should be a given a re induction should there have been any major changes to procedures, the operating environment, or technology upon their return from filed break.
As part of an ongoing improvement program, all accident investigations will consider the individual AGESCO field operations must have a PPE matrix that identifies an activity with the required PPE, wherever possible this should be pictorial.

Any newcomer to the site should be given a thorough induction, and assigned members who will be attached to the operation should be a given a re induction should there have been any major changes to procedures, the operating environment, or technology.

AGESCO field operations must have a PPE matrix that identifies an activity with the required PPE, wherever possible this should be pictorial. Other mitigation measures, and control measures such as emergency and spill planning are covered further in the document.

A MOPO (Manual of Permitted Operations) is available on all AGESCO locations that will indicate what risks and hazards are associated to individual operations, and how these risks are reduced to a “tolerable “ level allowing the operation to proceed.

4.3 Temporary Change

In every business there will be a temporary change that has the potential to alter what is, under normal circumstances an acceptable risk, these changes must be managed accordingly. AGESCO will employ a, permit to work (PTW) which shall be used to assist in managing such changes, the abnormalities that will raise the risk level, recognize what added precautions have to be placed to bring the risk back to a manageable level, and the step by step process of the PTW will help identify an acceptable approach to full completion of the task. The PTW will be managed by the site manager, and must take into account any lock out tag out / site specific policies, and procedures that are functional on the crew. In the event of deviation from a contract clause, a level one document, or other influential guidelines, where the customer, or Tripoli management have to become involved, a divergence request must be made The request must clearly indicate what clause within the contract, or statement from a level one document the none compliance will be made against, and what countermeasures will be put in place. The divergence will be signed by local management, with a counter signature from Tripoli, and / or a client depending on the nature of the request. It is to be noted that there will never be divergence requests made against a policy statement.

In the event of deviation from a contract clause, or level one document, where the customer, or Tripoli management have to become involved, a divergence report must be made, clearly indicating what clause within the contract, or statement from a level one document differs from what is required, and what acceptable countermeasures are acting in place. and / or a client representative. It is to be noted that there will never be exemptions made against a policy statement.