Sabre Safety was engaged by a major oil company to conduct training relating to H2S awareness and on the service and maintenance of breathing apparatus for personnel at several of their facilities in Pakistan.
As a result of feedback from the candidates on the courses, the client requested a general survey of H2S safety on each of its sites. The purpose of the H2S surveys was to highlight any areas of concern and make recommendations for improvements in H2S safety. A senior Sabre Safety training officer conducted the survey and made his recommendations.
The survey highlighted areas where improvements could be made in both the care and maintenance of essential equipment, the replacement of obsolete equipment and amendments to safety procedures to make them more robust. Whilst several of the recommendations involved big changes for the client, there were a number of others that were simple and could be implemented very quickly. These changes included the creation of additional muster points, ensuring that all equipment was properly marked and the relocation of equipment to a safer or more appropriate area. The “quick hits” were implemented immediately and readily adopted by all personnel.
Having been through the training sessions the onsite personnel were keen to adopt the new processes and to engage more readily in a renewed safety culture. This confidence was a key factor in all personnel embracing the more significant changes as they were implemented.