Contractor Safety Management
Successful contractor management is becoming a high priority for many organisations, especially in oil and gas. Increased liability from third-party lawsuits and significant risk of incidents often lead organisations to point to contractors as one of their biggest safety and health concerns.
Efficient contractor safety management programme will limit your liability, minimize incidents, and create an overall safer work environment.
TECEDU can help with the development and implementation of rigorous contractor pre-qualification programs, as well as assisted contractors in completing the pre-qualification process. Our experience in the field has given us first-hand knowledge. Finishing these programmes can provide a unique perspective and innovative solutions to your contractor safety and environmental compliance needs.
TECEDU professionals can assist in project planning to ensure that risks are mitigated as early as possible in their lifecycle. These principles are proven to not only be the most effective way to reduce risks, but also can reduce project costs and increase efficiency.
On-Time, Within Budget Without Incident We can help develop thorough, and efficient, contractor orientations, as well as contractor site oversight. Projects including the involvement of TECEDU professionals as part of the management team are known for being completed on time, within budget, and without incident. We strive to foster good relations between the contractors and the clients.
Facility & Equipment Safety Inspections
Facility and equipment safety inspections are necessary in order to ensure the safety of your employees and place of business. Busy workplaces must be safe workplaces in order to operate at maximum efficiency. Making or finding the time to verify that your site meets regulatory requirements is not easy to squeeze into most day-to-day operations. TECEDU do what the average operations or facilities manager does not have the time to do. TECEDU has the time, and a clear understanding of the applicable regulations to make sure your site is in compliance at all times.
A fresh look
Health and Safety concerns become more difficult to see when you are in the thick of it every day. Occasionally, a third-party perspective is required to examine and assess the situation. Whether you supervise a large industrial complex or construction work site, our safety experts can perform a walk-through, and suggest improvements that can make your safety program parallel with state and federal regulations. During a typical facility and equipment safety inspection, we can help make the adjustments that will move your site towards an overall positive safety program. TECEDU can provide advice on equipment safety training, personal protective equipment (PPE), correction of hazards or suggestions to eliminate safety concerns.
On-Site Equipment Inspections
There are many pieces of equipment located on site that need inspection. Fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, first-aid kits, PPE, emergency lighting, and hazardous waste are just a few of the things that may be on-site and require an equipment safety inspection. We make recommendations, advise about proper procedures, and take care of the required documentation.
Accident investigation is a key component of injury prevention and reduction. Incidents, including injuries, exposures, near-misses/close-calls, environmental releases, or property damage cases are unfortunate events. but they are also opportunities for significant learning. Companies and businesses that do not take advantage of these situations are often doomed to repeat the same mistakes that led to the incident to begin with.
Our highly trained team of experienced investigators can be dispatched to your site, business or company with little lead-time. TECEDU will conduct an investigation that is focused not on assigning blame, but on learning from the incident to prevent reoccurrence and to find opportunities for risk and injury reduction.
Upon completion of the investigation a confidential report that includes our findings and recommendations will be delivered. We are also comfortable working with your legal team to ensure limited organizational liability.
Risk is present in nearly every facet of life, and if you don’t proactively seek it out and manage it, it will find you eventually. TECEDU professionals can help you in assessing, analyzing, and mitigating risks.
Analysing & Mitigating Risks
Our risk assessment process is fully compliant with IEC/ISO 31010 and ANSI/ASSE Z690.3 and specifically designed to help you meet your goals. The risk assessment can be organisation or business unit wide, or project specific.
Developing A Risk Assessment Plan
Our risk assessment process starts with identifying the goals of the risk assessment – what are we trying to find out and what’s the best way to get that information? Once identified, we’ll work with you to develop a risk assessment plan that ensures success. Upon completion of the risk assessment a confidential written report can be completed to detail findings and recommendations. Whether its building a risk assessment process from the ground up, or just providing the second set of eyes on a pivotal aspect of your business, let our team help you!
We utilise a variety of tools and techniques in our risk assessment process, based upon the risk being assessed. These include, but are not limited to, qualitative risk assessments, quantitative or probabilistic risk assessments, fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), and Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP).
Safety Assessments & Audits
A key facet on effective safety management is being proactive, not waiting for the next incident to tell you where the problems are. That is why a strong assessment and audit component is one of the foundations to best in class safety performance and environmental compliance. Getting out there and finding the failures before they occur can take your program to the next level, prevent incidents and maintain compliance requirements.
TECEDU’s safety and environmental assessments go above and beyond in ensuring your company and sites comply with local and international requirements. We help build a safety culture where employees and management work together to do the job both effectively and safely.
Identify Goals & Scope. Our assessment and audit team will meet with key personnel in your organisation to identify goals and a scope for the assessment or audit. The most effective means of achieving those goals and an agreed on time frame will be established. Upon completion of the assessment or audit, our team will work with you to identify reasonable corrective actions for achieving organisational goals and developing a strong safety culture.
We will help your job site personnel develop critical processes, programs, and solutions. We use a team approach to assessments and audits in the following important areas:
- Life Safety Concerns:exits, exit pathways, emergency lighting, and first aid kits;
- Housekeeping:slips, trips, and falls; building access; main electrical and gas shutoff accessibility; and eating and drinking policies;
- Fire Protection:fire extinguishers, non-permitted building additions, fire hoses, yard fire hydrants, fire risers, sprinklers, PIVs, and alarms;
- Electrical: non-approved use of extension cords, access to boxes, and appropriate labeling of electrical hazards;
- Hazardous Materials: storage and handling, labeling, quantities, incompatibility issues, hazardous waste, inspection programs, compressed gas storage and usage, and hazard communication program;
- Site-Specific Permits or Programs:Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBP), SB 14, SPCC, pressure vessel permits, respirator programs, industrial truck programs, and hearing conservation programs;
- Injury and Illness Recordkeeping:OSHA 300 logs, Safety Committee Minutes, Safety Training records, Toolbox topic ideas, Material Safety Data Sheet maintenance – all of these are components of your Injury Illness Prevention Plan, and are among some of the first things OSHA asks to see.
Chemical Handling, Storage, and Transportation Issues
- DOT Regulations (49 CFR);
- Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP);
- Hazard Communication Program;
- Uniform Fire Code (UFC) and Uniform Building Code (UBC) Issues.
- RCRA and Title 22 Compliance;
- SB 14 Plans;
- Biennial Reporting;
- Contingency Plans;
- Emergency Response.
Confined Space Rescue
We will either train your personnel to perform rescue services or provide the standby rescue for you.
Industrial Hygiene Services
- Respirator Fit Testing;
- Noise Monitoring;
- Personal Exposure Monitoring.
Our team of professionals has helped organisations in the energy industry to deal with problems ranging from ensuring compliance with local and international regulations and standards, to implementing effective systems for managing health and safety and reducing injuries or financial losses.
Whether its building a safety management system from the ground up to implementing a safety change initiative, our safety professionals don’t only understand safety, they also understand the principles of effective management.
Robust occupational health and safety management systems are proven to have positive benefits in reducing organisational risk, rates of injuries and illnesses, and also increasing employee morale, quality, and productivity.
What we do
- Injury and Illness Prevention Programme (IIPP/I2P2) implementation;
- Developing risk assessment/hazard analysis systems;
- Implementation of a Prevention through Design process;
- Strengthening contractor management programs;
- Developing safety culture;
- Fostering the attributes of High Reliability Organising (HRO);
- Development of transformational safety leadership;
- Project-specific safety management program planning.