Oil and Gas Basic Safety Rules

Basic Safety Rules
Stop Unsafe Work

  1. Immediately STOP any unsafe work that has the
    potential to injure personnel, damage equipment, or
    harm the environment.
    Report Incidents
  2. Immediately report all work related injuries/illnesses,
    no matter how minor, to your supervisor.
  3. Immediately report all fires, spills, or releases, no
    matter how small, to your supervisor.
  4. Immediately report any unsafe condition, unsafe act,
    near miss incident, or vehicle collision to your
    supervisor.
    Follow Safe Practices
  5. Comply at all times with all safe driving requirements,
    particularly speed limits, when operating a vehicle.
  6. Ensure that all persons in vehicles wear seat belts at
    all times.
  7. Use the handrail and take only one step at a time
    when going up or down stairways.
  8. Erect barricades and flagging around hazardous work
    areas, such as holes in decking and floor surfaces,
    trenches, road crossings, and overhead hazardous
    work.
  9. Use only proper tools and equipment maintained in a
    safe working condition. Do not use homemade,
    modified, or damaged tools.
  10. Maintain good housekeeping in your work area at all
    times.
  11. Smoke only in designated areas. Do not use matches
    or lighters in restricted areas.
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  12. Rest and eat only in designated areas.
  13. Use proper manual lifting techniques, or obtain
    assistance or mechanical lifting aids when lifting
    heavy loads.
  14. Ensure all safety guards, switches, and alarms are in
    place and functional on operating machinery and
    electrical switchgear.
  15. Lock, tag, clear, and try equipment to ensure proper
    isolation before working on energized equipment
    that has the potential for injury to personnel.
  16. Notify the appropriate supervisor and affected parties,
    tag the device, and document the action properly
    whenever a safety device is removed from service
    and/ or defeated.
  17. Chain-lock or car-seal open all block valves on
    in-service pressure relief systems.
  18. Inspect all fire extinguishers and other emergency
    equipment and keep them clear of any obstructions.
  19. Properly label and store all chemical or hazardous
    material containers. Where specified, store drums in
    secondary containment areas or on drum containment
    pallets.
    Avoid Unsafe Activities
  20. Do not climb or stand on equipment, piping, valves,
    or unstable surfaces (e.g., chairs or barrels) to
    perform work.
  21. Use approved fall protection measures (e.g., personal fall
    arrest system or scaffolding) if the working height is
    greater than 1.8 m (6 ft) from the floor or platform level.
  22. Do not run in work areas.
  23. Do not wear finger rings, wristwatches, jewelry, loose
    clothing, unsecured long hair, or loose accessories
    within an arm’s reach of rotating equipment or
    electrical switchgear.
  24. Do not apply compressed industrial gases to yourself
    or others.
  25. Do not operate equipment having a“DANGER, DO
    NOT OPERATE” (hold) tag.
  26. Do not start work in any area, or on any equipment,
    without consent of the Saudi Aramco person in
    charge.
  27. Do not use electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones,
    smartwatches, and instruments) that are not listed as
    safe for use in classified locations without proper
    approval.
  28. Do not engage in horseplay or fighting.
    Protect Yourself
  29. Wear Saudi Aramco approved hard hats, safety
    eyewear with side shields, and safety footwear
    in all restricted areas, project sites, and in areas
    where specifically designated.
  30. Use approved additional hazard-specific personal
    protective equipment (PPE), including goggles,
    face-shield, respiratory protection equipment, and
    body/hand protection where specific hazards
    requiring their use have been identified.
  31. Wear proper PPE prescribed by the chemical hazard
    bulletin (CHB) or safety data sheet (SDS) when
    handling chemicals or hazardous materials.
  32. Use approved hearing protection in designated high
    noise areas.
  33. Use proper hand protection (e.g., gloves) when
    performing tasks that may present a hand injury risk.
  34. Wear approved bicycle helmets at all times while
    riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, or other similar
    device.
Basic Safety Rules
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