Your main goal at the oil field is to keep yourself safe and health. HSE-knowledge can help you to achieve this. If it is your first time to hear about HSE, it refers to “health, safety and environment” which they are indispensable for anyone who works in petroleum industry. Everything will be ok if only you have a good knowledge and awareness.
Achieving safety in work place is the responsibility of employers and employees. Employers should provide safety equipment and training. Employees should apply safety inductions.
“No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take time to perform our work safely.”
Safety is part of everyday living. No, if you are not safe you are not living well. We should achieve safety in our home, street, while driving a car and for sure at work. It is the only guarantee that you will be safe. Those who pay no attention towards safety would realize it is importance if only they suffered form an accident, injury or properties damage. More than 90 % of all accidents are avoidable, being caused by human error rather than by mechanical failure.
Talking about our work in oilfield which is classified as one of the most dangerous works in the world. It was the first in danger, but due to the great efforts exerted by companies to provide well-trained employees, it becomes safer and safer.
HSE student should understand its nomenclatures and try to apply their meaning and purpose in everyday life. This is the only way to prove for yourself that you have gain this experience as required.
In order to make it clear, in the figure3.1 it is a snake and it represents a danger so we can call it a “Hazard”, but in the figure3.2 it represents a “Risk” because snake can kill the child.
Hazards are generally grouped into two broad categories:
Health and Illnesses Hazards are very important also as if employees have bad health these will affect work rate.
Safety comes first before anything. Injuries result in pain and suffering and may leave a person disabled or handicapped for life. Even minor injuries may cause loss of time from work and lost pay. Insurance benefits are helpful, but compensation payments cannot restore a life, hand, eye or leg. Otherwise damaged machines could be repaired or replaced. Always remember that “safety is no accidents”.