Incident Types

Incident Types

Health, Safety & Environmental BulletinBulletins highlight issues that will be experienced throughout the industry, and prove a useful tool to encourage the raising of standards and awareness of health and safety issues industry wide. No 598
14 December 2017

Incident Types

Please see enclosed safety flash regarding incident types shared with us by ExxonMobil.

Although the names of the incident categories vary slightly across different companies, the principle of the different categories are consistent.

Some Potential Incidents (Hazard Identification) are common on site and can be seen by some as not worth reporting. However, we encourage all incident types to be reported so that they can be addressed and trends identified. If we find that there are lots of seemingly minor PI’s occurring, these can be identified and we can liaise with the customers / sites to create a policy to eliminate or reduce the risk.

Where possible we encourage crews to rectify the hazard at source, and in 2017 we have rectified 42% of all incidents at the time of discovery, as further 7% of incidents the risk was controlled/reduced on site. If you see a hazard on site always assess the possibility of rectifying it whilst you are there, however carry out a LMRA first to ensure you are not putting yourself or others at risk by doing so.

If you are unsure about the incident categories, or are not sure how to categorize a specific incident, contact your line manager.

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