3HSSE mattersZ is committed to striving to achieve a Zero Harm workplace for all.That means safety first – Work safe, Home safe.To achieve this we need your commitment as well. It is important to us that all managers, supervisors, and workers think and behave in a safe manner to prevent harm to themselves and others.All workers are authorised to stop work if they are have a health and safety concern about the work they are doing.If there is any doubt as to whether an activity is safe; stop, assess and determine the required action to make it safe. Contact your supervisor.
4HSSE reportingContact your supervisor and report: hazards (potential incident), near misses, and incidents. We need to learn from these to prevent harm to a worker in the future.Potential incident - Unsafe practices or hazardous situations that could result in an incident (incident has not occurred)Near Miss - Incidents that that under slightly different circumstances could have caused illness, injury or damage to assets, the environment or company reputation, but did not (incident has not occurred)Incident with Consequences - Actual incidents, also known as accidents, are events or a series of events that result in illness, injury or damage to assets, the environment or company reputation.
5HSSE rules and requirements Z Energy’s HSSE policy, Life Saving Rules, HSSE Golden Rules, Permit to Work System, standards, and procedures are all in line with our commitment to a Zero Harm Workplace.The Golden Rules and Life Saving Rules do not replace or invalidate regulatory compliance or other business, operational and safety rules in force at your workplace, or release you from your duty to comply with these.
7Life Saving Rules – Why?The Life Saving Rules represent causes for where others have died in the past.They aim to prevent harm to people and cover 12 high-risk operations at work.They are:Applicable to all Z Energy operations and all contractorsMandatory compliance for all workersClear and consistent as set of rules to obeyNot new – most people already adhere to these rules every day
81. Work with a valid work permit when required You must:Always complete an work clearance form each and everyday prior to commencing workUnderstand the work permit and follow itConfirm that the work permit is validConfirm with the supervisor or the person in charge of the work that it is safe to start work
92. Conduct gas test when required You must:Confirm with the supervisor or the person in charge of the work that the air is testedConfirm with the supervisor or the person in charge of the work that it is safe to start workStop work if you smell gasGas testers should:Understand which tests the work permit requires and how oftenUse certified equipment for the tests
103. Verify isolation before work begins and use the specified life protecting equipment You must:Understand the isolations that protect you from dangerConfirm with the supervisor or the person in charge of the work that isolations are in placeConfirm with the supervisor or person in charge of the work that it is safe to start workHSSE/Life Saving Rules/12 August 2011
114. Obtain authorisation before entering a confined space You must:Identify if a level 1 or 2 activity and obtain a permit if required.Follow the requirements of the work permitConfirm with the supervisor or person in charge of the work that is safe to start workConfirm with the supervisor that you can enter a confined spaceAttendants must:Approve and control access to a confined spaceHave means of communication with people in the confined space
125. Obtain authorisation before overriding or disabling safety critical equipment You must:Obtain authorisation from the person in charge or your supervisor before overriding or disabling safety-critical equipmentHSSE/Life Saving Rules/12 August 2011
136. Protect yourself against a fall when working at height You must:Have authorisation to work at height outside a protective environmentBe aware of what fall protection to use and how to use itCheck equipment before using itAlways tie off when at height outside of a protective environment2.0 Definition of Work at Height2.1 For purposes of this document, “Work at Height” is defined as work performed where there is a potential fall distance of 1.8 metres or more, inclusive of whether it is at or below ground level or within 2.0 metres or less from an unguarded edge. For the avoidance of doubt, working at height includes any potential fall onto an uneven surface where a potential fall has a distance of 1.8 metres or more from any position regardless of whether there is also a chance that a fall may be from shorter distance than 1.8m.2.2 The potential fall distance is the elevation where a person is standing or sitting to perform work. It includes potential falls to lower levels, such as the lower levels of a structure, excavations, holes, pits, etc.
147. Do not walk under a suspended load You must:Never cross a barrier controlling an area with a suspended load without supervisionFollow the instructions of the flagman or the person in charge of the liftA person in charge must:Mark the unsafe area and put barriers in placeEnsure that nobody walks under a suspended loadHSSE/Life Saving Rules/12 August 2011
158. Do not smoke outside designated smoking areas You must:No smoking on a retail or truck stop site.Know where the designated smoking areas areIntervene if you see someone smoking outside a designated area
169. No alcohol or drugs while working or driving You must:Always inform your supervisor or the person in charge if you are taking medicine that may have an effect on your performanceIf in doubt, always check with your supervisor or the person in charge who may seek medical adviceNot use, keep, sell or distribute illegal drugsIntervene if you see a case of alcohol or drug abuseHSSE/Life Saving Rules/12 August 2011
1710. While driving, do not use your phone and do not exceed speed limits Drivers must:Not use a mobile phone or pager, send or read a text message, or use a hands-free mobile phone deviceStay at or below the maximum allowable speed for the road you are driving on as indicated by road signs or journey management instructionsStay at or below the maximum allowable speed limit for the vehicle you are drivingAdjust your speed to the prevailing conditions
1811. Wear your seatbelt You must: Always use a 3-point seatbelt (please note exceptions below)Check your seatbelt works properlyKeep your seatbelt fastened while in a moving vehicleCheck that everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt properly before starting to driveIntervene when your fellow passengers are not wearing seatbelts properly* Exceptions include vehicles where only lap seatbelts are available or in public transport where seatbelts are not availableHSSE/Life Saving Rules/12 August 2011
1912. Follow prescribed journey management plan Drivers must:Confirm if a journey management plan is required before starting the journey (over 4.5 hours long)Discuss the journey management plan with the authorised personUnderstand the journey management plan before starting the journeyComply with the duty, driving and rest hours specified in the journey management planFollow the route specified in the journey management planAlways tell the authorised person immediately if changes occur
21To achieve a zero harm work place all workers must work together as One TeamTo achieve a zero harm work place all workers must work together as‘One Team’That means all workers:obey the Life Saving RulesObey the site ruleswork in a safe mannerprevent harm to themselves and otherssupport others to comply with the rules and to work safelyapply the Golden Rules: Comply, Intervene, Respect
22Consequences of breaking the Rules Incidents and rule breaking will be investigated thoroughlyAn intentional breach of a Life Saving Rule is considered serious misconductFor all workers, including supervisors and management, this means removal from site and disqualification from future Z Energy workIf you choose to break the rules you choose not to work for Z Energy
23Onsite HSSE Management The Main Contractor has operational control of the site until handed over to Z Energy representative/RetailerAll contractors are required tocomply with the main contractors site rules and site managers instructionsto supervise their work activities and workers onsiteconduct a prestart ‘take 5’ meeting prior to starting workcomplete a Work Clearance Formparticipate in the Site Managers prestart meeting.All workers must be inducted to site and briefed on the site specific hazards, sign in daily, and participate in their prestart meetingsIn the event of an emergency, all workers must participate in the site evacuation requirements. This includes the Retail site staff evacuations when the Z Retail site is operating.