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A Closer Look at Fault Tree Analysis and how it works

Average reading time is 7 minutes Investigating a worksite incident – a fatality, injury, illness, or close call – provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to…

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Understanding the Bill of Lading

Average Reading time is 8 minutes A marine storage terminal and refinery is a complex living system and interaction with all stakeholders is a huge challenge. Complying to an ever-growing number of rules, regulations and guidelines, most processes need a control system which is manageable. This is because there are countless documents involved in these…

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The 5 Key Principles of Maintenance Planning

Average reading time 8 minutes Planning and scheduling are the anchors for any asset-intensive organization.  Maintenance scheduling for Oil and Gas companies will be like other asset-intensive organizations but should be tweaked to align with the industry. Scheduling can make or break a maintenance organization. Good scheduling increases asset reliability and uptime. Poor scheduling increases…

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Understanding the aims and objectives of performance management systems

Average reading time is 8 minutes Performance management is defined as the process of continuous communication and feedback between a manager and employee towards the achievement of certain objectives. With the advent of technology, companies are evolving and tweaking their performance management systems from its traditional forward-looking solution based entirely on hindsight, to a system…

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Average Reading time 7 minutes HAZOP, which stands for a Hazard and Operability Study, is a systematic way to identify possible hazards in a work process. With the use of this study, processes are broken down into steps, and variations in work parameters is scrutinised closely to see what could go wrong at each step…

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8 steps to take when developing a Lift Planning

Average reading time 9 minutes Lifting operations are often hazardous processes, due to the involvement of many large machinery and heavy loads. Thus, with lives at stake during such high-risk operations, it is of paramount importance that Lifting Supervisors is confident enough to take charge of the lifting plan, while the lifting team is clear…

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The Need for Strategic Communication Skills

Average reading time is 7 minutes The value of strategic communication has garnered traction over the years. It is attracting more and more attention in society and corporations. Many organisations have grown to understand the vital importance of strategic communication for the survival and success of organizations. Yet, communication professionals and communication departments around the…

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Reasons why EQ is an important facet of Leadership

Average reading time is 7 minutes Emotional intelligence in the workplace (EQ) is becoming a pretty hot topic for business, maybe even bordering on buzzword territory. In fact, many research articles and papers have begun correlating high emotional intelligence with success at work. It is highly important that aspiring leaders in workplaces understand why EQ…

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EPCIC Managing Issues like Delay

Average reading time is 5 minutes In the oil & gas industry, EPCIC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning) contracts may encounter delays which can result in billion-dollar losses and multiple lawsuits. Thus, prudent parties would often start scheduling for a project from the Invitation to Bid (ITB) stage itself. Therefore, it is imperative that…

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What Triggers a need for Process Safety Management System and Why it is Important

Average reading time is 7 minutes Process Safety regulations play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of workers, the public and the environment. To aid in the meting out of regulations, Process Safety Management (PSM) is designed to manage the integrity of operating systems and processes handling hazardous substances by applying good design principles,…

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