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  • Job reference: RMS0140274

Area Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ulsan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/04/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (14/04/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is one of the world’s largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemical products for everyday items.

BP has been a major operator in the North Sea for over 40 years. It currently produces around 350,000 barrels of oil and gas a day from the UKCS. BP spends some $3-$4 billion annually in its UK North Sea business through new investments and operating expenditure.

The Clair Ridge Project i

The Role:
Job Purpose

The AA has overall responsibility (reporting to the Site Controller) for the safe control of work activities in accordance with these procedures within their area. This includes the issue of all permits.
The use of the permit to work system will commence during commissioning activities in South Korea and will follow through to offshore commissioning and operations.


Key Accountabilities

• Ensure that all work requiring a permit has a joint AA(D) / PA visit in support of building the risk assessment. This usually takes place at least 48 hours prior to issue.
• Ensure that the appropriate level of risk assessment has been carried out for the task and that this has used the hierarchy of control measures. Consult the Task Risk Classification tables. This includes both work not requiring a permit and tasks which require a WCC with Level 1 or Level 2 risk assessment.
• Ensure that all of the prerequisite control measures have been put in place prior to allowing a WCC to go live
• Conducting an interview with the PA prior to work starting, to ensure that they fully understand the scope of the task and the controls set out in the risk assessment.
• Ensure that the PA carries out a pre-job safety Toolbox Talk (the process by which the PA discusses with the work party the task, hazards and controls) at the worksite with the other members of the work party before any work commences. Ensure that a Dynamic Risk Review is part of the pre-task Toolbox Talk and that DRR is applied throughout the tasks.
• Ensure that for all new permits the Area Authority Delegate (AA(D)) complete a work site inspection with the PA immediately prior to the start of work. Ensure that for Level 2 permits a work site inspection is carried out at the start of each shift. A work site inspection involves the work party being physically shown the equipment by the AA(D).
• Ensure that the level of worksite monitoring required is defined as part of the risk assessment process. Monitoring can be undertaken by the AA or a person deemed competent by the AA. Ensure monitoring is carried out.
• Approval of isolation design, control of isolation implementation and ensuring that the isolation is in place prior to allowing an associated Work Control Certificate (WCC) or Permit to go live. Also ensuring that the isolation is properly removed after completion of the WCC

Supporting Accountabilities

• Maintain a register of all competent Performing Authorities (PAs). This will be kept up to date and available for review.
• Maintain a register of Long Term Isolations which identifies actions in place to remove or engineer out the LTI’s.
• Maintain register of all planned, in progress and completed tasks. Support Guidance on Certification (GOC) procedures.
• Support people training to be PAs making sure they have completed the relevant training prior to appointment. New PA’s must sign a Control of Work Charter and have led at least three Tool Box Talks.
• Ensure that all permits are returned to the permit desk at the end of a shift. Completed permits retained for a minimum of 7 days (TBC)
• Support the PA when planning work to ensure that all of the appropriate hazards
• and controls have been identified for that task.
• Validate lessons learned and review completed Isolation Confirmation certificate ( ICC) /WCC audits. Ensure that actions raised in response to these audits are closed out in a timely manner.
• Assessing and recording all instances of TOFS (Time Out For Safety) and reports of unsafe work, and, where appropriate, reporting these to the Site Controller who decides the level of investigation required.
• Carry out safety auditing as per audit matrix and coach team members includes update of audit matrix.
• Ensure gas tests are completed prior to WCC issues by competent Advanced Gas Tester (AGT) where applicable.
• Ensures WCC’s are countersigned by Responsible Electrical Person (REP) where they involve electrical work.
• Ensures that Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) rep countersigns WCC’s involving complicated or complex lifts.
• Ensure that adequate handovers take place at shift change, crew change or other change out of AAs, PAs and Isolating Authorities (IAs).
• Actively participate in incident investigations and lead/assist teams on determining root cause and suitable preventative measures.
• Lead teams and carry out Level 2 task based risk assessments when required in accordance with the Control of Work process.


Person specification

• Competence in accordance with Health, Safety and Environmental Training Standards
• Previous project experience preferred

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