Basic HSE information about High pressure and set of tools to be used at work.
- Do not stand in the “line of fire” when opening pressurized equipment or parts.
- Check all equipment and parts before use.
- Use the right tools in the correct way (follow the manufacturer’s instructions).
- Never touch a spill and and never attempt to clean up a spill without the appropriate authorisation.
- Use the correct PPE.
WHAT IS IT?
According to legislation, high pressure technically occurs from a pressure of 100 bar. However, even pressures of less than 10 bar can also be dangerous.
Examples where high pressure can occur:
- wells, barrels and fittings
- gas and liquid carrying pipes
- hydraulic and pneumatic high pressure hoses
- serious injury from inhalation or bodily contact
- explosion hazard through friction (suspended particles)
- explosion hazard through static electricity
- explosion hazard through mixing with air (oxygen)
- irreparable damage to the environment
Report all spills directly to your HSE Manager. Never touch a spill and never attempt to clean up a spill without the appropriate authorization.
Ask your employer about the specific rules that apply in your company. Ensure awareness and thorough knowledge of depressurization, inspection, which equipment you should use and the appropriate handling procedures. Ensure that all equipment is used in accordance with the correct operating procedures and maintained in good condition..
Always use the correct Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Extra protective equipment may be required for work that entails a specific risk. Ask your company for further details about this.
IN CASE OF...
AN INJURY CAUSED BY HIGH PRESSURE SPILL
- raise the alarm
- call the medic and stay with the injured person
- if required, administrate first aid
Start your daily work with safety!
Onscreen presentation is very useful to use during work preparation or toolbox meetings. It provides short and concrete information. Five questions and answers at the end of presentation can be used to make the meeting more interactive and to give conversation a boost.
Be always prepared for the work!
It is of utmost importance to be well prepared before you start the work.
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