Be on top of things
Your day-to-day work environment involves potential dangers and hazardous conditions. However, we are not always aware of these safety risks, which means they go unnoticed. Hazards that can creep into our daily routines and we don’t even realise they are there. However, if you consciously step out of your daily routine and look critically at all the risks, the areas that require attention will become apparent. And that is exactly the aim of Hazard Hunting: identifying risks, opening them up for discussion, and then eliminating them. In the future, these risks can be prevented by modifying procedures. This is incredibly important, because potential hazards can lead to personal injury or damage to property or the environment. Prevention is always better than cure!
The work in our industry is risky. Negligence or unsafe procedures can cause potential hazards. The same thing applies to external influences, such as movement, the passage of time or the weather. By identifying these risks through Hazard Hunting, by discussing them and by taking problem-solving measures based on people’s suggestions, you are taking the first step to a safer workplace. There are potential risks in every workplace: Onshore, Offshore, when travelling, and in the Office. By keeping your eyes and ears open, you and your colleagues can help prevent incidents in the workplace.
Getting to grips with Hazard Hunting
Hazard Hunting helps us achieve the objective of HSElife UNIO: the creation of ‘Incident Free Operations’. Dropped Objects is one of the subjects in Hazard Hunting that enables you to become aware of your surroundings and that you can start using yourself straight away.
HAZARD HUNTING Questions & Answers
1. What is Hazard Hunting??
Hazard Hunting is a programme in which risks are identified by looking critically at your work environment, with the aim of significantly reducing
2. Why should I go Hazard Hunting?
By reducing the risks that you can identify using the Hazard Hunting programme, you make your workplace safer. This will help you prevent incidents.
3. Who is Hazard Hunting suitable for?
Hazard Hunting is suitable for everyone who works at an onshore or offshore location, or in an office.
4. Do I have to go Hazard Hunting by myself?
Individuals or teams within the company can go Hazard Hunting. In many cases, supervisors will give instructions on how the programme should be used.
5. How does Hazard Hunting work exactly?
Look critically at your work environment and step out of your day-to-day routine. It is only then that you will be able to see the areas that need attention. You then fill in the potential hazards that you have spotted on the report form. At the same time, you can make suggestions for preventing or reducing risks.
6. How often can Hazard Hunting be used?
Hazard Hunting can be used on a regular basis. This way, you remain alert to all potential hazards, and it will be clear whether risks identified in the past really have been dealt with.