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 Safety Interview Questions 6 contains

51. What are the responsibilities of an HSE Officer?
52. Explain Each Work Permit Validity? (as per KOC) 
53. Explain Each Work Permit Distribution? (as per KOC) Work Permit will be made out in FOUR COMPIES
54. What is e-WP (Electronic Work Permit)? (as per KOC) 
55. What important details a work permits gives? It is a form, which is signed by higher responsible people to carry out the specific job. It clearly states:
56. What is Cold work, Hot Work and Radiography work?
57. What is the Excavation? And types of excavation? 
58. Explain about Excavation Notification? 
59. Why Excavation Notification required for excavation? 
60. What is EXCAVATION HAZARDS? 

51. What are the responsibilities of an HSE Officer?

The HSE Officer acts an advisory capacity to the management and supervision with regards Health and Safety Environment,

He is to monitor and ensure that the activities are being performed with the acceptable safety norms.

Helping supervisors to identify the hazardous and unsafe conditions and ensuring rectifications.

Conducting tool box meeting, Supervisors safety meeting, conducting training in various topics, conducting safety incentive program, conducting safety auditing/inspection.

Taking disciplinary action against the violations.

Conducting risk assessment and JSA, pre task meeting and all other project related safety requirements.

Keep track record all incidents at site.

He is to investigate hazards and dangerous occurrences, examine the cause of accident, carry out safety inspection on site and what remedial steps/action has been under taken.

52. Explain Each Work Permit Validity? (as per KOC) 

Hot / Cold / Radiography Permit: 

Valid for a maximum duration of seven consecutive days from the date of issue subject to renewal by the permit issuer. Note: Validity Period for Cold or Hot work permit in Non-Hazardous area can be extended for a maximum one month with approval from concerned Team Leader. 

Confined Space Entry Permit: 

Valid for one continuous work shift or part thereof; however the permit is to be renewed / re-endorsed in case of crew change, transfer of responsibility, work suspension or as recorded in the permit. 

Vehicle / Mobile Plant Entry Permit: 

Valid for one continuous works shift for Vehicle entry, whereas for Mobile Plant Entry it is valid for maximum 7 consecutive working days from the date of issue subject to renewal by Permit Issuer.

53. Explain Each Work Permit Distribution? (as per KOC) Work Permit will be made out in FOUR COMPIES

  • The Original for worksite
  • 1st copy for Permit Applicant
  • 2nd copy of all permits (except cold work permit) forwarded to FIRE TEAM by the permit issuer
  • 3rd copy shall be retained by the issuing authority

Note: After completion of work and permit closure as per procedure… Original kept on record with Permit Issuer. 1st copy shall be retained by the Permit Applicant (for minimum 6 months). 3rd copy can be given to Worksite Supervisor for their record.

54. What is e-WP (Electronic Work Permit)? (as per KOC) 

Electronic Work Permit (e-WP) is a web-based solution through KOC intranet to manage electronically the authorization process of non-routine activities which are carried out in KOC business as per Permit to Work Procedure (KOC.SA.004).

55. What important details a work permits gives? It is a form, which is signed by higher responsible people to carry out the specific job. It clearly states:

  • What is to be done,
  • Where,
  • When and
  • What are the safety precautions to be taken.

56. What is Cold work, Hot Work and Radiography work? 

Cold Work: 

Any work that does not involve a source of ignition or naked flame or does not have spark generating potential is classified as a Cold Work. 

Hot Work: 

Any work which involves the use of naked or a source of ignition or spark generating potential is classified as a Hot Work. 

Radiography Work: 

Any work that involves the use of a radioactive source, shall be covered by a radiography work.

57. What is the Excavation? And types of excavation? 

Any man made cavity, cut, trench or depression on an earth surface formed by earth removal. Types of Excavation:

A. Manual Excavation: The excavation without using any powered equipment.

B. Mechanical Excavation: The excavation work using any electrical or mechanical equipment.

58. Explain about Excavation Notification? 

Excavation notification is a document to notify concerned authorities, who have responsibility and jurisdiction for safety and integrity of above ground and underground services existing at the propose site of excavation.

  • Excavation notification must be supported by a work permit.
  • Excavation notification is valid for 90 days from the date of issued.
  • Excavation notification is required for all excavations regardless of depth.

59. Why Excavation Notification required for excavation? 

Excavation notification gives detailed information about the underground facilities and it is to be signed by all KOC concerned departments to confirm that the proposed excavation location has been identified and all safety measures have been taken for the existing underground facilities.

60. What is EXCAVATION HAZARDS?

  • Cave in or collapse of soil
  • Risk due to presence of underground installations, pipelines, cables.
  • Drowning due to water seepage into trench.
  • Soil vibration due to machinery / heavy vehicles operations in the vicinity.
  • Lack of Oxygen or asphyxiation etc.
  • Underground obstruction or damage to buried pipelines & services
  • Accidental fall of personnel or equipment inside a trench
  • Struck / hit by excavating machinery
  • Dropped / falling objects
  • Flammable & / or toxic gas release
  • Exposed to airborne contaminants
  • Fire & explosion
  • Electrical shock due to contact with energized electrical / telecom cable.
  • Possible presence of explosive devices
  • Damage to shallow underground services due to weight of heavy equipment such as mechanical excavator.
  • Encountering wet soil (mixed with water) or reaching water table.
  • Encountering contaminated soil

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