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HSE certification scheme. Trevor Distin RPF May 2008. Background. Dedicate funding by Oil Companies enabled development of triple bottom line policies COSHEC steering committee formed in 2007 to replace working committee

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hse certification scheme

HSE certification scheme

Trevor Distin

RPF May 2008

  • Dedicate funding by Oil Companies enabled development of triple bottom line policies
  • COSHEC steering committee formed in 2007 to replace working committee
  • Sabita developed HSE Charter which was approved by Council in July 07
  • Paper at CAPSA07 to develop a time frame to move towards industry self regulation
  • Central to achieving the goal of self regulation is the development & implementation of a certification scheme
steering committee
Steering Committee
  • Bitumen manufacture
    • Bob Hornsey (Shell) Chairman
  • Asphalt Manufacture
    • Phillip Hechter (Much Asphalt)
  • Binder manufacture & application
    • Hugues de Champs (Colas)
    • Marius Cronje (Tosas)
  • Contracting
    • Kevan Rocher (RMS)
    • Andrew Thompson (Zebra)
self regulation time frame 08
Self regulation time frame ‘08
  • Develop measurable criteria for & implementation of a certification scheme
  • Develop & implement an incident reporting scheme (Bitinrep)
  • Discontinue use of coal tar primes and stone precoating fluids
  • Complete permitting of disposal sites for bitumen waste
  • Develop and implement codes of practices for:
    • Loading bitumen at refineries
    • Off loading bitumen
    • Heating and storing of bitumen
    • Use of solvents in laboratories
  • Implement an load accreditation program for asphalt tippers as part of certification scheme
  • Develop guidelines for the use of RAP in HMA
self regulation time frame 09
Self regulation time frame ‘09
  • Recycle 50% of total RAP recovered in HMA
    • i.e. use up to 15% in new mixes by end of 09
  • Recycle 80% of total RAP recovered in HMA
    • i.e. use up to 30% by end of 10
  • Conduct audits & make first award for meeting requirements of certification scheme by Mar 09
  • Host the first Industry conference on HSE for RSA with international speakers in Aug 09
hse certification introduction
HSE Certification:Introduction
  • Developed to make industry become self regulated & legally compliant in HSE
  • Encourage members to build on their own initiatives by using Sabita tools
  • To ensure a greater level of safety awareness within the Industry
benefits of certification
Benefits of Certification
  • Certification through an independent auditor
  • Certification = ‘license to operate’
  • Ensuring compliance with HSE laws
  • Ensuring sustainability of the industry
measurable criteria
Measurable criteria
  • Members sites will need to be fully compliant with selected criteria depending on the nature of activities.
  • Criteria have been developed to:
    • Measure conformance against the requirements of the HSE Charter
    • Ensure minimum legal requirements are met
  • Criteria are dynamic and will change with time & legislation
  • Sabita has and will develop tools & guidelines to assist members to achieve compliance
  • Sabita to appoint independent auditors
  • Cost of audit = R3,000
    • excludes cost of travel to remote locations
    • includes 2 site visits per audit
  • Audits will be done once Pre Audit Checklist has successfully been completed
  • Member has 3 months to rectify non-conformances after first visit
  • If he fails to meet requirement after 2 visit then he can reapply after 6 months
acknowledgement of certification
Acknowledgement of certification
  • Certification issued per site not per member
    • processing plant or depot
    • regional office for contractor
  • Certificate valid for 12 months
  • Process to be repeated annually
  • Successful sites will be:
    • Issued with COSHEC certificate
    • Issued with COSHEC flag
    • Able to use COSHEC logo on stationary
    • Published on Sabita website
how the process works
How the process works
  • Self audit
    • Each site to complete a Pre-Audit Form
  • Review
    • On successful completion submit to Sabita
    • Sabita to notify auditor
  • On-site assessment
    • Auditor agree date with site for audit
    • Auditor to advise site of non-conformances
    • Site has 3 months to rectify before final audit
  • Certification
    • Certified compliant if the site meets all requirements after 2 audits
1 be compliant with legislation
1.Be compliant with legislation
  • Keep records of:
    • Payments to DoL
    • Payments to COIDA
    • Minutes of Safety meetings
  • Display
    • OHS Act
    • Minutes of Safety meetings
  • Letter of appointments
  • Hold Safety meetings
2 compile company safety policy
2. Compile company Safety policy
  • Compile written Company HSE policy
  • Display Sabita Safety Charter

Generic HSE Policy

HSE Charter poster

3 induct train employees


3. Induct & train employees
  • Safety induction
    • scheme for all new employees
    • keep signed records of induction
  • BitSafe training
    • training schedule
    • all ops staff
    • in 2 years
    • in all 13 modules

BitSafe Induction form

BitSafe Training Modules

BitSafe Training Register

BitSafe DVDs: 410, 420 & 430

4 issue ppe
4. Issue PPE
  • Issue all workers withPPE
  • Keep a register
  • All vehicles & plant to have:
    • first aid kits
    • fire extinguishers

PPE posters

5 conduct risk assessments
5. Conduct risk assessments
  • Written safe work practices & risk assessments
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all hazardous substances used and manufactured

Safety Contract File

Manual 8: Safe and responsible handling of bitumen

6 report all incidents
6. Report all incidents
  • Quarterly submission of bitumen related incidents
  • Proof of corrective action
  • Display lessons learnt on notice boards


7 use manufacture apply non harmful products
7. Use manufacture & apply non harmful products
  • Do not use, market or supply coal tar binders
  • Do not use petroleum derivatives for hand cleaning
  • Have fume cupboards in all laboratories using solvent

Manual 26: Guidelines for priming and precoating

Guidelines for using solvents in laboratories

8 reduce waste
8. Reduce waste
  • Written procedures for disposing waste
  • Keep records of disposal at permitted landfill sites
  • Recycle RAP

List of permitted landfill sites

Update TRH 21: Recycling HMA

9 transport and accept
9. Transport and accept
  • All vehicles transporting bitumen must have:
    • safe loading pass for loading at refineries
    • orange box with all documents
    • flushing certificates
    • dangerous goods declarations
  • All drivers transporting bitumen must have:
    • Undergone BitSafe training
  • All tippers carrying asphalt must be legally loaded
    • Plants must keep records
    • Contractor must keep records

Manual 25: Quality management in handling bitumen

Code of practice for loading bitumen

10 storage of bitumen
10. Storage of bitumen
  • Offloading
    • Display instructions
    • Dedicated trained person
    • Sufficient lightening
    • Emergency shower
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Method for draining hose

Manual 25: Quality management in the handling of bitumen

Code of practice for offloading bitumen

10 storage of bitumen cont
10. Storage of bitumen cont.
  • Storage
    • Bund walls
    • Oil separation sumps
    • Security fencing
    • Lagging on transfer pipes
    • Level indicators
    • Heat flues not to pass thru vapour space
    • Tanks must be marked

Manual 25: Quality management in the handling of bitumen

Code of practice for storing and heating bitumen

11 operate and maintain plant
11. Operate and maintain plant
  • Use drip trays on spray sites
  • Use non petroleum based release agents on tippers and pavers

Code of practice for spraying bitumen

12 limit ghg conserve energy
12. Limit GHG & conserve energy
  • Promote
    • Warm asphalt mix technology
    • Use emulsions

Industry position paper on sustainability

the way ahead
The way ahead
  • Explanation document on the scheme distributed to members
  • Following documents circulated to members for comments:
    • Bitumen incident reporting
    • Pre audits checklist requirements
  • Make presentations to management of members
  • Appoint and train auditors
  • Implement & award
  • Clients to make certification condition of contract