One of the elements in Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) framework developed by Centre for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) is ‘Workforce Involvement”. Similar element is also available in OSHA PSM Standard, called “Employee Participation”. The above element has the objective to ensure all relevant workforces are involved and engaged in the implementation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements within the organization, ensuring that the risk management activities are effective in reducing process safety risk.
Why the above mention element is important? Because, at the end, “It is not the PSM System Manual nor the Management Team that is implementing the PSM requirement and/or facing the real risk at site. Instead, it is the Workforces who are doing the real works in implementing the PSM requirements and facing the real risk at site”.
The best time to engage the workforce in PSM implementation is right from the beginning when the PSM system is developed, where the relevant workforces’ representatives are involved in the development of the PSM system. By this approach, they will nurture their awareness and commitment towards process safety, and enhanced their sense of ownership towards the resulted PSM System at the end of the development stage. This is therefore creating positive energy and long-lasting motivation to deliver quality PSM implementation within the workforces as they believe that “it is my own system, and I am the one who developed it”.
The above approach has been made as standard approach in LebSolution delivery whenever LebSolution is trusted to facilitate development and implementation of PSM system for a major hazards industry/facility, including the most recent one for SAKA Energy Indonesia (SEI).
This Note of Today (NOT) is the promised continuation of the 18-Jun-2019 NOT titled “PSM Manual – Shouldn’t Be A Book On Shelve”, where the management of SAKA Energy Indonesia (SEI) has proven SEI leadership commitment in Process Safety Management and endorsed the proposed PSM Framework. Check more detail story by clicking this link:
Following the endorsement of the PSM Frameworks, the proposed detail draft PSM Manual has been developed and subjected to detail review and challenge sessions in a 3 days workshop conducted on 19-21 June 2019 and attended by SEI PSM Task Force and all relevant SIPL employees from each asset (both Onshore and Offshore) facilitated by LebSolution/PKTK3-UI consultant team.
The full-house workshop attendance of SEI Site Leadership and Workforce team (Ops Manager, OIM, Plant Supv, Team Leaders, Supervisors, Engineers, etc), has proven SEI site leader and workforce enthusiasm in PSM, resembling and echoing the strong commitment from the SEI Leadership team.
Constructive debate, questions and answers have filled up the workshop session. Enthusiasm in PSM is evident through active participation of all participants, such a way that not only the targeted manual and procedure were reviewed but also aspiration of process safety KPI are also prepared which is an additional target. You can see the enthusiast faces in the below pictures.
Congratulation to SEI management and workforces for having such a great motivation for implementing a quality PSM system. A real proof of SEI vision, mission, value and policies. Now, that they are engaged since the beginning, it is inevitable that they will own and implement the PSM system to the best of their capabilities.
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