As a chemical industrial area, we are aware of our responsibility for safe and healthy working conditions for our employees, contractors and our environment. This requires clear rules, rules that help us to work safely, so that the chance of an incident is minimal and we can all work and live here healthy.
We all work together at a single site, Chemelot. This means that we should observe uniform rules. The 12 Life Saving Rules have been determined for the Chemelot site and are important to everyone.
Knowing and applying the rules correctly is a personal responsibility. Of mine. Of yours. Of our colleagues. Consider your specific work situation and correctly judge the hazards. Know the rules, apply them adequately, but confront each other on behavior as well.
Obtain the correct authorization
We break lines, bypass safety devices and make modifications. Performing these activities correctly requires authorization from the relevant supervisor. Make sure that you know the exact scale and nature of the work or the modification. Establish which hazards are present, assess the risks and take measures to control them. What kind of authorization will you need for the activities you will be performing tomorrow?
Work with a valid work permit when required
Make sure you have the correct authorization before line-breaking
Comply with the prescribed management of change procedures
Make sure you have the correct authorization before overriding or disabling safety-critical equipment or safety devices
Make sure you are properly protected
The work you perform also involves hazards. To protect yourself and others, you must take safety measures. Make sure you bear your own responsibility here. Wear your seatbelt. Do not enter an area where lifting activities are being performed. If you will be entering a confined space, make sure that the air is tested beforehand. Protect yourself against a fall when working at height. What protective measures must you take for the activities you will be performing tomorrow?
Test the quality of the air in a confined space before entering it
Protect yourself against a fall when working at height
Lifting and hoisting: stay outside of the area where a load can drop down
Wear your seatbelt
Be aware and behave responsibly
We work in an environment with hazards, a road network between plants with traffic consisting of trucks, cars, cyclists and pedestrians. At a site such as Chemelot, where an accident can have major consequences, everyone is responsible for ensuring that nobody is put in danger. Drive responsibly, avoid using your phone and do not exceed speed limits. No drugs and no alcohol. If you take medication, make sure you know the side-effects.
No drugs or alcohol at work; only smoke in designated areas
Plan your journey and follow the plan
Drive responsibly, avoid using your phone and do not exceed speed limits
Secure machines or equipment according to the LOTO(TO) procedure (lock out, tag out, try out) before someone starts working on them