RISK ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS AND GUIDELINES
In an all out effort to instil a safety culture in the shipyards and to assist marine companies to implement risk assessment (RA) at their workplace, ASMI and the Ministry of Manpower jointly organised a series of RA workshops for the industry.
Eight key marine trades were identified for the trade specific RA workshops. These eight trades were:
§ Tank Cleaning
§ Steel Work
§ Painting and Blasting
§ Mechanical Work
§ Electrical Work
Participants in the workshop were organised in groups and tasked to identify work processes of the trade and mapped out tasks involved in these processes. They also had to discuss and analyse the hazards, likelihood and severity of the risks involved and propose risk control measures for the various tasks.
The workshops were conducted between March to November 2006. Each workshop was championed by one of the major shipyards, and led by a Chief Facilitator from the leading yard and supported by a team of senior safety and trade personnel for eight shipyards as group facilitators. Officers from MOM also assisted in the facilitation of the groups.
From the various workshops, risk matrices and templates were drawn up by the participants working in groups. The following RA templates derived from the workshops (which may not be sufficient or comprehensive) are available for reference only as sample formats.
§ RA Template for Scaffolding
§ RA Template for Tank Cleaning
§ RA Template for Steel Work
§ RA Template for Painting and Blasting
§ RA Template for Mechanical Work
§ RA Template for Electrical Work
§ RA Template for Marine Piping
§ RA Template for Marine Transporting
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