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BG Group Life Savers

BG Group Life Savers

Foreword2

Contents

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Contents

BG Group Life Savers

Foreword

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Safesystemsofwork

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Armedandviolent crime

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Confinedspaceentry

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Driving

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Electricalsafety

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Excavation

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Hydrogensulphide(H 2 S)

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Liftingoperations

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Workingat height

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Foreword2

Foreword

BG Group Life Savers

At BG Group, we believe all incidents are preventable. Our goal is zero injuries.

means workplaces where nobody

gets hurt, ever. It means making sure that everyone goes home to their families at the end of each shift or working day without having suffered or caused harm in any way.

That

The BGGroup Life Savers tell us how we can achieve this. You must read this summary document, and you must also understand

the

detailed Life Savers rules described in

the

BG Group Standards.

Those Standards are mandatory rules, and

I expect everyone to learn them and follow

them at all times.They apply to all directors, employees, contractors and sub-contractors working for BG Group.Theyalso applyto all directors, employees, contractors and sub- contractors working for companies where BG Group is the majority shareholderor has a dominant interest.

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Foreword 3 It is very  important  that  you give  the  Life

It is very important that you give the Life Savers your full attention. If BG Group directors or employees do not follow these rules, they may be found guilty of serious misconduct, leading to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. If contractors or sub-contractors do not follow these rules,

Safety is everybody’s responsibility.The Life Savers could save your life and thelives of the people you work with.Weowe it to ourselves, our families and our colleagues to put the Life Savers into practiceevery single day of our working lives, wherever we are, and whatever wedo.

BG Group may terminate the engagement and/or take other appropriate action.

Frank Chapman

Chief Executive

For further information, visit www.bg-group.com/lifesavers or email box.lifesavers@bg-group.com

Safe systems of work4

Safe systems of work4 Safe systems of work The safe systems of work rules apply to

Safe systems of work

The safe systems of work rules apply to a wide range of hazardous activities, described in detail in the BG Group Standards.

Safe systems of work

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Safe systems of work 5 Safe systems of work BG Group Life Savers Apply these rules

Safe systems of work

BG Group Life Savers

Apply these rules to all following Life Savers:

• If you see anything unsafe, stop work immediately • You andyour team must be competent

and authorised

• Youmust completeariskassessment,thinkingabout the hazards identified in the BG Group Standards • Your risk assessment must also look at other work in the area that may affect safety • Check if you need a Permit to Work. If so, it must be issued by an authorised person with details of:

– what you will be doing

– which risks you will face

– how you will protect people from those risks

• You must havea rescue plan, which must be regularly tested and proven • Make sure all members of your team understand how to complete their tasks safely • Check all equipment and safety devices • Everyone must wear the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• Make sure the work area is fully isolated

• A competent person must inspect thework area before and after each shift

• Follow the BG Group Standard for the task

• Keep people away fromhazards usingbarriers and warning signs

• Follow Management of Change rules if changing any equipment or procedures

• If the task changes from what was approved, stop work immediately

• Do not let normal operations begin unless you are sure the areais safe

• At the end of theshift, tell a competent and authorised person:

– what you have done

– what changes (if any) you have made to equipment or procedures

– what has changed compared withyour original plan

– whether anythingis unsafe at the work area

Armed and violent crime6

Armed and violent crime6 Armed and violent crime In many parts of the world, you may

Armed and violent crime

In many parts of the world, you may be at risk of armed or violent crime.

Armed and violent crime

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Armed and violent crime 7 Armed and violent crime BG Group Life Savers These Life Saver

Armed and violent crime

BG Group Life Savers

These Life Saver rules can help you, your family and your colleagues stay safe.

Before travelling

• Be informed: understand the security risks in the area • Be suspicious:report anything that you believe threatens your or others’ security • Identify and avoid known high-crime areas

• Only use taxis if local security advice says it is safe to do so and if approved by your hotel or BG Group asset • Avoid routines: consider changing your routes and departure times daily • Ensure people know where you are going and when

you expect to

return or arrive at your destination

Away from home

• Carry a photocopy of your passport and the local BG Group emergency card withyou

• Keep valuable items such as watches and jewellery hidden from sight

• Avoid areas that are isolated, deserted and/or unlit or with limited visibility

• Look all around you constantly

In cases of robbery

• Do not resist or try to run or drive away

• Keep still, quiet and calm: no sudden movements, keepyourhandsinviewand donot makeeyecontact

• Obey all instructions calmly but quickly

• Your life is worth more than any possession:

– handovermoneyandvaluablesiftoldtodoso

– do not argue or plead

– do not try to hide money or valuables

Confined space entry8

Confined space entry8 Confined space entry You or your team can be suffocated, poisoned or drowned

Confined space entry

You or your team can be suffocated, poisoned or drowned in a confined space such as a pipe, machinery room or a hole in the ground if you do not follow the Life Saver rules.

Confined space entry

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Confined space entry 9 Confined space entry BG Group Life Savers Do not go into a

Confined space entry

BG Group Life Savers

Do not go into a confined or isolated pipe even in a rescue situation, call for a rescue team / assistance immediately. Where possible eliminate the need for confined space entry. Where the need cannot be eliminated, follow the safe systems of work Life Saver. In addition to these rules:

Before you enter

Ensure that:

• You have a Permit to Work and a confined space entry certificate

• You have a competent and authorised standby person • A competent and authorised person has tested the atmosphere to make sure it is breathable and safe • All physical isolations are in place

During the work

• Test the atmosphere at all times

• Keep a clear route to the exit

• The standby person must

– work only on this task

– stay close to the confined space entrance at all times

– be able to communicate with people inside the confined space and with key personnel at all times

– not enter the confined space, even in an emergency

– call for help if rescue is needed

At the end of your shift

• Use barriers to stop unauthorised people entering the confined space

Driving10

Driving10 Driving You, your family or your colleagues can be injured or killed in a driving

Driving

You, your family or your colleagues can be injured or killed in a driving accident if you do not follow the Life Saver rules.

Driving

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Driving 11 Driving BG Group Life Savers If you cannot avoid driving • Drivers must: –

Driving

BG Group Life Savers

If you cannot avoid driving

• Drivers must:

– be authorised to drive, have the correct licence and follow all local traffic laws

– be medically fit to drive

– be trained in defensive driving

– think about the weather, road and traffic conditions

– choose the safest route and prepare a Journey Management Plan, where needed

– make sure that everyone in the vehicle has a seatbelt that is fastened

– ensure that the vehicle is safe, legal and equipped for the journey

• Drivers must not:

– drive faster than thespeed limit

– use a mobile phonewhen driving

– drive if affected by alcohol, drugs or medication

– overload thevehicle withpassengers, loads or luggage

– overtake if they cannot see clearly ahead

– drive when tired or unable to concentrate

• Passengers must make sure that drivers follow the Life Saver rules

Electrical safety12

Electrical safety12 Electrical safety You or your team can be electrocuted and/or cause a fire or

Electrical safety

You or your team can be electrocuted and/or cause a fire or explosion if you do not follow the Life Saver rules.

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Electrical safety 13 Electrical safety BG Group Life Savers Follow the safe systems of work Life

Electrical safety

BG Group Life Savers

Follow the safe systems of work Life Saver and these additional rules:

Before you start

• If possible, eliminate work on live systems. An electrical authorised person must approve all live work • Your risk assessment must consider whether you need a competent standby person • Check whether you need a Permit to Work and/or an electrical isolation certificate

• In hydrocarbon environments, test for gas before you do any other task • Check the condition of all equipment, leads, plugs and safety devices:

– confirm all appliances are approved and certified and have valid test stickers; and

– prove all voltage testers

• Positively identify all equipment and connected power sources • Isolate all suppliesto that equipment by lock-out or physical disconnection

• Fix lock-out padlocks and tags at every point of electrical isolation

• All conductors must be confirmed dead using

a tested and proved voltage tester

• Ensure everyone understands therisks of overhead power lines. Install barriersand danger signs

During your work

• Avoidworkingnearliveequipment whereverpossible

• Do not touch equipment you are not qualified to use

• Always assume that every conductor is live unless you have proven that it is safe

• Do not use damaged electrical equipment – report it • Do not use power tools or temporary lighting designed for domestic use only

At the end of your shift

• Return any lock-out keys

• Ensure all continuingisolations are locked-out and tagged

Excavation14

Excavation14 Excavation You or your team can be injured or killed if you break an underground

Excavation

You or your team can be injured or killed if you break an underground cable or pipe when digging, or if the walls of a hole or trench collapse.

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Excavation 15 Excavation BG Group Life Savers If possible, eliminate the need for people to work

Excavation

BG Group Life Savers

If possible, eliminate the need for people to work in an excavation. If the need cannot be eliminated, ensure that you follow the safe systems of work Life Saver. In addition to these rules:

• You must check if you need a Permit toWork or confined space entry certificate • Find and mark the location of underground hazards

• The sides ofa trench or hole can collapse without warning. You must protect people by either:

– keeping the excavation shallow

sloping the sides, away from the people at the bottom of the hole; or

stepping the sides by cutting a series of different levels into the sides; or

– using shoring to reinforce the sides

• Keep people away from thearea usingwarning signs and barriers • Place removed soil well away from the sides of the hole • Keep a clear route to the exit • Stop work if weather conditions get worse and you feel the task is nolonger safe • If you dig into anything unexpected (including cables and pipes), stop work immediately • Erect signs and barriers around the excavation and ensure that they arehighly visible • A competent person must inspect the excavation before and after each shift

Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S)16

Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S)16 Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S) If your installation is at risk

Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S)

If your installation is at risk from hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S), you must follow these rules. Breathing in even a very small amount of H 2 S can kill you or your team.

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Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S) 17 Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S) BG Group Life Savers Follow

Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S)

BG Group Life Savers

Follow the safe systems of work Life Saver. In addition to these rules:

• An installation with an H 2 S risk must: – display high-visibility H 2 S warning signs – have windsocks that can be seen from all locations – control everyone’s access to areas of H 2 S risk – test H 2 S emergency equipment and procedures regularly • You and your team must:

– be competent in using gas detectors and breathing apparatus – be familiar with all H 2 S alarms – include H 2 S hazards in all risk assessments

Before you enter an H 2 S risk area

• Check your personal H 2 S emergency equipment • Check that you can communicate with key personnel

When you are in an H 2 S risk area

• Carry H 2 S emergency equipment at all times

• Make sure everyone knows the wind direction and escape routes

• Remain in contact with key personnel at all times

• If you hear an H 2 S alarm:

– use your breathing apparatus immediately

– leave the area by the nearest escape route

– do not stop to rescue others

– move across the wind direction, not towards it or away from it

– H 2 S is heavier than air. If you are in a confined

space, climb upwards to escape

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Lifting operations18 Lifting operations You, your team or other people in the workplace can be injured

Lifting operations

You, your team or other people in the workplace can be injured or killed by uncontrolled or dropped loads during lifting operations.

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Lifting operations 19 Lifting operations BG Group Life Savers Follow the safe systems of work Life

Lifting operations

BG Group Life Savers

Follow the safe systems of work Life Saver. In addition to these rules:

Before the lifting operation

Ensure that:

• You have a lifting plan which must have been approved bya competent lifting operations person • All members ofyour team understand the lifting plan and howto complete their tasks safely • You have a competent and authorised banksman • You have a competent and authorised crane operator • All equipment and safety devices are checked. Do not use any equipment that is:

– damaged

– not properly tagged or colour-coded

– not properly certified

• Make sure lifting equipment is on firm foundations • Make sure lifting equipment is in a safe and secure position with no hazards nearby

• Keep everyone away from the lift path using warning signs and barriers

During the lifting operation:

• Never walk into the lift path or stand under the load

• Do not exceed safe working loads • Stop work if weather conditions get worse and you feel the task is no longer safe

• The banksman and crane operator must:

– remain at the work area at all times

– be able to see each other clearly at all times

– be able to communicate with each other at

all times

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Working at height20 Working at height You or your team can be injured or killed from

Working at height

You or your team can be injured or killed from a fall and you can injure or kill other people by dropping objects from a height.

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Working at height 21 Working at height BG Group Life Savers If possible, eliminate the need

Working at height

BG Group Life Savers

If possible, eliminate the need to work at height. If the need cannot be eliminated, ensure that you follow the safe systems of work Life Saver in addition to these rules:

Before you work at height

• Wherever possible use a fixed gantry or walkway • Check scaffolding or mobile platforms before use • Scaffolding must have a valid tag • Scaffolding or mobile platforms must also have:

– handrails

– toe boards

• Check all equipment and safety devices, including:

– safety harness

– fall arrestor, with amaximum lanyard length of 2 metres

– double-action, self-locking snap hooks for every connection

During the work

• Wear safety harnesses and connect fall arrestors at all times

• The fall arrestor must be connected to minimise the fall; overhead is best, witha proper anchor

• Check for any loose objects

• Secure all tools and equipment at all times, with 100% tie-off

• Stop work if weather conditions get worse and you feel the task is no longer safe

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Published August 2010