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Engineering, Oil and Gas Courses

Safety Audit & Site Inspection


“What you do not measure you cannot improve on”; every system however good on paper needs to be checked if it works in practice. How much more important is this need when what is at stake is not only money but human lives?

This course will cover the essentials of Audits. Delegates will learn that an Audit is about examining the systems within a company and verifying firstly that the systems actually do exist and secondly that these systems are within the legislative requirements. Within this essential PetroKnowledge training course, the focus will also be on methods of identifying gaps that should be filled and or improved upon.

In this Safety Audit and Site Inspection training course, participants will learn about document searches, interviews, and actual Site Inspections. Audit and Inspection findings are facts and not opinions and this is emphasized throughout the course

Targeted Groups:

  • All Supervisors and Line Management who have assigned responsibilities within the organization’s Safety Management System (SMS)
  • HSE personnel
  • Operations personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Staff involved in Contractor work

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal background
  • Appreciate all Audit activities
  • Gain knowledge about the elements of a Safety Management system
  • Undertake Site Inspections Successfully
  • Assess the Safety Culture of the organization
  • Evaluate the Emergency Plans of the Organisation

Targeted Competencies:

  • Conduct effective Company and Contractors Safety Audits
  • Appreciate the importance of pre-audit questionnaires
  • Understand the legal aspects of audits
  • Improve your knowledge on safety issues
  • Improve your skills in undertaking Site Inspections

Course Content:
Unit 1: Introduction to Audits, Legislation & Contractors:

  • Introduction to safety audits and inspections
  • The Legal Aspects
  • Good Practice for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • The New Seveso III Directive,
  • PSM
  • Directive 92/57/EEC - temporary or mobile construction sites
  • Contractor Selection & Induction
  • Risk Management & Risk Assessments
  • Evaluating Risk Assessments

Unit 2: Elements of a Safety Management System – Audits:

  • Types of Safety Management Systems
  • Mechanical Model
  • Socio-Technical Model
  • Elements of Safety – Management Systems
  • SMS Policy – Elements of SMS policy statements
  • Proactive and reactive monitoring of performance
  • ANSI/API 754 Process Safety Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries
  • The Auditors’ qualifications
  • Audits
  • Pre Audit Activities
  • On-Site Activities
  • Post Audit Activities
  • Classification of Findings

Unit 3: Inspections:

  • Observation Techniques
  • Specific audit/inspection systems - physical inspection of the site
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Work at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Ladders
  • PPE
  • Fire Assessment
  • Chemicals
  • Work Permit Systems

Unit 4: Safety Culture:

  • Safety Culture and Behavioural Safety
  • Motivation - Taylor, Herzberg, Vroom, Gueller, Maslow
  • ABC Analysis
  • What drives behavior
  • Natural penalties and consequences
  • Auditing the Safety Culture
  • Improving the Culture

Unit 5: Emergencies:

  • Internal Emergency Plans
  • External Emergency Plans
  • Auditing emergency plans
  • Audit Reports
  • Evaluation

Engineering, Oil and Gas Courses
Safety Audit & Site Inspection (EO6086)


Mercury dynamic schedule is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that every category is being addressed at least once a month, if not once every week. Please check the training courses listed below and if you do not find the subject you are interested in, email us or give us a call and we will do our best to assist.

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