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12 Règles d'or

Security is not just a desire, it's a promise we make to all our stakeholders. And we owe you that.

We have developed the 12 golden rules in force. At each stage of every day's operations, these golden rules are applied to ensure that we maintain a clean safety record. For you, for me, for everyone.

  • Do not start up or shut down equipment or installations without using the appropriate, written operating procedure.
  • Workers must be encouraged to routinely report downgraded situations.
  • Workers must be aware of and increase their vigilance in downgraded situations.
  • Standby workers must support workers carrying out non-routine work.

  • Do not exceed the speed limit.
  • Buckle your seatbelt.
  • Do not use cell phones while driving.
  • Do not drive, cycle or walk outside the authorized paths.

  • Do not carry out work if you do not have the right tools for the job and the environment.
  • Two people or machinery may be needed to perform work, depending on the weight, size or bulk of the load.
  • Adapt your body mechanics to the tool rating and repetitive motions.
  • Follow the appropriate operating procedure for the tools.

  • Do not access installations or perform work without wearing general or task-specific PPE.
  • The rules concerning PPE must be clearly defined and disseminated.
  • Collective protective equipment must be in good condition, especially protective devices for machinery, gratings, and safety rails.
  • Carefully inspect PPE.

  • Do not perform work without a valid work permit.
  • Perform checks before work commences to make sure there is no live energy (mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical, etc.).
  • Monitor work whenever there is a risk of explosion or toxicity.
  • A new permit must be issued if conditions or operating procedures change.

  • Do not walk or stand under a load while lifting is taking place.
  • The lifting equipment and accessories must be inspected and in good working order.
  • The load must be securely slung and properly bundled.
  • The moving load must be controlled at all times.

  • Do not perform work without checking that the power and product supply has been rendered inoperative.
  • Lockout diagrams must comply with the risk assessment.
  • Lockout-tagout devices must be in place and the lockout start and end times must be recorded.
  • The operator must be present whenever a product system representing a risk for the people performing the work is opened.

  • Do not enter a confined space until isolation has been verified and the atmosphere checked.
  • A safety attendant (standby worker) must be nearby to monitor the workers.
  • Suffocation, falls, explosion, crushing, drowning, and other risks must be addressed.
  • An emergency evacuation plan must be prepared.

  • Do not perform excavation work without a valid work permit comprising a map of all underground hazards.
  • Take precautions to prevent ground movement. For example, machinery must be positioned at a set distance from the excavation and trench walls must be stabilized.
  • Where necessary, take appropriate precautions for work in confined spaces.
  • Stay alert while working to safeguard against unexpected hazards.

  • Do not work at height without a safety harness when there is no collective protective equipment.
  • Scaffolding must be appropriate to requirements and regularly inspected.
  • Do not work on building or tank roofs without first checking their integrity and that the appropriate protective devices have been installed.
  • Tools must be attached and stored in baskets.

  • Do not make any technical or organizational changes without prior authorization.
  • The risk assessment must available and the identified mitigation measures must be implemented.
  • Workers must be given appropriate training.
  • Relevant documentation must be updated.

  • Do not perform any simultaneous operations or co-activities without a prior inspection.
  • Everyone involved must know his or her role and the coordinator must be vested with the appropriate authority.
  • Specific coordination meetings must be held regularly.
  • Supervision must be increased.