CCPS RBPS Element 3.4 CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT
Implementing practices to ensure that contract workers can perform their jobs safely, and that contracted services do not add to or increase facility operational risks, is one of nine elements in the Managing Risk Pillar (Foundational Block).
Industry often relies upon contractors for very specialized skills and, sometimes, to accomplish particularly hazardous tasks – often during periods of intense activity, such as maintenance turnarounds.
Such considerations, coupled with the potential lack of familiarity that contractor personnel may have with facility hazards and operations, pose unique challenges for the safe utilization of contract services.
Contractor management is a system of controls to ensure that contracted services support both safe facility operations and the company’s process safety and personal safety performance goals. This element addresses the selection, acquisition, use, and monitoring of such contracted services.
EI PSM Element 10 MANAGEMENT OF OPERATIONAL INTERFACES
Operational interfaces with third parties, who provide or receive services, utilities, or products may impact the organisation’s operations.
Management must ensure that operational interfaces with third parties are identified, assessed and appropriately managed.
EI PSM Element 18 CONTRACTOR AND SUPPLIER, SELECTION AND MANAGEMENT
Third parties doing work on the organisation’s behalf may impact its operations and its reputation.
Management must ensure that third parties perform in a manner that is consistent and compatible with the organisation’s HS&E and process safety requirements.