Turnaround & Outage Safety
TURNAROUND & OUTAGE SAFETY
HealthSafe Safety Services provides high-quality Outage Safety personnel for the energy industry. We have served refineries, chemical plants, power plants, and nuclear plants during turnarounds and outages as safety professionals for company owners and contractors alike.
PLANT OUTAGES HAVE TO BE MANAGED SAFELY
At times, some or all of a plant needs to shut down. In any case this is a necessary precaution when needed maintenance or equipment replacement is necessary.
Careful planning of an outage is crucial for plant safety. Planning outages should always include developing, communicating what the safety procedures are, and documenting any issues before the shutdown occurs.
New employees or field workers may not have a clear understanding of the safety measures they need to take during this time. Instructing them on how to avoid risk that have been identified is important. By showing the employees the emergency safety procedures will give them an indication of how to respond in the event of an emergency situation.
MAINTAINING EQUIPMENT DURING AN OUTAGE
De-energizing equipment to a zero energy state is vitally important during an outage or shutdown. This prevents the equipment from restarting unexpectedly and possibly harming a bystander. There is always the possibility of electrical shock or loss of limbs being caught in moving machinery parts. Developing procedures and a communication system is crucial, and Healthsafe understands the importance of these types of emergency situations.
The right planning and communication keeps the entire job site safe.