HSE management system

Managing subcontractors

The influence of subcontractors on Saipem’s activities and safety performance is significant. It is therefore necessary to improve their focus and culture as regards HSE issues. To this end, Saipem continuously supervises a subcontractor’s activities starting from the qualification process. Measures include:

  • verifying correct implementation of HSE requirements within the qualification process;
  • incorporating HSE requirements in the General Terms and Conditions for goods and services;
  • organising meetings and workshops with the main contractors in order to convey Saipem’s HSE requirements and expectations and to achieve full alignment;
  • developing and performing a dedicated audit programme, especially for key contractors;
  • involving contractor personnel in HSE training courses and HSE awareness campaigns provided by Saipem, when appropriate.

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HSE training

The development of and continuous increase in HSE skills and competencies is of the utmost importance in order to avoid injuries in the workplace.

Saipem demonstrates its commitment on this key issue by continuously designing and delivering HSE training programmes involving both Saipem and subcontractor personnel at all levels.

These courses are based on the type of activities carried out, the hazards personnel are exposed to and the level of competency, knowledge and skill required for each job position.

HSE training protocol

In July 2013, the HSE Training Protocol was updated for employees of Saipem SpA. The HSE Training Protocol contains the guidelines for the planning, management and implementation of basic training relating to aspects of health, safety and the environment at Saipem.

The document is a very precise tool for the planning and execution of HSE training. In addition to allowing the Company to meet the legal requirements and regulatory guidelines, the Training Protocols ensure that the highest standards of HSE are maintained for all Saipem personnel.

Application of the protocols promotes greater consistency and linearity in managing the needs of HSE training and affords formalisation of the training process, leading to the development of training plans as provided for in Legislative Decree No. 81/2008.
Training on health, safety and the environment fits squarely in the context of continuing education, to be developed throughout working lives.

The HSE Training Protocol identifies and specifies:

  • the procedures for training organisation and management, in order to ensure a ‘product of excellence’;
  • the content that needs to be transferred to the workers.

The HSE International Training Protocol is due to be released in 2014. The aim is to provide general guidelines and criteria for the management of training activities in the field of HSE within the Saipem Group, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the:

  • international regulations on health, safety and environment;
  • provisions in corporate policy, procedures and corporate guidelines, including on a local level;
  • principles and directions taken from the reference standards and the national and international guidelines for the implementation of the HSE International Training Protocol.

Corporate policy has as its primary objective the assurance of ‘a high level of education and training of employees on matters of health, safety and the environment’.

The ultimate goal is to prepare an increasingly complete and accurate tool that is available to all participants or anyone involved directly or indirectly, and which is capable not only of providing effective support for the whole process but also of consolidating a culture of higher technical training.