Health, Safety and Environmental Stewardship
Noble is committed to delivering excellent HSE performance and integrates Health, Safety & Environment performance improvements into our business strategy to add further value for customers, shareholders and employees. Safety and environmental stewardship are the cornerstone of who we are, what we stand for and what we do every day to deliver safe and efficient offshore operations. Noble’s program for SAFE days strives for continued excellence in operations with the intent to achieve a no-harm workplace: no injury to personnel, no harm to the environment and no damage to equipment. Noble’s pursuit for improved HSE performance begins by starting SAFE every day: one tour, one task and one person at a time.
Noble’s excellent HSE performance is achieved by managing risk, procedural discipline and HSE leadership with a continuous improvement mindset.
MANAGE RISK — Manage process safety risk through clear, well implemented and routinely tested barrier management
PROCEDURAL DISCIPLINE — No compromise with regards to procedural discipline and accountability
HSE LEADERSHIP — Active and visible demonstration of HSE leadership by all Noble Supervisors
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT — Drive HSE performance through reviews based on incident potential, as opposed to consequence and actively seek improvement measures.
Noble’s greatest responsibility is the safety of our people. We believe every job can and must be done safely. We respect the safety and welfare of lives and property beyond our own people, including customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel.
In 2016, Noble developed the SAFE Days program for the continued excellence in operations with intent to achieve a no-harm workplace, that is: no injury to personnel, no harm to the environment and no damage to equipment. We believe that a zero-incident workplace is achieved One Day, One Tour, One Task and One Person at a time.
Noble continues to provide excellent HSE performance hand in hand with delivering efficient operations for our clients. A Noble SAFE Day is more than an injury-free day. The criteria for a SAFE Day requires no dropped objects, spills, process safety events or injuries. Noble’s commitment to safety and focus on SAFE days is changing how we work; by following our Standards, holding ourselves Accountable and staying Focused, we achieve Excellence.
Live Safe Code
The Live Safe Code is a set of mandatory HSE requirements developed to further Noble’s pursuit of creating a no-compromise standard of adhering to operational policies and procedures. The Live Safe Code is comprised of ten common activities with the highest potential for HSE risk and is essential to achieve a no-harm workplace. These requirements are core to our business and applicable to all personnel and visitors at our facilities and rigs.
Follow the 12 Golden Rules of Well Control at all times; all modi cations to any well control equipment must use the MOC process.
Secure all tools and equipment to prevent them from falling or being dropped and use safe zones for protection from injury.
Maintain watertight boundaries at all times, including watertight doors, hatches and access, as speci ed in the rig-specific Operations Manual.
Obtain authorization before bypassing, disabling or inhibiting safety protection devices or equipment.
You have the authorization and obligation to stop any process or operation due to hazards(s) to the life and health of personnel or the environment.
Follow procedures to prevent loss of containment and minimize waste; always use proper waste disposal for the protection of the environment.
Hand & Body Placement
Never place your hands or body in a pinch point, be aware of stored energy sources and never enter No-Go Zones without permission.
Working at Heights
Protect yourself against a fall when working at heights by using fully inspected fall protection equipment and maintaining 100% tie-o at all times.
Follow safe lifting operations and the prescribed lift plan and never walk under a suspended load.
Isolations & Permits
Verify isolation before work begins and work with a valid Permit to Work when required.
Noble Corporation has established and implemented an integrated management system known as P2R enabling our PEOPLE to deliver consistent PERFORMANCE and winning RESULTS. Noble is committed to the highest standard of quality throughout its worldwide operations and has developed a management system to fully integrate Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policy, requirements, and procedures to ensure consistent compliance to our mission.
Collectively P2R provides a common system for implementing policy, complying with all applicable regulatory and client requirements, setting goals and objectives, and measuring and reporting key performance indicators, as well as providing feedback mechanisms to continually improve performance.
P2R sets minimum policy and requirements for the Company worldwide and is comprised of 13 elements. Together these elements define how we conduct our business to deliver consistent performance and winning results.
P2R complies with the requirements of the following standards:
- • International Maritime Organization ISM Code: International Management Code for the Safety Operations of Ships and for Pollution Prevention
- • API RP 75 Safety & Environmental Management Program,
- • ISO 9001:2015: Quality Systems,
- • ISO 14001:2015: Environmental Management Systems,
- • ISO 18001:2007: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.