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Fire and Explosion Hazard Management Guideline | Formerly IRP 18


This Energy Safety Canada Guideline is a revision of IRP 18 Fire and Explosion Hazard Management (2006). The purpose of this Guideline is to improve worker safety by providing industry with a more thorough understanding of fire and explosion hazards, a process for identifying such hazards and effective methods for managing these hazards.

June 9, 2016
 

This Energy Safety Canada Guideline is a revision of IRP 18 Fire and Explosion Hazard Management (2006).

Note that Energy Safety Canada continues to offer the one day course, Fire and Explosion Prevention Advanced Training for Fire and Explosion Hazard Management (former IRP 18), referenced in this guideline on a contract basis. Anyone interested should contact training@energysafetycanada.com.

Purpose

The purpose of this Guideline is to improve worker safety by providing industry with:

  • A more thorough understanding of fire and explosion hazards.
  • A process for identifying such hazards.
  • An effective methods for managing these hazards.

Applicability

The recommendations in this Guideline apply to oil and gas operations where the potential for fire and explosions exist and more specifically:

  • Drilling and completions operations.
  • Temporary, lease site production facilities.

The intended audiences include:

  • Company personnel at the management, project engineer, supervisory, and worker levels.
  • Personnel in all associated support services.

Toolbox Talks

Two toolbox talks have been prepared to provide assistance. The first toolbox talk provides the basics while the second toolbox talk goes into practical applications.
 

Infographic

An infographic on USA fatalities associated with fires and explosions while conducting hot work has been prepared by industry participants through the OSHA/NIOSH/National STEPS Network Alliance. Click here to download. Similarily, an infographic on hazards of mobile engines in relation to fires has been created that can be downloaded here and a hazard alert on the limitations of gas monitors can be downloaded here.

Feedback

Any feedback on this document should be sent to safety@energysafetycanada.com.

 


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