Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)

SEMS–the new operating standard in the Gulf Coast. 

Working together in harmony to produce optimal efficiencies.

Haploos specializes in training to these new government regulations by developing and implementing turn-key management operating systems (MOS) to produce real gains in employee knowledge, competence and retention.

The new Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) Part I and II requirements (30 CFR Part 250 Subpart S) tie worker safety and pollution control directly to how well your crews are trained for understanding and implementing SEMS.

What is SEMS?

SEMS is a nontraditional, performance-focused tool for integrating and managing offshore operations. The purpose of SEMS is to enhance the safety of operations by reducing the frequency and severity of accidents.

SEMS has four principle objectives:

  1. Focus attention on the influences that human error and poor organization have on accidents.
  2. Continuously improve the offshore industry’s safety and environmental records.
  3. Encourage the use of performance-based operating practices.
  4. Collaborate with the industry to promote public interests of offshore worker safety and environmental protection.

SEMS gives your organization the framework to navigate potential risks and provide key management oversight; it fundamentally drives operations from top to bottom.

What does SEMS do?

A SEMS Framework establishes common organization-wide expectations for addressing operational risks. It addresses all aspects of the business that impact personnel and process safety, security, health and environmental performance.

SEMS shows a commitment to conducting business in a manner compatible with the environmental and economic needs of the communities in which your organization operates.

SEMS provides a clear control mechanism to push your business higher to achieve new possibilities in a cost effective way. It allows all business functions to operate seamlessly and in harmony to produce optimal efficiencies.

It provides minimal negative environmental impact by having reliable safeguards and business activities in place and functioning together. Employees and contractors are trained and competent to work in a healthy atmosphere where impact to customers and public are minimized and physical production facilities are protected from damage or loss.

Required Elements of SEMS

Using our experience and knowledge from previous engagements, we build baselines for Continuous Improvement and processes for evaluating current operating conditions and for implementing SEMS to control:

  • General Provision
  • Safety and Environmental Information
  • Hazards Analysis
  • Management of Change
  • Operating Procedures
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Training
  • Assurance of Quality and Mechanical Integrity of Critical Equipment
  • Pre-Startup Review
  • Emergency Response and Control
  • Investigation of Incidents
  • Audit of Safety and Environmental Management Program Elements
  • Records and Documentation

Operationally efficient SEMS requires complete dedication to ensure each person possesses the ability to do their job as well as understanding why they are doing their job. Without understanding why, the company’s culture will be doomed to compliance instead of commitment.

SEMS gives your organization a framework to navigate potential risks always present inside and outside your organization and industry.

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