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HSE DIRECTIVE 9 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

1. GENERAL
Purpose The directive is to ensure that necessary and correct personal protective equipment is available on the installation at all times correct personal protective equipment is used all users of personal protective equipment are given necessary training in the selection and use of personal protective equipment Scope The directive applies to all BP-operated and contracted installations on the Norwegian continental shelf. Contractors of contracted installations who have a system that satises the requirements in this directive, may use their own system provided this has been claried upon implementation. References The Activities Regulations, section 39 Personal Protective Equipment The Facilities Regulations, section 76 Personlal Protective Equipment Regulations regarding use of personal protective equipment at work The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authoritys regulations Regulations regarding the construction, design and production of personal protective equipment The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authoritys regulations Regulation No. 1263 Jet water washing HSE Directive 1 - Work permits HSE Directive 3 - Working at heights HSE Directive 6 - Hazardous material and waste HSE Directive 7 Chemicals HSE Directive 11 Safe Job Analyses Denitions Personal protective equipment includes all equipment and accessories to the equipment that the employee uses to protect him/herself against dangerous conditions during work.

2. RESPONSIBILITY
Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) has the overall responsibility for making sure sufcient personal protective equipment is available at all times making sure that the necessary and correct personal protective equipment is used

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HSE function (offshore safety ofcer - OSO) is responsible for giving advice and guidance to ensure that the appropriate personal protective equipment is chosen and that it is correctly used, adjusted, cleaned and maintained Department leaders/ team leaders are responsible for securing necessary and correct use of personal protective equipment while performing work Users are responsible for proper use of necessary personal protective equipment regularly checking his/her personal protective equipment cleaning and maintaining used personal protective equipment replacing damaged or worn personal protective equipment

3. MANDATORY PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


Mandatory personal protective equipment The following must be worn by all personnel when outside the accommodation area: Orange/red coverall or coat/trousers as outer wear. Use of reector marked coveralls is recommended. Hard hat w/ear protection. Protective gloves Safety glasses or CE approved personal glasses w/side protection. For maximum protection, the glasses should t the shape of face to the extent possible. Protective footwear, ankle boots

Exceptions Mandatory personal protective equipment is not required during emergency preparedness exercises Approval All personal protective equipment to be used shall be as standardised as possible CE-marked except where CE-marked equipment is unavailable. Special rules When work is performed in the accommodation quarters, personal protective equipment shall be worn as necessary based on the type of work to be performed. When working with small components, gloves may be removed if approved by the supervisor.
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Hard hats have a lifecycle of 3 years. The users must be aware of this constrain themselves. When a new hard hat is taken into use, please write inside the date the hard hat is taken into use for the rst time in order to keep track of the 3 year limit If necessary, form-cast ear plugs may be used instead of ear protection mounted on the hard hat. Special requirements are applicable in noisy areas. Attachment 1 identies exposure times and various protective hearing equipment Jewellery, rings and/or piercing worn visible and that may lead to work related injuries are not allowed used during working hours offshore. Such jewellery rings and/or piercing must be covered with duct tape if not removed.

4. SPECIAL PERSONALPROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


Eye protection for special jobs Tight welding masks or welding goggles shall be used when handling angle grinders. Face shields and/or chemical glasses shall be worn when handling chemicals Approved types of hood w/ear protection and fresh air supply shall be used when sandblasting Face shield or goggles shall be used when doing high pressure water washing For high pressure water washing above 250 bar ref directive 1 attacment 8. Welding masks w/fresh air supply shall be used for all welding Protection against chemicals Chemical protection equipment shall be used in accordance with recommendations in approved HSE datasheets for the substance concerned Protection against hazardous chemicals consists of: o Coveralls o Aprons o Gloves o Eye/face protection o Footwear The user must make sure that the personal protective equipment and chemical protective equipment is appropriate and gives protection against the chemicals it is meant to protect against. Ref directive 1 attachment 7 for additional information Fall arrest equipment Safety harnesses used shall be worn as fall arrest equipment in accordance with Working at heights in HSE Directive no. 3 - Working at Heights

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Handling fall arrest equipment Fall arrest equipment shall be checked according to reqierment in the BP lifting equipment manual to secure that the BP fall arrest equipment is o marked with the name of the department and has a unique number o controlled and marked with the control tag with the date for last inspection (yearly control) o is kept in a separate cabinet when not in use The contractors offshore representative shall ensure that all fall arrest equipment belonging to the contractor o is marked with the name of the department and has a unique number o is certied and marked with the colour code of the year o is kept in a separate cabinet when not in use o is checked on a monthly basis and that worn equipment is replaced Fall arrest equipment shall be cleaned with mild soapy water and hung up to dry. Water jetting is not allowed as it may damage the bres and seams

5. REQUIREMENTS TO PROTECTION
Entring Personnel performing mud mixing entailing dust shall use f ilter mask P3-type Personnel performing sampling of oil, produced water or other chemicals must use AP3-ler Personnel working in the mud treatment area for shale shaker replacements and control of tanks shall use combo mask with AP3-lter when the mud in the system holds a high temperature entailing vapours.

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6. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
Complete respiratory protection Equipment such as o portable compressed air apparatus o airline equipment connected to permanent compressed air supply which gives complete respiratory protection. To be used when necessary for complete protection against the ambience. When entering vessels/closed rooms, complete respiratory equipment must be used as stated in Entry in HSE directive no. 2 Entry. Users of complete respiratory protection equipment must have undergone necessary training and be familiar with the use of such equipment. Users who have a beard must only use overpressure masks. Air line apparatus can be connected to the instrument air system provided that o the instrument air system is protected against suffocating/ toxic gases entering the system o an approved lter is installed between the instrument air outlet and hose connection Partial respiratory protection Filter masks may only be used as protective gear towards dust Combo masks may be used as protective gear towards gasses if the adm. norms (cf. directive regarding entry) is not violated and O2-content is larger than 20.9 volume % in closed areas / tanks Filter masks must not be worn by personnel with beard.

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HSE DIRECTIVE 9 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ATTACHMENT


Attachment 1: Recommendations for use of ear protection and limitied periods of work in noisy areas

ATTACHMENT 1: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE OF EAR PROTECTION


Recommendations for use of ear protection and limited periods of work in noisy areas Simple earmuffs are to be used in all areas where the noise level exceeds 80 dBA. Double ear protection (earmuffs and ear plugs) is to be used in all areas where the noise level exceeds 95 dBA. Reduced periods of stay are to be introduced in all areas where the noise level exceeds 90 dBA.
Area noise dB(A) > 110 105-110 100-105 95-100 90-95 85-90 80-85 75-80 < 75 Max. period of stay* Ear protection

Staying in such areas is not recommended time hours per shift** 2 hours per shift** 6 hours per shift** 6 hours per shift** 12 hours per shift** No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions Both earmuffs and ear plugs Both earmuffs and ear plugs Both earmuffs and ear plugs Earmuffs Earmuffs Earmuffs No requirements No requirements

* If an employee has reached his/her maximum period of stay for one day, he/she is to work in areas that are not dened as noisy zones only (i.e. in areas where the noise level is lower than 80dB(A)) for the rest of the work day. ** Noise levels >95dB: the maximum period stay may be reduced if the noise frequency, the ear protections noise mufing qualities, the type of work or other working environment elements dictate a further reduction of the period of stay based on the above-listed values.

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Recommendations regarding mufing values for use of ear protection: When using ear protection, the following mufing values can be used (ref. SINUS): Communication headset: 8 dB(A) Normal ear protection (ear muffs): 10 dB(A) Form-cast ear plugs / normal ear plugs can give an additional noise reduction of approximately 5 dB(A)

The use of ear protection will depend on the type of glasses used and noise frequency, among other things. Recommendation for selection of ear protection if need for change (damage/worn-out) Earmuffs: Peltor H79, Peltor Optime III , Peltor H540 Form-cast ear plugs: Elacin, Duocom or Clear Sound with filter RC15 Those who need to have communication, and who has experience with the use of Elacin ear plugs, wish communication in the ear plug, should use Duocom ear plug (for right of left ear, with lter ML01). Provision of form-cast ear plugs: For provision of form-cast ear plugs contact team leader for clarication of noise in connection with the work and a cost code. Health advisor offshore will assist with casting or a reference for casting.

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