Joint Site Inspection Program

The Program of Joint Site Inspection of Black Sea Terminal facilities are actively supported by the company management and successfully continues with the involved personnel. It provides guidelines for effective implementation and performance of site inspections by BST personnel. Joint Site Inspection is internal part of Black Sea Terminal’s Safe Operation System and covers all operations and site operated by terminal.


Personnel involved in Joint Site Inspection are responsible for active participation in site inspection processes to ensure compliance with all applicable health, safety and environmental protection norms, standards and procedures within BST facilities. As well they are responsible for providing related departments with the site inspection reports, with suggested actions for correction.


The inspections cover process sites, construction sites, buildings, temporary structures, workshops, tools, equipments, machinery and mechanisms, and work methods and practices. Each inspection begins by reviewing the status of actions the previous inspection. Inspection group is involved personnel from different disciplines with various experience and knowledge on company main processes, HSE standards and procedures.


During inspection the group members are focusing on: general risk assessment and hazard identification, personal protective equipment, permit to work, security, safe access and evacuation routes, signs and alarms, driving safety, water quality, waste management practices and control measures, housekeeping, oil spills, sanitary, food safety, electrical safety, fire precautions, process safety, slips, trips and falls. There 3 types of raised actions: high (major-requires immediate actions), medium (serious-requires short-term action) and low (minor-requires long-term action).


As a rule, daily safety inspections of the Terminal facilities are conducted by the qualified personnel. However, the additional purpose of this program was to involve office personnel and other departments’ employees in the process of timely observation and prevention of potential hazards and violations.


The program, that proved to be very effective, was started in 2013 and successfully ongoing at present.

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