Entering the Company's sites for work purposes
Vehicles belonging to the facilities of FGSZ authorised to enter the private areas appropriate for traffic, they may be operated in accordance with the Highway Code (KRESZ) and the regulations of the Company and may only be parked at the spots designated therefor. The ignition key must be removed from motor vehicles and machinery when parked, and the vehicles must be fixed in one place via the parking brake. The storage of motor vehicles (machinery) within the area of the facilities for the purpose of property protection is subject to FGSZ Ltd’s written consent.
Tools appropriate for lighting fire, smoking
Explosive materials are used in the area of the technological facilities, for which reason the use of naked flame and smoking is strictly prohibited and no fire starting tools are allowed within the facilities. Tools used as work tools are exempt from this, but they may only be used subject to written authorisation.
Any ad-hoc activity that carries the risk of fire is subject to written authorisation. (The authorisation does not relate to smoking.)
The commencement of work is subject to acceptance and availability of the following documents:
- contractual and/or work assignment terms and conditions and legal declarations,
- licenses (authority licenses, consent of the public utility providers, declaration of the operator) and declarations to the authorities,
- approved technical documentations (implementation plan, construction technology, site plan of public utilities running through the worksite, etc.),
- documents of the HSE training,
- In addition to the approved implementation plan or building technology also containing the HSE regulations to be observed, the following documents:
- if pursuant to joint SzCsM-EüM (Ministry of Social and Family Affairs and Ministry of Health) Decree No. 4/2002. (II. 20.), it is necessary to prepare a health and safety plan for the work, the health and safety plan,
- if pursuant to joint SzCsM-EüM (Ministry of Social and Family Affairs and Ministry of Health) Decree No. 4/2002. (II. 20.), it is not necessary to prepare a health and safety plan for the work, the HSE plan containing the assessment of working risks.
- specification of supervision by the operator and expert supervision at the location of handover of the worksite or the location of performance of the work,
- for works performed for third parties on natural gas pipelines or the accessories thereof, the “Operator’s Declaration”,
- for activities with a high HSE risk, the documented risk assessment performed directly prior to the performance of work,
- for lifting operations, the lifting technology or lifting plan (e.g. lifting operations conducted in special circumstances, lifting of persons)
- work permit, and
- if the issuer of the work permit prescribes expert supervision or operator supervision as a condition of the performance of work, the work may be started with the authorisation of the person appointed as supervisor.
The order of authorisation of work is set out in the VIG-TÁT-2 HSE Code.
Such permit is required for the performance of any activity that does not involve the risk of fire (the generation of sparks) or entry to and work in technological equipment, pipelines, tanks or shafts not designed for human access.
The work permit is issued by the authorised employee of the natural gas supplier region with territorial competence, or in the case of works performed in the Siófok office building, the representative of the Asset and Service Management Department.
Permit for work involving the risk of fire
Such permit is required for the performance of any activity that involves the risk of fire or the generation of sparks.
Permits for ad-hoc activities involving the risk of fire may be issued for one business week at maximum. Prior to the start of each shift, the representative of the operator authorised thereto, and the on-site work manager must check whether any changes occurred in the conditions of the work with respect to fire safety. The start of work may only be authorised by issuing a new permit if there have been any changes in the conditions of work with respect to fire safety or if the persons performing the work have changed.
After ending the activity involving the risk of fire, the on-site work manager must inspect the worksite and its environment from the aspect of fire safety and remove all factors that could cause fire. The on-site work manager must hand over the location of the work to the representative of the operator authorised thereto. The time and date of handover/acceptance must be indicated on the permit and certified via signature.
General conditions of performing work involving the risk of fire
Activities involving welding (torch cutting), soldering, fire building or otherwise generating sparks may only be conducted in accordance with the prescriptions of the applicable regulations and standards, using equipment and tools that are in perfect condition, and in possession of the aforementioned written mandate and permit.
The employee performing the work (the site manager signing the permit) must keep on him/her the documents evidencing the entitlement for performing the work and comply with the contents thereof.
It is prohibited to conduct any activity involving the risk of fire in explosive atmospheres. The work must be terminated if the concentration of a flammable gas reaches ARH 40% in an open space (with an alert at ARH 20%) or ARH 20% in a closed space (with an alert at ARH 10%).
Work involving the risk of fire may be conducted and motor vehicles may be driven in explosion-proof spaces only subject to the measurement of gas concentration. The measurement of gas concentration is the responsibility of the contractor.
Ad-hoc activities involving the risk of fire may only be conducted by persons having the prescribed qualifications and, if necessary, the certification from a professional fire safety training or who have attended a fire safety training.
An entry permit is required for any activity involving entry to and work in technological equipment, pipelines, tanks, shafts or tunnels not designed for human access.
In addition to the foregoing, generally any narrow, closed space where hazardous substances (corrosive, toxic, explosive) are present or may be released or gather in the course of the activity performing upon entry qualify as dangerous equipment.
Prior to starting any activity involving the risk of fire in equipment not designed for human access, the permit for work involving the risk of fire must also be applied for.
The general conditions of performing work involving entry:
Such activities may only be conducted using equipment and tools that are in perfect condition, in accordance with the applicable standard and in possession of the presented written mandate and permit.
Working in closed spaces is only allowed if the entry permit has been issued and the work manager has held a work safety training directly prior to the start of work. The entry permit may be issued for one shift, and its validity expires at the end of the shift the latest. One copy of the valid permit must always be kept at the location of the work. The prescriptions of the MSZ 09-57.0033:1990 standard must be applied when issuing the entry permit.
The activity may only be performed if the required protective equipment is available, in perfect condition, being used for the intended use and in the presence of at least two supervising persons who have no other tasks. During the performance of the activity, the possibility of continuous contact with the persons performing the work must be provided for.
Accidents and other extraordinary events
The Contractor’s on-site work manager, or in case of his/her absence, the deputy of the on-site work manager must immediately report any accidents and other extraordinary events (e.g. fire, gas leak, environmental pollution) occurring during the performance of the work.
The Contractor staying in the natural gas supplier region must immediately report any HSE event detected or incurred by it to the natural gas supplier region dispatcher with territorial competence. If the HSE event does not take place within the territory of the natural gas supplier region (e.g. Siófok centre), the Contractor must report to the worksite manager of the organisational unit ordering the work.
If the person detecting or suffering the event is prevented from making the report, the employee assigned to direct the work must make an oral report.
In the case of an alert from the systems signalling danger operated in the technological system of FGSZ Ltd, the Contractor must perform all tasks set out in the emergency plan of the facility. In the case of an emergency, all work permits are suspended with immediate effect until further measures are taken by FGSZ Ltd’s authorised representative.