The JIG HSSE Management Standard includes 2 key elements that help to keep Aviation Fuel Handling Operations safe. These are Risk Assessment (Element 2) and Management of Change, often abbreviated to MOC, (Element 8).
The HSSE MS is intended as high level guidance to operators and contains the key elements that are expected to be inclued in their local HSSE Manauals.
Sites operating to JIG Standards and participating in the JIG Inspection Programme are required to meet the minimum expectations of the HSSE MS.
Compliance with the HSSE MS is verfiied by an external audit every 3 years.
This section provides a framework for sites to conduct a structured assessment and management of risks that may occur to people, assets, the environment and the Operator’s reputation. The approach is to identify all hazards that may impact the operation and to put in place mitigating actions or systems to reduce the risk to as low as reasonably possible (ALARP).
Particular attention is paid to the Permit to Work process by which Operators select and inform contractors who may be undertaking work in high risk areas, such as:
The JIG HSSE committee has recently developed some futher material to provide general guidance on how to identify risks and manage them. You can acess this giodance by clicking on the button below.
It is a requirement for sites operating to JIG Standards to follow a Management of Change process every time there is a change in activity. There are many potential changes in daily activities, which if left un-noticed can lead to accidents or disruption to the activity. What appear to be minor changes can result in significant consequences; so the correct identification of change is a key aspect to any ongoing MOC process and policy.
Typical changes in fuel handling facilities include some of the following:
Analysis of JIG Inspection Reports reveals that MOC is not propprly understood and sometimes incorrectly implemented on JIG Member sites. For this reason, the HSSE Committee has provided some further guidance on the expectations of the MOC process that can be accessed by clicking on the buttons below.