Participant Action 2

Implement a Life Saving Actions Program


Implement a program, typically called LIFE SAVING ACTIONS (LSA), within your organization that educates and emphasizes the most critical safety hazards and key actions that workers can take to protect themselves and their colleagues from these hazards. 

These hazards are commonly grouped in the following categories:

  • Bypassing safety controls
  • Confined space
  • Driving
  • Energy isolation
  • Hot work
  • Line of fire
  • Safe mechanical lifting
  • Work authorization
  • Working at heights

Participant’s LSA program should include an internal verification component carried out by the participant to assess how effectively their program has been implemented within their organization.


Implementation Principles:

  • All workers should be aware of the most critical safety hazards found at their worksites that have caused worker loss of life within the industry and actions they can take to minimize their exposure.
  • The Onshore Safety Program provides flexibility in how a participant meets the objective of this commitment but encourages the use of the 9 IOGP Life Saving Rules as guidance to follow.
  • The Onshore Safety Program does not prescribe a consequence management approach to this action and leaves that to participants’ discretion.  Understanding and incorporating Human Performance concepts like People make Mistakes and Mistakes often result from well-meaning behaviors intended to get the job done will lead to culture change and demonstrate that most incidents are a result of organizational issues and not focused solely on the worker. 
  • For reporting and sharing/learning purposes, the Program will collect SIF incident information on LIFE SAVING ACTIONS framed around the 9 categories listed above.

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