Damen standards are developed for the Health and safety of employees, contractors and visitors and for the protection of our environment. In order to facilitate the implementation of those standards, supporting tools and guidance are also available here.

Global HSE operating procedures

Damen Standard on Emergency Preparedness and Response

Each Damen yard is required to have a, site-specific, emergency preparedness and response plan in place.This standard sets the bar for the development  of an  emergency preparedness and response plan and highlights the crucial elements needed to ensure readiness, in cases of emergency. 

Damen Standard on Incident Notification Investigation and Reporting, teaser

Damen Standard on Incident Notification Investigation and Reporting

This standard highlights the crucial elements involved in the incident notification, investigation and reporting process and stipulates the way in which this process must be carried out.

Damen_standard on lifting, introduction

Damen Standard on Lifting

A lifting operation is an operation concerned with the lifting and lowering of a load. A load includes any material or people that are lifted or lowered by lifting equipment. Lifting operations include transportation of material from the storage place to the place where it is being processed, and during the processing of materials.

Damen standard on working at height, introduction

Damen Standard on working at height

Working at height means working in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. Working at height does not include a slip or a trip on the level, as a fall from height has to involve a fall from one level to a lower level, nor does it include walking up and down a permanent staircase in a building.

Damen Standard Permit to Work introduction

Damen Standard On Permit to Work

This standard highlights the importance of a permit to work system and the work activities for which a permit is required.

Guiding principles

Heat Stress Guiding Principles

Heat Stress

This document outlines the recognition, treatment, and prevention of heat-related illnesses by providing guidance for medical supervision, hygienic practices and training programs.

Manual handling

Manual Handling

This guiding principle is intended to ensure that any Damen employee has sufficient knowledge of safe practices for load movement, as well as adequate training and access to appropriate equipment.

Implementation Manual Emergency Preparedness and Response

This document is intended to guide the implementation of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, in alignment with the Damen standard.

Non-destructive testing

This guiding principle provides a guidance on the measures necessary to ensure the safe completion of non-destructive testing (NDT) procedures.

Guiding principle incident reporting

Incident Reporting Proposal: Tips and Tricks

A proposal of tips and tricks to increase incident reporting on-site

Guiding principle on working at height introduction

Scaffolding access for working at height

This guiding principle provides all the general specification for scaffolds and applies to all maintenance, engineering and construction activities.

Guiding principle Roles and Qualification for Safe Lifting introduction

Lifting equipment design, test, certification and maintenance

This document outlines the criteria for the design, testing, certification and maintenance of lifting equipment.

Guiding principle on working at height introduction

Other Access for working at height

This guiding principle outlines the proper procedures to mitigate risks when working at heights.

Guiding principle Roles and Qualification for Safe Lifting introduction

Roles & Qualification for Safe Lifting

This document outlines roles and responsibilities during lifting activities and the qualifications needed to carry out each role.

Guiding principle machinery safety introduction

Machinery Safety

This guiding principle highlights the precautions needed for the safe use of machinery, including the different kind of guards, their purposes and limitations.

Guiding principle personal protective equipment introduction

Personal Protective Equipment

This guiding principle highlights the importance of identifying the correct PPE for the job, the types of PPE available and when and how they should be used.

Guiding principle hot work introduction

Hot Work

This guiding principle outlines the regulations for hot work procedures and how to mitigate the hazards present during hot work.

Guiding principle Grit and water blasting introduction

Grit & Water blasting

This guiding principle highlights the hazards involved in blasting activities and how to prevent long-term/short term injury through a balance of engineering and administrative control measures.

Guding principle LOTO introduction

Lock-Out / Tag-Out

This guiding principle outlines the importance of LOTO procedures to the safe completion of maintenance, servicing and commissioning activities.

Guding principle Electricity at work introduction

Electricity at work

This guiding principle highlights the dangers of working with electricity and ways in which they can be effectively mitigated.

Guiding principle working over, on or near water introduction

Working Over, On or Near Water

This guiding principle highlights the precautions that need to be taken when working on, near or above water, in order to prevent injury or drowning.

Guiding principle gas testing introduction

Gas testing

This guiding principle highlights the importance of gas testing and continuous monitoring when work is to be carried out in confined spaces.

Organising safety briefing, introduction, guiding principle

Organising and delivering a Safety Briefing

Everyone who works on our yards need to know how to work safely, without risks to health, and how they can raise any health and safety concerns with you.

Good housekeeping, introduction, guiding principle

Good Housekeeping Practices

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height. Slips and trips are also the most reported injury to members.

Safety signs, introduction, guiding principle

Safety Signs

Employers should ensure that safety signs are provided (or are in place) and maintained in circumstances where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been removed or controlled by other methods. This is only appropriate where use of a sign can further reduce the risk….

Maintenance of fire extinguishers, introduction, guiding principle

Maintenance of Fire extinguishers

This guiding principle specifies requirements for the inspection and maintenance of extinguishers, fire hose systems and fire hose reels, as a result of which, the operation of the products remains intact, in accordance with the objective for which they are intended.

Requirements for fire extinguishers, introduction, guiding principle

Requirements for Fire Extinguishers

The fire safety of buildings comprises many measures that should always be considered as inter-related. A major component of these measures are extinguishers. In the early stages of a fire, fire extinguishers are highly valuable. Immediate availability and fast mobility contribute to a fast extinguishing attempt (ISO 7165:2009).

Maintaining portable electrical equipment, introduction, guiding principle

Maintaining portable electrical equipment

This guiding principle is intended for those who have control over or use portable electrical equipment. Portable electrical equipment could cause an electric shock or burn, or fire due to damage, wear or misuse.

Safe storage handling and use of gas cylinders, introduction, guiding principle

Safe Storage, Handling and Use of Gas Cylinders

Accidents involving gas cylinders can cause serious injury or even death. This guiding principle provides simple practical advice on eliminating or reducing the risks associated with using gas cylinders.

Templates and Definitions

Housekeeping campaign feedback form

HOUSEKEEPING CAMPAIGN: FEEDBACK FORM

Interested in how the workforce experienced the housekeeping campaign? Have them fill out the feedback form.

Type of Injury

Nature of Injury

Definitions of nature of injury for appropriate classification and identification of injuries in the workplace.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan Template

This template can be used as a guidance for the development of an emergency preparedness and response plan, in alignment with the Damen standard.

Safety Alert Template (Incidents)

Safety Alert Template (Incidents)

This safety alert template is to be used for incidents.

Safety Alert Template (Near Misses)

Safety Alert Template (Near Misses)

This safety alert template is to be used for near misses.

Example Near Miss Reporting Form: Production

This brief near miss reporting template can be used to simplify near miss reporting in production environments.

Example Near Miss Reporting Form: Office

This digital template can be used to simplify near miss reporting for office personnel

Incident Reporting Campaign: Feedback Form

Interested in how the workforce experienced the incident reporting campaign? Have them fill out the feedback form.

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Incident Reporting Bulletin (Example)

Implement the incident reporting bulletin board to let the workforce know what is being done with the information that is reported.

Incident Reporting Bulletin (Blank)

Implement the incident reporting bulletin board to let the workforce know what is being done with the information that is reported. Check out this example of how it's done.

Definitions

Definitions

Definitions to assist you with the reporting process.

PPE Campaign Feedback form

PPE Campaign feedback form

During the campaign, how useful were the points below in helping you to better select and use the right PPE?

Damen Standard Template Permit to work introduction

Permit to Work Template

This template provides an example of permit to work, with the mandatory fields required by the Standard on Permit to Work.

Gas testing certificate template

Gas Testing Certificate Template

This template provides an example of gas testing certificate, conform the requirements of the standard on Permit to Work and the Guiding principle on Gas Testing. 

Damen standard on lifting, introduction

Lifting Plan Template

A lift plan details how lifting operations should be undertaken, how lifting equipment and accessories are to be used, how the equipment and accessories shall be set up and the control measures that should be in place to manage the risks, during lifting procedures.

Incident registration

Incident Notification Form

This template should be used for incident registration if there is limited access to computers at the first aid point. Each incident must be later registered in SnagR, using the incident registration form.

Property damage form

Property damage form

This template should be used for property damage incident registration if there is limited access to computers at the first aid point. Each incident must be later registered in SnagR, using the incident registration form.

Property damage form

Environmental damage form

This template should be used for environmental damage incident registration if there is limited access to computers at the first aid point. Each incident must be later registered in SnagR, using the incident registration form.

Extended incident investigation template

Limited incident investigation template

The limited incident investigation template should be used to report the causes of incidents and the corrective/preventative measures to be taken for improvement. The information should then be used to complete the monthly HSE report.

Extended incident investigation template

Extended incident investigation template

The extended incident investigation template should be used to report the causes of incidents and the corrective/preventative measures to be taken for improvement. The information should then be used to complete the monthly HSE report.