EIM: Safety & Compliance
Keeping the lines safe
EIM’s commitment to safety is embraced throughout the organisation from Senior Management to the Pipeline Operator. EIM is committed to providing a safe work environment for all parties involved in their operations; employees, contractors and visitors alike.
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EIM staff are recruited with extensive Gas Industry experience and are provided ongoing training which ensures best practices are incorporated in our tasks at all times.
Energy Infrastructure Management (EIM) ensures compliance with Petroleum and Gas State legislation and adherence to the AS2885 Australian Code of Practice.
One of the areas EIM focuses on to maintain the integrity and safety of buried assets is landholder and stakeholder relationships. EIM has extensive programs in place to build and manage the relationships with the landholders; contractors who work in the area of operations; local councils and state government bodies as well as local community groups. These relationships ensure that the assets are clearly recognised and taken into consideration before any activities are undertaken in the area.
All assets are registered with the national ‘Dial Before you Dig’ services enabling anyone the ability to locate and identify buried infrastructure in the vicinity of their intended works before they commence digging. EIM have trained staff and systems that allow the timely response to all enquiries through the DBYD service.
EIM employees and contractors follow the Mandatory Practices set out below
ONE. BE FIT FOR WORK
• Turn up to work ready to perform your tasks
• Mentally and physically fit to perform tasks
• Zero alcohol and no illicit drugs
• Discuss with supervisor any side effects of prescribed substances
• Maximum 12 hour working days (without approval) • Maximum of 10 consecutive working days
TWO. BE RESPONSIBLE
• Know your responsibilities
• Understand your duty of care
• Be competent for the task
• Use the right tools for the job
• Take action to prevent injuries or damage
• Do not interfere with Safety Critical Systems
• Report all injuries and incidents
THREE. BE SAFE DRIVING & USING PLANT & EQUIPMENT
• Ensure pre-start checks are done and equipment safe to use
• Keep within speed limits
• Wear your seat belt
• Do not operate mobile phones while driving
• Take mandatory rest breaks
• Never remove or bypass a safety feature
FOUR. COMPLY WITH THE PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEM
• Assess the risk & complete a pre-start
• During the job Stop, Think, Re-Assess
• Get authorisations for work
• Use the approved procedure
• Verify isolations before work begins
• Conduct gas tests when required
FIVE. ENSURE CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE
• Prequalification must be completed prior to work commencing
• Inductions completed and up to date
• Competent for the task
• Manage Contractor to EIM standards
• Supervise Contractor’s work
• Report all injury, incidents and breaches
SIX. COMPLY WITH LANDS MANAGEMENT
• Respect landholders
• Notify stakeholders prior to access
• Get approval for works
• Leave gates as you found them
• Record all interactions
• Report damage
SEVEN. PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
• Wash down vehicles and equipment
• Report all spills & clean them up
• Dispose of waste correctly
• Do not disturb Cultural Heritage sites
• Comply with requirements for environmentally sensitive areas
EIGHT. USE YOUR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
• Ensure you have the correct PPE for the task
• Check PPE before use
• Check the JHA/SWI or MSDS for extra PPE
• Ensure others have appropriate PPE for task
Avoiding underground pipe and cable damage is as simple as having the right tools, the right skills and the right information.
Knowing where underground networks are buried before digging helps to protect you from injury, expense and criminal prosecution.
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Our Field Personnel team monitors the state of the pipeline Right Of Way through regular patrols both overland and by air. These patrols identify and aim to resolve any developing issues including depth of cover irregularities; signage damage or weed growth. The integrity of the coating of the buried pipe is monitored through DCVG (Direct Current Voltage Gradient) surveys. The pipe internals are monitored and cleaned with devices known as “pigs”, which are propelled through the pipeline via a pressure differential across them. Running pigs ensures the pipe internals are kept clear and free from contaminants.
To enable the pipeline to be monitored continuously EIM employ a customised and powerful Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System and practices. This system collects key pipeline telemetry to allow monitoring of key operating parameters such as gas pressures and temperatures, along with key flow data to track the energy that is shipped to customers from the gas fields.
Should the need arise; EIM has the vehicles, trained and competent staff, specialist knowledge and tools/equipment to ensure a rapid response in an emergency, at any time.
Click here for Pipeline Safety Brochure (PDF)
BE RESPONSIBLE – Know where underground networks are buried before digging. This will help protect you from injury, expense and criminal prosecution.
There are many hundreds of thousands of kilometres of underground pipes and cables that carry our essential services to households and businesses across Australia, and this amount is increasing every day. The likelihood of coming across underground infrastructure while excavating is increasing significantly too.
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