Control Ignition Sources

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This is an extract of the supporting information & guidance cards from the IOGP Process Safety Fundamentals documented in their Report 638.

  • We identify, eliminate, or control the full range of potential ignition sources during task risk assessments and during job preparation and execution.
  • We minimise and challenge ignition sources even in “non-hazardous” areas.
  • We eliminate ignition sources during breaking containment and start-up and shutdown operations.

Tips for Managers:

  • Regularly check that personnel understand the full range of potential ignition sources and the requirements for ignition source control.

This page only summarises the guidance – refer to the IOGP report and/or IOGP website for further information.

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