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UWP HECC Draft 7
Health & safety Uniform working procedure Haulage Contractor Engagement, Control and Communication
Corus shall manage and control the risks associated with transportation of Corus steel products by road.
This UWP sets out requirements and examples of good practice for the management of haulage contractors, subcontractors and drivers, including Corus own drivers.
This procedure applies to Corus Business Units and all contractors that undertake the (external) transport of Corus steel products. It applies to all flows of inbound, outbound and inter-site materials, including joint ventures where the business is operated by Corus. This document covers:
Engagement & selection processes o Corus selection and engagement of contractors o Contractor selection and engagement of sub-contracted hauliers o Assessment and appraisals for selection of hauliers
Control & Communications processes o Corus organisation and arrangements for managing its contractors & sub-
contract hauliers o Haulier driver controls o Corus control & supervision of drivers o Health and safety assessment and appraisals for performance monitoring o Operations specific information and instruction
Driver information and instruction from arrival at site to meet & greet at loading point and prior to leaving site
o General safety awareness and information o Incident Reporting & Remedial Actions
Requirements, denoted by R, (presented as must) are a mandatory requirement. Good practices, denoted by GP, should be applied where appropriate.
3 Roles and Responsibilities
R Each site or location must undertake a flow map analysis of inbound and outbound materials and products for which Corus has accountability and ownership.
Flows which are contracted centrally must be mapped at Group level.
The purpose of flow mapping is for each site or BU to identify and categorise each external flow of goods and material for which it is responsible and to highlight ownership for such flows:
Key characteristics of each flow would include product, volume, source, destination , Corus and contractor ownership, safety requirements either product ,equipment or people related, contacts and event reporting structure.
External transport safety improvement initiatives should record which flows would be targeted. Potential conflicts between flows should be resolved
A register of flows should be regularly reviewed and updated.
R Corus business units / sites must establish roles and responsibilities for all aspects of
the transportation of Corus steel products by road to ensure compliance with the requirements of this and associated UWPs.
This will include Corus management of contractors including its role in supervising drivers whilst on Corus sites and the contractors management of subcontract hauliers and their drivers.
An example of the, sometimes complex organisation for managing road transport is
shown in Appendix 1. R Contractors should agree jointly with Corus, the responsibilities for ongoing supervision
and monitoring of activities conducted by their own personnel on Corus sites.
4 Training & Competence Requirements Guidance on competence requirements for all personnel involved in road transport operations is given in Appendix 2. PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
R Transport related risks will be assessed (in accordance with HSS-02 Risk
Assessment) jointly with contractors who are responsible for all or part of the material flows, and an agreed set of controls established.
5 Selection, control & communication 5.1 Engagement & selection processes
R External road transport of Corus Steel Products shall be undertaken only by those contractors who have been assessed and approved in accordance with the requirements of HSS 10 Managing Contractors.
R Selection of competent contractors and own fleet operations is an essential first step in
managing the External Transport Activity. Contractor or own fleet approval must review: Statutory licensing (e.g. O licensing in UK) Insurance (Public Liability and Goods in Transit), Health and safety policy and application Training, testing and competency of employees Quality Assurance accreditation Agreement to Corus terms and conditions (e.g. Corus UK Limited CC12).
R Tendering processes for road transport must include provision to ensure safe road transport operations including health and safety:
Management controls Performance monitoring and review processes
GP Corus should assess the contractors ongoing performance with regard to Quality and SHE Management by a process of formal audits / appraisals that include the following areas:
QSHE Management Review Driver Management Selection and Basic Training
The assessments may identify actions required to bring the contractors to a minimum operational standard.
GP Regular meetings between Corus and contractors to review performance and trends
will promote positive co-operation and understanding.
5.2 Contractor selection and management of sub contractors and drivers
R Contractors must ensure that all road transport undertaken by subcontract hauliers and drivers is conducted in accordance with any relevant Corus terms and conditions (e.g. Corus UK Limited - CC12).
GP Formal assessment / appraisal processes, using pre-defined criteria, should be used as
part of the selection process to determine the ability and competence of sub contractors and hauliers. Selection criteria should give due consideration to:
the types of equipment provided by the haulier with respect to its suitability for the loads to be transported and associated loading and unloading methods
the availability of haulier resources
Example audit checklists are given in Appendix 3.
5.3 Driver controls & communication R Instructions given to the driver must take account of language requirements. GP This can be achieved by multilingual documents or through the use of pictorial/visual
instructions. R There must be a robust process for delivering information in a clearly understood
manner to those personnel who will be accessing Corus sites directly. 5.3.1 Prior to arrival on site
GP Before a subcontract haulier commences working in the Corus environment general
hazards awareness information should be provided to the employer and driver prior to arrival. Such training should cover:
Personal risk assessments Working at height Three points of contact Slips, Trips and Falls Exclusion zones Defensive driving EDI qualification UK Only
5.3.2 Site Safety R The driver must carry evidence of competence and induction for presentation on arrival
at Corus sites. E.g. Driver Safety Passport, Induction cards, site access cards, etc.
R Procedures must be established to ensure that every driver has been made aware of the site rules as well as any hazards that exist on the site before permitting them to proceed to load.
The minimum information a driver must receive is listed below: Corus Generic Site Rules Individual site and loading bay inductions recorded by the site and traceable PPE requirements Product hazard awareness Load restraint methods in accordance with Corus Load Configuration &
Restraint Guidelines (UWP XX) Collection and Delivery plans (UWP XX)
GP Guidance on competence requirements for all personnel involved in road transport
operations is given in Appendix 2.
GP Drivers arriving on site should be in possession of a Collection Plan in accordance with the requirements of (UWP XX).
5.3.3 Monitoring driver performance GP Contractors and subcontract hauliers should establish processes for ongoing
monitoring and review of driver adherence to site rules / instructions and safe working practices, such processes may include:
Behavioural observations Spot checks Safety tours
GP Driver monitoring and review processes should include provision for appropriate
remedial action in instances of non-compliance and in the event of serious or repeated non-compliance may lead to the withdrawal of the drivers safety passport or site access approval. This should be properly recorded and communicated so that it will prohibit the individual from transporting Corus steel products.
5.3.4 Health and safety assessment and appraisals for performance monitoring
GP Contractors should assess the subcontract hauliers ongoing performance with regard to Quality and SHE Management by a process of formal audits / appraisals that include the following areas:
QSHE Management Review Maintenance and Servicing of Vehicles and Trailers Driver Management Selection and Basic Training
The assessments may identify actions required to bring the subcontracted haulier(s) to a minimum operational standard.
5.4 Corus control & supervision of drivers R Each site must have a process in place to ensure that:
every driver arriving at the site has a valid reason to access the site the driver is in possession of, and understands, the pre-arrival information
including site rules and hazards the driver has relevant PPE prior to gaining access to site
R Clear directions to the respective pick up / delivery point on site must always be given to the driver. The route selected must be considered as part of a site flow map referenced in HSS13 On Site Traffic.
R The driver shoul