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Uniform Non-conformance Reporting (UNCR)

A common process for Oil & Gas supply chain related HSE non-conformances.

Challenge

The nature of our industry requires us to move plant and equipment, by land, air and sea, over considerable distances.  We acknowledge that one of our greatest risks is the potential to cause harm to people, assets, community and environment whilst conducting our logistics activities in urban and rural/remote locations.

Non-Conformance Reporting (NCR) helps us better understand when, where and how these risks manifest and facilitates improvement in our day-to-day operations. 

Historically industry has tracked these utilising different classifications, methods and tools which has unnecessarily added complexity into our operations and limited the ability to effectively share industry wide lessons and build common safety interventions.  Adding to this complexity, Clients and Contractors may record the same event where multiple parties are involved leading to duplication of reporting.

Solution

Review the current NCR recording format and IT system used by each member company.  Evaluate workable IT solutions to facilitate periodic submissions of member NCR’s maximising automation.

Develop an agreed list of NCRs following a uniform naming convention for the data captured covering definitions and appropriate level of severity for inclusion i.e. Haz-Card, Hi-Po or Actual events. 

Undertake periodic analysis to identify / investigate trends.  Share key HSE issues that will become LLWG focus areas to be addressed via targeted, specific initiatives and knowledge sharing, with the purpose of improving safety performance by reducing occurrences and potential severity.

Tracking NCRs at an industry level to provide a means of measuring the effectiveness of any related future Safer Together initiative.

Result

The Working Group has reviewed existing arrangements to report NCRs and has developed the uniform naming convention.  Members are now submitting quarterly reporting data against this convention.

This naming convention will be fixed for a period of 12 months to support effective analysis.

Coming Next

  • Sharing high-level data with members
  • Sharing lessons with members
  • Develop an IT solution to enable an effective and efficient process of data submission and analysis.

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