Shamrock Accident Prevention Process (SAPP)
SAPP is Shamrock’s behavior based safety program, which addresses one of the contributing causes to incidents and injuries: human behavior. SAPP is a proactive and hands-on approach to safety that prevents at-risk behavior though peer-to-peer intervention and open discussion.
The SAPP process involves taking samples of behavior or Observations to identify potential hazards, reinforce safe behaviors and coach at-risk behaviors. Shamrock employees are required to make at least one Observation per hitch.
Basic Steps of an Observation:
- Introduce yourself and announce that you are performing an observation.
- Observe a person or group of people working, and sample those behaviors.
- Document findings during the observation on your form. The form contains 5 different categories – PPE, Tools and Equipment, Body Use and Position, Procedures and Other. You must determine and indicate whether these categories are Safe or At Risk during the task being performed for the Observation.
- At the end of the Observation, review what you observed with the person or group, start with the positive or safe findings. Re-enforce the safe behaviors.
- Then discuss anything at risk, ask for input, remember this is a conversation. Document why and the solutions.
- Thank the person or group for their time.
- Input your Observation into the Intranet.
SAPP Observations are submitted online through Shamrock’s Intranet system. This web-based program allows Shamrock to constantly track and trend data gathered from these Observations and understand how at-risk behaviors are motivated. Each month, Shamrock’s HSE team sends out a SAPP Report to all employees to inform them of current trends in behavior, areas of concern and the ratio of safe behaviors to at-risk behaviors. By communicating information from Observations, we can better prevent injuries, focus on areas needing improvement and implement action plans that will ultimately make Shamrock Energy Solutions a safer company.
Click the SAPP Tutorial link below for step-by-step instructions on how to submit an Observation on the Intranet.