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					1.0     PURPOSE

        The purpose of this standard is to define the minimum requirements for Danger,
        Caution tags and Safety instructions signs.


2.0     SCOPE

        The standard covers the Danger, Caution tags and Safety instructions signs that are
        used within SABIC and it’s Affiliates facilities.


3.0     DEFINITIONS

       3.1      Accident prevention tags: Tags that are used as a temporary means of
                warning employees of an existing hazard, such as defective tools, defective
                equipment, condition of isolation valves etc.

       3.2      Caution Sign: Fixed signs that are installed at places where it is required to
                warn against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices.

       3.3      Caution tag: Tags that are temporarily used only to warn against potential
                hazards and to caution that special procedures must be followed.

       3.4      Danger Signs: Fixed signs that are installed at places where an immediate
                hazard/danger exists such as sub stations, transformers, etc.

       3.5      Danger tags: Tags that are temporarily used where an immediate hazard
                exists.

       3.6      Do Not Operate Tags: Tags that are temporarily used on tools or equipment
                that are defective and should not be used.

       3.7      Safety Instructional signs: These are fixed signs used to provide Safety
                instructions.

       3.8      Shall: Signifies mandatory requirements.

       3.9      Should: Signifies recommended/optional requirements.




  August 2001                           SABIC Safety Standard SF – 135 :              Page 1 of 4
                                Danger, Caution Tags and Safety Instructional Signs
4.0     REQUIREMENTS

        SABIC and its Affiliates shall develop procedures and programs that meets the
        following requirements on Danger, Caution tags and Safety instructions signs.

        SABIC Industrial Security shall be consulted for any clarification to this standard.
        The clarification given by SABIC Industrial Security shall be complied with and
        considered final.

        4.1     Danger Signs:

                4.1.1    The Danger signs shall be installed at places where an immediate
                         hazard exists.

                4.1.2    The sign words shall be in English and Arabic and shall be readable
                         at a minimum distance of 1.52 meters or such greater distance as
                         warranted by the hazard.

                4.1.3    Danger signs shall have red as the predominating color for the
                         upper panel, black outline on the borders and a white lower panel
                         for additional sign wording (Refer to Attachment – 1).

        4.2     Caution Signs:

                4.2.1    Caution signs shall be installed at places where it is required to warn
                         against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices.

                4.2.2    The sign words shall be in English and Arabic and shall be readable
                         at a minimum distance of 1.52 meters or such greater distance as
                         warranted by the hazard.

                4.2.3    Caution signs shall have yellow as the predominating color, black
                         upper panel and borders, yellow lettering of “caution” on the black
                         panel, and the lower yellow panel for additional sign wording. Black
                         wording shall be used for additional wording (Refer to Attachment –
                         1).

        4.3     Safety Instructional Signs:

                4.3.1    Safety instructional signs shall be installed at places where
                         permanent Safety requirement need to be installed such as Safety
                         rules, Personnel Protective Equipment required, etc.

                4.3.2    The sign words shall be in English and Arabic and shall be readable
                         at a minimum distance of 1.52 meters or such greater distance as
                         warranted by the hazard.




  August 2001                            SABIC Safety Standard SF – 135 :              Page 2 of 4
                                 Danger, Caution Tags and Safety Instructional Signs
              4.3.3    Safety instructional signs shall be white with green upper panel with
                       white letters to convey the principal message. Any additional
                       wording on the sign shall be black letters on the white background.

      4.4     Accident prevention tags:

              4.4.1    Accident prevention tags shall be used as a temporary means of
                       warning employees of an existing hazard, such as defective tools,
                       equipment etc. Accident prevention tags such as Do Not Operate
                       tag, Danger tag and Caution tag shall be developed and made
                       available to the production/operations department employees.

              4.4.2    The tags shall have a hole on the top to run a thread that shall be
                       used to tie the tag with the equipment.

              4.4.3    The tags and the thread should be made of weather resistant
                       material.

              4.4.4    “Do Not Operate Tag” shall be white tag having a red square with
                       “Do Not Operate” written in white letters (Refer to Attachment – 2).

              4.4.5    “Danger Tag” shall be white tag having a black square with a red
                       oval in which “Danger” written in white letters (Refer to Attachment
                       – 2).

              4.4.6    “Caution Tag” shall be yellow tag having a black rectangle with
                       “Caution” written in yellow letters (Refer to Attachment – 2).

              4.4.7    The installation and removal of tags is restricted to
                       operations/production personnel, and they shall only be installed or
                       removed by or under the authority of the person having immediate
                       supervision over the equipment or system being tagged.

              4.4.8    Tags shall be dated and signed in the designated places prior to
                       installation. A statement as to why equipment is not to be operated
                       shall be noted on danger tags.

              4.4.9    Special instructions covering operation of equipment is to be noted
                       on reverse side of the “Caution” tag. These instructions may relate
                       to allied equipment as well as item tagged. Due to space limitations,
                       notation on card may simply refer to special instructions obtainable
                       from supervision.

      4.5     Accident prevention tags:

              4.5.1    Placement of Tags

                       4.5.1.1           All Caution or Danger tags shall be numbered.


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                                 Danger, Caution Tags and Safety Instructional Signs
                      4.5.1.2          A separate information card (or log sheet) containing
                                       the following information shall be completed for each
                                       situation involving the placement of tags:

                                                 Identity of the equipment or facility being
                                                  tagged.

                                                 Purpose of the tag and pertinent precautionary
                                                  information.

                                                 Date and number tag.

                                                 Name of supervisor ordering placement and
                                                  name and signature of person placing the tag.

              4.5.2   Control and Review

                      4.5.2.1           Information concerning the temporary tags shall be
                                        maintained at the appropriate control room or outside
                                        work shelter.

                      4.5.2.2           All active temporary caution and danger tags shall be
                                        reviewed weekly by shift personnel and shall include:

                                                  Verification that caution tags are in place and
                                                   the need is still valid.

                                                  The authorizing supervisor and/or appropriate
                                                   staff member is notified when a tag has been in
                                                   place more than 2 months.

              4.5.3   Removal

                      4.5.3.1           Tags should be removed by operation/production
                                        personnel when the need is no longer deemed
                                        pertinent by the operations supervisor.

                      4.5.3.2           Removal of the tag shall be documented on the same
                                        card/log as was used for recording the initial
                                        information.




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                                Danger, Caution Tags and Safety Instructional Signs

				
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