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					1.0    PURPOSE

       The purpose of this standard is to establish Safety requirements for Contractors.

2.0    SCOPE

        The standard covers Safety rules that applies to the Contractors, Sub-contractors and
        their employees working within SABIC and its affiliate facilities.


       3.1      Contractor Employees: Personnel who are supplied by Contractor or sub-
                contractor to work at the Affiliate site on full or part-time basis.

       3.2      Prime Contractors: Companies or individuals contracted to perform work in
                the facility, but not included under the SABIC or it’s Affiliates organizational
                structure. Contractors can be hired to construct or modify process facilities,
                perform maintenance work on process equipment, and in some cases operate
                the facility.

       3.3      Shall: Signifies mandatory requirements.

       3.4      Should: Signifies recommended/optional requirements.

       3.5      Sub-contractors: Contractors hired by and responsible to Prime Contractors for
                all activities.

       3.6      Worksite: The facilities of SABIC or its affiliate in which work is to be


      SABIC and its affiliates shall develop procedures and programs that meets the
      following requirements on Contractor Safety:

      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

        4.1     Affiliate Contractor Coordinator:

                4.1.1   Affiliates shall nominate a person to coordinate the activities of the
                        Contractors. The person nominated as Contractor Coordinator shall
                        ensure that all the requirements of this standard is complied with by
                        all the Contractors selected to work at his company.

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      4.2     Contractor Selection:

              4.2.1   Consideration shall be given to the contractor’s safety performance,
                      results of survey/audits of previous jobs assigned to them and their
                      accident prevention program during selection of the Contractors.

              4.2.2   It shall be ensured that the contractor employees are trained and
                      qualified to carryout the assigned task.

              4.2.3   Selected Contractors shall be provided with a copy of Affiliates
                      applicable procedures that is developed to meet the requirements of
                      this standard.

              4.2.4   Selected Contractor shall be provided with the copies of the Safety
                      procedures that are related to the work assigned to him.

      4.3     General Rules:

              4.3.1   Contractor shall designate and identify a representative responsible
                      for on-site safety performance.

              4.3.2   All equipment, tools, crane, vehicle etc. brought by the contractor
                      shall be inspected to ensure compliance with the applicable SABIC
                      Safety Standard and Affiliates requirements. Only those equipment,
                      tools, crane, vehicle etc that meets the requirements and are
                      approved by the concerned Affiliate shall be permitted to be used.

              4.3.3   Contractor employees shall comply with the concerned Affiliate’s
                      Safety rules and procedures.

              4.3.4   Contractor employees shall follow Safety precautions and procedures
                      concerning specific operations and jobs. Work or task shall be
                      performed according to established procedure and with the
                      designated tools and equipment.

              4.3.5   Contractor employees shall not start work until authorized by the
                      concerned Affiliate.

              4.3.6   Contractor employees shall only carryout the assigned task
                      under a work permit issued by the Authorized Work permit
                      issuer of the area where work is to be performed.

              4.3.7   Contractor employees shall bring only intrinsically safe Pagers inside
                      the Operating plants.

              4.3.8   Contractor employees shall not bring Radios, Mobile phones, Firearms,
                      ammunitions, lighters, matches, or any other form of ignition sources
                      within the operating Plant. Such items shall be deposited with the
                      Security Guard at the Main Gate.

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              4.3.9    Contractor employees shall not carryout photography or use video
                       camera within the operating plants without written approval of
                       Industrial Security management.

              4.3.10   Contractor employees shall be communicated of areas where
                       smoking is permitted. Contractor shall provide smoking shelters that
                       are equipped with lighters, ashtrays and Fire extinguisher at the
                       worksite, if asked by the Affiliate management.

              4.3.11   All temporary buildings of Contractors shall be located in an area
                       approved by the Affiliate Contractor Coordinator.

              4.3.12   Horseplay, fighting, gambling, possessions of firearms or explosives,
                       use of regulated drugs or alcohol, being under the influence of
                       drugs or alcohol, theft, vandalism, sabotage, and distribution of
                       unauthorized literature shall not be permitted, Those involved in
                       such activities shall be removed from the worksite and shall be liable
                       for punishment by applicable law.

              4.3.13   All temporary offices, office wiring including accessories installed
                       therein shall be subjected to inspection and approval of Affiliate
                       Contractor Coordinator. Any changes to approved wiring or
                       installation of new electrical accessories shall be submitted to
                       Affiliate Contractor Coordinator for review and approval prior to
                       implementation on site.

              4.3.14   Contractor shall ensure that construction areas, site fabrication
                       shop, corridors, offices material storage area, etc. have adequate
                       natural or artificial lighting.

              4.3.15   Contractor shall furnish adequate clean supply of portable water,
                       containers and disposable cups to Contractor employees for drinking

              4.3.16   Contractor shall furnish adequate portable toilet facilities for his
                       employees. All portable toilets shall be kept clean and located in an
                       easily accessible area. If they are to be used at night, the area shall
                       have adequate illumination.

              4.3.17   Contractor shall properly secure, transport, and use compressed gas
                       cylinders. Cylinders not in use shall be capped.

              4.3.18   Contractor shall fuel vehicles from pump and hose, or from
                       approved safety cans.

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              4.3.19   Contractor shall not perform any of the following jobs without the
                       specific permission of the concerned area Supervisor:

                          Make repairs or changes to existing equipment
                          Operate any valve, switch, or instrument control device.
                          Operate any utility services such as electricity, water, air,
                           nitrogen, etc.
                          Connect into existing pipelines
                          Connect into existing sewers
                          Connect into existing electrical system or electrically operated
                          Operate electrical equipment or electrical switches
                          Enter any closed vessel, tank, container, pit, excavations, or
                           other confined space
                          Perform work involving ionization radiation
                          Use company pipelines, electrical conduits, handrails, or
                           structures as supports for loads, ladders, or scaffolds
                          Use company structure, pipe or other equipment for attaching
                           blocks, lines, or other services which apply loads on the
                          Install guy lines across electrical lines
                          Operate cranes or derricks near electrical lines
                          Make excavations without adequate protection to prevent
                           sloughing and without fencing to prevent personnel from failing
                           into them
                          Operate electrical equipment without grounding or GFCI
                          Move suspended loads without securing load to prevent swinging
                          Operate any metal-wheeled equipment without adequate
                           protection for the street paving.
                          Dispose any material at SABIC or its affiliates sites.
                          Use plant air for cleaning lines or sewers, or for breathing
                          Work on any machinery while it is in operation.

              4.3.20   Contractor shall follow Affiliate’s procedures for safe handling,
                       storage and disposal of materials from the Worksite.

              4.3.21   Contractor shall comply with the Royal Commission, KFIP and Saudi
                       Arabian government rules and regulations for disposal of debris,
                       waste material including hazardous, toxic chemicals.

              4.3.22   Contractor shall provide signs, posters, warning lights, barricades,
                       and other devices/equipment necessary for any special situations or
                       temporary hazards created by the contractors work activity.

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              4.3.23    All excavations made by the contractor shall be adequately
                        protected to prevent sloughing of earth, by shoring or sloping and
                        shall be protected against personnel slipping or falling into the
                        excavation. Contractor personnel shall not enter the excavation to a
                        depth where the person’s head is below the surface of the ground
                        without a permit (Refer to SABIC Safety Standard SF-134 on
                        Excavation Safety).

              4.3.24    Contractor shall guard or place appropriate barricades around
                        temporary openings in floor, temporary impairments to handrails,
                        stairways, or walkways. Existing machinery or equipment guards
                        shall not be modified or altered.

              4.3.25    Work on electrical systems shall be conducted in accordance with
                        tag-out, lockout, and permit procedures.

              4.3.26    When it is necessary for a contractor to operate cranes or lifting
                        operations within 4 meters of the vicinity of energized electrical
                        lines, the contractor shall review the hazards and precautions with
                        the concerned area Supervisor to determine whether the lines can
                        be de-energized. If the lines are to remain energized, the contractor
                        is responsible to install suitable guards to prevent an electrical arc or
                        accidental circuit condition.

              4.3.27    Contractor supervisory personnel shall develop method/system and
                        implement it to ensure that all safety procedures are understood
                        and followed. Contractor supervisory personnel shall, at all times,
                        set a good safety example.

              4.3.28    Contractors shall be accountable for their employees’ compliance
                        with the facility safety rules.

              4.3.29    Where it is apparent that contractor employees are not following
                        prescribed plant safety regulations, policies, or procedures, the
                        person observing such situations should notify the concerned
                        Affiliate Contractor Coordinator, who will take the necessary action
                        to ensure that safe work conditions are maintained.

      4.4     Training and Orientation:

              4.4.1     Contractor employees shall not be permitted to work at the worksite
                        without formally being given orientation on Safety rules and
                        regulations, and emergency response of the concerned Affiliate.

              4.4.2     Contractor shall be responsible for all of his employees to receive
                        the Safety orientation prior to beginning the work.

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              4.4.3     Contractor shall formally inform the concerned Affiliate of any
                        deficiency or unique hazards associated with the way he will
                        carryout the assigned task.

              4.4.4     The contractor employees shall be communicated of potential
                        process hazards associated with the assigned task, applicable facility
                        safety rules, emergency response provisions, and any potential fire,
                        explosive, or toxic hazards that may be encountered during the
                        contractors work in the unit.

              4.4.5     Contractors shall be informed of hazard control measures and how
                        to secure additional information.

              4.4.6     Contractor should conduct daily toolbox meeting and weekly safety
                        meeting with his employees. These meetings shall be used to
                        communicate the hazard associated with the assigned work and
                        specific precautions to be taken.

              4.4.7     Contractor employees shall be trained and monitored at least to the
                        same levels as the facility employees who would be doing the same
                        job. Responsibility for conducting the training, documenting the
                        training, and verifying its effectiveness shall be confirmed during the
                        pre-job safety orientation meeting between the SABIC Affiliate and
                        the Contractor Supervision Representative.

              4.4.8     Records of Safety orientation shall be maintained, till the assigned
                        task is completed.

      4.5     Plant entry and Security Regulation:

              4.5.1     Contractor employee’s entry into the facility shall be restricted and
                        controlled. Identification (ID) Card shall be issued to the contractor
                        employees who are permitted to enter the facilities. Identification
                        Card should be issued to the contractor employees only after they
                        have received the Safety orientation.

              4.5.2     Entry of Contractor employees and vehicle to the Operating Plant
                        shall be restricted and controlled.

              4.5.3     All tools and materials, other than trash, that the Contractor
                        removes from the Plant shall be accompanied by a Gate Pass,
                        obtained from authorized personnel from the concerned Affiliate.

              4.5.4     Contractor shall be responsible for his equipment and material.

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      4.6     Incident Reporting Emergency medical care and emergency response:

              4.6.1    Contractor employees shall immediately report all incidents,
                       accidents, injuries, any hazard observed and damages to the
                       property, to the area supervisor.

              4.6.2    Contractor shall maintain an incident investigating and reporting
                       system for incidents on SABIC or it’s Affiliate’s facilities. The report
                       shall clearly describe the incident, the causes, and contain all
                       recommended measures to prevent it from recurring. Near-miss
                       incidents that have potential for serious consequences are also to be
                       reported and investigated.

              4.6.3    Contractor shall participate in investigation, if required by the
                       concerned Affiliate.

              4.6.4    Contractors shall be responsible to develop, implement, and
                       maintain a fire prevention program specific to the work being done.
                       The fire prevention program shall include identification and control
                       of potential ignition sources, temporary fuel supply situations,
                       electrical wiring practices, and portable fire extinguishers (and their
                       inspection and maintenance). SABIC Affiliate fire and emergency
                       response equipment and systems shall not be used for non-
                       emergency activities and shall not be impaired (restricted access) by
                       contractor work activity.

              4.6.5    Contractor shall provide emergency medical care facilities at
                       worksite for their employees as per the Government regulation,
                       prior to the start of the job. The contractor emergency medical care
                       shall also include provision/arrangement for emergency

              4.6.6    Contractor shall make prior arrangement to ensure immediate
                       transportation and further treatment to his employees, if required.

      4.7     Personnel Protective Equipment:

              4.7.1    Contractor employees entering the operating plant shall comply with
                       dress and personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.

              4.7.2    Contractor employees shall wear either an overall or long trousers
                       and long or short sleeve shirts/jackets. Loose clothing shall not be
                       worn, and long hair shall be covered when work is performed
                       around machinery with exposed moving parts.

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              4.7.3    Contractor employees shall wear hard hats, safety shoes and safety
                       glasses / goggles to enter the operating plant area. Other Personnel
                       Protective Equipment (PPE), as required because of the hazard
                       associated with the work performed, and those suggested by the
                       Work permit Issuer shall be used.

      4.8     Tools and Equipment:

              4.8.1    Contractor shall not use defective tools or machinery. The Tools and
                       Equipment brought by the Contractor shall meet the applicable
                       SABIC Safety Standard.

              4.8.2    All lifting equipment brought into the operating plants by the
                       contractor shall have current certifications of examination and
                       testing by a competent examination body.

              4.8.3    Contractor equipment brought onto company property shall be in
                       safe operating condition. Contractors shall ensure that the tools and
                       equipment are inspected and approved as per section 4.3.2.

              4.8.4    Contractor shall construct Scaffoldings that meets the requirements
                       of SABIC Safety Standard SF-192.

              4.8.5    Ladders used by the contractor shall meet the requirements of
                       SABIC Safety Standard SF-191.

              4.8.6    All hand and power operated tools and similar equipment, whether
                       supplied by Contractor or by SABIC or its affiliates shall be
                       maintained in safe operating condition. Damaged tools shall be
                       immediately repaired or replaced. Tools shall be used only for the
                       purpose for which they were designed.

              4.8.7    All electrical tools shall meet requirements of SABIC Standard on
                       Electrical Safety SF-160.

      4.9     Mobile equipment and Traffic Safety:

              4.9.1    Contractor employees driving vehicles shall be required to have a
                       valid Saudi Arabian Driving License for the class of vehicle being

              4.9.2    All vehicles brought by the contractor shall conform to Saudi Arabian
                       Traffic Law regarding roadworthiness, licensing, insurance, spares,
                       and safety equipment.

              4.9.3    Wearing of Seat belts shall be mandatory for the Driver and the
                       front seat passengers of all the contractor vehicles driven within
                       SABIC or it’s Affiliates facilities.

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              4.9.4    Contractor employees driving vehicle shall comply with all posted
                       traffic signs, signals, and direction.

              4.9.5    Forklifts, cranes, and special lifting motorized self-propelled
                       equipment shall only be operated by trained personnel and only with
                       authorization from the concerned area Supervisor.

              4.9.6    Contractor shall obtain the travel route for their mobile equipment
                       and vehicle and shall strictly follow the designated route.

              4.9.7    Contractors’ mobile equipment and vehicle shall be parked atleast 5
                       meters away from any hydrant. Also, the vehicle shall not block any
                       street, roadway, emergency vehicle, or emergency exit unless
                       authorized by the concerned area work Permit Issuer, as required
                       for work to be carried out.

              4.9.8    Movement of trailer-type equipment shall be done using a properly
                       approved hitch.

              4.9.9    Contractor shall be responsible for the safe operation when using
                       vehicle or hoisting equipment. Only competent, trained and
                       authorized operators shall operate such equipment. Contractor shall
                       provide the Affiliate’s Contractor Coordinator a copy of operators
                       resume, which includes qualification and experience of the operator.

      4.10 Housekeeping:

              Contractor shall, at all times, keep job site (and adjoining premises,
              driveways, walkways) clean and free from accumulated debris, trash, and
              rubbish. Working and walking surfaces shall be kept in a safe condition.
              Protruding nails in boards shall be bent down or otherwise guarded. At the
              conclusion of the job, contractor shall be responsible to remove all remaining
              materials, supplies, and trash and leave the area safe, clean and ready for

      4.11 Survey/Audit:

              Periodic spot checks and field audits shall be carried out for each task being
              carried out by the contractor for ensuring that the work practices and
              conditions meets the requirements of this standard.

      4.12 Records:

              4.12.1   Records of Safety survey/audit for each job shall be maintained for
                       at least five years.

              4.12.2   Record of Safety incidents, accidents and injuries for each contractor
                       shall be maintained for at least five years.

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