Incident Reporting System
Antero facilitates data collection, investigations, and information tracking on any incident that occurs on our sites. Every contractor is expected to have its own, fully compliant incident investigation program in place prior to performing work for Antero. The program is expected to identify any factors that contributed to the incident and a comprehensive plan to help prevent reoccurrence. We use incidents as learning opportunities to create Safety Alerts, Bulletins, and Reminders for distribution to our contractors.
Antero defines a ‘Near-Miss’ as an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage, inclusive of spills, but under slightly different circumstances had the potential to do so. Near-miss incidents are to be reported to the Antero operations or Health, Safety, Security and Environmental teams verbally or in writing. Once reported, near-miss incidents are tracked within Enablon, Antero’s incident management system, and subsequently as part of Antero’s performance metrics.
Once logged into Enablon, near-miss incidents are categorized using Antero’s HSSE Risk Matrix, and investigated. The goal of the investigation is to identify Safety Management System, Environmental Management System or other issues that contributed to the near-miss incidents, and reduce and where possible eliminate factors that lead to incidents or near-misses in the future. After completing the near-miss incident investigation, Antero will determine contributing factors and root causes that led to the near-miss incident. Antero will then develop and assign corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. Corrective actions go through a RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) process that includes representatives from all related operational groups to ensure viability.
As a whole, the HSSE team combined with operations reviews near-miss incidents for trends, such as frequency, location, phase of operation and cause and will implement corrective and preventive actions to avoid reoccurrence. A safety alert is often created to communicate the incident and findings to other operational groups to improve awareness and when appropriate to other industry parties, regulatory agencies, and first responders.
For near-miss incidents involving service providers and contractors, the process is the same as above, with the exception that the contractor would complete the investigation, identify the root cause(s) and subsequent corrective actions and Antero verifies completion of corrective actions.