Risk Assessment & Hazard Recognition
Risk assessments and hazard recognition programs are critical components of the Antero safety management system. Antero has developed comprehensive risk registers, which outline the potential risks associated with each phase of operation needed to bring a project to completion from a safety perspective. Antero utilizes a proprietary risk matrix to quantify any potential risks and impacts to our employees and contractors.
Antero expects that a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is completed and documented prior to the start of key tasks on our locations and facilities. Further, Antero expects that each worker involved in the task, whether an employee or a contractor, be fully briefed on any hazards and acknowledge them by signing the JSA. Every contractor and service provider is expected to have their own JSA program that is compliant with relevant health and safety laws and regulations in place prior to performing work for Antero.
At the core of Antero’s risk assessment and hazard recognition program is Stop Work Authority (SWA). SWA establishes the responsibility and authority of every worker on our locations and facilities to stop work when any unsafe act or condition is discovered. Every contractor and service provider is expected to have their own SWA program that is fully compliant with relevant health and safety laws in place prior to performing work for Antero.
Antero expects any identified risk or hazard to be fully mitigated to a level as low as reasonably practical (ALARP) before beginning or resuming any work on our locations and facilities. To assist our contractors and service providers, Antero has developed a robust library of safe work practices to guide our contractors in the mitigation of any identified unsafe act or condition; these documents evolve as laws and regulatory requirements change and are updated when necessary. Every contractor and service provider is expected to have their own, fully compliant, risk and hazard mitigation program in place prior to performing work for Antero.