This paper presents the toolkit developed by Eni E&P to strengthen the manager’s HSE leadership and commitment.

The first tool is a self assessment form to measure the leadership strength of each manager on the 5 key elements for accident prevention:

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    Communication of HSE issues with the workforce.

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    Reduction of accidents causes.

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    Promotion of Contractors HSE issues.

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    Supervision.

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    Audits and visits.

The self-assessment then guides the user to express his/her personal commitment into visible actions like:

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    Site visits.

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    Participation to HSE Audits.

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    Periodical meetings/reports/newsletters.

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    Pre job meetings.

Regular site visits, in particular, help managers understand in depth the company’s activities and where the challenges are, delivering the message that HSE is an essential aspect of everybody’s job and it deserves the highest attention and full commitment.

To help managers get the most from site visits, some checklists have been developed guiding them on the task:

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    An "aide memoire" which condenses the key HSE aspects to observe on a site together with some tips on how to reinforce a safe behaviour or how to manage an observed unsafe act.

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    A pocket-size checklist covering the main aspects of the HSE Management System which, guiding through common management system faults ad typical rule–breaking mechanisms, provides useful indications on the health condition of the site HSE Management System.

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    A suite of checklists to analyse in detail the compliance to each of the 10 Eni Safety Golden Rules. These checklists are intended to be used with the assistance of an HSE professional and the involvement of the concerned contractor’s representatives.

The leadership and commitment of company managers is essential for the achievement of zero incidents on work activities. This paper aims at disseminating some fundamentals for an effective and visible HSE leadership together with some useful tools which can be deployed to reinforce the HSE leadership and commitment of the managers.

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