FSR Standard and Critical Controls

New changes following a review by the Central HSE team will be operational by Friday 7 September 2018 across the Australia hub.  The Fatal and Severe Risk (FSR) Control Standard is an important element of the Laing O’Rourke Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSEMS). 

The FSR’s not only provide clarity on our expectations, but also mandatory controls that all Laing O’Rourke projects must adhere to.

Over the past couple of months the HSE team has been conducting a review of our existing FSR Standard and Critical Controls to ensure they are best meeting the needs of the business, and keeping our focus on high consequence risks. 

Feedback gathered during this review included an analysis of our PC1 events, operational feedback, lessons learnt, and technical working groups.

What are the main changes?

  • Temporary Works has been given a greater presence across all the Fatal and Severe Risks to support our robust Temporary Works process
  • Some standard controls have been elevated to Critical Controls
  • Controls have been re-ordered for easier use in planning and in the field
  • The criteria for each critical control has been reviewed and clarified
  • Changes have been made to the primary standards to support the FSR’s
  • Introduction of Severe Environmental Risks

When will the changes take place?

Changes to IMPACT, FieldView and HSEMS will finalise this Friday 7 September, with all new changes coming into effect from Monday 10 September.

How can I find more information?

Everyone is required to review the changes and become familiar with the updated content. 

You can do this by accessing the following resources:

If you need any further information or clarification please contact your HSE lead or use the help and support function on the website.

Lisa McKeown

HSE Strategy and Programme Leader


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