Safety at Energo Oil
At Energo Oil, the safety of our employees, partners, and the communities we operate in is our top priority. We are committed to maintaining the highest safety standards and implementing industry-leading practices to protect people, the environment, and our assets.
Our Safety Philosophy
We believe that all accidents and incidents are preventable. Our ultimate goal is to achieve an incident-free workplace by fostering a culture of safety that empowers every individual to take responsibility for their own well-being and that of their colleagues.
Safety Management System
Energo Oil has implemented a comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS) that serves as the framework for managing and continuously improving our safety performance. The SMS provides a structured approach to identify, assess, and manage risks associated with our operations.
Hazard identification, risk assessment and incident investigation
To implement the principles of corporate responsibility and a risk-based approach to HSE, the Company has a procedure for managing risks and opportunities of the management system, including a methodology for identifying industrial hazards, environmental aspects and risk assessment. The Company updates the register of production risks and environmental aspects for all divisions at least once a year. Identification, assessment of hazards, risks and environmental aspects is carried out on a multi-level basis. Employees of ENERGO Group enterprises, in addition to communication with their immediate supervisor, have the opportunity to promptly and around the clock report on dangers and dangerous situations that have materialized risk events by calling the Hotline, the dispatch service, and e-mail. The following is used as risk management tools:
- Key safety rules are a priority and valid tool for all risk categories
- Programs for investing in activities aimed at reducing and preventing industrial hazards and risks
- Comprehensive three-year programs of organizational and technical measures
- Insurance of civil liability to third parties against the realization of industrial safety risks at hazardous production facilities
- Voluntary insurance of environmental liability and property insurance of objects
Key Components of Our Safety Approach
- Leadership Commitment: Our management team is committed to providing the necessary resources and support to create a safe and healthy work environment.
- Training and Competency: We invest in the training and development of our employees to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their work safely.
- Risk Assessment and Management: We proactively identify and assess risks associated with our operations and implement appropriate control measures to minimize potential hazards.
- Incident Reporting and Investigation: We encourage the prompt reporting of all incidents, near-misses, and unsafe conditions. Our thorough investigation process helps us identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
- Emergency Response and Preparedness: We maintain comprehensive emergency response plans and conduct regular drills to ensure our employees are prepared to respond effectively to emergencies.
- Performance Monitoring and Continuous Improvement: We regularly monitor and measure our safety performance to identify areas for improvement and implement best practices to enhance our safety culture.
Safety Awareness and Engagement
Energo Oil encourages active participation from all employees in safety initiatives, including safety meetings, training, and hazard identification. We believe that open communication and a collaborative approach are key to maintaining a strong safety culture.
The Company has a system for preventing and eliminating emergency situations (ES) caused by oil and oil product spills, protecting the population and the environment from their harmful effects in the Company, which is based on:
- Increasing the reliability of production equipment
- Timely detection of emergency situations and minimization of losses from them
- Rapid response to emergencies
Plans for liquidation of oil and oil product spills are updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the norms established by law. To increase readiness for actions to localize and eliminate emergencies, comprehensive exercises are carried out. Contracts have been concluded with professional emergency rescue units. Volunteer emergency response team (VERT) were created and certified by the departmental certification commission. Irreducible reserves of material resources have been created to eliminate emergencies at water bodies, stationary oil recovery facilities, booms, and bioponds are maintained in working condition.
To ensure the openness of the Company in matters of environmental protection and ensuring environmental safety, there is a mechanism for the participation of the interested public and the media in monitoring the conduct of integrated exercises. In 2021, the exercises were carried out without the participation of the public concerned, due to the current unfavorable situation caused by the coronavirus infection.