Increasingly, GASCO is moving towards a more proactive safety performance, with staff reporting on and investigating near miss and potential incidents (unsafe acts / conditions).In 2009 over 4,000 reports were received - which represents a health and open attitude.
Incidents are promptly investigated and remedial action is taken to eliminate the causes before injuries can occur. The web-based electronic system of reporting incidents was enhanced in 2010 providing transparency in the incident reporting and making the incident reports available online for all employees to view them and learn lessons.
The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Report as part of the HSEIA was published in 2008. It identifies the controls needed for the hazards that exist at the GASCO sites and provides a basis for identifying further improvements in safety.
GASCO has a proactive initiative, the Major Accident Prevention Program (MAPP) which commenced in 2005 and seeks to identify what can be learned from actual major accidents and includes seminars with experts in this field.
Emergency preparedness is regularly practiced with exercises being carried out at all sites, including Crisis Management. All sites have Facility Response Plans in place which provide a structured approach to managing emergencies.
Recognizing that safety is an attitude and not just a work related issue, GASCO published a booklet “Take Care of Safety in your Home” for the benefit of staff and their families. Through this effort GASCO strives to motivate the family members of the staff to develop safety attitudes and thus make safety a way of life in GASCO.
Road Safety is an important area for attention in GASCO as staff have to travel many kilometers by road to the desert sites. Training is provided to all drivers who must demonstrate they are competent, and other initiatives such as tyre safety and seatbelt usefulness demonstrations have been held
Here are a few booklets published to motivate employees and their families to develop safe attitudes and make safety a way of life both in and outside GASCO.
Booklets are available for download in the Publications Section